Pilates Retreat

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Develop the stepping stones to a healthier way of life as you tone your physique and calm your mind through our one of a kind Pilates Retreat. Begin to train muscles you didn’t even know existed as we focus the body on fluid movements performed with control, emphasizing on proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Key goals include strengthening and overall body flexibility, increased range of motion and development of proper breathing.

Sessions are accessible to everyone and divided into different levels suitable to the needs of each person. Moreover, through our classes we aim to teach body awareness with low impact movements that require flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.  All of which helps to prevent injuries and it is highly recommended for those suffering back pains. Additionally, Pilates can strengthen the lumbo-abdominal area, to gain psychological well-being, reduce anxiety, depression and insomnia, strengthen the pelvic area, reduce digestive discomfort and constipation, and strengthen the muscles of the legs and body.  More importantly, it helps to maintain weight.

We have seen our Pilates classes gaining more popularity as guests immediately feel the benefits of increased muscle strength, tone and improved ‘core’ strength in the abdomen and lower back. This means moving around in day-to-day activities becomes easier and more fluid. Pilates is a more focused physical workout, and a lot of fun, especially as you start to experiment with different equipment that works on muscles you never realised you had! 

Lastly, our health Retreat includes wellness activities such as Yoga, Meditation, Hiking and use of our Reformer Pilates equipment. This Pilates holiday also includes a visit to our Spa for total relaxation of the mind, body and soul with luxurious holistic therapies and treatments.

Inclusions3 Nights5 Nights7 Nights10 Nights
3 Healthy Shanti-Som meals per day1111
Pilates group class2347
Meditation group class2345
Yoga group class2234
Reformer Pilates0122
Hike1111
Body Scrub (30 min)1111
Spa Treatment (60 min)0112
Shanti-Som 500ml drink bottle 0111
Price / Night (incl. room)€ 431,00€ 439,00€ 432,00€ 426,00
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Pilates Retreats by Shanti-Som

3 day Pilates Retreat

If you are looking for a quick introduction into a Wellness Retreat and wanting to kick start a more healthy lifestyle, 3 days is a great choice. You’ll get a feel for what your body and mind is capable of with some dedicated time away from your normal life. Let someone else take care of your meals, schedule and be guided by our Wellness Team. You’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and wanting to do it again! 

5 day Pilates Retreat

You will probably find after two days of stretching and bending your body for hours at a time you may start to feel some aches and pains. But with any new physical activity, by day three you will start to see new muscle definition in your stomach, legs and shoulders, as well as improved flexibility. A 5 day Retreat is the perfect amount of time to further strengthen your movements and routine. It won’t just be your body that you notice improving. With a combination of regular yoga, relaxation, nutritious food and sunshine, our guests start to look and feel better with improved skin, brighter eyes and relaxed bodies. Most importantly, feeling happier. 

7 day Pilates Retreat

Turn on your ‘Out of Office’ and ‘Do Not Disturb’ on Whatsapp and Social Media. This is the perfect balance for those who can take that extra weekend and a few days away from the office. We encourage you to disconnect from the world and learn to be comfortable ‘just being’ yourself. No social or work pressures as you disappear into a world of movement, relaxation and pampering. With daily Yoga and Pilates sessions and meditation every day, 7 days a week, you will feel yourself walking taller, leaner and more confidently. 

10 day Pilates Retreat

This is the ultimate wellness holiday for those who are dedicated to kick starting a better and healthier lifestyle. Immerse yourself in our sanctuary of privacy and complete relaxation. In this 10 day retreat you will have additional spa treatments and our guided hike in the Andalucian countryside is also included. During this time you will truly feel at home as you lounge in our cosy reception area or relax by the outdoor pool under Balinese parasols. Your days are relaxed, interspersed with activities and guilt-free time for yourself. Enjoy a few day excursions or simply finish that book that you have been meaning to get to for months. You’ll leave feeling brighter, positive and more energetic. 

What kind of workout is Pilates?

Core strength is the foundation of how Pilates works. Strengthening the core develops stability throughout the entire torso. This is one of the ways Pilates helps many people alleviate back pain.

Trunk stability through core engagement is the most important aspect of Pilates training since it dictates how the body moves, not just in the studio or gym but in daily life. The goal is to create a body that moves with grace, ease, and efficiency. Such a body has to be both strong and flexible, and it has certain qualities of movement, such as being centered and balanced, fluid yet controlled.

There are six principles of Pilates. They summarize the philosophy of the Pilates method and are essential to getting the most out of every exercise:

  • Centering: This is the practice of bringing your awareness to the center of your body—the area between the lower ribs and pubic bone. This central region of the core powers all Pilates exercises.
  • Concentration: By focusing on each exercise with your full attention, you will yield maximum results from each movement.
  • Control: Complete muscular control requires conscious, deliberate movement and is emphasized in every Pilates exercise.
  • Precision: Sustained awareness ensures that each movement is precise. This means the appropriate placement of each body part, and focusing on proper alignment and core engagement.
  • Breath: Joseph Pilates, the founder of Pilates, advocated for using the lungs to strongly pump the air fully in and out of the body. Most Pilates exercises coordinate with the breath since the breath is integral to the method.
  • Flow: Pilates exercises are not meant to be rigid. Fluidity, grace, and ease are applied to every movement. The idea is that the energy of an exercise performed from the central “powerhouse” connects each part of the body to move in a single fluid motion. Pilates equipment such as the reformer is a great indicator of flow since it functions best when a practitioner is performing movements with both precision and fluidity.

What does Pilates do for your body?

Pilates uses fewer, more precise movements in order to achieve the Pilates principles of correct alignment, centering, concentration, control, precision, breathing, and flow. Pilates advocates the core-strengthening benefits of the method to improve posture and balance. Pilates targets the “powerhouse” muscles, which include the glutes, hips, pelvic floor, and lower back. Similar to Yoga, the Pilates Method encourages deep, conscious breathing whilst being a low intensity workout that has extensive benefits for overall improved mobility.

Is Pilates or Yoga good for weight loss?

In general Pilates burns more calories than for example Yoga. But a Fitness or Weight Loss Retreat would be best for those whose primary focus is weight loss. If you’re trying to lose weight, how many calories you burn while exercising matters. The calories you burn during Yoga and Pilates will depend on the type you practice.

For example, the American Council on Exercise found 50 minutes of:

  • Hatha yoga burned 144 calories
  • Power yoga burned 237 calories
  • Beginner Pilates burned 175 calories
  • Advanced Pilates burned 254 calories

Is Pilates harder than Yoga?

Depending on your personal goals will determine which practice is best for you.

  1. Pilates exercises are a lot more intense and results may be noticed much quicker than Yoga. Through frequent Pilates exercises, a flatter and firmer stomach may be easier to obtain.
  2. Pilates may be slightly better than Yoga for improving strength, particularly core strength, because it often uses an external stimulus, such as the reformer, whereas yoga uses your own body weight.
  3. Yoga might be the most effective exercise to combat depression or anxiety because it focuses on the mind as well as the body. In Yoga, the breathing exercises help you to achieve relaxation because you have to concentrate on how the breath is being employed. Sending your breath to specific problem areas that are holding stress can help relax these muscle groups in your body.
  4. Yoga is better for building flexibility. The poses are really about stretching your muscles and creating a little bit more space in your body.

FAQ

The Retreat starts on the day of your arrival. This is your day 1 and our program moves with your own personalized schedule.

For those who have traditionally stayed with Yoga, this Retreat is a great choice to explore a new practice. We think a combination of Yoga and Pilates movement is a great way to exercise body and mind for a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. We encourage our guests to try the Reformer Pilates machine as well as Aerial workouts with the guidance of our Fitness Trainer to see how easy and fun it is to use, plus you’ll feel instant results.

Yes, we cater for all levels. Our teachers are able to provide personalised tips and pose variations so that everyone is moving within their limits. We truly believe that wherever you are on your wellbeing journey it is where you are meant to be, and we are here to facilitate growth and inspire change. 

Retreat prices are calculated based on the length of your stay, and are specified above in our inclusions table. Nightly prices include accommodation however may vary depending on the room selection and the number of people staying (single or double occupancy). 

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    Audrey is Shanti-Som's resident Yoga Instructor. To be honest she's a lot more than that to our guests as she guides them on a journey of self discovery and awareness. Audrey believes in a holistic approach to wellness where physical, mental and emotional wellbeing are all connected. She hopes through the practice of Yoga, guests discover the best version of themselves, to live a more peaceful and joyful life, and to find the grace and kindness to be better to others. Audrey's genuine and personable nature sparks a lot of inspiration and motivation in her classes. As she comes up to her 3 year anniversary with Shanti-Som, we would like to say a big thank you to her for helping our guests discover a more happy, calm and confident way of being. 
Audrey loves spending time in nature and when not teaching Yoga she can be found hiking, camping or travelling. 
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It begins by simply being yourself 🌼
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#meettheteam #hospitality #shantisomwellbeing #shantisom #marbellaretreat #wellnessteam #wellbeingretreat #grateful #team #retreatspain #marbellalife #travel #hotelhospitalityEvery day is a fresh start. Slow down, let the worries of yesterday go. Today is what matters, and you are in control! 🙌
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🎥 @a_touch_of_tinksJuan Antonio has been part of our team since 2013 and is at the heart of our Retreat in the Shanti-Som kitchen as Head Chef. His signature dishes have become staple menu items that repeat guests look forward returning to, time after time. After tasting one of Juan Antonio's meals, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the heartiness and complexity of flavours, which is contrary to what people believe is served at a Wellness Retreat. In addition to cooking, he loves cinema and music. 
Thank you Juan Antonio for bringing life and joy to 'healthy eating'. 
What are your favorite dishes on our menu?
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#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #meettheteam #chef #cookingishismusicIt’s Monday again and are you moving at a million miles an hour to get everything done? Trying to please everyone? Often our weeks are tiring and to make our weekends exciting we over stretch our commitments. 
Today we ask you to stop. When we over commit, stay in places we don’t want to be or be around people who diminish our energy we create unnecessary negativity. 

Try for this week, just do YOU! Do the things that make YOU happy! 💫

If you struggle with this, what is stopping you from saying ‘no’ to the things you don’t want to do? Leave a comment 👇 
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Have a RELAXED WEEKEND, TAKE CARE of you, get enough ME-TIME and keep in mind that there well be ONE HOUR EXTRA on sunday with time-change for those living in CET! ⏱️

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#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #weekend #timechange #relaxOur next member on #teamthursday is someone who acts more likely behind the scene: VALENTINA TUDOSE - most of the people know her as „Tina“. 

She is one of our lovely fairies from the housekeeping team who ensure that our guests find everything in perfect order and cleanliness, so they are able to concentrate entirely on themselves, their process and their relaxation. ✨

Tina says that she loves to be in nature and when she came to Shanti-Som in 2016 for the very first time the first thing she thought: Oh wow, that nature here! After 6 years she is still grateful every day when she comes up to work or looks out of a window that she can work in such a lovely place. 

Thank you Tina for your work! We are so happy to have such a warm-hearted person on our team 🙏🏼

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#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #housekeeping #teamwork #naturelover #natureNATURE IS THE PUREST PORTAL 
TO INNER PEACE: ‘SHANTI‘. ✨ 
- Angie Weiland Crosby -

Lucky us, that our small sanctuary is deeply rooted in lush, flourishing nature to make it even easier for you to walk on the path towards your own ‘Shanti‘.

We can’t wait to welcome you here and guide you! 🙏🏼

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#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingWe think, that you can count the total amount of rain days here in Andalusia on both of your hands.
BUT if it rains, we see it as natural refill for brand new SHANTI-SOM bottles. 😉💦
On the other 355 days with ☀️ you can refill your bottle at one of several dispenser around our hotel for free. 
And the best thing: when you stay 5 nights or more, you get the bottle for free! 
That is what we call a #sustainablesunday 
- we hope, you have a relaxed one! 🧘🏽

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#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingOur next team member on #teamthursday is JUAN ARANA TORRES, one of our lovely hosts in the restaurant. 
With a never fading smile, Juan serves at Shanti-Som since 2017 already. If he can not be with his Shanti-Som family and bringing his passion in serving you your favorite dish, he loves to be with his own family most. Especially with his little daughter. 
We appreciate your warm-hearted service for all of our guests, Juan!

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#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #teammember #stafflove #appreciationJUST SOUND ON: Get your daily dose of SHANTI here by listening to nature and water for only a couple of seconds. 
💧🌴
And soak in a little bit of Andalusian sun rays… ☀️
Have a lovely day! 💙

 #shanti #getshanti #relax #relaxation #soundon #healingenergy #heamingvibrations #wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat
#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingWhat we mean when we talk about our 
„HIDDEN SANCTUARY DEEP IN NATURE“.

When you enter our gate you will immediately feel a glimpse of your „SHANTI“, your INNER PEACE, because the nature around us gives us access to our very own nature. 

Can you feel it? 🌴☀️🌿

What is the most important thing for you to find your SHANTI? ☮️

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Who can agree? 🌴🧘🏽‍♀️🧖🏼

We want to know what you would like to see here on our IG channel: 
More photos? Videos? Tips? Recipes? Workouts? Just nice holidays vibes? Something else?
Let us know in the comments! 👇🏼

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#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingToday is #teamthursday 
- and we would like to start this new series to introduce our lovely family (other call them „staff“ or „ team“ 😉) with our 
GENERAL MANAGER CHRISTINE VESPERMANN. 
Christine is with Shanti-Som since 2011 already - wow! Isn’t this just the best proof of how amazing our little haven must be?
She is the one who is responsible for all processes on-site, taking care of the whole team, getting things done from changing the menu, setting up a new computer system for a better customer experience to ordering new fences. Obviously a „Allround-Talent“. 🙌🏼
When being asked that she loves most, Christine answered: 
Genuine and loyal friends 
- and that is exactly what you feel, when you meet her for the first time: Welcoming everyone as friend and part of the Shanti-Som Family! 💙

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#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #teamthursday #intro #teammember #bestteamoftheworld🇪🇸 ¡ Feliz Fiesta Nacional de España ! 🇪🇸
In honor of this special day for Spain we’ve shared 3 amazing hiking routes in beautiful Andalusia in our latest blog article. ⛰️🥾🌳
This amazing sunrise is recorded on top of “La Concha”. Starting point is only 10 min drive away from Shanti-Som, the hike up to this point is in total around 3:15’-3:30’ (one direction and depending on your speed of course).
Have a lovely (holi-)day!

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#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #laconcha #sunrise #sunrisehikeWe would like to invite YOU to become part of our lovely SHANTI-SOM FAMILY and we are beyond excited to meet YOU. ✨
We know that there a busy times out there in this world so that’s why we have a special winter offer for you:

✨ 15% off ALL RETREATS in NOV & DEC 2022* ✨

We want to support all humans out there on their journey of wellbeing, rejuvenating and restoring. 
Make yourself a gift of taking care of your body and you before heading into winter and Christmas festivities. 

WELCOME TO SHANTI-SOM! 🧘🏽‍♀️🌴🧘🏽

*for online booking please use code CAMP-CHRISTMAS2022 and code only applies for stays more than 3 days

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#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #specialoffer #winterpromo #promotion #selfcare #welcometothefamily #tribememberHonoring World Mental Health Day by reminding you of … YOU. ✨
It all starts with you. 
Finding peace inside of yourself when everything around you is shaky, challenging or - like we say in spanish - „going loco“ (= crazy) is the most essential thing to support your mental health. 

Connecting to your breath will make it much easier for you to come back to yourself,  to check-in with you and reset and recalibrate for some moments. 
We’ve put some beneficial breathing techniques together for you in our blog. Link in Bio.
Share with us and the other followers what is your secret to support your mental health? 👇🏼✨

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#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingAre rain, wind, cold and stress already chasing you?
We know a place where you will find peace and your „zen-state-of-mind“ immediately again.
We still have amazing weather here in Andalusia and can‘t wait to welcome you!

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#wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat
#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingretreatWhenever you choose to practice yoga, remember to honour it as a sacred time for your body and mind. Leave your daily routine and stress, learn to listen to what your body needs that day. Move at your own pace, and develop intuition about what sequences or kinds of yoga poses you want and need to do. 
In a group class this may mean making modifications if your body is feeling tired, or challenging yourself if you are feeling energetic. It’s your time and your practice to be who you need to be 🧘‍♀️ 
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