Rachel Ketelaars


Pilates Retreat with Rachel Ketelaars


August 27th to 31st, 2019

Sweat, smile and amaze yourself

Designed to strengthen, lengthen, tighten and re-energize with a smile!

Relax, explore Pilates and find your core in the hills of Andalucia.


This Pilates retreat focuses on the core elements of Pilates so get the best experience, no pun intended. Let Rachel help you get toned, relax your mind and stretch out! Take the Perfect Posture Workshop and 2-3 Pilates classes a day with a stunning view. Talk Pilates with others and learn more about your practice and your body in this cultural experience embedded in beautiful nature with an amazing group.


We’ll be located in an authentic Andalusian farmhouse with gardens overlooking the sea. Set in a secluded location, Santillan is an Andalusian paradise. Immerse yourself in the silence of nature in its lovely gardens and surrounding hills. Relax in the extensive gardens or round the saltwater pool, and at night can enjoy star-gazing under the night sky.


Try local wine, munch on tapas, hang out by the pool or catch some rays. Enjoy rustic rooms, get a massage. We’ll be situated close to many nature excursions, and adjacent to the some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol. Local excursions such as El Camino del Rey and Rio Chillar in Nerja are possible in a day.


Andalucia is a magical place where adventure and relaxation are merely a decision away. This Pilates retreat will make you stronger, leaner, more relaxed and definitely you will be more in-tune with your body.



Benefits of this retreat:


–  Re-connect and strengthen your core, for greater body awareness

–  Tone abs, arms, buttocks and thighs

–  A new understanding of your body and how it moves

–  Improve your posture, flexibility and balance

–  Better coordination

–  Stretch and tone your muscles

–  Connect with yourself and others


This retreat is for everyone as it is easy on the joints, no-impact so is suitable for most people at any fitness level.


Sample of retreat Schedule: 


Day 1 August 27

3.30pm Arrival and check-in

5.00 – 5.30pm  Welcome & Orientation around the gardens

5.30 –19:00 Pilates class

20:00  Dinner and rest.


Day 2 August 28

08:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00  Pilates class followed by a dip in the pool and chill in the garden

11:00 –12:00– Breathe and Stretch class

12:30 – Lunch. Explore around Santillan with Rachel for a hike or get a massage.

18:00 –19:00 End of day Pilates followed by a post Pilates hike around the premises

20:00 – Dinner and rest. Join Rachel in gardens for a glass of well-deserved Spanish wine.


Day 3, August 29

07:30 Self-guided meditation (optional)

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00am  Intense Pilates focused on ABS followed

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Excursion to local hike or go to the beach. Only a short car ride away.

17:00-19:30 – Perfect posture workshop and Pilates class with break.

20:00 Dinner and rest


Day 4 , August 30

8:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:00 Pilates class followed by chill at the pool

11:00-12:00 Pilates abs class

12:30 lunch and free time for beach or hiking

18:00-19:00 Pilates

20:00 Dinner and rest


Day 5, August 31

07:00-07:30 Express Pilates class

08:00 – Breakfast, checkout and departure






Shared Twin / Triple:

 –  600 € before July 1

 –  700 € after July 1


* Single room:

 – 800euro

 –  900euro after July 1


   *  Limited, please book early if you wish to secure a Single



Non-refundable Deposit to hold your spot.

Balance due July 1



Retreat price  includes:


  • Selected scheduled Pilates classes
  • Accommodation
  • Gourmet buffet-style meals
  • Use of yoga hall and other facilities, (natural salt water pool, internet, etc.)
  • Free tea, coffee, fruit and drinking water
  • Use of yoga shala and props.



Retreat price not includes:

  • Airfare, or transport to / from the retreat center
  • Excursions
  • Massage treatments
  • Meals off site
  • Travel insurance. It is highly recommended to purchase Travel Insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances etc.
For more information or to book, contact Mapletree