Pilates in Paradise

Pilates & Wellness Retreat    •    April 21 - 26, 2019    •     Price starting at $1,300

Join master Pilates & Yoga instructor Niedra Gabriel at Villas Espavel in Sámara, Costa Rica for a Pilates wellness retreat.

Step out of your routine and immerse yourself in a daily practice of movement in nature. This four-day retreat will include 4 hours of daily instruction in our beautiful open-air yoga space. Niedra will use the principles of Pilates, fascia release and yoga to help you restore natural grace and alignment in your body.

This is an all levels retreat focused on implementing Pilates and other healthy lifestyle practices into your daily rhythm. Each day you will have ample time to enjoy the beach, swim in the pool, connect with old and new friends and relax in a hammock while birds flit by and howler monkeys scamper through the trees overhead. The goal of the retreat is for you to return home empowered, refreshed, full of laughter and ready to weave what you have learned into your life. Come rediscover your innate energy and vitality.

The retreat & lodging will be at Villas Espavel, a collection of six villas clustered around a glorious swimming pool. Together they create the perfect jungle escape minutes from the warm water and white sand beaches of Sámara. Villas Espavel has 6 different villas ranging in size from 1 bedroom to 3 bedrooms. The price for the retreat starts at $1,300 per person.

The retreat includes:

  • Daily Pilates
  • Daily mixed modalities: fascia stress release, breath work and yoga
  • 2 massages to ease you into bliss
  • 5-nights of accommodations at Villas Espavel
  • 5-freshly prepared breakfasts & lunches
  • A 3-hour dolphin boat tour in Samara bay
  • Group transportation from and to the airport

Niedra Gabriel is a highly experienced Pilates and Yoga instructor who takes a comprehensive holistic approach to working with the body, mind and spirit. Niedra’s breadth of expertise also extends to dance, choreography, and Circus/Aerial Arts training. After four decades of teaching and a life dedicated to the mastery of movement and wellness, Niedra bases her work on helping her students and clients to tap into their unique expression of the optimal human blueprint. Learn more about Niedra at her website: www.niedragabriel.com. Sample Niedra’s excellent classes anytime at Pilates Anytime or Pilatesology.


Airport: Fly intoLiberia International airport (LIR), a 2-hour drive from Sámara. Roundtrip group transportation included.

Arrival Time: Sunday April 212, 2019*

Retreat Begins: 8:00 am Monday April 22, 2019

Retreat Ends: 4:30 pm Thursday April 25, 2019

Departure: Friday April 26, 2019**

Sámara is a beautiful destination with great restaurants, beautiful beaches and enticing adventures. While you are at Villas Espavel you can enjoy snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, ziplining, surfing, boogie boarding, walking the beach or cooking classes. We have additional information on our website www.villasespavel.com.

*Earlier arrival and lodging can be arranged with villas Espavel

** A 3-day Basic Mat Teacher Training follows the 4 day retreat learn more here

To Register or for further questions, Contact Us

e-mail us at info@villasespavel.com or give Mercy a call at 206.715.8141

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