Pilates & Bien-Etre

Join us for a Pilates and wellness retreat in the south of France! For six nights from July 7th to 13th, you’ll stay in the town of La Ciotat, about 15 miles from Marseille. There will be daily Pilates classes and wellness experiences. Breakfast and dinner is included. You’ll have free time (and a free shuttle!) to go sightseeing and explore markets, shops, restaurants and beaches. Or, just rest and relax by the pool.

What's included with your Pilates & Bien-Etre Retreat booking

la ciotat for pilates retreat
What’s Included

6 nights lodging
2 meals daily (breakfast and dinner)
2 Pilates classes + 1 dance/movement therapy + 1 coaching class daily
4 Specialty Private Sessions included: 2 Pilates private session with apparatus, one massage + coaching private session and one movement therapy private session
French and English environment, you can practice either one
Ground Transportation between airport & retreat
Local daily shuttles
Swimming pool
Close to beaches, markets, sightseeing

What's Not Included:

Airfare (fly to Marseille, France or to another city such as Barcelona or Paris then transfer to Marseille on the train.)

Optional Excursions

Extra Services available:
- Additional Private Pilates sessions with apparatus
- Additional Movement therapy private sessions
- Additional Massage
- Additional Coaching

Your Pilates & Wellness Instructors

Angela Paul-Gaito
Owner, APG Pilates
Angela has been teaching Pilates in New York's Hudson Valley since 2009 and opened her studio in Newburgh in 2012. She was originally introduced to Pilates through dance, but really became connected to the technique after her first pregnancy. She then became very aware of all the great benefits as a dancer, a teacher but most importantly as a woman.
Angela is trained by Balanced Body w/Ann Toran, Joy Karley, Fabrice Lamego and became certified by Polestar Education in 2009 with Brent Anderson. Her continuing education include training and workshops with Pamela A Downey “Don’t hurt the Momma”, Linda Fit “Pilates and Props”, Anatomy in 3D and Pilates on tour with BB education, where Jennifer Kries convinced her about the importance of the classical system.
In 2015, Angela started her bridging program with Juliet Harvey from Beacon Pilates to improve her practice and knowledge on the Classical form of the Pilates method. Angela was also teaching at “Pilates Reforming NY” in New York City where her clients have included Broadway performers, radio city Rockettes, and prize NYC marathoners. She also teaches for several workshops in France and taught for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company during their French tour.

Fabrice Lamego
Owner of Pilates Studio Pour Tous
Balanced Body master instructor
A native of Guadeloupe, French West Indies, Fabrice Lamego had been dancing for eleven years when he began to study Pilates in New York during 1997 and completed his certification in 2002. His approach to Pilates is enhanced by the consciousness of body and movement that he developed during his career as a dancer and choreographer.

Florence Crespi
Dance/Movement Therapy
Florence is passionate about the psychology of the body and the relation between emotion and the body. She is a certified dance therapist and works in group or individual sessions.

Valerie Masset
Massage & Coaching
Valerie is trained in therapeutic massage via Access Bars® and trained in integrative coaching (certified SANE method) and in
« Mouvement art et expressivity » she gives lectures in Life Coaching - group classes or individual

Pricing and Cancellations Policies

Early Bird Price - By March 31, 2020

990 euros per person (You may request to stay with a friend, or we are happy to pair roommates of the same gender.)

Standard Price - Deposit* paid before March 31, 2020

Full amount by May 1st, 2020

1090 euros per person (You may request to stay with a friend, or we are happy to pair roommates of the same gender.)

*You may hold your space with a 350 euros non-refundable deposit & pay at your own pace.

(To guarantee a spot, please pay deposit by March 31st, 2020 then the total by May 1st).

Single housing option: 300 euros extra

Early Bird Price without the accommodation & shuttle:
690 Euros per person

Regular Price without the accommodation & shuttle:
790 Euros per person

Payment “A la carte”

Group class: 25 Euros (limited space)
Private sessions 60 Euros

What happens if I need to cancel?

We highly encourage you to purchase travel insurance in case that you're not able to make your trip.It will cover many unforeseen circumstances that may arise while on vacation, or before leaving for your trip.

Cancellation BEFORE May 1st 2020:
Your non-refundable deposit will be not be returned, but all other monies paid to the retreat will be returned to you.

Cancellation AFTER May 1, 2020:
If we are ABLE to fill your spot, your non refundable deposit will not be returned, but we will return all other monies paid to the retreat. If we are UNABLE to fill your spot, no monies paid to the retreat will be returned.

If you are not able to attend the retreat but have a friend or family member that would like to attend, we are happy to transfer 100% of monies that you've paid toward your friend or family member. Both parties must notify APG Pilates in writing in order to transfer names.

In the unlikely event that we cancel the retreat: All monies paid by you to the retreat will be returned in full.