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8 Days Pilates and Yoga Retreat in Bali

  • Desa Seni Resort, Jalan Subak Sari No 13, Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

8 Days Pilates and Yoga Retreat in Bali

  • Desa Seni Resort, Jalan Subak Sari No 13, Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Pilates Elevate - Pilates and Yoga Retreat Bali

Join Pilates Retreat Asia for a magical retreat in the island of gods, Bali. Tash Barnard will guide you through innovative and knowledgeable Pilates classes and inspire you to do more than you thought you were capable of. Barbara Gentile from New York will share her passion for yoga and teach you with patience and wisdom. Step out of your comfort zone and you’ll be amazed of what slumbers deep inside of you.


  • Daily Pilates and yoga classes
  • One-on-one assessment and private session
  • Standing Pilates and acrobatic yoga workshops
  • Traditional Chinese medicine talk and healing and cleansing seminar
  • A complimentary deep tissue massage treatment
  • Exciting excursion to Uluwatu
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast
  • 7 night’s accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Surrounded by paddy fields and an organic garden, your home for the week will be the much sought after Desa Seni Village Resort in Canggu. Created by two Australian friends, the eco-resort is a labor of love and a hand-picked collection of beautiful antique wooden homes and traditional furnishings, representing different cultures and traditions of Indonesian lifestyle.

Each villa has its own style and character and the attention to detail is remarkable. It might take you the week to discover all the little details and treasures your cosy home has to offer. There is a saltwater pool with a sundeck, an organic restaurant supplied from the on-site garden, and a spa offering holistic treatments.

There are grassy pathways and hidden gazebos and lots of space to live and breathe and laugh and be. And of course, there is a beautiful outdoor yoga studio that you will be using for the classes and workshops. You might not want to leave, but in case you do need a break, the closest beach is just 15 minutes away and easily reached by tuk tuk, taxi, or bicycle.

Shared village house

Stay in one of Desa Seni’s unique Indonesian village homes and feel like you’ve truly arrived in paradise. Each house is a little different and you will love them all. Some overlook the organic gardens or the pool, others have a private porch or a gazebo in the garden. All villas have air conditioning and private bathrooms and most are spacious enough to share even with someone you don’t know.

Single village home

For more privacy, you may choose to have your villa all to yourself. Read a book on your porch or invite one of your newly found friends (after all you might be doing partner yoga together!) to join you for a fresh ginger lemon tea. As all houses can be converted into twin shares, you will find yourself with ample space in your new Balinese home.

In this retreat, you will practice two to three-hour Pilates and yoga classes per day. The style of yoga practiced is a mix of regular, Acro, and Aerial. Aside from regular classes, you will have one-on-one assessment or private session with Natasja or Barbara. There will be also standing Pilates workshop and partner and acrobatic yoga workshop. Open talk about traditional Chinese medicine and seminar on Balinese healing modalities and aura chakra cleansing are also included in the program.

Included in the package is an excursion to Uluwatu.

  • Natasja Barnard

    (Pilates Instructor)

    Tash embarked on a career in Pilates after graduating with honors in the Cecchetti Ballet and IDTA Modern Dance methods in 2000. She studied the BASI Pilates method directly under Rael Isacowitz and Kristi White and was qualified as a BASI instructor in 2001. Since then, she has experienced the power of BASI worldwide, working and teaching in London, Dubai, Salzburg, and Hong Kong whilst becoming a member of the BASI Faculty in the interim.

  • Barbara Gentile

    Barbara is the author, photographer, and yogi behind Elevate: Yoga on the Roofs of New York. Her yoga journey began in 2006. Through the teachings of Anandabhairava, she established a steady Hatha practice. Later, she graduated from Leigh Evan’s alignment-based Vinyasa teacher training program at Greenhouse Holistic and, to deepen her ongoing immersion in circus arts, Sandhi Ferreira’s Aerial Mukti yoga teacher training at Jivamukti, New Jersey. She also studied Yin yoga with Ulrica Norberg at ISHTA.

This retreat will take place in the village of Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.

  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Pilates
  • Shopping
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Yoga studio
  • Library
  • Mosquito net
  • Wireless internet

Desa Seni’s restaurant serves an eclectic Asian-Western cuisine with a focus on organic, healthy, and fresh food. Growing almost 80 percent of the produce and working with local businesses enables Desa Seni to focus on bringing great meals direct from farm to table. During this retreat, you will be served daily vegetarian breakfast and some dinners.

Aside from Pilates and yoga classes, will be plenty of time to explore the natural and cultural wonders of Bali, be it the beaches, the temples, an evening walk through the rice fields, or the creative bustle of Ubud’s shop-lined alleys.

Desa Seni’s Merapu Svaasthya spa program offers traditional and holistic treatments with Western and Eastern therapies, where healing and health are a focus, bringing together a team of specialists to restore and revitalize the body, mind, and soul. For this retreat, you will have the chance to enjoy a 60-minute session of deep tissue massage.

  • 1 60-minute deep tissue massage
  • 5 dinners
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
  • Daily healthy organic vegetarian breakfast
  • Daily Pilates and yoga classes
  • Excursion to Uluwatu
  • One-on-one assessment and private session
  • Partner and acrobatic yoga workshop
  • Seminar about Balinese healing modalities and aura chakra cleansing
  • Standing Pilates workshop
  • Talk on traditional Chinese medicine
  • Additional activities
  • Additional excursion
  • Additional private sessions
  • Airfares
  • Lunch
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Pilates Retreat Asia will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by Natalie from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I could say so much about the week, I don’t know where to begin. I really loved the balance between yoga and Pilates. I was looking for an introduction to Pilates, and ideally in a way I could combine it with my existing yoga practice, and I got exactly that. I would be delighted to be able to join you both on a future retreat, be it Turkey or elsewhere. "

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  • Review by Inge from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Loved the Pilates Retreat with Mareile in Koh Samui. It was very relaxing, amazing food, beautiful location, lovely people and good accommodation. It was the perfect week away to unwind. Would highly recommend it!"

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  • Review by Sandy from United States

    "I thought the retreat was really well-planned and executed. When I signed up, I wasnt sure what to expect since Ive never done anything like this. But I thought the schedule for the day (balance of pilates and time off) worked really well and I loved the flexibility. I was particularly appreciate of the way you opened your home to us inviting me to the beach that first day I was there, having us over to dinner, etc. That was so sweet of you and really added to the feeling of connectedness that I thought was present throughout the retreat."

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  • Review by Verena from Germany

    "I have been on several different retreats before. Pilates Retreat Asia exceeded my expectations as it was a holistic and private retreat with authentic care for mind, body and soul in a wonderful secluded, inspiring setting. In particular the authentic, personal and professional care from Mareile during the Pilates sessions and beyond made this an extraordinary experience."

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  • Review by Elise from United States

    "Mareile does a wonderful job of working to make sure that all retreat participants have a meaningful experience, whether you are just a beginner or you have been practicing for years. The instructors were incredibly hands-on, and the location exquisite. I cant wait for the chance to sign up for another retreat!"

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  • Review by Kate from United States

    "The retreat I did in Turkey October 2014 nourished my body and spirit with personalized Pilates training in a beautiful place with an amazing group of wonderful new friends. I was reminded that new adventures are exhilarating so jump in!"

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  • Review by Simon

    "Dear Mareile, It was so great to get to meet you and your family. Thank you for the amazing workshop. I am inspired to incorporate Pilates into my routine."

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  • Review by Sene from South Africa

    "I just have to compliment you on how you managed to put together such amazing instructors that complimented each other so well. Having Tash and Casey as our leaders in making our bodies move the way they did made the retreat such an incredible experience for me. Words cannot explain, the emotions that were stirred up, the feeling of freedom, the feeling of accomplishment and being surrounded with the most special girls and environment."

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  • Review by Ken and Amani from China

    "Kamalaya itself is wonderful and stunning. The combination with functional exercise and Pilates meant that the entire trip was a great balance between food, relaxation, physical exercise, enrichment of the spirit and rejuvenation of the soul. Thanks so much Mareile. Hope to do it again next year!"

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  • Review by Dalia from United States

    "My best single memory of your retreat week at Kamalaya? I have more than one for sure! Two that pop in my head right away are: Swimming in the ocean with Andrew and Thilo and almost getting caught up in the middle of a storm! And, the dinner on the beach with the whole group! That was amazing!"

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