Sky Pilates and Yoga

Sky Pilates and Yoga is a family in love with travel, yoga, and Pilates in beautiful destinations. Working with gorgeous venues to bring you a peaceful and lovely site to congregate and practice yoga.

Instructors 3

Alejandro Estornel

Alex's style of teaching is a perfect combination of classical Pilates and progressive methods, with the fervor and tenacity that Joseph Pilates intended for his clients. His private sessions and classes will rebuild the body you deserve and transform your life.

Equinox Pilates training (Pilates Instructor)

Nayra Gomez Perez

A registered nurse by profession, in 2013 Nayra Gomez reached a profound turning point in her life. She did a 180 degree turn in her life which resulted in astonishing personal and spiritual growth. Nayra began valuing herself and her health above all else. She found the amazing process of meditation which allowed her to connect to something larger in life. Subsequently she began being much more physically active and interested in improving her diet and lifestyle. This paradigm shift led her to the practice of Yoga and as she states "it was love at first sight".

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Ashley Orlando

Ashley Orlando is full of energy, passion, commitment and dedication to the classical system of Pilates. Ashley was classically certified by Core Pilates NYC in 2007. This is one of the top certifications in the nation. She has taught in several locations throughout Los Angeles, New York City and the Dominican Republic. Ashley has worked at over a dozen prestigious studios such as Core Pilates NYC, Bace Pilates and Equinox. From her experience with many different clientele, she has found a versatile teaching style that grows with each client. She currently owns Loft 26 Pilates.

Reviews 14

Juliana Hutmanova

from France, October 2017

I have absolutley enjoyed the retreat and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to practice yoga and/or pilates. Alejandro and Nayra are amazing instructors ready to answer any questions, help you and quide you. Also activities were fun. If you are an active person there are ways and time to explore the island in between the practices, but also if you live a busy life and are looking just to relax, you can spend some peace and quiet time by the pool or the beach, which is a walking distance from the resort. Money worth spent

Matilda Mcaleenan

from Great Britain, October 2017

"Fantastic stay with a fun group"

The organised excursions were fabulous and the classes were fun. It was great having a timetable.

Lauretta Zucchetti

from Italy, October 2017

"The best retreat I have ever had"

The place is positioned at the foot a hill that inspires tranquility and beauty. The hotel is clean and welcoming, with a pool larger than I have seen in any island-styled hotels. The instructors--Alex Estornel and Nayra Gomez--were some of the best I have every had!! Their knowledge, attitude, generosity and positive outlook made for a most satisfying and enjoyable retreat. I learned quite a bit about pilates, and also practiced yoga in the way that yoga must be practiced: with flowing ease and a clear mind. One more thing: the cooking at this hotel is nothing short of exceptional. It is said that one can enjoy the best dinners ever here and I believe it 100%. I could not wait to have breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. Superb preparation, superb ingredients, superb taste. Thank you to the organizers and the hotel's personnel who made our stay so special! PS I can't wait to return here AND go to a retreat with Alex and Nayra in Grand Canaries where they are based out of....

Susan Jeffrey

from United States, October 2017

"Wonderful experience!"

The island of Santorini is absolutely beautiful and the location of the retreat was perfectly located close to Oia. The Pelagos is a peaceful and charming place, and the food was amazing. The yoga classes were not as challenging as I'm used to but perfect for some in our group who were new to yoga. Since I was new to Pilates, those classes were challenging for me and a nice complement to easier yoga classes. I also really enjoyed the group of people who attended as well as Alex and Nayra.

Helen Bradbury

from Great Britain, September 2017

Pilates sessions fantastic Alex is an excellent teacher

Staff very friendly at the hotel, a relaxed environment

Kelly Ward

from Great Britain, August 2017

"A fun packed week in Santorini"

Well, where do I start? I had such a fun week on the retreat in Santorini. I loved the yoga and pilates programme. As a newly qualified instructor, it was a great experience where I learnt so much and came away feeling really enthusiastic about my future in Pilates. Not only that, it challenged me on a personal level. But the emphasis of this retreat was not just on fitness and health, but on having an actual holiday. So if you weren't up to attending a class or would miss one because you were touring the island, then the instructors understood completely. This helped to create the relaxed atmosphere on the retreat where people bonded and made friends easily. And if that wasn't enough, Alex had arranged a walking tour into Oia, a catamaran cruise and and a trip to ancient Thera via quad bikes. So we got to see the real Santorini too! So thank you to the team at Sky for a wonderful week and a great choice of hotel. I hope to see you again soon!

Genevieve Jacobi

from United States, August 2017

"Wonderful retreat in Santorini!"

Quality and knowledge of Pilates instruction, location of site, excellent food and a really great group of people.

Susan Ledingham

from Great Britain, June 2017


Friendly and helpful staff. Clean facilities and peaceful surroundings. Massages available.

Marie-france Mardon

from Switzerland, August 2017


L'hôtel, le site, les cours et les profs de pilate, les excursions, le groupe, l'ambiance, l'accueil et la serviabilité du personnel de l'hôtel, la nourriture

Nia Johns

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Wonderfully rejuvenating retreat "

Thank you for the most amazingly relaxing and rejuvenating 8 days in Gran Canaria!! As this was my first retreat, I was dubious to how beneficial a retreat could be. After arriving at the beautiful villa, I felt instantly at ease and began to relax. I left the retreat as a different (and much relaxed) person.

I was lucky to be with an amazing group of people who really made my week. What an inspiring group of women I got to share this experience with!

Also Alex; thank you for being a wonderful host and showing us areas of the island I never would have ventured to myself. As a pilates novice, you were encouraging and really helped us all improve during our stay. Also thank you to Nayra for providing us with the most amazing yoga classes. You are a wonderful, inspirational person and I loved being in your presence. Your Yin classes and guided meditations were beautiful.

I'm going to miss my writing chair at the bottom of the garden! I hope to see you all again shortly!

Testimonials 5


Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

This was my first retreat with the Sky team and it was so incredible that I have already booked another! Alex is a total powerhouse, super organized, super friendly and killer on the mat. It is a perfect mix with Alex's energy, Shannon's technique and Paola's soothing relaaaaaax. I left there feeling sun kissed, fit, happy and possibly about a foot taller. Every detail of the trip was perfect, from the food to the location, but what is really most special is the feeling of community. Many of us came as strangers, but we all left as friends, and that really is priceless. Thank you!!

Jonny United Kingdom

Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

Just got back from my first Pilates and Yoga retreat and absolutely loved it! What an amazing week with such lovely welcoming people! I would highly recommend a retreat with Sky Pilates and Yoga. The yoga with Alex and pilates with Paola were both relaxing and challenging and the food was to die for! Highly recommend spending a week with Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreats!

A traveler United Kingdom

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I have just returned from 9 days of sun, Pilates, yoga, hikes, fresh air, sea, beautiful people and delicious food! I arrived having been stressed and feeling very run down. From the moment I arrived and after my first encounter with Alex, Paola, Stacey and Brian I immediately started to feel better. The Villa is amazing with magical views to the historic town of Aguimes. The schedule for the week is perfect giving you a variety of wonderful activities, classes and excursions but also plenty of you time to clear your head or catch up on some reading. I cannot recommend this retreat enough and will definitely be returning!

Melokev France

Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

It was my second retreat and I really enjoyed it. The villa is a well located and maintained. The pilates and yoga classes are very good with a well structures progression over the week taking into consideration the participants level and conditions. The team (Alex, Stacey, Paula and Brian) are doing their best to satisfy the participants with a very personal touch. The vegetarian food was good but more diversity at brunch would make it even better.The group was amazing and we had lots of fun! The only downside would be my room with no AC nor fan and the bathroom outside the room, I guess that I was not lucky because the other rooms wereseem better. Overall, it was a very enjoyable, energizing and relaxing week, I will definitely book another retreat with Alex and co in Santorini next time to discover this other location.

A traveler

Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

This was the 4th Pilates and Yoga retreat that I've been on and most definitely the best! From the very point of booking, Alex and the team were happy to help with any queries I had, and I felt really well informed and excited from the e mails detailing all of the arrangements and plans for the week. It can sometimes be daunting travelling on your own but everything was so well organised that I didn't need to worry at all. The Gran Canaria villa is absolutely stunning, and set in an amazing location that makes it really handy for trips to the town, beach, mountains... I really enjoyed being able to do the classes both in and out doors, and having massages outside on the terrace was heavenly! Alex's Pilates and Paola's yoga classes were truly fantastic. As a Pilates instructor myself I don't often get the opportunity to be part of a class, so the experience of being taught by an instructor of Alex's calibre was amazing. The classes are challenging but loads of fun, and you really feel how much you progress throughout the week! I love using all the various pieces of equipment too. Paola's yoga classes were out of this world... A truly mind blowing experience! The yoga was amazing but the relaxations at the end of the class were just something else! Exactly what I needed. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better... The food!!! Brian's food definitely had the wow factor... I'm a big meat eater at home but I didn't miss it at all. Everything was really tasty and exciting. The smiles and energy of the whole team are contagious. They made the week absolutely heavenly, and so much fun. Thanks to Alex, Stacey, Paola and Brian (plus Maria and Holly) for an amazing week. I'll definitely be back.

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