MJS Pilatespace in Rome offered weekend retreats in various countryside locations in Italy, called Agriturismos, similar to Bed and Breakfast inns. These places are often run by a family, who grow their own vegetables (farm to table) and/or make their own wine. Truly lovely settings where the day involves mindfulness meditation, Pilates, yoga, massage therapy or reflexology. We share having breakfast, lunch and dinner together and still there is free time to explore the surroundings. It is a great time to be with like-minded people where you can choose to be as involved as you like or carve out some alone time for yourself. Our intention is to re-create that weekend experience here in the United States.
The European international retreats will last a week and be held in the beautiful surroundings of countries, such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom, to name just a few. There will be daily mindfulness meditation, Pilates and yoga classes, with optional services like massage therapy and or reflexology. All wholesome meals will be provided, usually organic and vegetarian, as well as the opportunity to dine out locally. It is an opportunity to make new friends and have ample time to enjoy the country and culture, see the sights, go shopping and where available join cooking classes, wine tours and other events.