Enjoy classes that will bring you more range of motion to your feet, knees, hips, spine, shoulders, and neck. Along with mobility work, there will be classes that focus on strengthening all those areas safely through the Pilates Method.
Haley New will guide us with Pilates focused classes during a 6-day Retreat in paradise. This Pilates retreat in Costa Rica is designed to have you leaving taller, more open and stronger throughout the body. Pilates n’ You will enable you to learn the work and take the practice home to continue feeling the best you can for your day-to-day life.
We will explore mobility, breath work, powerful Pilates mind-body and core connections, and how to align and support one’s body throughout the day to ensure proper posture and less pain throughout the body. Concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow are some of the Pilates principles that you will focus on throughout the retreat.
Everyone can do Pilates. Your back and body are worth the investment. Your body will thank you.
Said by Joseph Pilates himself:
“If, at the age of 30, you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60, you are supple and strong, then you are young. Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from San Jose Airport to Retreat Center
- Morning classes: a full hour-long mobility class followed by a full hour-long strengthening class
- Optional workshop with a special focus on core engagement
- Free time to play, explore nature, or rest and reflect
- Gentle, restorative evening Pilates class
You will stay at a sustainable, rainforest eco-lodge hotel providing comfortable accommodations amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle. The atmosphere at the retreat center is simple, healthy, and relaxed. Rooms are single, double, or triple occupancy with fans and hot water. The eco-lodge has a beautiful chlorine-free swimming pool and jacuzzi. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options. The food is organic and local when available, prepared with nourishing ingredients and lots of love. We do our best to honor your registration type. If enrollment pairings are such that we cannot honor the occupancy type you have selected, we will contact you 90 days prior to your trip. Feel free to contact us in the meantime if you have concerns.
Haley found Pilates nearly a decade ago while living in Texas. She immediately fell in love with it after noticing changes in her body after only three lessons. Back home in Madison Wisconsin, she found and enrolled in the Midwest Pilates Institute instructor-training program. After receiving her certificate, she went on to teach at multiple locations throughout Madison and the surrounding area. She is now the lead instructor for Club Pilates in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Her goal as a Pilates enthusiast and instructor is to help people learn how to strengthen and move their bodies in a safe and sustainable way.
Pilates is an effective way to work the body to its proper limits and gain strength without too much heavy lifting or big movements. Clients say, “I feel taller, more open yet stronger.” after their lesson. Pilates is very complementary to other workout regiments and helps keep the body working more uniformly as a whole. It’s up to everyone to give him or herself a healthy life. Pilates is a great way to invest in oneself. No matter what ailments you may have, Pilates practice will help you gain and maintain stability, mobility, and strength throughout your body.
Haley loves to help people wake up the mind-body connection and strengthen their core through the Pilates method. She wants you to be upright, walking, hiking, and doing what you love for as long as possible. Your body is worth the investment. Your body will thank you.
My story of following my dreams/passion began in April 2017 when I took a leap of faith and left my corporate job of 28 years where I earned a great salary and benefits. For most this is a dream in itself? And what most wish for in life?
For me, it was a life filled with working more than 50hrs a week and always feeling it was still not enough which ultimately led to being stressed out and getting diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.
After this diagnosis, listening to the universe led me to follow my passion for travel and wellness, by opening a travel agency, working at a Pilates studio and obtaining my Pilates teaching certification. I also believe the universe led me to Haley, an awesome mentor, and friend that decided to take a leap of faith and said “YES” when I asked her to lead this Pilates retreat.
I ask you to take the leap and say “YES” to this retreat, let me tell you why…
- We practice what we preach and passionately pursue a lifestyle that keeps us well and active and has a heck of a lot of fun doing it.
- Because life should be lived to its absolute fullest – and that’s not just lip service. That’s our life’s work, and for us, Pilates and Travel is the medium.
- Costa Rica thrives on “Pura Vida” and compliments all that Pilates does for the body and this retreat will do the same for your soul!
“I met Haley New and discovered Pilates in September 2017 in a little Pilates studio in Madison WI. I began private mat lessons once a week. English is not my first language so I had to ask a lot of questions, Haley was very patient and her explanations were easy to understand. I could tell by her answers that she was passionate about Pilates and how muscles work to provide proper and improper movement. She introduced me to Pilates’ apparatus, again with all her knowledge and passion. In December, she became a lead instructor at a franchise Pilates Studio. So I enrolled in that studio, even though it was not the closest Pilates studio from my place. Already by that time I was sold on Pilates, thanks to Haley! In a group class, she is dynamic and creative. She gives verbal cues and demonstrates movements she asks classes to perform. She also finds ways to tell you how to improve your movements. I advanced from beginner to advance classes; she provides a great challenging workout for all levels. I can tell she’s passionate about Pilates, muscles and movement flows. She had transferred her passion for Pilates to me. I moved back to Quebec and continued on with my Pilates journey to this day.” — Denis B., Quebec, Canada
“Haley is a phenomenal Pilates instructor. Her passion for helping others through Pilates and her knowledge of anatomy comes through in her teaching in a way that makes people excited to progress in their practice. Her encouraging and precise teaching method results in students gaining the maximum benefit from each exercise. An advocate of teaching the “why” behind each movement, students gain knowledge of their own body mechanics that they can utilize outside of the Pilates studio to make a positive impact in their daily lives. Haley uses her knowledge to create classes that are safe yet challenging for all skill levels, making modifications for anyone who needs them, and offering progressions for those looking for more. I highly recommend Haley to the beginner and the experienced alike.” — Allison D., Pilates Instructor – Madison, WI
“When I started my Pilates practice I quickly realized that Haley New is a stand out as a Pilates instructor in her field. Haley has a clear understanding of Pilates starting at its conception. She articulates instructions clearly, corrects form and always provides a challenging workout. I physically can navigate my body more freely and am so much stronger because of her guidance in my practice. She is a rare gem in the Pilates world. Haley transcends Pilates, health and the human spirit. I am proud to call her my mentor!” — Jen L., Sun Prairie, WI
“After practicing Pilates with Haley New for over two years I can say without pause, it has changed my body and my health. Her vast knowledge of the body’s systems coupled with her innate ability to understand her students’ injuries and limitations makes her an outstanding instructor. If you’re considering this Pilates retreat, do it. You will never regret it, and you will be changed by it.” — Andrew H., Madison, WI
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:
- Horseback Riding
- Volcano Hike
- Hotsprings Excursion
- Nighttime Rainforest Hike
- Hanging Bridges
- Waterfall Tour
- Sacred Seed & Plant Tour
*Price of Activities are not included in tuition
Bring balance and harmony to your spirit at the Rain Forest Spa. Spa treatments include a variety of massages, therapeutic body treatments, skincare services, and aromatherapy sessions using only the highest quality organic oils and extracts derived from fruits, herbs, flowers, and botanicals.
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will be booking your flights for the San Jose International Airport (SJO). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 2 hours.
We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.
We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). For Non-U.S. Residents this policy with Trawick insurance is available: Safe Travels Multi-National.
We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Shared Accommodations – $21995 USD
Single Accommodations – $2595 USD
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
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In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2021 or 2022 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.
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