Join leaders Jennifer Curry Wingrove and Stacey Filice on this wellness retreat designed to celebrate movement, restoration and inspire a sense of adventure. Located on the Greek island of Amorgos overlooking the Aegean Sea, our venue is a five-star hotel and spa. We will build strength and community in daily practice, experience adventure on optional excursions, cultivate wellbeing with organic food and healing in relaxation. Stacey and Jennifer will offer a variety of classes including mat pilates, yoga and meditation, restorative aerial yoga, aerial pilates, as well as offer private sessions upon request. Classes will be accessible to a variety of physical abilities, with the most important aspect being your connection to yourself in a way that feels good for you! There is also free and unlimited access to the amazing spa facilities, with the option to add individual spa treatments. This retreat is both a vacation and a path to deepen wellness.
Every retreat is unique and, as such, the itineraries are ever-changing! We finalize the itineraries about 3-6 weeks before the retreat, but after 10 years of hosting retreats, we do have a general idea of what most schedules look like.
Most retreats include one-to-two daily classes. One class takes place in the morning, either just before or just after breakfast. After the first class and meal, you have free time to explore, relax, or take part in optional add-on activities. Lunch (if included in your retreat) will take place midday, during this free time. There is then, usually, an afternoon class followed by dinner. Occasionally some teachers choose to offer an evening restorative class or group gathering after dinner as well.
In addition, there is usually one dedicated “excursion day” in which we do not have scheduled classes. This is a day for people to take advantage of some of the more involved tour and excursion offerings and is always a lot of fun!
Again, this is a very general look at what your retreat schedule could be. We work closely with the teachers to design unique itineraries that reflect their style and the group that’s traveling with them. Once your specific retreat itinerary is complete, we will send it out via email, usually two or more weeks before the retreat starts. Please keep in mind all retreat itineraries are subject to change.
- 6 Nights accommodations
- 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Round-trip group transport to/from the local port
- Free use of spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, and fitness center)
- Daily classes
- 10% discount on all spa treatments
- Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
This beautifully designed, family-run hotel is nestled on the cliffs of a quiet and peaceful Greek Island. Conveniently located near the bay and within walking distance of sandy beaches. Every room has simple, elegant decor and boasts views of the sea. The hundreds of reviews comment that the staff is incredibly friendly, welcoming, and super helpful and most guests leave feeling like they have made new friends. Their chefs provide healthy, gourmet meals that incorporate fresh organic produce from their garden. They offer full services, from spa to gym to pool. Come and enjoy an authentic Greek experience.
Jennifer Curry Wingrove
Jennifer Curry Wingrove, renowned Ballerina of the California Ballet Company and a STOTT Certified Pilates Instructor founded Pilates On Park in 2010. Jennifer’s instruction utilizes a dynamic repertoire of exercises to emphasize strength, flexibility, and the mind-body-spirit connection. Jennifer has 30 years of teaching experience with 20 years of teaching Pilates in the San Diego area. Her clients have included the California Ballet Company, San Diego Symphony, and the Old Globe Theater. She is also the Founder, Artistic Director, and award-winning Choreographer of Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre. Jennifer graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, is also a professional ballet coach and teacher, and the founding Photographer of Wingrove Studios Photography.
Stacey A. Filice, ERYT-200, RYT-500
Stacey A. Filice, ERYT-200, RYT-500, teaches various styles of yoga including Vinyasa flow, Hatha and Yin/Restorative Yoga, meditation and sound healing. She is also a Reiki Master, is certified in mat pilates and is currently pursuing her Yoga Therapy certification. Her years of teaching have included many studios throughout San Diego, working with students one-on-one, and full-time staff instruction at one of the world’s top rated destination spas – Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, BC, Mexico. Stacey enjoys empowering her students to go inward and connect to the state of calm that exists within them.
“Jennifer excels at tuning into the individual and his or her physical idiosyncrasies, selecting a plan that relates to each client, and committing to help them improve their physical, mental, and spiritual well being through Pilates as a platform for overall health.” ~Nancy Daly, client
“Stacey is a gentle soul who is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and intuitive. She is beyond effective as a teacher. With her guidance, I have learned that yoga is much more than a physical practice; it is about how to approach each day in a healthy, positive way, paying attention to mind, body, and emotions and making healthy personal decisions based on these observations.” ~Brian T., student
Amorgos is picture-perfect Greek island. From traditional villages to stunning beaches, this secluded island is everything you imagine of when you dream of a Greek holiday. During your retreat, you will have the opportunity to experience the island through various tours and activities. These excursions will give you a chance to discover what makes Amorgos so spectacular. Whether you are learning traditional Greek dance moves, exploring the underwater world of Greece, or hiking through local villages, tours and activities are a great way to make the most of your time in Greece.
Some of the possible options for tours and activities during your Greece retreat include:
- Hiking Tours
- Herbal Tours
- Cooking Demonstration
- Organic Gardens
- Greek Nights (Traditional Greek Music and Dancing)
*Activities not included in the price of tuition
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Included in the retreat is a shuttle from the local port on Amorgos Island to the retreat center. There are many ways to come to this island and this will depend on your travel plans. Once you register, you will receive complete information about the airports and the ferry options that will bring you to your destination.
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