Pilates & Wellness Weekend Retreat
March 29th, 30th & 31st
Silverwater Resort – San Remo
A fabulous weekend that will challenge, inspire and leave you fully recharged!
Nourish your body, mind and soul with:
Welcome drinks, registration and Yin Yoga on Friday night
9 Workshops of different wellness experiences
Pilates, Yoga, Secrets of Natural Walking, Dance
Fabulous food including Dinner on Saturday night.
Bookings are open
Spaces are limited and will fill fast!
Stay & Play – 2 nights
Stay for the entire retreat experience (2 nights single accommodation, nominated meals and beverages, 9 workshops, 6 incredible presenters who present nationally and internationally from the worlds of Pilates, Fitness, Dance, Yoga and Meditation.) $1089,
Early bird $949 (must register and pay deposit of $399 or in full by Friday 22nd February 2019, balance to be paid by 15th March, 2019).
Stay & Play – 1 night
Arrive Saturday morning to join the retreat (1 night single accommodation, nominated meals and beverages, 8 workshops, 6 incredible presenters who present nationally and internationally from the worlds of Pilates, Fitness, Dance, Yoga and Meditation.) $889,
Early bird $749 (must register and pay deposit of $399 or in full by Friday 22nd February 2019, balance to be paid by 15th March, 2019).
Play each day – attend workshop sessions only
Attending the 9 workshop sessions only, no accommodation, nominated beverages). You may wish to stay somewhere else, with a friend, or perhaps you live locally.
9 workshops, 6 incredible presenters who present nationally and internationally from the worlds of Pilates, Fitness, Dance, Yoga and Meditation.)
$689 (includes welcome drinks and Yin Yoga on Friday evening and dinner on Saturday night)
$569 (no welcome drinks, Yin Yoga on Friday evening or dinner included on Saturday night)
Must register and pay deposit of $399 by Friday 22nd February 2019, balance to be paid by 15th March, 2019. (No early bird rate for this option).
Marena and Chris
Marena and Chris Digby are the co-owners of ‘The Pilates Company’ and it’s teacher training company, ‘Positive Action Pilates’.
They have over 40 years of Pilates experience between them and are considered both Fitness and Pilates experts. Regularly invited to present at fitness conventions such as Filex Australia. In 2015 Marena and Chris were personally invited to present on Pilates at the world’s largest fitness convention; IDEA World in Los Angles. Marena has co-authored a book and appeared on Pilates DVDs. She was also selected by Donna Aston and Sue Stanley as their Pilates expert.
They have both studied ‘contemporary’ Pilates in Australia and have recently undertaken the prestigious ‘Real Pilates Teacher Training’ program in New York City to deepen their ‘Classical’ Pilates knowledge and become 3rd generation Pilates teachers.
Sophie is a qualified Pilates instructor, personal trainer and dance teacher with a lifetime of experience performing and training in dance, Pilates, aerial skills, gymnastics and fitness. Performing professionally since the age of 7 and with over ten years teaching experience, Sophie has Certificate IV & Diploma in Pilates (Mat, Studio and Rehab), Certificates III & IV in Fitness and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Sophie is an educator for Pilates teacher training courses with Positive Action Pilates and is co-founder and presenter of the Cueing the Dancer Franklin Method Workshops for dancers and dance educators. She has certifications in Progressing Ballet Technique, barre fitness, classical and fitness Pilates, and pre & post natal Pilates. She was one of the first certified In-Trinity instructors in Australia and has completed Lisa Howell’s Level 1 Dance Teacher & Therapist Training.
Secrets of Natural Walking
Donna Ellerton is an International presenter, trainer, wellness coach, author and creator of several fitness and wellness programs around the world, specialising in the health, wellness and the fitness industry.
She is the creator of Cycle Excel the worlds first Indoor cycling education portal offering online and face to face courses. Donna and also conducts corporate wellness and mindfulness education, as well as courses with a business called Well Body and Spirit. Her message encompasses all aspects of being well including having a healthy body image and finding a sense of peace and calmness in our busy world.
Ann Marie Pistikakis
Dance & Movement Specialist
Creator of Move Culture (a new dance, fitness and wellness studio in Melbourne), Ann-Marie is armed with over 30 years of dance/fitness industry experience. With a passion for people, Ann-Marie thrives on bringing the best out in individuals and is an advocate for mental and physical health and wellness.
A creative connector both in person and online, Ann-Marie is a Social Media/Community Manager all-rounder by day with experience in online forums and events. Her background includes working with the likes of Les Mills, lululemon athletica, Apple and Breast Cancer Network Australia.
E-RYT200 Yoga teacher, Qi Gong & Reiki
William teaches at Humming Puppy Melbourne. His classes focus on building strength, mobility and connection to the physical body whilst promoting self-inquiry and awareness of our internal dialogue and the conditionings of the mind. He enjoys using a combination of Yoga poses, breathing techniques, Qi Gong and mindfulness to cultivate presence and focus.
Wil teaches from a place of love and compassion and truly believes in the healing and transformative powers of yoga and meditation. He enjoys supporting others along their respective journeys and empowering them to follow their heart and stay true to their path. For him, there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing people grow, evolve and realise they have the power to change their own life and create their own destiny.
This Pilates and Wellness Retreat is being run with the help and support of Lisa Pickering & Namaskar Retreats.
I have been operating and growing my successful dog walking and caring business for the past 11 years. My work has allowed me to spend nearly every moment with my beautiful husband and my wonderful dog.
In my spare time I have competed in marathon and half marathon events, fundraising for Breast Cancer Network Australia, Mitochondria Awareness and The Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation. Recently my 80’s Trivia Fundraiser raised over $5,936.00 for Peter MacCallum.
My love of running is what led me to practicing yoga for assistance in recovery after training or from the event itself. Having completed 8 half marathons and 3 marathons, I have decided to hang up my shoes for endurance events and roll out my mat instead.