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Which UK Pilates Retreat Is Best?

UK Pilates Retreat

If you are in need of some well deserved relaxation then a Pilates retreat could be the perfect solution. You do not necessarily have to jet off somewhere far far away to experience the amazing benefits associated with a holiday. There are a number of luxurious Pilates retreats across the UK to help you loosen up and de-stress. Today we are going to compare the UKs leading Pilates Retreats to help you decide where your next weekend escape from reality could be.

Sunridge Pilates Retreat

In third place we have the idyllic Sunridge Pilates Retreat located in Devon. This is perfect if you are looking for a staycation with friends or loved ones with a bit of Pilates integrated into your holiday. The accommodation is simply stunning with the option to choose from a luxury treehouse, barn and even a glamping pod. Unfortunately Sunridge is not your typical retreat where you can meet new, like minded individuals and have an itinerary already in place. Instead, you have the option to book private Pilates classes in the host’s studio nearby or outside your accommodation if the weather allows. This is a great option if you are looking for a relaxing holiday with little activity. If you are looking for a retreat where you can make new friends, focus on wellness and develop your Pilates skills then it might not be right for you.


  • Private Pilates sessions
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Scenic location


  • Expensive
  • Heavily reliant on the weather
  • Not particularly focused on Pilates
  • No additional wellness activities

Soul Weekender

Coming in at second place on our list of the best UK Pilates retreats is Soul Weekender. This weekend has been organised by Soul Pilates who have created a unique concept based in rural devon. Their itinerary for the weekend has been planned to help rebalance the mind, body and spirit to help you feel more inspired and connected when you return to day to day life. Included in the weekender is Pilates, meditation and wine tasting. The downside of this retreat is that it is not too focused on the Pilates, although it offers a range of exciting activities. If a weekend of indulgence with friends, Soul Weekender is ideal. However if what you’re after is a retreat focusing on Pilates, this might not be the best option for you.


  • Luxury accommodation
  • Scenic location
  • Hot Tub available


  • May have to share accommodation with strangers if not going as a group
  • No use of Pilates equipment such as the Reformer
  • Expensive
  • Heavily reliant on the weather

Reformer Retreats

If you are on the hunt for the #1 UK Pilates retreat then look no further, Reformer Retreats may be the perfect place for you. This luxurious weekend has been put together to challenge, inspire and deepen your knowledge of Pilates whilst helping you to relax and unwind. The itinerary involves a combination of mat work and Reformer sessions including the option to book additional 1-2-1 sessions. The itinerary has been carefully planned to help you get the most out of your experience and give you a well needed break from everyday life.

Other than expert led Pilates classes, there are a number of activities included in the retreat such as; meditation, yoga, spa treatments and wellness talks on menopause and nutrition. In total, over the course of the weekend there are 6 group Pilates sessions giving you the full experience with the opportunity to book additional 1-2-1 sessions.


  • Luxury boutique hotel
  • X4 mat classes and X2 Reformer classes
  • 1-2-1 sessions available
  • Great value for money
  • Wellness talks on menopause and nutrition
  • Meals and refreshments included
  • Spa treatment included
  • Led by highly trained Pilates teachers


  • 1-2-1 sessions are limited with a first come first served basis
  • Only two retreats held each year with limited spaces

To see more of Reformer Retreats, check out this video:

Overview of UK Pilates Retreats

Ultimately, when it comes to booking any retreat, it’s best to do your own research to work out which weekend is best for you. If you are looking for a retreat jam packed with Pilates and other supporting activities then Reformer Retreats is a great option. If you are after a retreat with minimal activity and a bit of Pilates in between then Sunridge Pilates might suit you better. Hopefully our comparison has given you a better insight into the UKs leading Pilates retreats.

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