Sky Pilates and Yoga

Gran Canaria, Spain

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Based on 12 reviews

8 Days Meditation, Yoga and Pilates Retreat in Spain

Feb 17-24 | Mar 10-17 | Apr 21-28, 2018

Speaks English

from US$1,228

Great 9/10

Based on 12 reviews
from US$1,228
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Great 9/10

Based on 12 reviews

Instructors 2

Alejandro Estornel

Equinox Pilates training (Pilates Instructor)

Alex's style of teaching is a perfect combination of classical Pilates and progressive methods, with the fervor and tenacity that Joseph Pilates intended for his clients. His private sessions and classes will rebuild the body you deserve and transform your life.

Paola Reznik

In her practice, she places great importance in the art of breathing which teaches how to find a balance with the mind and emotions. Quieting the thoughts in order to better connect with the bodies is the key to achieving complete enlightenment.

Reviews 12

  • Juliana Hutmanova France

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I have absolutley enjoyed the retreat and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to practice yoga and/or pilates. Alejandro and Nayra are amazing instructors ready to answer any questions, help you and quide you. Also activities were fun. If you are an active person there are ways and time to explore the island in between the practices, but also if you live a busy life and are looking just to relax, you can spend some peace and quiet time by the pool or the beach, which is a walking distance from the resort. Money worth spent

  • Matilda Mcaleenan Great Britain

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The organised excursions were fabulous and the classes were fun. It was great having a timetable.

    A few more classes would have been useful for me (beginner) but I know that Alex is already planning to increase the number of sessions.

  • Lauretta Zucchetti Republic of Italy

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The place is positioned at the foot a hill that inspires tranquility and beauty. The hotel is clean and welcoming, with a pool larger than I have seen in any island-styled hotels. The instructors--Alex Estornel and Nayra Gomez--were some of the best I have every had!! Their knowledge, attitude, generosity and positive outlook made for a most satisfying and enjoyable retreat. I learned quite a bit about pilates, and also practiced yoga in the way that yoga must be practiced: with flowing ease and a clear mind. One more thing: the cooking at this hotel is nothing short of exceptional. It is said that one can enjoy the best dinners ever here and I believe it 100%. I could not wait to have breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. Superb preparation, superb ingredients, superb taste. Thank you to the organizers and the hotel's personnel who made our stay so special! PS I can't wait to return here AND go to a retreat with Alex and Nayra in Grand Canaries where they are based out of....


  • Susan Jeffrey United States

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The island of Santorini is absolutely beautiful and the location of the retreat was perfectly located close to Oia. The Pelagos is a peaceful and charming place, and the food was amazing. The yoga classes were not as challenging as I'm used to but perfect for some in our group who were new to yoga. Since I was new to Pilates, those classes were challenging for me and a nice complement to easier yoga classes. I also really enjoyed the group of people who attended as well as Alex and Nayra.

    The only negative I can think of is that the beds and pillows were a little too hard. Other than that, the cabanas were lovely.

  • Helen Bradbury Great Britain

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Pilates sessions fantastic Alex is an excellent teacher

    Staff very friendly at the hotel, a relaxed environment

    Excursion on the quad bikes we tried to do too much and it ended up being stressful

  • Kelly Ward Great Britain

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Well, where do I start? I had such a fun week on the retreat in Santorini. I loved the yoga and pilates programme. As a newly qualified instructor, it was a great experience where I learnt so much and came away feeling really enthusiastic about my future in Pilates. Not only that, it challenged me on a personal level. But the emphasis of this retreat was not just on fitness and health, but on having an actual holiday. So if you weren't up to attending a class or would miss one because you were touring the island, then the instructors understood completely. This helped to create the relaxed atmosphere on the retreat where people bonded and made friends easily. And if that wasn't enough, Alex had arranged a walking tour into Oia, a catamaran cruise and and a trip to ancient Thera via quad bikes. So we got to see the real Santorini too! So thank you to the team at Sky for a wonderful week and a great choice of hotel. I hope to see you again soon!

    My really small shower! And the fact that I had to leave

  • Marie-france Mardon Switzerland

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    L'hôtel, le site, les cours et les profs de pilate, les excursions, le groupe, l'ambiance, l'accueil et la serviabilité du personnel de l'hôtel, la nourriture

    Les cours de yoga

    Pas de meuble dans la salle de bains et pas assez de crochets pour les serviettes

  • Genevieve Jacobi United States

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Quality and knowledge of Pilates instruction, location of site, excellent food and a really great group of people.

    Needed more time and instruction for the motorbiking. Some of the hotel staff had different opinions about women's rights and engagement than we are used to in the US.

  • Susan Ledingham Great Britain

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Friendly and helpful staff. Clean facilities and peaceful surroundings. Massages available.

    No fan in room but visited early summer so ok.

  • Patricia France


    Ravissante villa avec piscine ; délicieux brunchs et dîners ; des sorties sont organisées vers les dunes et plages et randonnées avec paysages magnifiques ; les cours de yoga et pilates étaient très bien ; petit plus : des voitures de location étaient à notre disposition si on voulait visiter les alentours selon notre gré.

Testimonials 11

  • Sully

    Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

    This was my first retreat with the Sky team and it was so incredible that I have already booked another! Alex is a total powerhouse, super organized, super friendly and killer on the mat. It is a perfect mix with Alex's energy, Shannon's technique and Paola's soothing relaaaaaax. I left there feeling sun kissed, fit, happy and possibly about a foot taller. Every detail of the trip was perfect, from the food to the location, but what is really most special is the feeling of community. Many of us came as strangers, but we all left as friends, and that really is priceless. Thank you!!

  • Jonny United Kingdom

    Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

    Just got back from my first Pilates and Yoga retreat and absolutely loved it! What an amazing week with such lovely welcoming people! I would highly recommend a retreat with Sky Pilates and Yoga. The yoga with Alex and pilates with Paola were both relaxing and challenging and the food was to die for! Highly recommend spending a week with Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreats!

  • A traveler United Kingdom

    Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

    I have just returned from 9 days of sun, Pilates, yoga, hikes, fresh air, sea, beautiful people and delicious food! I arrived having been stressed and feeling very run down. From the moment I arrived and after my first encounter with Alex, Paola, Stacey and Brian I immediately started to feel better. The Villa is amazing with magical views to the historic town of Aguimes. The schedule for the week is perfect giving you a variety of wonderful activities, classes and excursions but also plenty of you time to clear your head or catch up on some reading. I cannot recommend this retreat enough and will definitely be returning!

  • Melokev France

    Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

    It was my second retreat and I really enjoyed it. The villa is a well located and maintained. The pilates and yoga classes are very good with a well structures progression over the week taking into consideration the participants level and conditions. The team (Alex, Stacey, Paula and Brian) are doing their best to satisfy the participants with a very personal touch. The vegetarian food was good but more diversity at brunch would make it even better.The group was amazing and we had lots of fun! The only downside would be my room with no AC nor fan and the bathroom outside the room, I guess that I was not lucky because the other rooms wereseem better. Overall, it was a very enjoyable, energizing and relaxing week, I will definitely book another retreat with Alex and co in Santorini next time to discover this other location.

  • A traveler

    Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

    This was the 4th Pilates and Yoga retreat that I've been on and most definitely the best! From the very point of booking, Alex and the team were happy to help with any queries I had, and I felt really well informed and excited from the e mails detailing all of the arrangements and plans for the week. It can sometimes be daunting travelling on your own but everything was so well organised that I didn't need to worry at all. The Gran Canaria villa is absolutely stunning, and set in an amazing location that makes it really handy for trips to the town, beach, mountains... I really enjoyed being able to do the classes both in and out doors, and having massages outside on the terrace was heavenly! Alex's Pilates and Paola's yoga classes were truly fantastic. As a Pilates instructor myself I don't often get the opportunity to be part of a class, so the experience of being taught by an instructor of Alex's calibre was amazing. The classes are challenging but loads of fun, and you really feel how much you progress throughout the week! I love using all the various pieces of equipment too. Paola's yoga classes were out of this world... A truly mind blowing experience! The yoga was amazing but the relaxations at the end of the class were just something else! Exactly what I needed. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better... The food!!! Brian's food definitely had the wow factor... I'm a big meat eater at home but I didn't miss it at all. Everything was really tasty and exciting. The smiles and energy of the whole team are contagious. They made the week absolutely heavenly, and so much fun. Thanks to Alex, Stacey, Paola and Brian (plus Maria and Holly) for an amazing week. I'll definitely be back.

  • A traveler United Kingdom

    Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

    This was my 3rd pilates and yoga retreat with Alex, and him and his team have totally perfected the most amazing experience. From the minute you arrive at the airport and are greeted with the warmest welcome, their mission is to make sure that you have the most amazing stay (I have been on retreats before where the set-up has been very businesslike - not here, you are made to feel so special). Where to start - I don't know, the food - amazing, every meal was delicious (thank you Brian). Yoga - Paola is the most fantastic teacher (and I never do yoga at home) but I ended up progressing so far as to stand on my head by the end of the week! Stacey - thank you so much for looking after us and making our stay so special. Lastly Alex, well your pilates is amazing, I arrived home most certainly having found my core. Your enthusiasm and your determination to make sure we all had the best week ever is what makes Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreats stand out above all of the others - see you again for sure x

  • A traveler United Kingdom

    Tracey Fenner website

    This was definitely one of the best weeks of yoga and Pilates we've ever been on - and over the years there have been on quite a few (of varying quality...)

    Alex is an exceptional world-class classical Pilates teacher and his inspiring style was perfectly complimented by Shannon's great (new to me) Franklin Pilates and Paola's meditative yoga. Classes were held in a cool tented shala with enough space for everyone to stretch out comfortably. Our very pretty apartment in the Pelagos Hotel was freshly painted and spotless with french doors opening onto a peaceful patio with a view over the vegetable gardens and the fields. The indoor shutters worked extremely well, keeping the room cool in the day time and perfectly dark at night, so there was no need to use the air conditioning. Other reviews are right about the delightful & friendly Pelagos staff - we were welcomed & treated as if we were old friends. Oia, a 35 minute walk away through country tracks, is the most charming little town perched high up overlooking the caldera and when we visited it was not at all busy. The catamaran trip with our group was idyllic - we laughed and swam and sunbathed and danced and returned to the harbour just as the sun was setting and the lights of Oia starting to sparkle. Brunch included fresh fruit salad, Greek yoghurt, eggs, cheeses & meats, breads, butter, preserves & honey, orange juice, coffee & all kinds of tea. Vegetarian evening meals were typically Greek starting with breads & a dip, then 3 hors d'oevres (e.g. Greek salad, tomato fritters, spinach & cheese filo pastries) followed by a main course (e.g. pasta in tomato sauce, vegetable ratatouille, stuffed aubergine) and desert (cake). One evening we ate fresh fish which was absolutely delicious. Personally I found it a little heavy on carbs & would have loved more salad & fresh fruit. People with dietary restrictions (e.g. gluten intolerance) were catered for without any fuss at all so I'm sure if I'd asked it wouldn't have been a problem. No mosquitos to speak of (hooray from me!), great massage (Marios was much in demand), big clean swimming pool, an absolutely lovely mix of people (mainly Brits, mainly female, some dear friends from other trips & some delightful new ones - many who we'll meet again in Gran Canaria in the autumn). There was clearly a huge amount of love, care and devotion that went into making sure this was a wonderful week for us all & we can't wait to go back again!

    N.B. Our son & his partner had a fabulous time in Gran Canaria with Sky Pilates & Yoga this April & booked to go to Santorini in September immediately on their return. Places on these retreats are going to go very fast - there was a long waiting list for our week - so if you are thinking of booking definitely don't put it off. (I kind of wish I hadn't written that - it's so tempting to keep something this good a secret!)

  • A traveler United Kingdom

    Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

    I have just returned from a weeks Sky Pilates and Yoga retreat/holiday in Santorini . It was the most reviving experience, two Pilates or yoga classes with Alex, Shannon and Paloa a day, they are all inspiring teachers who help you get the "best for you" out of each class. The setting in the Pelagos hotel-Oia is perfect, comfortable little house to stay in, a huge swimming pool and the nicest staff you could ever wish to meet. I couldn't wish for more and can't wait to go to Gran Canaria for more Sky Pilates and Yoga retreats.

    Give it a go, you will love it!

  • Julia H

    Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

    Had the most amazing week of Pilates and yoga, with wonderful people, both staff and guests. Fabulous meals, using home grown produce , clean spacious accommodation. I can't wait to go back to the Pelagos Hotel Oia again next year. The yoga and Pilates was on everyone's level with top professional tuition. Looking forward to more in Gran canaria later this year too!

  • A traveler

    Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

    The location is inspiring and my room was beautiful. Alex and Paola are not only dedicated and wonderful teachers in their respective fields, they make each person feel valued and included. I feel the week advanced my Pilates knowledge, I was inspired to get back in my Yoga practice and felt the inclusion of meditation really made this a well rounded mind, body and spirit experience. Brian the Chef made sure everyone's individual needs were met and the food was delicious. All the team at Sky made this a memorable experience.

  • Heather M United Kingdom

    Sky Pilates and Yoga TripAdvisor page

    I booked last minute as I really needed a break from work and family challenges and a bit of sunshine! I've done a few retreats but never on my own before so was a little apprehensive, but I needn't have been, the rest of the group were awesome and I had a wonderful welcome from Alejandro, Stacey, Paolo and Brian. From the moment we were collected at the airport to the time we left nothing was too much trouble and lots of really thoughtful touches during the stay. The Pilates and Yoga was wonderful - taught by knowledgeable and inspiring instructors, and I definitely improved throughout the course of the week. I will be back in July to continue developing my practice in this beautiful setting, this time with my Son (he's 22) and will be back in October with my daughter (she's 27) so a real family affair ! There were no hidden extra costs either. There were 2 cars available during the week and as guests we were able to drive them if they were free - thanks to Eline for driving us to the beach where we sat and did nothing and got a fantastic tan! The food was vegetarian, freshly cooked, and I didn't miss meat at all. On the two nights we ate out there were meat options but I have developed a taste for vegetarian food - an added health bonus I feel! I didn't do the hiking this time round, preferring to stay by the pool and rest, but will definitely be doing the hike in July. There was no pressure to do any activity you didn't want to, real understanding that everyone's needs may be different, very relaxed and our hosts were only interested in ensuring that each and everyone of us got the best experience during their stay. I can recommend the Masage from Brian! And when I go back in July we will be going sailing/surfing so will report back on that at a later date! Highly recommended. Great value. Lovely people. Fantastic location. Many of the guests have already booked their next stay with Sky Pilates and Yoga so I am looking forward to keeping in touch with new friends too!

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