Perfect Puglia with Reform Retreats!

We are delighted to invite you to join us in Puglia for the 2020 June Bank Holiday weekend for a 4-day Pilates retreat with Anna Frankland and Mariapia Cleopazzo.

Would you like to take some time out for yourself and bring your Pilates practice to the next level over just a few days? While at the same time visiting the beautiful historic town of Lecce in the sunny Puglia region of Italy?

Please contact for bookings & details.

Retreat Pilates Program

At the heart of this retreat are the six Pilates sessions, opening with an early evening session on Day 1 (after check-in) and closing with a morning session on Day 4 (before check-out). Days 2 and 3 will hold two sessions daily.

Day 1: Saturday 30th May

First Evening session 5pm – 6pm – Mat madness on the rooftop terrace

Days 2 & 3: June 1st and 2nd June

Morning sessions 8am – 8.45am – Mat madness on the rooftop terrace

Late Morning sessions 10.30am – 1.30pm – Reformer recharge at Embody Studio

Day 4: Tuesday 3rd June

Last Morning session 7 – 7.45am  – Mat madness on the rooftop terrace

This schedule is designed to leave your afternoons free of Pilates.

Additional Activities!

After your Pilates-filled mornings we have organised a few fun activities:

An afternoon trip to the coast by bus where we will have a swim and a kayaking tour of the stunning Puglian coast

An afternoon guided walking tour of the historic centre of Lecce

A special dinner with wine tasting at a local restaurant

You will also have lots of time to explore Lecce and do some shopping as well as the optional extra of a private Pilates session with Anna or Mariapia.


We have chosen Lecce as this is Mariapia’s hometown and where she has her studio. It is also a very beautiful, historic Italian city.  It is where you will be based for the 3 nights of the retreat, staying in a single occupancy private room with breakfast daily in the Palazzo Rollo guesthouse.

We have chosen the Palazzo Rollo mainly for its unique location and fit out. Palazzo Rollo is located in Lecce’s old town overlooking the fascinating tower bell of the Duomo. The Palace has been restored in order that all the beauty and the original charm was regained.

The Palace is characterized by the climbing vine surrounding the inner courtyard and the beautiful rooftop terrace from which it’s possible to admire and almost “touch” the monuments of the town.


Getting There

The best way to get to Lecce is to fly to Brindisi airport with Aer Lingus. There are flights arriving on the Saturday morning at 10.25am and leaving on the Tuesday morning at 11.15am and we have designed the retreat with these flights in mind. Flights are not included in the package however transfers from the airport (roughly 30mins) for these flights are.

What’s Involved?

The price for the week is €690 (early bird rate) if you book before Friday 24th January 2020 and €760 if you book after this date. Included in the price is:

Three night’s accommodation in a private room in the Palazzo Rollo Guesthouse to include a nutritious breakfast

Choice of 6 Pilates classes including two on the Reformer at Embody Pilates (Mariapia’s studio)

Return airport transfers by coach

An afternoon trip to the coast by bus where we will have a swim and a kayaking tour of the stunning Puglian coast

An afternoon guided walking tour of the historic centre of Lecce

A special dinner and wine tasting

The price does not include your flights or your lunches and dinners (with the exception of one dinner).

A deposit of €250 (by cheque or bank transfer) is required by Friday 24th January 2020 to avail of the early bird rate €690. The balance of will be due by 1st April 2020.

Numbers are limited to 15 people however we need a minimum of 10 to guarantee the price. If we do not get minimum numbers your deposit will be fully refunded by 1st April 2020.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange to pay your deposit by bank transfer please let me know. Alternatively, please bring a cheque into the studio and give it to me or to your instructor (in an envelope with your name on it) by Friday 24th January 2020.

The retreat is open to everyone, Reform clients and friends. Previous Pilates experience is preferable but not required!

We are really looking forward to it and hope to make it an annual event!

Kind Regards,

Anna & Mariapia


We thought you might be interested in what our previous guests had to say…

This was an excellently organised trip allowing you the chance to practice Pilates on a daily basis. The number and pace of the classes allow you to really develop your Pilates practice with excellent and highly knowledgeable instructors together with excellent food and accommodation. Great to come home felling relaxed, refreshed and stretched. A real privilege!

Thank you, Anna, and Mariapia for organising and hosting such a wonderful retreat. I came back completely relaxed and energised. The classes were superb and the whole trip exceed my expectations. Roll on next year!!

A very enjoyable retreat organised by two highly qualified Pilates teachers. The input from Mariapia with local knowledge and a local studio was a huge “plus”. Both did excellent prep so that the days were filled with activities which were all optional. I did almost everything and feel the better for it all!