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Women's retreat Pilates & Yoga: Sculpt your wisdom

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Retreat Pilates & Yoga

Explore Women’s Wisdom -

Join our unique retreat for Pilates & Yoga focused on women's wellness, from 14-20 September in stunning Cantabria, Spain.


A week of women’s hormonal health through:
a fusion of Pilates, Yoga & resistance training;

delicious food specifically for women’s health;

and connecting to the element of water, as water represents our feminine qualities.

This Pilates and Yoga retreat will be empowering a time to reconnect back to our feminine essence. 

Amidst the backdrop of beautiful Cantabria. Inspired by the natural rhythm and light of the green Spanish coast.

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The retreat for Pilates & Yoga will be an immersive journey, into our female empowerment & embodiment. designed to transform more than just your body, this retreat invites you to connect deeply with your true nature.

What happens when we truly listen?
At this retreat, you'll find softening & empowerment through the harmony of the activities. We blend the soothing qualities of water with surf and healing thermal springs. and engage in Sculpt classes to practice mindfulness and physical wellness. Our meals are more than just nourishing; they are crafted to rejuvenate your body and soul, reflecting our commitment to holistic wellness. Nourishing our body with delicious foods that not only nourish our body, but touch our soul.


Through a combination of Soul sculpt classes which is an embodied & somatic practice created by Shaini Verdon. Combining the body & mind connection of yoga, with the functional (core) training of Pilates, adding resistance training which is so important for female bodies, even more so after the age of 35, not only for our physics but also to empower us. Add to that mix: cardio low-impact training & bring into it the fluidity and calmness that the ocean can bring.

"What if there was a way that melds the mind-body connection of Yoga  with the extensive low-impact benefits of Pilates & resistance training?" ~ Shaini Verdon


The connection between women and water is rooted in the recognition of women as the carriers of life and the keepers of sacred knowledge related to the element's transformative power. In this retreat, we will embody this connection through the practice of women's surf classes, by plunging ourselves in healing thermal springs & through the element of fluidity that the sculpt classes will bring us. If surfing is something you are not interested in then there also a possibility to immerse yourself in a massage, cooking workshop &  beach rides to soak up the ocean air.

We view food as a source of energy, nurturing and healing for the physical body, facilitating the expansion of our entire being. Our cuisine is free from highly inflammatory gluten, dairy, and refined sugar. With occasional special cheese treated for those who want to indulge. We use high-quality, organic ingredients that are locally sourced and seasonally appropriate. Designed with the female body in mind, our primarily plant-based menu features optional locally-sourced fish and beef, catering to those who prefer a non-vegan or vegetarian diet as well.


Nourishment over diet: feed your body, nourish your soul.


The whole retreat is focused on women's hormonal health. There are quite a few major life events driven by hormonal changes in the female body—including puberty, pregnancy, perimenopause & menopause. The first stepping stones to keep these fluctuations in balance is through exercise, mindset & food. The elements of sculpt yoga, fluidity, intention setting, journaling & nourishment. Will not only reset during the retreat, but this week will also give you tools to stay connected & in balance. As we practice for longevity.

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14-20 September 2024 at Pontones retreat house amidst the green hills of the Cantabrian coast in Spai​n​

  • 6nights stay at our wonderful venue in Cantabria, Spain

  • 3 healthy, abundant mainly plant-based meals (flexitarian options possible!) a day [cooked and prepared freshly by loving hands every single day! Most of the food we will eat will be organic & or local.]

  • all filtered water, herbal tea & coffee

  • 10 Sculpt classes

  • all yoga mats etc

  • journaling "journaling is like whispering to oneself and listening at the same time"

  • women's circles "when women get together in a circle magic happens"

Included in this retreat for Pilates & Yoga

NOT included

  • flights 

  • airport transfer

  • travel insurance​

How to get there?

Santander airport is the closest, around 20km & Bilboa airport 90 km. From both airports transfer can be arranged, please email for the exact price, as it can be shared with others. There is also a possibility to fly into Madrid & from there enjoy a 4 hour train ride to Santander & the Cantabrian coast. For more info go to


Massage treatments (1 hour 40€ / 1.5 hour  60€)

Surf classes 30€ without transfer

Example day women's sculpt Yoga & Pilates Retreat

7.30 wake up to the sound of nature 

8.00 Morning Sculpt Class

9.45 Yummy Breakfast

12.00 surfing, massage or thermal bath experience

14.00 lunch or lunchbox

16.00-18.00 Free time to relax

18.00 restorative Sculpt class

19.40 delicious dinner

20.30 women's  circle or journalling

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About Cantabria & the retreat house


The locals call it Cantabria infinita, this beautiful hidden jewel with its rolling green hills. Boasting a coastline over 220 km long and has more than 90 beaches open to the Cantabrian Sea. There are beaches for every taste:  big, small, urban, wild, cosy, calm, family… some of them just 10 minutes from the airport! Nestled in between the Picos de Europa and the Basque country, it truly has infinite possibilities to explore.

The retreat house is located in Pontones facing south with beautiful views of the mountain ranges. It is only 7km from the stunning beach of Playa de Somo where all the surfing will take place. Somo is a very large sandy beach with a length of about 4 km, renowned for its golden sands and surf-friendly waves.

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