May 2-6th, 2021
With Ashley Orlando
of Loft26 Pilates
Join Ashley Orlando on a 4night/5day Pilates retreat in sunny Baja. The retreat will focus on Contrology and the core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine. In particular, Ashley will teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine to strengthen the deep torso muscles.
Originally Pilates was designed by a man, for men only. But now, most people think Pilates is just for women. This is simply not true! Pilates is for everyone. It doesn't matter your physical level or ailment, you will be challenged and changed for the better. Pilates will assist you in becoming better with any form of movement you enjoy. All levels welcome!
The Baja retreat will give you plenty of downtime to relax by the pool, paddleboard, kayak in the ocean, or visit the on-site wellness spa. Included in the retreat we have planned a day trip to Playa Balandra, which some consider “the most beautiful beach in Mexico!” Yoga and meditation will also be provided to ensure relaxation and give your body rest.
This retreat will give you time for yourself, time away from your busy schedule, and allow you to deepen your Pilates practice. Come nourish your body with healthy meals, meet new people, and have fun in the sun.
Your Adventure Includes:
6 Pilates Classes
3 Vegetarian or Pescatarian Meals Daily
Free Time to Explore
Beach Day Excursion
Roundtrip Airport Transportation (SJD Airport)
**Not Included- Airfare, Alcohol, & Travel Insurance (Mandatory)**
Example Dailly Itinerary
Coffee tea and juice
Pilates Workshop- Stability vs Mobility
Paddleboard or Kayak
Free time- can go into town or have a spa treatment
Pilates Workshop- Partner Pilates
Single King Room
PRICE-Single King Room - $1860 Per Person, one person in King Size Bed.
To share with a friend or partner $1450 each.
PRICE-Double Room - $1450 Per Person, two queen or two twin beds for two people sharing a room. It can also be shared by 3 or 4 friends.
Early Bird Pricing- Book before January 1st and receive $100 off!
Space is limited! To reserve your spot a $500 deposit is needed.
“Inspiring and fun - a class with Ashley is never boring! As a relative beginner, Ashley teaches the Pilates moves in a way that even I can understand and over the 3 years I’ve been to Ashley’s class my technique continues to improve. Her retreats in Santorini are awesome!“ - Heather Moore
“It is hard to find a more prepared pilates teacher as Ashley. She is extremely well prepared, clear and makes you work your butt off. At the end of her classes, I have felt stronger, more enthusiastic about pilates and also that I have done a very special work out. ”
Ashley Orlando is full of energy, passion, commitment and dedication to the principles of the classical system of Pilates. Ashley was certified by Core Pilates NYC in 2007. This is one of the top Pilates programs in the nation. She opened Loft 26 Pilates in 2010 in Los Angeles, CA.
Ashley will help you to realize how inadvertently we abuse our bodies by sitting, standing and even sleeping incorrectly. Ashley has a way of teaching, that builds mental muscle as well, to correct any imperfect habits you have established over the years. Her attention to detail and performance quality will keep you engaged no matter what level you obtain. Ashley’s extensive dance background adds a quality of grace and perfection to each movement, as well as a discipline, that you will not find with many other Pilates instructors. She keeps the history and principles of classical Pilates intact every session.
Within the U.S., she has taught in Los Angeles, New York, and Kansas City. She has also taught international workshops and retreats in London, the Dominican Republic, and Santorini, Greece.
Ashley will be offering private 55min Pilates sessions throughout the retreat. If you would like to make the most of this opportunity and take more than the 6 classes provided, you can sign up before the retreat for $65 per session or at the retreat for $85. Please email us to add to your retreat rate.
Where The Desert Meets The Sea
With a privileged beachfront location and a spectacular view of La Ventana and The Sea of Cortez, Casa Tara rises from the depths of Baja California Mexico, as a secluded paradise of pleasure and wellbeing.
Casa Tara seeks to live in continuous harmony with the environment. We believe that nature is the nurturing force that provides us with everything we need to fulfill our bodies and souls, so we should take care of Mother Nature like she takes care of us.
This is why our building materials were carefully selected to be the best available low-impact alternatives: Straw bales were used as fillers in the walls for insulation, and renewable solar energy powers part of the hotel. As to the atmosphere, we asked a Feng Shui expert to come and lead the whole furnishing and color scheme process inside all areas, so Casa Tara is literally a place suited to relax and get in touch with your inner self.
Casa Tara's restaurant La Moringa offers honest food prepared with local produce grown in the area by experienced farmers. We deliver a healthy culinary experience full of tasty vegetables from seasonal harvests, and fresh seafood from low-impact fishing sources.
Our cuisine is not only fair with the environment and supports the main local economic activities, but it also has been carefully designed to make you feel better and live longer.
About Baja & Getting There
Baja California is a Mexican state that borders California. It is comprised of a North and South region. Baja California Sur includes Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, and Todos Santos, and our location La Ventana.
Fly into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) plan to arrive in the afternoon by 1 pm. There will be a shuttle to the hotel departing at 3 pm, From the airport expect a 2.5-hour drive. You can check in to Casa Tara any time after 3 pm on Sunday, May 2nd. The shuttle will depart for SJD at 1030am on Thursday, May 6th. Please arrange your flight home after 230 pm. This will give you at least 2 hours to check in to your flight.
If you would prefer to rent a car to explore the region yourself we can help you make a reservation. We can also help you with any travel needs if you choose to extend your stay through the weekend and explore Cabo, Todos Santos, or other surrounding areas in Baja.
Single King Room - $1860 per person, one person in King Size Bed. To share with a friend or partner $1450 each.
Double Room - $1450 per person, two queen or two twin beds for two people sharing a room.
Triple Room - $1390 per person, this room is for a group of 3 friends who want to travel together. There are two Queen beds to share
Quad Room - $1320 per person, this room is for a group of 4 friends who want to travel together. There are two Queen beds to share.
Early Bird Pricing - Book before January 1st and receive $100 off!