"Tranquility Pilates Retreat 2018 exceeded all expectations. It was amazing how quickly we all relaxed at beautiful Capofaro. There was good balance of pilates (which Nikki had tailored specially for the individual participants), other activities and relaxation. Initially I thought it was an indulgently expensive trip but actually it was good value because so much was included and there were very few extra costs. The meals and wine at Capofaro were delicious, plentiful and well presented. Service throughout the trip, including the transfers, hotel, meals and activities was gracious and friendly - we were always made to feel like honoured guests. Both the hike and the boat trip were brilliant and gave us a broader perspective of the island’s history, geography and culture. Well done and thank you Nikki - a huge success!" Jacqueline
Join Nikki at the breath taking resort: “Capofaro" located on one of the seven Aeolian islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea about 40km from the Sicilian coast. Born from the love for the vineyard and the sea of the family Tasca d'Almerita, Capofaro is a scenic estate on the island of Salina designed for friends, guests and all travelers of taste, in the sign of the best Mediterranean hospitality. Capofaro: an inn surrounded by rows overlooking the sea, where Malvasia, a typical wine of the island, is produced.
Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia: unique in its identity, is the place of choice for those who enjoy total nature and relaxation while being immersed in the pristine nature of the island of Salina, the most authentic of the Aeolian Islands . A place of natural experience in a timeless habitats, in direct contact with all the strength and beauty of the island, Capofaro is born of love for the vine, the sea and mountains that surround it.
This 6 day Pilates retreat includes:
- Airport pickup from and to Catania including hydrofoil tickets and transportation to the resort
- Accommodation for 5 nights
- Breakfast buffet
- Lunch (2) including: water, 1 glass of wine per course, coffee
- Dinner (4) including, water, 1 glass of wine per course, coffee
- Wine tasting (1)
- Tutorial fee of workouts
- Usage of accessories during workouts
- 2 excursions including transportations
- Water after sessions
NB: Guests will need to bring their own Pilates mat. Tranquility suggests a thick Pilates mat rather than a thin yoga one. Contact us for a list of Pilates mats we recommend.
Date: Thursday 23rd - Tuesday 28th May 2019
Day 1 (Thur 23rd): Arrive, briefing, free time and welcome dinner
Day 2 (Fri 24th): 8am morning class, breakfast, free time, 6.30pm sunset class, dinner
Day 3 (Sat 25th): 8am morning class, breakfast, free time, lunch, trekking with local guide, dinner
Day 4 (Sun 26th): 8am morning class, breakfast, lunch, Salina boat tour, free time
Day 5 (Mon 27th): 8am morning class, breakfast, free time, 6pm wine tasting, dinner
Day 6 (Tue 2nd): Farewell breakfast
NB: All scheduled lunches include 2 courses and a glass of wine with each course. All scheduled dinners include 3 courses and a glass of wine with each course. Cranial Sacral Treatment is available on request and is not included in the package. Treatments 80 Euros.
Participants are welcome to share their room with a person who is not attending the program. Accommodations and breakfast for the additional guest (max. 1 person per room) is free of charge, whereas other charges (meals, beverages, excursions, pickup surplus charges) will be billed extra.
During the free time:
- Read a book
- Go for a walk / run
- Hire a bike
- Book a treatment
- Explore the island
- Relax by the pool
- Book Cranial Sacral Therapy
- Relax on your terrace
Cost per person (in British Pounds):
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To arrive in time to catch the boat from Milazzo you will need to take the first flight out of the UK. Below are flight suggestions from London:
British Airways return to Gatwick: Outbound 23rd May: 7.10am arrive Catania 11.15am Inbound 28th May: 7.40pm arrive London Gatwick 9.55pm
Capofaro… “Were the sound of silence doesn’t get boring”
1) The guest will need to bring their own mat. A thicker Mat is recommended rather that a thin yoga mat.
2) Cancellation policy:
60 days prior to arrival no cancellation fee
Within 60 days prior to arrival 50% of total cost
No show on the day = no refund
3) Participants are welcome to share their room with a person who is not attending the program. Accommodations and breakfast for the additional guest (max. 1 person per room) is free of charge, whereas other charges (meals, beverages, excursions, pickup surplus charges) will be billed extra.
4) In the case of bad weather and the group are unable to travel to Salina, alternative accommodation in Milazzo will be arranged by Capofaro.
5) To travel to Salina the group need to be at the port of Milazzo by 5.30pm. In the case of delayed travel (flights / traffic etc) Capofaro will organise alternative accommodation in MIlazzo.
6) If any persons from the group miss their flight or any travel arrangements made in advance by Capofaro. The following will be put in place:
If the attendees miss their flight and they decide to not travel, there is no refund.
If the attendees miss their flight, but take the next flight Capofaro will organise transportation, with the option to charge the attendees extra for the transportation or the accommodation if they don’t manage to reach Salina in time.
If the attendees miss any travel connections (car / boat), Capafaro will organise the transportation, with the option to charge the attendees extra for the transportation or the accommodation.
7) Tranquility Pilates Centre, Nikki Chrysostomou & Capofaro are not responsible for any loss or damage to personal property while travelling to and from Capofaro and during your stay at Capofaro
8) Tranquility Pilates Centre, Nikki Chrysostomou & Capofaro are not responsible for personal injuries outside scheduled classes or events. The activities you take up during the “free time” are at your desecration.
9) It is the responsibility of each guest to ensure that you are capable of participating in Pilates exercise.
10) To be considerate of others at all times.
11) To ensure the appropriate clothing and footwear is worn at all times, particularly when walking around the property of Capofaro and any events that are organised off of Capofaro property.
12) The guest expressly exempts the company from any responsibility for any malfunction of services and/or failure to perform the service for reasons not attributable to negligence or fraud of the company, and thus for example strikes, earthquakes, riots, terrorist attacks, weather conditions of particular disfavour.
13) The Retreat will be confirmed 60 days prior to its starting date if the minimum number of participants will be reached.
The customer also expressly exempts the company from all responsibility for harm or damages to persons and/or things that are not attributable to fault or negligence of the company.