Pilates and Massage Retreats in Cornwall

Relax and be revived with Sarah Hardy at Lanner Vean Barns,
Nr. Porthleven

Does the idea of a few days away in Cornwall appeal to you? Where you can practise Pilates, go walking, have your meals cooked for you, have a chance to read and generally relax?

If so, Sarah invites you to one of her Pilates and Massage Retreats.  After a few days you will be feeling completely revived and energised and return home a new person.
You can choose Sarah's specific dates or arrange your own trip to suit you, see the Options below.

We are located in quiet farmland, halfway between the ancient town of Helston and the fishing port of Porthleven, where Lanner Vean Barns provides the perfect tranquil setting; in the middle of countryside yet within a mile of the sea.

'Feel a sense of calm as soon as you drive through the gates' .

You'll be staying in a converted Cornish barn across from our farmhouse.
The barn is furnished in a stylish and homely way enhancing your feeling of being relaxed and comfortable. There are two double bedrooms, which can be either twin beds or kingsize doubles and if more than four of you are staying there is the option of using the bedrooms in the main house.
 

Your Pilates classes take place in a newly converted state-of-the-art Studio.
 

The garden has quiet corners where you can relax.


We also have a secluded art studio so do bring your paints or just use it to have a quiet time with your book.
 

Food and Dining
Cornwall has an enviable reputation for organic food and farming with innovative cuisine. Being 'foodies' we love being able to source so much that is local and organic. We grow many of our own vegetables and everthing else we try to buy from local producers.
Dining is an integral part of the retreat and is predominantly vegetarian. We like our meals to be healthy, light yet satisfying and we want you to look forward to each meal.
We are happy to oblige with individual dietary needs.

Massage
You could further enhance your retreat by having a massage in Sarah's peaceful and cosy treatment room. If you don't normally have the time for massage then this is a perfect opportunity.
Sarah has 30 years of experience in Massage, Sports Therapy and Pilates, having initially trained as a nurse. She has worked in many areas of health and fitness and with this knowledge she has a unique and caring approach to her massage and teaching.

Local Attractions
Porthleven (1mile), Helston (1mile), Penrose Estate (½ mile), Helford Estuary (12 miles), St. Ives (14 miles), Falmouth (14miles), Penzance (14 miles).

Video
If you would like a quick preview of what you'll enjoy on your retreat - watch this 1.5 min video.

Pilates Retreat Options

Sarah runs Specific Retreats three times a year and at any other time you can come with your friends and create your own Bespoke Retreats, see the various options below. We never have more than six people (non-Pilates partners are welcome) which keeps the group small and friendly and allows for individual attention.
 

Specific Retreats

Winter Warmer -  Thursday  25th - Monday 29th January 2018           £495       no more places available

Spring  - Thursday 19th - Monday 23rd April 2018                               £545       2 more places available

Autumn Delight - Thursday  6th - Monday 10th September 2018        £545 

Pilates Course
On the evening of your arrival we have an introductory stretch/relaxation session before dinner.
The following three days start with a half-hour wake-up stretch before breakfast to get our limbs moving.
The 2 hour morning class focuses on toning and strengthening.
We finish the day’s Pilates with a gentle stretch and relaxation session prior to dinner.
Each day consists of approximately 3½ hours of Pilates. Within each class the exercises are adapted to suit individual bodies and abilities; Pilates is brilliant for this!
Afternoons are free time; relaxing at Lanner Vean, exploring the local area, walking along the south-west coast path, swimming, surfing or sailing - the choices are endless.

Arrival and Departure
Arrive between 14.00 - 16.00 hours on the Thursday and depart after breakfast on the Monday. You are welcome to join in Sarah's Monday class in Porthleven @ 09.30 hrs

Prices
Spring and Summr Retreats: £545 per person sharing a room or £645 for single occupancy.
Winter Warmer Retreat: £495 per person sharing a room or £595 for single occupancy.
Price includes all meals, wine with dinner, Pilates tuition and accommodation. On one evening we eat at a local restaurant where the food is included but you pay for your own drinks.

To Book or make further enquiries

If you wish to discuss anything about the Retreat please contact Sarah Hardy or phone  +44 7932 166216

Download Booking Form here
 

Bespoke Retreats

Option One:

Half board with 3½ hours of Pilates each day
Pilates: Choose when you would like your Pilates but as a suggestion - a ½ hr wake-up stretch before breakfast then a 2 hr session in the morning with an hour's 'relaxation and stretch' session in the evening. The 2 hr class is as much a workshop as a class and so you'll find the 2 hrs isn't as long as it sounds!
Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 guests. I suggest a 4 night stay for you to get the most benefit although 3 nights would also work.
Why not enhance your stay by booking a massage with Sarah?

Prices: based on a 4 night stay
£450 per person, sharing a room. (There's a £100 supplement for single occupancy). Price includes accomodation, breakfast, lunch and Pilates tuition as stated above. Tea and coffee is provided for your use and we welcome you with homemade scones, cake or cookies plus a fruit bowl. Massage and further Pilates lessons are optional extras. The Pilates lessons use the floor mats but you may want to try a lesson on the equipment such as the Reformer and Cadillac.

Option Two:

B & B with 2 hours of Pilates each day
Pilates: A 2 hour class in the morning. This is more of a workshop/class so in fact the 2 hrs isn't as long as it seems!
Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 guests and a minimum of 3 nights.
Why not enhance your stay by booking a massage with Sarah?

Prices: based on a 4 night stay
£400 per person sharing a room. (There's a £100 supplement for single occupancy). Price includes accomodation, breakfast and Pilates tuition as stated above. Tea and coffee is provided for your use and we welcome you with homemade scones, cake or cookies plus a fruit bowl. Massage and further Pilates lessons are optional extras. The Pilates lessons are using the mats but you may want to try a lesson on the equipment such as the Reformer and Cadillac.

Option Three:

Self-Catering
With this option you rent the cottage at the seasonal rate and choose how much Pilates and massage you would like during your stay.
This gives you complete flexibility.

For more details about Lavender Barn please click here for the full website

Please phone Sarah to discuss on 07932 166216