Italy – June 2018


Pilates & Meditation Retreat

In Sabina  •   ITALY
9th – 16th June, 2018

In Sabina is “a second home that makes you forget the passing of time.” Taschen


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In the heart of the Sabine Hills, less than an hour from Rome, lies the peaceful haven of In Sabina. With its spectacular views and magical setting amidst olive groves and a rolling Italian landscape, In Sabina is the perfect setting for this 7 day retreat with Sarah & Dalia, designed to recharge body, mind and spirit.

  • Pilates & meditation sessions, offered morning and evening
  • Magnificent architect-designed, covered outdoor practice platform
  • 3 terraces on which to relax and watch stunning Italian sunsets
  • Delicious, healthy, local food prepared by our very own chef and served al fresco
  • Friday night dinner in Casperia, a charming medieval hilltop village 10 mins away
  • Your choice of rooms, shared or single, as well as 3 yurts
  • Explore hot sulphur springs, medieval sites and surrounding areas
  • Massage and other therapies, available at In Sabina

This is your retreat, so please know that you are welcome to do as much or as little as you choose during your time.


Accommodation is within two lovingly restored 17th-century stone buildings over-looking a panorama of olive groves and fruit trees. The 8 guest rooms are designed in a beautiful simple, natural style and every room is unique. 4 rooms are with ensuites and 4 with shared bathrooms. Rooms will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis so please book early for greater choice.

3 yurts are also available for those looking for single-occupancy in a more rustic environment. These do not have electricity – each contains a solar lamp. The bathrooms are approximately 60 metres away by the pool and outside showers are nearby.



  • 2 Pilates classes per day
  • 2 sessions of meditation per day
  • All meals excluding Friday dinner at a local restaurant
  • Tea and coffee (self-service near the pool)
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers to and from In Sabina, with suggested flights


  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Friday meal out at a local restaurant
  • Massage and other therapies, available at In Sabina



  • Shared room (2-3 sharing) with shared bathroom:  £1000
  • Shared room (2-3 sharing) with ensuite bathroom:  £1100
  • Single-occupancy room supplement:  £200
  • Yurt single occupancy:  £950

Only 2 single occupancy rooms will be made available on this retreat, apart from the yurts, so please book early to avoid disappointment.



Dalia Schestatzky & Sarah Pfitzner co-own I Love Pilates and have and run it together since 2013.

Dalia Schestatzky discovered Pilates over a decade ago accompanying an enthusiastic friend to class and simply fell in love. After finishing her BA in Psychology, she completed her Pilates mat teaching certificate with Physical Mind Institute (NY), and her equipment certificate with Reut Greitzer (Pilates foundation). She has a wide variety of teaching experience having worked in Pilates studios, gyms, remedial departments in hospitals, in both private settings and in small group classes. She loves learning and attends Pilates conferences and workshops to keep her at the top of her game and in touch with the latest advancements in the field.

Pilates connected me to motion and to the body in a way no physical exercise has done before. Each and every Pilates session teaches me something new. For me, practicing Pilates is the ultimate way to achieve a sense of vitality of body and mind, concentration and control.”


Sarah ProfileFrom dancing to playing netball at state level Sarah Pfitzner has always been passionate about movement and the power our bodies hold. However it was through a severe life-changing illness that Sarah discovered and fell in love with Pilates, getting to experience just how powerful and transformative the method can be. Her training with Body Control Pilates began in 2008 and she continues to expand her knowledge with further training each year. Her studies in Pilates, health, nutrition, NLP, psychology, mindfulness & meditation all play an integral role in her goal to empower others to be the best version of themselves possible.

“Pilates is not just about ‘the core’. It’s also about realignment, finding strength, balance and beauty from the inside out, encouraging functional movement and using the mind and breath to become the master of your own body. Pilates is ‘mindfulness in motion’.”



Flight options are direct to Rome, to either Fiumicino or Ciampino Airports. Easyjet, Ryanair and British Airways all offer direct flights from the UK. Transfers to and from In Sabina are included with the cost of the retreat with recommended flights. Full details of these will be released asap.


For more information or to book, please contact us at require a £300 deposit with full payment due 30 days before the retreat.  Payments can be made via BACS transfer or via credit card. All payments are non-refundable.  We strongly advise that you take out a travel insurance policy.