Pilates Retreats Born out of Passion!

How it all began...

Hello, I am Mareile Paley, owner and founder of Life in Movement. When I organized my first Pilates retreat in 2010, I had no idea how much this industry would grow...

Today, more than ever, I try to curate authentic and meaningful Pilates experiences and personally select all the ingredients that go into creating your transformative retreat adventure.

Let’s lead a life in movement together!

Mareile Paley

Owner & Founder
Bali, 2010
Bali, 2020
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The Life in Movement Team

Connect with our incredible teachers

No matter what your level of practise or experience, we are all eternal students. All of your retreat teachers are working on from highest level of their Art of Movement and are excited to share their knowledge and passion with you. Experienced studio owners, trusted colleagues and friends — each one of our team is a truly exceptional individual and inspiring teacher!



On retreat Tash’s high energy and passionate encouragement brings infectious joy and laughter to anyone in the group. During class, Tash will push you to reach for the stars and to believe in the impossible. You are so much more than you think!
Tash is one of our senior teacher trainers and also leads regular Pilates retreats.

Thomas Shalabi


Nothing escapes Heather’s eagle eyes. Prepare for strong focus and high energy in class, as well as a lively chat over a glass of wine in the evening.  Take a private class with Heather and find new meaning and a deeper understanding of what Pilates is all about.  



Benjamin is an internationally known and highly sought after educator and we are proud to have him on our team. His passion in human movement is infectious. A retreat with Benjamin will elevate you to a whole new dimension of understanding and exploring your body. You might literally end up living & breathing Pilates... Yes, we are all risking to become Pilates geeks under Benjamin’s playful guidance!

Dominique Vieira


Dom is a fully qualified Vinyasa & Restorative Yoga Teacher, as well as a meditation and breathwork facilitator. Passionate business owner and teacher trainer, she firmly believes that yoga is for everybody and every body and carries that ethos throughout her teachings. Her classes focus on intelligent sequencing and making the practice as accessible as possible.



Pilates & Yoga teacher, Shiatsu massage & body therapist, personal trainer, BALLance Concept ambassador... when it comes to your retreat class, expect simply Anja. She will lead you deep inside your own body to explore and feel movement like you never have before. Anja peels down the layers with knowledge, focus and grace. A retreat with her is a gift!

Tracy Sue Du Plessis


No-fuss focus, precision and a clear direction are some of the ingredients that make Tracy’s Iyengar Yoga classes so cherished by our retreat participants. With her compassionate, approachable nature you will feel like you can ask her anything. Tracy is trained both in Iyengar Yoga and Classical Pilates and is passionate about both modalities.

Feb 21-27.2021


NOURISH YOUR BODY AND SOUL IN GREECE — with Anja Kursawe & Miriam Friedrich-Honorio