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7 Day Pilates and Wellness Retreat in Pelion

Dolphin's Leap, Lefókastro, Pelion, Magnesia, Greece

Tai Chi, Pilates, Qi Gong, and Meditation Retreat Greece

Perfect for a week away to reconnect in beautiful boutique hotel right on the sea hidden amongst olive trees, infinity pool and terraces, steps into sea and beach a stone's throw away. A paradise of peace and tranquility with the incredible wide Aegean sea stretching out in front of you and the natural forest of Greece surrounding you. Ioannis will spend a special week devoted to achieving healing and balance in your life. Individual treatment sessions also available at extra cost.

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  • Daily Pilates sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Evening sound bowl and Qi Gong sessions
  • Free time to relax or explore the beautiful the surroundings
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

6 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer available:
Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia" (US$63 per person)
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Free Wi-Fi

Dolphins Leap’s house is right next to the beach on the edge of a beautiful verdant forest. A beautiful open terrace in an olive grove will be your exercise platform, from which steps lead down and into the sea.

Guest accommodation for this retreat is in six luxuriously appointed beautiful twin bedrooms all with sea views and air conditioning. Four bedrooms are en-suite and two bedrooms have a shared bathroom. There are plenty of outdoor terrace areas if you want to find a quiet place to read and drink in the wonderful sea views. Meals are served on the al fresco dining area overlooking the sea.


This retreat is for small groups, maximum 12 in boutique style hotel accommodation run by caring and attentive owners providing healthy and nutritious meals. Outdoor classes take place on a yoga platform which is nestled in the olive trees from where steps lead down to the crystal clear blue Aegean Sea below. Gorgeous terraces with infinity pool provide plenty of space for rest and relaxation and also dolphin spotting in the bay below. Tranquil and airy double bedrooms all with far reaching uninterrupted sea views, some en suite. Village and a taverna just a ten minute jaunt along cobbled footpath and ancient mule track. This is our fourth year running retreats at our home in Greece.


Pilates takes place in the covered outdoor yoga terrace. A whole-body stretching programme combined with gentle physical exercise. An energising mixture of Pilates and Tai Chi practices which takes place in the open air, with balls, hoops, bands and other apparatus used to gently stretch and awaken the body. The programme can be adapted to all ages and needs. No previous experience in either practice is required.

Qigong sessions

A series of stretching and rhythmic movements combined with mindful breathing: inspired by Qigong, the synergy of movement and breath activates the energy channels of the body, nourishing and relaxing the organs and body systems.

Singing bowls sessions:

Meditation and relaxation with the help of singing bowls vibrations: sonic, sensory vibration that help the body enter a state of deep serenity.

It is also possible to chart a personal training program as well as a complete personalized wellness plan, involving holistic massage, reflexology and other sessions.


Ioannis Dovros


This retreat will be held in Lefokastro, in the beautiful Pelion Peninsula, Greece. This is a hidden gem by the sea, undiscovered by tourists and very unspoiled.

The retreats are popular and get booked up early. Please do note that the area is in a very unspoiled corner of Greece. It's very Greek, timeless and undiscovered. You will not only be pleasantly surprised by the beauty, stillness and magical location of Lefokastro but will also realize that places like this remain so unspoiled because they are not conveniently placed next to airports. If you want the convenience of a short hop from the airport to your destination and a spot of sun and sea then this is possibly not for you. The destination is one of the key features of the retreat, it is off the beaten track, private and undiscovered. Sandy coves abound.

For more information, ask your questions directly to Dolphins Leap, who will be happy to assist you.



  • Massage
  • Pilates
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting


  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Yoga deck


  • Free Wi-Fi


The retreat price includes a delicious breakfast served with home baked fresh bread, fresh fruit and a selection of cereals, yoghurt, and honey, a light salad lunch, and a two-course evening meal served with local wine.

The food is prepared using only the freshest seasonal and local ingredients, including oregano, mint, thyme, rosemary, and olives from Dolphins Leap’s own garden. All meals are served on the terrace overlooking the sea.

The evening meal will include a selection of dishes to cater for every taste. Local wine will be served to guests at dinner if required (at no extra cost). Otherwise, a range of soft drinks and fruit juices will be served at all meals and will be available at all times throughout the day. It will also vary according to the fresh local produce available at local markets.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you can also go swimming and snorkeling in the Aegean Sea, walking on ancient mule tracks above sheltered sandy coves and ancient olive groves, or treating yourself to an individual holistic massage with Ioannis in sound bowl therapy Reiki, reflexology, or head and body massage.

Spa treatments

Holistic massages that include Tibetan singing bowl therapy, Reiki, reflexology, head and body massages are available at additional costs.

What's included

  • 3 daily delicious meals (wine available at dinner)
  • 6 nights accommodation in beautiful bedrooms (shared or en-suite bathroom)
  • Daily pilates sessions
  • Evening qigong sessions & sound bowls
  • Morning meditation followed by Pilates
  • Yoga mats and swimming pool towels
  • Wine at dinner

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Evening out at the tavern
  • Excursions
  • Massage treatments
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please contact Dolphins Leap for details of how to reach them. There are daily scheduled flights operating to Volos' Nea Anchialos National Airport (VOL) (1.5 hours drive), Thessaloniki international airports (SKG) (3 hours drive), and Athens International Airport (ATH) (4 hours) and it easy to make your own way by local coach to Volos. They can arrange a taxi to meet you. Dolphins Leap also offers one group transfer from Thessaloniki airport (3 hours door to door transfer) on day of arrival i.e. Day 1 of the retreat) returning on Day 7 of the retreat (Departure Date) costing 45 euros each way. Please contact Dolphins Leap for details. If you are flying to Thessaloniki airport a day early they recommend you return to the airport the next morning to join the transfer.

Airport: Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia" Airport transfer available: Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia" (US$63 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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7 days / 6 nights
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