Reinvigorate and revitalise with this Pilates and walking holiday in the picturesque setting of Jávea, voted one of the healthiest places to live on earth!
The Pilates school is run by Graciela Kaplan who has over 13 years’ experience of teaching Pilates. Since retiring as principal ballerina at the UK’s Northern Ballet, Graciela has helped countless clients to achieve their physical and well-being goals. Specialising in post-operation recovery, Grace is an active member of the Pilates Foundation and provides some of the highest standards in her field. Using her deep understanding of the body’s mechanics, she has helped clients to not only increase their strength and flexibility but also to alleviate a variety of problems and injuries, including back, neck and shoulder pain.
Graciela welcomes guests of all levels and physical abilities into her group classes. During your stay, you will have a 75-minute shared mat class to loosen up after the day’s hiking. Whenever possible, classes will take place outside at the Finca, overlooking the pool and countryside.
Graciela also has a custom-built Pilates studio on the outskirts of Denia, which is equipped with top-of-the-range equipment, including a Pilates Reformer machine and a wall unit, and is set among beautiful orange groves and peaceful private gardens. One-to-one private Pilates classes may be available on request, and for an additional fee.
Gary, your hiking instructor, runs the Finca with his wife Jacki, and he has been walking since an early age! With 6 years’ experience of local walking and hiking trails, let him guide you around the picturesque countryside of Javea and around the Montgó Mountain National Park, home to a huge and spectacular lime stone massif, croplands, pine forest and over 600 different species of flora.