From 8 to 14 November 2009, the COMO Shambhala
Retreat at Parrot Cay will be hosting a seven-day, six-night
restorative Pilates Retreat. This will be led by Parrot Cay’s
popular and highly experienced resident Pilates specialist, Lynda
Lippin, with the retreat open to all, including beginners.
The retreat’s theme will be ‘Strength
Lynda, who is widely respected for her
nurturing style, has been practicing and teaching Pilates for over
20 years. She owned and operated award-winning Pilates studios in
the US and trains Pilates teachers for the Pilates Physical Mind
Institute. She is also an accomplished fitness trainer, certified
by the American Council of Exercise.
individually assess each participant in the first day of the
retreat in order to understand specific areas of pain, tension,
weakness, or disease in the body. Daily group sessions will be a
blend of lecture, discussion and Pilates exercise focused on the
major issues within the group. Subjects will include history of
Pilates, basic structural anatomy, common injuries and tension
patterns, posture, and exercise lessons.
Throughout the retreat week Lynda will also recommend specific
COMO Shambhala treatments that will benefit each guest, whether it
is a calming COMO Shambhala massage or Reiki session.
Guests will be able to
dine from a choice of Parrot Cay’s menus, including the healthy,
yet delicious COMO Shambhala cuisine - all designed to complement
the rounded physical, mental and spiritual experience.
The Pilates method helps to improve muscle control,
endurance and correct posture while enhancing positive body
awareness and body confidence. The technique, which improves and
changes the body's alignment habits, has a flexibility that works
for practitioners of all standards.
Pilates is now growing in
popularity with men as well as women. Physiotherapists are also
now recommending Pilates, if it is correctly taught, as one of the
safest forms of exercise available. Pilates can assist the
super-fit, help people suffering from pain, restricted joint
mobility or even people who are post surgery. It is also ideal for
women seeking to get their bodies back after childbirth.
Prices for ‘Strength Without Struggle’
start at US$6,026 per person (single occupancy) and
US$9,014 (double occupancy) including tax and service
charge for six-night accommodation in a Garden Room,
full American breakfast daily, lunch and dinner,
round-trip airport transfers, 16 hours of group Pilates
and one private evaluation session.
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