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Authentic Pilates and Muscle Activation Retreat - Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June 2023

The setting for the retreat is the historic Patrick Brompton Hall, which is located in lower Wensleydale on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales. The house is set in 160 acres of park and woodland with a sparkling stream running through and a wonderful victorian meditation walled garden which add to the peace and tranquility of the setting. Inside the house you'll find all the luxurious detail of a fine country home;  comfortable bedrooms, soft space sitting rooms, country house dinning room and a heated indoor pool. It provides a truly special place to switch off from your world and focus on your Pilates and wellbeing.   

 A Unique Pilates & Muscle Activation Retreat - Designed For You

What makes this retreat unique is that it will be purposely designed for you. With over 20 years experience within the health and fitness industry, Adrian will assess your movement and use his skills to direct the weekend to your needs. Whether its helping you with your Pilates practice, building your strength or developing your movement or fitness, he will ensure you can move forward and achieve your goals. 

There will be 6 different Pilates and related classes available for you over the weekend and opportunities for you to avail yourself of Adrian's specialist knowledge through a private session, all within the price of the weekend. He really will design this retreat around your needs, amazing though this sounds. His experience of working in the world of Pilates, together with that gained through personal training, natural movement, sports nutrition and Muscles Activation Techniques (MAT) will enable him to discover your needs and help you move forward.


What will make this 'designed for you' weekend so effective will be the online consultation prior to the retreat and the follow up session Adrian is offering you on your return. This session can be in his stunning studio in Northumberland should you live close enough or virtual if you live too far away. These are his 'give aways' to you to make sure you get the most from your retreat. All within the price!


Although the timetable is full, the weekend is yours to take as much as you want or need. If you feel the peace and tranquilty of the beautiful surroundings draws you in, then you can opt for the space and time to recharge and reset.


The venue offers plenty of opportunity to enjoy peaceful walks surrounded by ancient trees, a game of tennis on the hard court, a swim in the pool or even a wild dip in the stream that runs through the grounds.

We believe that good food is essential for a happy and healthy life. On this retreat the food will be very special. Your meals will be freshly prepared by a local chef who sources the ingredients locally where possible and provides the most delicious vegan and vegetarian meals. (Non vegetarian meals can also be requested on booking the retreat should you require).  

A Typical Day

 7.30am Teas/hot water/juices available

 8.00am Active Strength and Stretch Class 

 9.00am Breakfast

11.00am Archival Pilates Class (adapted where necessary)

12.30pm Lunch

 2.00pm  Free time to explore or private Pilates/Muscle Activation Technique sessions (included in the price)

 4.30pm Tea and healthy cake!

 5.30pm Pilates Reformer on a Mat Class

 7.00pm Evening meal

There will also be an opportunity to book a massage during the weekend at an additional cost.

Adrian's Bio


Adrian is a comprehensively trained Pilates instructor with over 20 years experience in the industry. He has trained in both contemporary and classical styles of Pilates and is perfectly placed to assist you with all your Pilates needs. 


In addition to his extensive Pilates training he is qualified in other health and fitness disciplines. He trained as a Personal Trainer and Health and Fitness Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine and has developed his natural movement exercise skills with the world renowned MovNat movement. 

Always keen to learn more and provide answers for his clients, Adrian qualifed as a Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Specialist Practioner. He combines this technique with his Pilates practice to help his clients activate muscles that maybe are under-performing or even switched off. 

Adrian has a wealth of knowledge in Pilates and other health and fitness disciplines, which he is so keen to share with others. Perhaps more important than his knowledge and experience is his desire to keep learning and ensure that this learning is evidence based. He will work tirelessly throughout the weekend to help you develop and enjoy your Pilates practice.  


Cost for the weekend


£525 sharing a twin room

£735 for single occupancy of a twin room

All costs for the weekend are included in these prices. This includes private MAT or Pilates sessions, but does not include massage sessions which will need to be booked and paid for separately.


A 20% deposit will secure your place on the retreat, with full payment to be received by 29th April 2023 


Patrick Brompton Hall is situated in the village of Patrick Brompton on the A684.

Post code: DL8 1JL

Travelling north or south on the A1

Take junction 52 onto the A6136 towards Catterick and the A6055.

Turn right onto Catterick Lane and follow to the village of Hackforth.

Turn right in the village and after a mile turn right onto the A684.

Patrick Brompton Hall is about 1/4 mile on the left before you enter the village. 

Travelling from the west Sedbergh/Hawes on the A684

Patrick Brompton Hall is the last entrance on the right as you exit the village of Patrick Brompton on the A684 towards Bedale and the A1.

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