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Past Retreats


Fitness. Adventure. Sunshine

with Jennifer Swarbrick and Shelley Williams

April 11-15, 2018  Villa Ananda, Mexico

*Pilates *Yoga *Fitness *Beach cardio workouts * Ocean swimming *Local eco-adventures *Surfing *Ayurveda

Reignite your fitness and vibrance with 5 days/ 4 nights of healthy, exuberant beach lifestyle at oceanfront Villa Ananda.  This private villa is located on the beautiful Mexican Nayarit Riviera, just a short distance from the well-known surf destination Punta Mita, and the quaint village of Sayulita. Reclaim your natural state of radiance with daily Pilates classes, open-air fitness, swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific, power yoga, deep stretch classes, ayurvedic massages, farm-to-table cuisine, and exciting, local eco-adventures!


Local adventures include surfing, stand up paddling, open water dolphin dive, day shopping and cultural trip to Sayulita, beach bonfire, Temescal sweat lodge, limitless fun and relaxation.  Spring into shape for summer, and join us for a dynamic, energetic adventure in the sunshine and warm sea of Mexico...Elevate your health and make your body~mind~spirit smile!

Retreat Includes:


  • 5 days/ 4 nights lodging in beach front accommodations

  • 3 delicious farm-to-table meals daily, local recipes featuring fresh produce~vegetarian/ chicken/ seafood options

  • 2-3 vivacious fitness/ movement sessions daily

  • Airport transfers to/ from Puerto Vallarta (PVR)

  • Surfing* (the best local break is just a 5 minute walk down the beautiful beach)

  • SUP* (open water paddling directly in front of the Villa) *board rentals not included

  • Day trip to Sayulita for culture, shopping, music, and fun!

Optional Excursions and Indulgences:


  • Open water Dolphin free dive with local wildlife marine biologist

  • Surf lessons, surfboard and SUP board rentals

  • Ayurvedic bodywork, consultations, massages and spa treatments

  • Wine (Bottles will be available for purchase)

  • Whale watching snorkel trip to Marieta Islands

  • Airfare from LAX to PVR not included.


Accommodations and Pricing:


Shared Accommodations




Private Accommodations




Villa Ananda’s suites are bright, airy, and beautifully furnished.  Suites include 2 beds, private bathroom, housekeeping, and towel service, and are situated elegantly within the private acreage of Villa Ananda.  To view Photo Gallery, visit

How to Register:


Reserve your space today! This will be an intimate, boutique-style retreat with only 14 spots available.  $500 Deposit is non-refundable. 

Questions or inquiries?


Please email

Or text/call Shelley at (310) 995-2801 or Jennifer at (310) 579-5288.


You will promptly receive receipt, retreat registration, packing list, travel tips/ itinerary, and travel assistance to arrange flights. 


Payments accepted:

  • Venmo send payment to: Jennifer Swarbrick (See hot pink “Pilates Room” hat photo)

  • Check: Make checks payable to: The Pilates Room. Drop off or mail to -

The Pilates Room c/o Retreat

3205 Manhattan Ave

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254



About your Retreat Guides:

Jennifer Swarbrick, owner of The Pilates Room, looks at each class as if she were dancing, constantly moving and flowing.  Sweat, laughter, and fun is what it’s all about!  Jennifer has an extensive background in ballet, Pilates, modeling, beach fitness, and health, and enjoys bringing all these elements together while discovering new territories on retreat!


Shelley Williams teaches vinyasa yoga, pilates, and balanced health and fitness in an invigorating, fun, and sustainable way that make her classes accessible to everyone.  She guides annual retreats internationally every year since 2005.  Shelley delights in guiding guests to reconnect with nature and rediscover their natural state of health and vibrance. Merging culture, surf, music, art, and adventure with the local community and experiencing the prana of living yoga is her jam!




Fly into Puerto Vallarta preferably between 1pm and 4pm

Fly out of Puerto Vallarta around/after 3pm

Best non-stop flights and pricing available on Delta Airlines

Villa Ananda will arrange airport transfer shuttles based on your flight schedule.

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