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Pure Stretch & Pilates Weekend Retreat

Cilla is passionate about what she does, making everyone feel very welcome whatever their ability-level.
24th June 2016 Day 
Castleton YHA, Castleton, Derbyshire, Peak District.  
£40 [£40 Deposit of £169 with balance of £129 due by bank transfer 12th June] 
£40 [£40 Deposit of £199 with balance of £159 due by bank transfer 12th June] 
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Cilla is passionate about what she does, making everyone feel very welcome whatever their ability-level. She keeps classes light-hearted & enjoyable whilst at the same time providing clear technical guidance.

She created her Pure Stretch class, which alongside her Pilates classes, are incredibly popular across Greater Manchester, where she has been teaching for over 20 years.

See www.cillasfitness.com for more about Cilla.


Castleton YHA is a lovely refurbished Victorian Gothic mansion in 27 acres of parkland in the Peak District, with the lively village itself just 10 minutes walk away.


Castleton is a 10-minute walk away, with tea & coffee houses & 5 pubs serving good food. There are several caverns within walking-distance. Treak Cliff Cavern, for example, has amazing stalactites & is the only place in the world where the mineral BlueJohn Stone naturally occurs, & Peveril Castle is a Norman fortress with fantastic views, & is only a quarter of a mile away.

Hope train station is a couple of miles away.


Suitable for all levels of fitness and experience, as adaptations can be given throughout the sessions.

You will be required to fill out a health questionnaire prior to the retreat and email it to Cilla, where you can discuss any injuries or limitations prior to the event.

Class Sessions

Pilates is a full body workout, improving posture & overall strength & flexibility; the pelvic floor as well as core strength.

Pure Stretch is a full body stretch, releasing the body from aches and tightness, lengthening muscles, improving posture and calming the mind.

What is included

Three sessions in total – one Pure Stretch class, one Pilates class, & one longer class incorporating both Pilates & Pure Stretch; two nights accommodation in a shared en-suite room - bunk-bed style; a full English breakfast both mornings; a 2-course evening meal on the first evening; use of all facilities including a restaurant & modern self-catering kitchen.Free time is scheduled in on Saturday to allow time to explore the local area and village.

Itinery & Session times

You are welcome to check in from mid Friday afternoon. On the first evening we will enjoy a 2-course meal together, and from Saturday morning Cilla will lead the sessions of Pure Stretch & Pilates. The first session will be on Saturday before breakfast - expected to start at 8am - & the last session is on Sunday morning. Free time is built into the schedule on the Saturday, allowing people to go for a walk or explore the beautiful countryside as they wish.


Meals & catering

There is a choice for our meal on the Friday evening, and a full hot & cold breakfast is provided both mornings. There is a restaurant on-site where you can purchase an evening meal on the Saturday. Alternatively, you can dine in one of the pubs or restaurants in Castleton. There is a modern & well-equipped self-catering kitchen & dining room at the venue. This enables you to mix & match purchased and self-catered meals as you prefer, allowing you to control any budgetary or dietary requirements.


Please feel free to bring your own fitness/pilates mat if you have one, or if you require a mat, please get in touch so that we can arrange to take one for you.

Travel arrangements

We will try & help co-ordinate transport if people are looking to car-share from the Manchester area, or would like to share a taxi from Hope train station.

Further information

About 2 weeks before the retreat, detailed information - including session times, room allocation, transport & parking information, meal options etc. - will be sent out.


For more information please contact Lin at ldormand@gmail.com or telephone 07490 295 827

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