Nestled into the Andalucian Foothills, overlooking sweeping valleys and the beautiful national park is a little treasure called Finca El Cerrillo. I first heard about it about 15 years ago in a newspaper review and immediately thought what a wonderful place it would be for a retreat! Being either pregnant and/or up-to my eyeballs in nappies, I settled for a newsletter subscription and a dream that one day I just might get to sit on the Finca's terrace, G&T in hand...
...9 years ago, as another newsletter landed in my inbox, I hit reply and within a few days Finca El Cerrillo's wonderful owners, Sue and Gordon had sent me an invitation to come and stay.
Since that time I have taken several groups to La Finca, from small private groups and in the last few years, occupying all 14 rooms. Each time I go I discover more and more why Finca El Cerillo is the perfect place for you to find a little bit of renewed vigour, health and happiness!
We are returning to the Finca on 14th - 17th July 2023. The trip will be with myself and one of my colleagues below. More details will be revealed later in the year. 7 of our ladies from our 2022 trip enjoyed it so much that they have rebooked already! That means we only have 6 rooms left. If you are interested in taking one of those rooms, please do complete the enquiry form below. We also have the opportunity now to do bespoke Retreat bookings with private groups where we stay at a beautiful villa in the same region as The Finca. If you'd like to find out more about booking private groups please also enquire below.
“After four days of healthy food, invigorating hill walks in the Andalucian hills and Pilates led by the inspirational Jane Wake in the beautiful setting of Finca el Cerrillo, I returned to London rested and refreshed. Highly recommended." Alison Siddiqui
"Thank you for a truly brilliant retreat. I loved the combination of Pilates Flow, Facial Pilates with Lynn, hiking in the stunning National Park, loads of sunbathing next to the gorgeous pool, R&R, chat and laughter with an amazing group of women, all topped off by a perfect stay at Finca el Cerrillo - beautiful rooms, lush gardens, delicious food. Simply magical." Clare Sheta
Retreat Walks and Master Classes offered...
1-2 wonderful 2 - 3 hr walks in the Andalucian National Park led by an experienced guide.
A choice of Pilates classes and/or local walks/runs each day including:
Jane Wake’s Pilates Flow
Delilah Sullivans guided meditation and reflection sessions
Lynn Ray's Facial Yoga and Pilates sessions.
Introductory classes to introduce you gently into Jane, Lynn and Delilah's sessions
Jane's Lunch Time Lectures (see our Workshops page for subjects)
Personalised help from either Jane, Lynn and Delilah.
Jane Wake is one of the most recognized and inspirational talents in health and fitness. With a background in sports science, Pilates, pre/postnatal exercise and personal training spanning 30 years, there isn’t much Jane doesn’t know about when it comes to fitness.
She has created numerous innovative exercise brands including her pre/postnatal Programme Baby A-Wake and more recently Pilates Flow.
She’s also likes to have a laugh and doesn’t believe in taking life too seriously. She whole heartedly believes moving muscles, whether it be the ones in your face that make you smile or the ones in your bottom that power you to run and walk - is the answer to much of our health and happiness.
To learn more about Jane click here.
Delilah Sullivan is a spiritual teacher and energy practitioner - tuning in to the 'temperature' and resonance of both her clients and the environment. Trained as a coach (Medical Coach and Professional Coach) and Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor, she regularly holds 'Transform Your Energy' workshops and talks.
On the retreat, she will offer guided meditation and reflection sessions, helping you align to your emerging energies and truth. You will leave feeling a greater sense of connection, clarity and presence.
Delilah will also be available for 1:1 sessions on the retreat should you wish some extra attention and development.
To learn more about Delilah click here.
Lynn Rae is a sports and remedial massage therapist and Pilates teacher with a special interest in the face, jaw, and postural realignment and also in post-breast cancer massage and movement therapy.
She has more than thirty years experience working with the face and body, initially as a beauty therapist and later as a professional make-up artist with international clients from stage and screen.
Lynn has pioneered new techniques in working with the face and will be bringing to our Retreat her unique Face Pilates classes proven to take years off your face, all without a botox injection or surgical procedure insight.
To learn more about Lynn click here.
About Finca el Cerrillo:
Finca el Cerrillo is a restored 200-year-old farmhouse situated high in the foothills of the Sierra Almijara region of southern Spain. It was a working olive mill until the mid 1960's and has been carefully restored to preserve the charm and character of old Andalucia whilst providing modern comforts. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal - we aim to make you feel as if you are staying with friends. Many guests return year after year and have become good friends! To learn more about Finca el Cerrillo click here.
Flights and Transfers:
Many airlines, including Easy Jet and British Airways fly direct to Malaga. On booking your retreat with us we will recommend the best, flight for you to take to meet the transfer times. Please note you will need to book and pay for the flight separately. Transfers from the airport to Finca El Cerrillo are included in the retreat price, based on specific arrival/departure times. If you wish/need to transfer separately from others or at alternative times there will be an additional charge. (Please see booking form for transport times/details)
We will need to arrange a deposit of 30% of your booking fee to be paid by bank transfer. Contact us below and we will send details on how to book and pay for your trip.