A holistic taste of Italy – 5-day retreat set in PRIVATE castle


Take a look and see where you will be staying…


* Four-night, five-day VIP retreat*

* In Italy’s green heart, Umbria *

* Private chef on site and all meals included *

* Water, soft drinks, and select alcoholic drinks included *

* Transport from/to Perugia airport *

* 2 x Health and Wellness Transformation Workshops *

* Pilates and HIIT sessions in castle grounds *

* Mindfulness session in the private chapel *

* Guided hike in beautiful surrounding area *

* Exclusive use of 8th-century abbey *

* 2021 dates TBC *

Plus so much more…

This luxurious and exclusive retreat is just what your mind and body have been calling for!

Prices start from £999, but reserve your room with a £500 deposit today!


Umbria is an Italian region bordering Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche. Often called the green heart of Italy, it’s known for its medieval hill towns, dense forests and local cuisine, particularly foraged truffles and wines. Assisi, a small town in the Province of Perugia is the birth place of St Francis and offers a blend of beautiful architecture whilst steeped in history.


This venue has to be seen to be believed – it is truly magical and offers a one of kind experience for all who visit. For this retreat, we are heading to a castle! This comprises of the main residence with its stunning views out over the valley, the terrace where we will be exercising in the morning sun, use of the 22m open-air swimming pool, and the dining hall where we can relax and enjoy some fine Italian food – paradise.

The main living area is located right in the heart of the castle, and features a state-of-the-art open kitchen, a log fire, a TV, an X-Box with games, a reading corner, bathrooms, and a laundry room. Right beside this are separate luxury apartments, each with a 2-3 bedrooms and a private bathroom. Wi-fi is available in both the main living area and the apartments.



All food and drink is included in the price of the retreat. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served every day either in the dining area of the castle, on the veranda or down by the pool, all using fresh ingredients grown locally and prepared by our private chef on site. Water and soft drinks are available for free 24 hours a day, and there’ll even be a chance to sample the local alcohol, with our fabulous evening wine tasting in Assisi. Every evening, we’ll have a different, special theme for the dinner.


When it comes to The Reformer Studio ethos, we are all about nourishing the mind, body and soul! We want to offer you variety when it comes to moving your body, so you can find something you love! For this retreat, we are combining Pilates, HIIT and hiking! We will get our more intense sessions out of the way in the morning, so the rest of the day can be spent relaxing, stretching and learning how to truly nourish your body, mind and soul.

The combination of the great exercise sessions, talks and amazing food got me to leave feeling revitalised and motivated to make changes in my everyday life. Sarah was really engaging and motivating. She was really practical with all the advice, giving you ideas of lifestyle changes that you knew you could do. Becs, Peak District Retreat


The theme of this retreat focusses on habit change to help you truly live at your best. Learning to differentiate between good and bad stress, how to sleep better, and how nutrition can play a pivotal role, all presented in practically applicable ways so that you can take care of your wellbeing long after you’ve left Italy.

For me the workshops were the highlight, particularly the healthy body session. I really felt like I learned WHY everyday choices are so important, and the effect they can have on you, both mentally and physically. Oh, and the food was amazing!! Laura, Peak District Retreat


There’s plenty of free time to relax by the pool and explore the local area, but we also want you to get a real taste of Italy. We have organised an included cooking class, where you will learn who the Italian’s create such flavoursome dishes. As well as this, we have a day trip to the beautiful town of Assisi, where we will wrap up with a wine tasting experience. We’ve also planned a magnificent hike along a local route so you can see for yourself why it is called the green heart of Italy.

Social Activities included

* Cooking class from Italian Chef *

* Wine Tasting and food sampling in the beautiful town of Assisi *

* Hike through the countryside *

* Everyone welcome, regardless of experience *

* Two hours from Rome & 15 minutes from Perugia airport *

Pilates next to the pool and by candle light in the 1000-year-old chapel, high intensity interval training on the rolling hills in the glorious sunrise, and evening dinners under the stars at our ancient castle location – what more could you wish for?!


Sarah Honey Lawson has been a trainer and coach for over 10 years. After leaving the British Army as a Captain she made it her mission to help people live their best life through finding a healthy balance across nutrition, movement, mindset and rest. Trained in Classic Pilates, Boxing & HIIT, as well as being an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, she offers the perfect blend of optimism, information and motivation for action!

Having managed The Reformer Studio since its opening, she knows how incredible the Reformer community are, and is honoured to be leading the first abroad retreat on behalf of the team. 

I can’t recommend Sarah enough. Her dedication and enthusiasm for what she does is infectious. She pushes you beyond your boundaries from which you get a great sense of accomplishment. My overall fitness has improved and I’ve achieved far more than I ever could have anticipated. Colette, PT & Bootcamp attendee


A typical day will look something like this:

0730 – Morning workout in the glorious Italian sun

0900 – Breakfast on the veranda

1100 – Time to chill by the pool, or attend a workshop on healthy living

1230 – A tasty lunch to leave you satisfied and ready for more activities!

In the afternoon we have cooking classes, day trips to Assisi, and optional exercise classes to fill your time, or you can choose to relax and unwind in the fresh Italian air.

1900 – Dinner under the stars, getting to know your fabulous group and enjoying the local cuisine.

All activities are optional, and you can participate in as much or as little as you wish!


Pay a deposit and book your space today.

Prices start at £999 for a sharing room…


PEAK DISTRICT, FEBRUARY 2019 – Pilates, HIIT, Hiking and wellness!
BALI, JANUARY 2018 – Yoga, Pilates and HIIT Retreat