Alexa Idama Retreat

Pilates in Paradise

Oct 2-7, 2023|6 days|Faro, Portugal

About The Retreat

“Join me for this unique opportunity to completely reset and recharge your mind, body and soul in beautiful Faro, Portugal. 

We will start each day with a guided classical Pilates practice focused on connecting, strengthening and finding balance in both body and mind. Following this you will have a choice to join the group for activities during the day or explore the beautiful lagoons, sandy beaches, river routes, and hidden bays that the region has to offer on your own. Each day will offer new opportunities to rest, relax, take part in fun activities that create lifelong memories and friendships.”

3200€/per person

About the retreat leader

“First and foremost focus on getting to a place of good health. Everything else is secondary.” – Alexa 

Alexa Idama is a certified classical Pilates teacher with 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. She started out as a Personal Trainer, Yoga teacher and Group Fitness instructor before being introduced to Pilates by a colleague. From her very first session she was hooked! All the missing pieces she had not been able to find with other forms of movement finally came together. Joint issues that she had struggled with for years just went away. Her body finally moved as a whole with more awareness. She decided to become a certified Pilates teacher so that she could share her passion for and the benefits of Pilates with others. Alexa believes that every body is unique and strives to focus on the individual’s needs and what works best for them. Her goal is to help as many people as possible become the healthiest version of themselves through Pilates.

Alexa started her platform ‘Low Impact Fit’, as a way to connect with others who felt lost in the traditional fitness world of high impact exercise. She is passionate about sharing with others ways you can stay fit and be your best self through Pilates. She is especially passionate about inviting black and brown women to whom Pilates can often feel exclusive.

About the hotel

“Surrounded by a leafy pine grove overlooking the sea, Octant Praia Verde is the place where Mediterranean inspiration translates into unhurried days and lengthy appreciation of the pureness of the natural surroundings, the people, flavours, and singularities of this region.
The rooms designed with couples and families in mind, the restaurant inspired by the Mediterranean’s most rustic flavours, heightened by hot flames, in a wood-fired oven – this entire atmosphere translates the incessant search for what is welcoming, homemade, and meticulously thought-out. And the human side is unique because the roots are well established, here in what was the first Octant of all. The outdoor pool and bar, surrounded by the peaceful pine grove, walks, workshops; and golf courses all complement a stay where you can disconnect from the outside world. And there are other services at your disposal 24 hours a day: from the pools to breakfast, because it should be your desires that rule your relaxation, rather than the clock.

This is what it means to be free. It is having the time for what matters, turning it into good memories, and returning to them over and over again.”

Indicative Schedule

DAY 1: Monday 2nd   

Arrival in Portugal/ Octant Praia Verde 

7:30 pm: Welcome Community Dinner 


DAY 2: Tuesday 3rd 

8:30 am - 8:50 am: Meditation + Yoga/mobility warm-up 

8:50 am - 9:50 am: Pre-pilates, the fundamentals  

9:50 am - 11:00 am: Breakfast 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Free Time 

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Optional Activity TBA

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Free Time 

7:30 pm: Community Dinner 


DAY 3: Wednesday 4th  

7:30 am - 8:00 am: Meditation + Foam rolling release 

8:00 am - 8:30 am: Small ball Pilates Flow 

8:30 am  - 8:50 am: Meditation + Yoga/ Mobility warm up.  

8:50 am - 9:50 am: Pilates: find your powerhouse with the classical flow

9:50 am  - 11:00 am: Breakfast 

11:00 am  - 1:30 pm: Free Time  

1:30 pm  - 6:00 pm: Wine Tasting Activity

          1:30 pm: Pick-up and transfer from Octant Praia Verde to Quinta do Canhoto 

(Meeting point: reception of Octant Praia Verde)
2:30 pm- 5:00 pm: Wine Tasting

5:00 pm: Pick-up and transfer from Quinta Do Canhoto to Octant Praia Verde 

6:00 pm: Arrival at Octant Praia Verde 

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Free Time 

7:30 pm: Community Dinner 


DAY 4: Thursday 5th  

8:30 am - 8:50 am: Meditation + Foam rolling release  

8:50 am - 9:50 am: Pilates Magic Circle Flow (Magic circles will be provided)  

9:50 am - 10:30 am: Breakfast 

10:30 am  - 4:00 pm: Optional Activity TBA 

4:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Free Time 

7:30 pm: Community Dinner 


DAY 5: Friday 6th  

7:30 am - 8:00 am: Meditation + Foam rolling release 

8:00 am - 8:50 am: Small ball Pilates Flow 

8:50 am - 9:20 am: Breakfast 

9:20 am - 3:00 pm: Half day Sailing Trip at Ria Formosa Lagoon 

9:20 am: Pick up and transfer from Octant Praia Verde to Faro Marina

(Meeting point: reception of Octant Praia Verde) 

10:15 am: Arrival at Faro Marina and Boarding the Cruise  

10:30 am - 2:00 pm: Cruise 

2:00 pm: Disembarking at Faro Marina, pick-up and transfer for Octant Praia Verde  

3:00 pm: Arrival at Octant Praia Verde 

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Free Time 

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Yin Yoga session 

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Free Time 

7:30 pm: Community Dinner 


DAY 6: Saturday 7th    

8 am - 8:50 am: Power Pilates Flow  

8:50 am - 11:00 am: Breakfast 

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Departure & End of the Retreat 

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Event Highlights

5-night accommodation

5 breakfast meals

5 dinner meals

All sessions with Alexa

Half-day Sailing Trip

Wine Tasting


3200€/per person

in Double Occ. room


4200€/per person

in Single Occ. room

what’s included

  • 5-night accommodation
  • 5 breakfast meals
  • 5 dinner meals
  • All sessions with Alexa
  • Half-day Sailing Trip
  • Wine Tasting

what’s not included

  • Airfare to/from Portugal – We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets
  • Arrival and departure land transfers in Portugal
  • Tea, lunch, soft drinks and beverages
  • Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the inclusions

more info

We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets


Language: English

Transfer: Available upon request

Cancellation Policy: Deposit amount is non-refundable | Should you wish to cancel your participation one month or less before the start of the retreat, 100% of cancellation fees are applied.

Important Info: In case there are Covid-19 restrictions or restrictions related to any other pandemic that prevent guests from traveling the total amount paid will be refunded.

Dietary Needs: Should you have any special dietary need/allergy, kindly let us know in advance in order to be able to better accommodate you in the best possible way.

Transport: For Alexa’s retreat in Portugal, you can fly into Faro Airport (FAO). From there, you can book a transfer to the hotel (duration: 40min). Please contact for further information or assistance.

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