MAY 29JUN 2016
MAY0 4JUN 2016
Join ESCAPE TO SHAPE on an exclusive & magical journey to majestic Lake Como- long considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Home to breathtaking historical villas, lush botanical gardens, charming streets and magnificent natural beauty- from the deep blue of the lake to the vibrant green on the surrounding alpines, the unparalleled beauty of this location is sure to inspire our outdoor Pilates, yoga classes, hikes and circuit training. Join us and experience the magnificent charm of this unique region, which has inspired writers such as Hemingway, Twain and Dostoevsky throughout the ages: a combination of a glorious lake, mountains, Italian history & food, charming lakeside villages and breathtaking natural beauty. Along with the cultural and natural wonders of the region, cooking classes, wine tasting, shopping & cultural surprises all compliment this unique getaway.
While at Lake Como, ESCAPE TO SHAPE offers guests the rare opportunity to stay in an exclusive 19th century villa set on five acres of private extensive gardens- complete with a swimming pool, tennis courts and unparalleled views of majestic Lake Como, as well as the beautiful mountains just across the lake- truly inspiring views for daily Pilates, Yoga & Circuit Training sessions!
The interior of the villa is spacious, with shining floors and a sweeping staircase. Recently restored, our ‘home away from home’ in Lake Como maintains its traditional elegant, grand atmosphere- full of family antiques, expansive dining tables & lots of natural light.
Each bedroom is unique, decorated in a traditional style, with en suite modern bathrooms, air conditioning, luxurious linens and amenities.
Ideally located on Lake Como, minutes away from the charming town of Menaggio, perfectly situated for hiking, private boat trips to explore the beauty & charm of Lake Como, shopping and unique dining experiences. A stay in this private villa is an experience in and of itself.
Please note that this is a villa, and not a hotel, therefore some rooms are more spacious than others, and likewise some rooms have better views than others. Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. All rooms are comfortable and well appointed, decorated in a traditional Old Italian style.
Share: $4500 per person based on two people sharing a room. We can pair you with a roommate if traveling solo.
Private: $6000 for a private room
A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1500 is required to confirm your reservation. By submitting your credit card information you authorize Escape To Shape to charge your credit card for this amount.
The balance of your payment is required to be paid in full 6 (six) weeks prior to the start date of the Escape/Detox you are registering for, unless alternative arrangements have been previously discussed. A reminder email will be sent to you prior to the due date. The balance due is non-refundable upon payment. Cancellations less than six weeks prior to arrival are non refundable, but Escape to Shape will do its best to apply the balance of your payment, after the initial non-refundable deposit, towards future travel with Escape to Shape, provided that, among other things, we can find a replacement or substitute for you and/or your group.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which will come in handy should you encounter any unforeseen medical issues prior to traveling or while traveling, last minute flight cancellations or personal issues that effect your trip. Many of our clients have found great rates and policies through the following site: www.tripinsurance.com.
Please refer to the POLICIES page of our website for our complete cancellation policy.
Alica Wyatt- Pilates
Alisa has been teaching Pilates since 1999 when she left her high-powered publishing job to spread her passion for Pilates. Recognizing a need to preserve Joseph Pilates’ original style of teaching, she and her husband Jack created Pilatesology, a website dedicated to spreading Joe’s traditional work worldwide. She’s an often a featured expert for Pilates Style Magazine and is the creator of a series of acclaimed Pilates videos: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Pilates Workout and Pilates for Men, as well as a sought-after presenter at fitness conferences.
A Pilates purist, Alisa was trained and certified by Pilates legend, Romana Kryzanowska, in New York City where she ran a highly successful studio for a decade before moving home to California. A believer in learning from the source, Alisa has sought out training from those who were trained by Mr. Pilates himself. She studied with the late Kathy Grant in New York and currently trains with one of the few remaining teachers who worked for Mr. Pilates: Jay Grimes.
When she’s not traveling the globe filming classes with world-renowned instructors for Pilatesology, Alisa spends her time in Hermosa Beach, CA, where she and Jack get outside as much as possible- surfing, hiking and playing. Alisa believe that Pilates is what allows them to lead active, healthy lives.
Alisa’s client list includes Olympic athletes, supermodels and real people who want to look and perform at their absolute best. Pilates with Alisa is a personalized, vigorous, whole body workout that creates a long, lean, balanced physique.
Alisa has traveled with Escape To Shape to Cartagena, Colombia, Todos Santos, Mexico & Marrakech, Morocco in the past and we are honored to have Alisa sharing her gifts with us again while in Italy.
Erica is an acclaimed yoga teacher, known for teaching a very strong, yet playful Vinyasa flow practice. She is largely inspired by the journey of yoga, the subtle to the grand discoveries each individual makes through their practice, inviting students to have fun while experiencing their body in a whole new way through each unique practice. With classes always set to music, from tribal, to lounge to classic rock songs, students are able to find their own personal rhythm and expression through each asana. Additionally, Erica contributes to AFAR, Huffington Post, Livetheprocess.com, Charlottesbook.com and has created time efficient and results driven workouts and fitness tips for publications such as Health, Self, Shape, Fitness, The New York Post, Newsday as well as Red, The London Times, Daily Star, The Sunday Express and Healthy in the United Kingdom.
Sharing yoga in the deeply routed Kingdom of Bhutan is a privilege and dream come true from Erica and classes are sure to be inspired by the spirituality and peace that permeates the region.
The trips hosted by Escape to Shape are an amazing way to enjoy your time off. The trips are the perfect mix of high quality service, outstanding food, exotic locations, physical activity, spiritual well-being and cultural activities. In a nutshell, if you are looking for time to spend by yourself, with a friend or spouse, Escape to Shape has something for everyone. I have been on 2 Escape to Shape trips and they were both magical in their own unique ways. The rooms are spacious, clean and surrounded by nature. The food is outstanding – healthy, fresh, ethnic. The locations are exotic, safe and stimulating. The service is attentive, warm, and caring. The yoga is outstanding – with wonderful teachers from around the world who are all incredibly inspiring. The cultural activities are wonderful – unique to the location, adventurous and memorable. Most importantly, the trip feels like a home away from home. The hosts and guests of Escape to Shape are warm, inviting and sharing. You leave the trips with new experiences, new friends and a renewed sense of well-being. I highly recommend Escape to Shape. NEWYORKYOGA GIRL, September 2011