New Dates for 2024/25


Nourishing Your Body and Mind


A Range of Fun Diverse Activities


Expert Tuition From Experienced Coaches


A Long Weekend Just for You


The Perfect Healthy Holiday


An Amazing Group of Women


Enjoy delicious healthy plant based food and return home feeling inspired and energised.


Work with wellness experts and try everything from sports yoga and hit training to core conditioning and strength training.


Enjoy beautiful mountain walks surrounded by stunning scenery and relax in a beautiful and peaceful location.

Power Walking •  Pilates • Yoga • Mindfulness • Meditation • Running • Strength Training • Core Conditioning • Stretch and Stability • Healthy Plant Based Foods • Hill Walks • Boot Camp Circuits • Massage Therapy • Mountain Hikes • Swimming • Nutritional Advice • Relaxation • Socialising • Wellness • Education • Workshops • Healthy Nutritious Food • Stunning Scenery • Peaceful Environment 


Based in typical white-washed Spanish village in the mountains, Vitality Wellness Retreats provide a unique wellness experience in a peaceful location where you will eat healthy, delicious plant- based foods and enjoy a tranquil mountain environment. Based at ‘Casa Vida’,  we have a gorgeous new infinity pool, stunning views of the countryside and 13th century castle, al fresco dining, a new yoga and workout garden and plenty of relaxation space. 

You will experience a diverse range of activities and receive expert tuition from professional coaches, as well as have the opportunity to network and enjoy the company and camaraderie of other like-minded women.

This is your time to focus on your health and fitness. We will give you input on nutrition, exercise, mind & body, and help you to make healthier lifestyle choices.

We aim for you to benefit from a safe, non-intimidating and non-judgemental environment  and provide a memorable experience so you will return home feeling inspired and energised and hopefully want to return!

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE OR FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL: helena@vitalityhealth-fitness.co.uk



Wellness  and Pilates Retreats 2024:

 October 2nd –  6th : 4 Places Remain

October 9th – 13th: 2 Places Remain
October 13th – 17th: 4 Places Remain

Tennis and Wellness  Retreat 2024: November 6th –  10th : 2 Places Remain 

Running  Retreats  2025

March 11th – 15th: 6 Places Remain


Wellness Retreat Dates for 2025

April 25th- 29th – Fully Booked            May 1st – 5th  – Fully Booked              May 6th -10th – 4 Places Remain       May 11th -15th – 6 Places Remain 


Based in typical white-washed Spanish village in the mountains these unique weekends offer an ideal location for yoga hill walking and exercising in the cooler months of May and October. One hour south of Valencia, the mountain village of Forna is surrounded by orange and olive groves, beautiful scenery, and provides a clean, peaceful and relaxing environment. Only 15 minutes drive from the coast, Forna is easily accessed from either Valencia or Alicante Airports.  


You will find rustic yet comfortable accommodation in one of three houses, all of which are located next to each other. There are 4-5 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms in each house. Casa Angel, Vasa Vogel and Casa Vida are all beautiful 300 year-old Spanish houses located in the heart of Forna with fantastic views over the orange groves, mountains and the 13th century castle.


Power Walking •  Pilates • Yoga • Mindfulness • Meditation • Running • Strength Training • Core Conditioning • Stretch and Stability • Healthy Plant Based Foods • Hill Walks • Massage Therapy • Boot Camp Circuits • Mountain Hikes • Swimming • Nutritional Advice • Relaxation • Socialising • Wellness • Education • Workshops • Healthy Nutritious Food • Stunning Scenery • Peaceful Environment 


“I enjoyed the retreat last week so much! The small changes that you and the team inspired in me have had a significant effect. The lovely company, delicious food and beautiful surroundings, provided the perfect break I needed and really had an impact.” Rachel Singleton

“The best 4 days with fun, laughs, yummy food, all in the most amazing location.” Sarah Biker

 “I just had the best time with you all last week. I have come home so positive, calm and ready for anything. Thank you. I know what hard work goes on behind the scenes.” Heidi Snelgrove

 “Vitality Wellness Retreat will exceed all your expectations on every level of health. The energy of Forna, Helena’s team and the other women you will meet is incredible.”Ali Mortimer 

 “Thanks so much for a fabulous retreat! It is a really beautiful location and I have been on dozens. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND to friends.” Peta Bee

“Such a great experience! Relaxing, informative, uplifting and good for the soul”. Vicki Taylor

 “This retreat is the best gift you can give yourself.”  Amy Savage

 “Absolutely great four  days away. An opportunity to re-set, reboot, push yourself and connect with fabulous women.” Katherine Hewetson

“Definitely do a Vitality Wellness Retreat! It will be a completely new experience, full of info to be a better you.” Anne Lucas

“Great way to reset, have fun and experience new activities without being judges. I’ve returned 4 times! Debbie Hayward

This is a great chace to see the real Spain and well as boost my well being and fitness levels.” Rachel de Ban

“I have learnt lots about myself, my limits, my ability and with so many funny, beautiful and inspirational woman” Sally Baccanello




Example Itinerary

DAY 1.

 07:15 Morning Stretch

 07:30 Run / Walk through the village and orange groves

 08:30 Green Smoothies

 08:45 Breakfast

 09:30 Mindful Practice

 10:00 Free Time

 11:00  HiiT Training / Strength Training

11:45 Snack Time

 12:00 Core and Stability Training 

12:45 Free Time

13:30 Lunch 

14:30 Educational talk 

15:30 Free Time

 17:00 Yoga and Meditation

 18:00 Free Time

 19:30 Evening Meal 


£720 – £880 Own Room shared bathroom.

£760 – £820 Twin Share

£850  – £960 Master Ensuite

Price Includes
Price Includes:
  • Accommodation
  • Healthy nutritious breakfasts
  • Delicious plant based lunches
  • Evening meals
  • Guided mountain walks
  • Fitness and Yoga equipment and instruction
  • Drinks in the villa – tea, coffee, protein smoothies
  • Wine will be available in the evenings 
  • Land transport to mountain walks and beach visits

  • The price does not include flights or airport transfers. Transfers however can be arranged by us for your convenience from Valencia or Alicante Airport . There are numerous flights each day from airports across the UK to Valencia (55 mins from Forna) and Alicante (85 mins from Forna). 

ALL Dates 2024

Vitality Running Camps 2024:

March 6th – 10th 

March 11th –  14th

Wellness Retreat Dates for 2024:
April 23rd – April 27th : 8 Places Remain
May 4th – May 8th : 14 Places Remain
May 9th – May 13th : Fully Booked
May 15th – May 19th : 11 Places Remain

Private Bespoke Retreat Dates 2024:

March 15th – March 20th : Available for
up to 16 People
March 21st –  March 25th : Available for
up to 16 People
April 28th – May 2nd : Available for
up to 16 People

For details of our 2024 Pilates Retreats and Tennis Camps: Email helena@vitalityhealth-fitness.co.uk

Meet the Team

Helena Shirley: Retreat Organiser, Personal Trainer, Sports Yoga Specialist, Spanish Speaker

‘I’m passionate about sport, exercise and healthy living and I love hosting guests at our beautiful home in Spain and helping them make positive changes towards a healthier lifestyle.”

Annie Dorward: Hatha Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Sports Massage Therapist

“I really care about getting people healthy through plant based food and fitness and also teaching them the importance of body awareness through yoga, strengthening and stretching.”

Sue Hopcutt: Pilates Coach, Stretch Instructor and Wellwoman Specialist in Pilates for Post Natal & Pelvic Health, Breast Cancer, Menopause and Rehabilitation

“I about teaching Pilates and Stretching to keep the body fully functional.  I love seeing clients become a fitter healthier version of themselves with my encouraging, approachable style of teaching.”

Vicki Taylor: British Athletics Coach and Marathon Runner

 “I quite simply LOVE running! I bring my own experience as a runner gained over the last 10 years to my coaching practice.  My goal is to motivate, challenge, support and inspire runners to achieve their personal goals, deliver their potential and to enjoy the sport as much as I do.”

Sam Barnes : Pilates Teacher

I have been teaching Pilates for over 15 years, and I love being able to pass on the benefits of Pilates to help people find a better balance between strength and flexibility in their own bodies. What I love most, is seeing how this helps people grow in confidence as they begin to reap the benefits to both their physical and mental well-being.”

Becky Haseldine:  BTN Academy Certified Nutrition Coach

“I aim to help athletes understand how to fuel their bodies effectively, eat the right foods, and hit their specific goals without mad crazy diets being involved.



Daily Schedule 2023


07:15 Wake up – warm up!

07:30 Exercise session 1

08:30 Breakfast 

09:30 Mindful practice 

10:00 Free time

11:00 Exercise session 2

11:45 Morning snack 

12:15 Exercise session 3

13:30 Lunch 

14:30 Optional group discussion 

15:30 Free time

16:00 Afternoon snack

17:00 Exercise session 4 

18:00  Meditation

18:15  Free time 

19:30 Evening meal 

22:00 Lights out

What our guests are saying…


“The  nutritional and health talks we received were really interesting and useful and Helena and Annie are such motivational and inspiring trainers.”

“Thank you for a wonderful experience. I gained so much more than I expected and am feeling more motivated than I have done for years!”

“I loved the itinerary, the exercises, the setting and all the delicious and nutritious food. I came back several pounds lighter and am sticking to a healthy diet and feeling absolutely fantastic!”

“I love the fact the retreat was so varied – lots of exercise, motivational talks, amazing food and positive energy.”

“Thank you for a wonderful experience. I gained so much more than I expected and am feeling more motivated than I have done for years!”


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