Yoga Holidays at Italy's Original Yoga Retreat Centre
Sunflower Retreats has been offering highly praised yoga holidays for the mind, body and soul for seventeen years, in the picturesque hilltop village of Casperia, just an hour from Rome.
We're here to make your yoga holiday an unforgettable and joyful experience: Our team of qualified yoga teachers from all over the world provide the very best in yoga classes, usually on our sun-drenched yoga deck. Our guests get lots of attention from our teachers and build great bonds with other guests.
Bright new changes for 2016
This year our yoga and wellness retreats include swimming, afternoon yoga sessions and a welcome buffet on arrival day. We're also delighted to have teachers who'll include some Pilates some weeks too. Our prices are little higher, but our yoga holidays are still affordable and great value.
Life's a Beach
We'll be back at the adorable whitewashed Mediterranean village of Sperlonga in late May and Early June to practice yoga to the sound and smells of the sea.
Read more in our Sperlonga section »
Yoga Holidays Your Way
Sunflower Retreats' holidays mean that even without spending on extras you can have an amazing holiday, with free bikes on which to meander through country lanes and sunny terraces to laze on and drink in dreamy views. You'll probably be pleasantly surprised at how little it costs to fly into Rome from your local airport these days too.
If you haven't got a whole week free, you can stay for just four nights. And if you're travelling by yourself, you can stay in a room of your own just a little more. Our yoga holidays are great for singles; many of our other guests are travelling solo too!
Some weeks within the season our teachers also teach classical Pilates, in addition to yoga, covering Pilates positions, exercises and techniques.
Please see the teacher profiles for each week on our Yoga page.
Casperia offered time out from the hectic pace of travel. I hadn’t anticipated how rewarding my experience would be or how many wonderful connections I would make with the other guests, who had come from all around the world
Lee-Ann Walker, from Australia, 2014
With the help of our local and international staff, we also offer a choice of holistic therapies, massage treatments and days visiting our local hot springs. There's also a wide range of activities including cycling on our free bikes, mountain treks, horse riding and more.
Or if you'd just like to chill, there's plenty of time to relax, swim and soak-up the atmosphere of Italian village life inside the stone walls of our blissfully car-free village. Either way, it will be a chance to immerse yourself in the Italian way of life and admire the spectacular panoramic views of the countryside.
Non-practitioners of yoga are also welcome on our yoga retreats and will enjoy all of the other activities. A price reduction will be given if you are not taking part in our morning yoga classes.
Supporting Our Community
As one of the only yoga centres in Europe to offer holidays at a dedicated base all summer long, Sunflower Retreats offers an alternative holiday to that of big resorts; a retreat for people who prefer an authentic more natural, grounding and holistic holiday experience. We are not an isolated private retreat business; rather, our low-profit organisation helps to sustain the economies of the areas that we work in, by making fair payments to local home owners, farmers, small businesses and people who provide accommodation, meals, activities and lessons for our guests.
In this way we have supported the principles of sustainable ethical tourism since 1998 in Casperia, Italy and beyond, by integrating with, rather than changing, the area's way of life.