Yoga Holidays in Europe and Costa Rica

Sunflower Retreats has been running high-quality, expert-led wellness retreats and yoga holidays in Europe and Central America since 1998. Choose between our beautiful, unspoilt, natural mountain and beach locations in Italy and Costa Rica.

Your yoga holiday will be an unforgettable and joyful experience: Our team of qualified yoga teachers from all over the world teach in a variety of yoga styles and provide the very best in yoga classes and there are Ayurvedic holistic treatments and lots of social activities too.

Wonderful memories...
I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend.
— Laura Davis, Costa Rica Retreat, 2017

Our season of yoga holidays in Italy starts in April and runs through spring and summer in picturesque Casperia, among the hills of Lazio, and by the sea in Sperlonga. Our guests get personal attention from our teachers and build great bonds with other guests.

yoga retreats in italy

Enjoy daily yoga classes, Ayurvedic holistic treatments, delicious locally-sourced organic cuisine and have your own en-suite bedroom.

Yoga Holidays Your Way

Prices for our yoga holidays - from as little as £585 for 6 nights, excluding flights, are still affordable and great value, offering morning and afternoon yoga classes and a yoga workshop too.

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, for 30% less than the full price. And if you're travelling by yourself, you can stay in a room of your own for just a little more. Our yoga holidays are great for single travellers; many of our other guests are travelling solo too!

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, 2014

I want to be like a sunflower so that, even on the darkest days, I will stand tall and find the sunlight

Beyond Yoga


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 each of our hand picked beautiful locations in Italy and Costa Rica. Either way, it will be a chance to immerse yourself in the way of life and admire the spectacular panoramic views of the countryside and nature surrounding you.

Non-practitioners of yoga are also welcome on our retreats and will enjoy all of the other activities. A price reduction is available for guests who are not taking part in our 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.

responsible travel