Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring on our retreats ?
— Good walking shoes
A swim suit
A pool towel
A lightweight waterproof jacket
A European or American adaptor to charge your mobile phone ( Hairdryers are provided in accommodation options)
Insect repellent.

Do many people come on holiday alone?
— Yes. A lot of our guests are international solo travellers

What time is check-in on arrival day?
— Check-in time is from 12.00

How do I get to Sunflower Retreats
when I arrive in Casperia?
— Our representative will greet you at the Blue Bar in Casperia and can help you with your bags, but please call or text first. For details of how to contact our staff shortly before you arrive, please see our Travel page.

Do you provide yoga mats?
— Yes.

Are your yoga holidays suitable for beginners?
— Yes.

Do you practice Astanga yoga?
— Our Teachers are trained in a variety of different methods of traditional comprehensive Hatha yoga, such as Vinyasa Flow style of Hatha yoga, the Astanga method and Iyengar Yoga as well as Yin Restorative and other methods . Please read the teacher profiles on the each week's page for details on their styles of training.

Are there yoga classes on arrival and departure days?
— No, there are no yoga classes on arrival and departure days because guests are arriving and departing at different times throughout the day.

Is the private lounge with sofa part
of our accommodation at Casa Latini?
Is there a terrace?
— Each twin suite in Casa Latini has its own lounge with sofa, table and chairs and a private en-suite bathroom. There is a communal lounge, kitchen and roof terrace at Casa Latini, accessible to all guests by a spiral staircase.

Do I need to make reservations for
holistic treatments and other extras?
— No. All of the excursions, treatments and classes can be booked with our staff at breakfast-time each day, after morning yoga practice. You can ask us to make a note of any sessions you'd like when you make your holiday booking though.

When do I pay for the extra activities
and treatments that I book on the holiday?
— All extra activities and treatments that you book are paid for on the last afternoon of your retreat - the last full day of the holiday week.

Do I need to bring Euros to your Italy Retreats ?
— There is an ATM/Cash machine in Casperia Italy but it doesn’t always work so please bring enough cash but we accept credit card payments in both locations in italy and Costa Rica for any extras you may have such as massages or activities and most restaurants and shops except credit cards

Will my mobile phone work?
— Yes. There is good cellphone coverage .

Is wireless internet available in my accommodation in Italy ?
— No, but there is Wifi at the breakfast location and in the local cafes and bars all a 3-minute walk from your accommodation.

Will we be having breakfast on departure day?
— Yes: Breakfast is 8am on departure day and is continental style

What time is check-out?
— There is one free shuttle service provided by Sunflower Retreats at 9am to Poggio Mirteto train station on departure day in Casperia. If you are leaving later-on you must vacate your bedroom by 10am so that cleaners can have access, however you are welcome to stay in the lounge area of your accommodation.

What if my flight is earlier than
your shuttle service allows for?
— There is a timetable for early morning trains on our Travel Factsheet for Casperia or For Costa Rica visit the Booking and travel page or contact us for travel info.