Casperia Italy

At Sunflower Retreats we've been providing facilities for yoga teachers, workshop and seminar leaders since 1999 at our Casperia, Italy, location.

The Forani Palace, a 15th century palazzo in the medieval village of Casperia, is available for rental and we can organise a personal program designed to suit your needs as a group leader, including:

  • Transport

  • En-suite accommodation for up to 18 people, or further accommodation to a maximum of 26 in the original design section of the Palazzo can be made by special arrangement.

  • A large (50 square metre) studio/function room for yoga or other group activities, in a converted stable building or, for groups of 10 people or less, use of a 40 square-metre studio.

  • The studio is equipped with coconut carpet and central heating for the cooler months

  • A wooden platform in the gardens, for outdoor yoga practice or meditation.

  • Activities

  • Holistic Treatments

  • Use of the Forani Palace gardens and grounds

  • Buffet breakfast and vegetarian or non-vegetarian lunch and dinner can be arranged on request, so full-board holidays can be offered.

Costa Rica - Group Hire

Since 2017 we have been hosting and providing services for teachers and their groups at our Costa Rica venues in the Nicoya Peninsula; an exquisite jungle eco-lodge set in the a truly beautiful natural oasis on the hills of the Pacific coast also facilitating retreats in the fishing village of Cabuya at a beautiful lodge right on the beach, overlooking the Pacific ocean. Both locations are Blue Zone locations where people live longer than the average and are low impact.

We can provide for teachers and their groups :

Twin and double en-suite Cabina’s , accommodating up to 16 people including group leader.

Breakfast daily and delicious meals serving Blue Zone locally-sourced cuisine.

A large shala or deck ideal for yoga or a group activity .

A range of Ayurvedic and holistic treatments.

Optional daily activities including transport to sites

. Please contact us if you would like more details on these venues in Costa Rica - Central America .

Costa Rica -Testimonial- January 2017  Janet Lucy -Writer, Artist and group leader from #underthesamemoon who run inspirational writing and art and healing retreats for women. -''A new-found slice of paradise on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, where my daughter, Sarah Clark, and I offered our January  Writing & Renewal “RADIANCE Retreat”. Thank you Lucy Bremner and Sunflower Retreats for your exquisite hostessing and sharing your divine gifts, and an enormous “abrazo” to the amazing women -Bridging generations and cultures, sharing wisdom, cultivating peace''.


The Forani Palace

The Forani Palace

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Sunflower Retreats :
Tel(office): Skype 0044 (0)1273 782 196
Tel(mobile): 0039 333 189 3092


My group had a wonderful retreat in Casperia, in the real Italy living among local people and services. The wide range of holistic treatments and all that’s offered by Sunflower Retreats were great thats why we come back every year
— Ian Davies, Orange Yoga UK
I am writing on behalf of the whole group to tell you that we had an incredible time at Casperia!!
The whole Sunflower Team, absolutely everybody contributed to the overall experience of the group, and the whole group would like to say THANK YOU!

As soon we returned to London, those who couldn’t join us on this first retreat, were asking when is the next one and we are looking forward to experience Costa Rica
- Fatoumata Inside Yoga London UK

We could not have been happier with everything we experienced with and through you! You have the most helpful staff we have ever encountered anywhere; a dream of support for us workshop leaders, so we could entirely focus on our work and also enjoy the village. All trips and excursions were organised perfectly.
We miss life in Casperia terribly! It has in fact become a kind of metaphor for us… ‘away from the maddening crowd!’
Thank you so much!
— Ute and Laurie of Via Italia!

Casperia is a fantastic natural retreat. The air is clean, sweet and the atmosphere is tranquil and full of fresh natural energies. It was a great choice by Carri and Sarah.
— Drishti Yoga Teacher Training

We had an awesome time; great staff and treatments and all the services and tours offered for teachers and their groups were wonderful - a true experience of Italian life. We are coming back!.
— Ted Rosen
An amazing location - wonderful breakfasts and studios - a wonderful place to come and practice Pilates as well as enjoy other activities offered; we return every year with our groups to Forani palazzo, It’s just magical!
— Suzy Mitchell of Seraphina Pilates

We want to thank you again for the wonderful experience in Casperia. Our group loved the town, and the service you provided was excellent - from the food to the outings and your prompt attention to all of our needs. You all do an excellent job. THANK YOU!
— Lynea and Jim from Yoga Calm, Oregan, USA

We all had a fantastic time in Casperia. The organisation was fantastic from the start to the end. We loved Casperia and Forani and evening meditation on the outside yoga deck was a totally memorable experience.
We want to thank the Sunflower team for all their help to make this the best group holiday retreat.
— Michelle Ryan from the Limerick Yoga Centre in Ireland was just such a perfect set-up for us...’
— Jackie Adams group leader of Yoga to Go, Canada
A new-found slice of paradise on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, where my daughter, Sarah Clark, and I offered our January Writing & Renewal “RADIANCE Retreat”... thank you Lucy Bremner & Sunflower Retreats for your exquisite hostessing and sharing your divine gifts.
— Radiance Retreat Group leader Janet Lucy

Sunflower Retreats and their team were amazing hosts to our group of 16 women in May 2019. From the minute we arrived to the time we left, we felt taken care of , supported and helped to get to where we needed to go. We offered so much to our retreat participants- from a trip to Rome, to the Hot Springs , to a hermitage and Sunflower Retreats seamlessly helped us get to and from all our destinations with ease. Alan was so helpful as well as Sandra who arranged holistic treatments with our group. And special thanks to Sophia & Lucy who worked behind the scenes to help us arrange everything. And I cannot forget the drivers who were awesome as well as Michele the chef who prepared some of the most delicious , authentic Italian food for our group . He was so gracious , fun and helpful. Thank you so much for this incredible experience and hope to be back again to Casperia and experience Costa Rica too. We all loved it!
— Grace Harrington Murdoch , Healer & Astrologer & Vita Limoli , Yoga Teacher & Healer Boston USA
Costa Rica Cabuya - Is also available for group bookings

Costa Rica Cabuya - Is also available for group bookings