Sunflower Retreats in the Press


letter in yoga

Canadian yoga blog 'Letters in Yoga' profiles Lucy Bremner and Sunflower Retreats saying…

"Lucy has such a wise heart and she truly understands the significance of being able to reflect on what is important in life and what isn’t, then having the courage to make lifestyle choices around that.
This is yoga… dealing with the world is yoga."

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"This retreat can cater for everyone. I would like to thank Lucy and Alan for being so brilliant with every aspect of the trip and will definitely be returning in the near future."

Gavin King, health and wellbeing coach, blogs about his week at Sunflower Retreats.

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"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"

World traveller Lee-Ann Walker writes an enchanting post about her week spent at Sunflower Retreats in March 2014 in her travel and photo blog Miss Travelography.

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Eat, Pray, Eat Some More: The Foodie’s Yoga Getaway

Alix O'Neill writing in Yahoo Lifestyle,
19 May 2014

"A month later, the world is alright and I’m a decent enough human being when I take the time to practise what I learnt in Casperia."

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The Yoga Side of Life

helen mcgougan on yoga in casperia italy

Helen McGougan, from her blog 'Hel's Bakehouse' in October 2012.

"Was it life changing? I hope so. I'm still me, but I'm a better version of me."

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Jackie Adams group leader 'Yoga to Go' Canada

We all had an absolutely fantastic time staying at Sunflower Retreats, and I am making plans to return next summer, only this time when the sunflowers are in bloom.

Lucy, you and Alan have created a delightful retreat there in Casperia. Staying at the Palace was extra special. We did get to see some of the other accommodations and they too were very lovely.

We wanted for nothing. The breakfasts were just the perfect start for our day, well after yoga that is, and the yoga studio was so charming.

 It was just such a perfect set-up for us to travel as a group, practice yoga together and then to have the kitchen as well, my we were blessed.

My experience at Sunflower retreats was indeed way better than I imagined, and I think the yogis travelling with me all agree - they are all talking about wanting to return.

Thanks for everything !


My Best Yoga Vacation

Yoga Journal, 2007

For our honeymoon, my husband and I spent a blissful week in a sparsely populated medieval village outside Rome. Our days were full of lazy hikes in the surrounding olive fields and hills, bike rides to other villages, amazing local cuisine, and twice-daily yoga classes held in a converted stable. There were only eight of us in the group that week with Jennifer Hubbard, a contracted yoga instructor from California. She had broad knowledge and worked with us to make sure that yoga suited our preferred styles. My husband and I have been following Forrest yoga recently, and there were Iyengar students in the class as well as some people entirely new to yoga. We were all satisfied. Jennifer also offered classes in other topics – most memorably Yoga Nidra.

Accommodations, classes, and a group breakfast are included in the package; other than that you are free to explore the town’s other options or, if you have a kitchen in your quarters, to make your own food.

Aside from yoga, we spent time on Sunflower bicycles exploring the countryside and other small towns. The owner led a couple of hikes during the week through the surrounding hills, which are full of amazing trees and plants (not to mention truffles and boars) and are also rich in history, which Alan, the owner, was happy to share.

Accommodations, classes, and a group breakfast are included in the package; other than that you are free to explore the town’s other options or, if you have a kitchen in your quarters, to make your own food.

Aside from yoga, we spent time on Sunflower bicycles exploring the countryside and other small towns. The owner led a couple of hikes during the week through the surrounding hills, which are full of amazing trees and plants (not to mention truffles and boars) and are also rich in history, which Alan, the owner, was happy to share.