Yoga Holidays in Italy and Costa Rica
Sunflower Retreats' yoga holidays have been delighting our visitors in Italy and Costa Rica since 1998. Choose between our beautiful, unspoilt, natural mountain and rain-forest locations; each of our our yoga holidays 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. Our guests get personal attention from our teachers and build great bonds with other guests.
Our season of yoga holidays in the gorgeous rainforest and beach destination of exotic Costa Rica is available all year round and our yoga retreats in the picturesque village of Casperia, just north of Rome start next May and run all summer long.
Enjoy daily yoga classes, Ayurvedic holistic treatments, delicious locally-sourced organic cuisine and have your own en-suite bedroom.
Both of our retreat locations in Casperia Italy and in Costa Rica are within the famous Blue Zones where people live longer than the average.
There are five places listed in the World where people live longer and healthier lives, Costa Rica with its 'Pura Vida' (pure life) philosophy is one such heavenly place
The secret seems as simple as - connection with community and family, purpose, a positive outlook ( often supported by belief in God) locomotion as in gentle regular movement like gardening, dancing, walking and of course a natural local diet.
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. We have a price reduction 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. 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, and in Costa Rica, by integrating with, rather than changing, the area's way of life.
If you're on a budget, then 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.
Our yoga holidays are great for single travellers as well; most of our other guests are travelling solo too!
Prices for our yoga holidays - from as little as £585 for six nights, excluding flights - are still affordable and great value, offering morning and afternoon yoga classes and a yoga workshop 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.