Yoga for a better lifestyle is our credo. We hold our retreats in Italy, either on the beautiful island of Elba or near Lucca, Tuscany.
Yoga Retreats (6)
Christel studied yoga on two continents. First she trained Poweryoga under Bryan Kest in Santa Monica, California, the guru to stars like Madonna and Sting. In an Ashram in India she graduated in Therapeutic Yoga with Guru Saji. Added to this was another degree in YinYoga and Reiki. "I have created my own style from this colorful yoga world with many great inspirations, a truly multi-dynamic experience but it always adapts to the group. I like to teach in nature, on beautiful beaches, on magical rocks or in the Yoga Shala of my Villa Shanti in my home in Marciana in Elba. "
from United States, June 2021
"An Amazing and Unforgettable Opportunity"
This was the most hospitable and welcoming trip I have ever done in my life. The organizer, Christel, was on top of everything: from the logistics to the details of what to eat to scheduling everything perfectly and making sure that I not only had an amazing time but also made sure that I felt right at home. She made sure that I was safe traveling, keeping in contact with me every step of the way. She made sure that I was learning the theories and yoga practices properly and safely: she observed what was easy and what was difficult for me to learn and adjusted her teachings according to this as well as to how my learning style was. She was an amazing teacher and I learned not only so much about aerial yoga and the Island of Elba from her, but I also learned a lot about loving myself and growing up. She gave me a lot of console and inspiration for the direction of my life. She is a free spirit and pours out happiness making me feel welcome, secure, and motivated to improve my own health well-being and to seriously pursue yoga as a career. Coming back into the main house at the end of the evening after a full day of yoga was such a cozy scene - almost like from a movie. Her partner, Alberto, made the most delicious authentic Italian food from scratch and we would eat and talk for hours in the cozy home they have in the picturesque mountains of Elba. I felt as though I had been transported into my own version of "Eat, Pray, Love." Thank you for everything, for all that I learned
from Hong Kong, September 2019
"Shanti Yoga Elba Aerial Yoga Teacher Training "
Very peaceful and beautiful island.
Lucky with weather, started every morning on th outdoor shala, mat yoga then aerial yoga then breakfast/lecture. Rest a little bit then lunch.
From mid afternoon to evening, aerial yoga restoration and workshop, yin yoga and teaching class on last day.
Chris is very experienced and excellent yoga instructor. Explained and demonstrated all postures and how to teach students doing the postures.
Food was excellent, prepared by Italian/Argentine chef. Different menus every day. He used the organic herbs/vegetables from the garden. We also have fresh fruits from the garden every day.
Accommodation was nice. Clean and quiet.
Highly recommended for people who like the nature, Yoga, meditation, Thai massage, cooking class, water sports, hiking etc.
from United States, September 2018
We have just returned from the most wonderful week on a yoga retreat with Shanti Yoga Elba and can't recommend it highly enough, it is the most peaceful, beautiful place ever. Everything was just perfect, from sunrise yoga on the outdoor shala, zen meditation in the garden to evening yoga in the indoor shala. We enjoyed the most amazing home cooking vegan dishes with veggies straight from the garden. Christel is the most a wonderful host and excellent yoga instructor. Our accommodation was great, very clean and comfortable. It has to be one of the best weeks we have had and we will definitely be returning.
Darek - London - UK
from Austria, July 2021
from Switzerland, June 2021
"Yoga und Reiki excellent"
Chris gab sehr gutes Yoga , Reiki war auch super! Ich fühlte mich wie eine Prinzessin ,voll umsorgt und der Umgang mit viel Emphatie und Respekt 👌🙏❤
Die Unterkunft mit sehr Liebe und hübsch eingerichtet ;das Essen war excellent !
from Germany, April 2019
"Meine wunderbare Auszeit"
Ich hatte mir ein paar entspannende Tage in ruhiger Natur mit Yoga und Meditation gewünscht und viel mehr erhalten. Ich buchte relativ spontan und war froh zu dieser Jahreszeit überhaupt einen Retreat in der Region zu finden, sodass ich die nicht ganz unkomplizierte Anreise nach Elba sehr gerne auf mich nahm. Ich war aufgrund des Zeitpunkts die einzige Teilnehmerin im Kurs, was Christel zu meiner privaten Lehrerin machte. Dieser Umstand erlaubte einen nahen und persönlichen Austausch, sowie gemeinsame Inselerkundungen. Christel und Alberto haben mich unglaublich freundlich aufgenommen und waren großzügige Gastgeber. Die Insel hat einen wahnsinnigen Charme - die Natur, die Sonne und die Menschen waren wahres Balsam für die Seele. Ich komme sehr gerne mal wieder :)