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Yoga Retreat in Elba

Welcome to Elba! Enjoy your time on the island with daily yoga sessions and presentations about the health benefits of a regular yoga practice. Relax with meditations and get to know the concept of partner Reiki. In the afternoon, you will have plenty of time to explore your surroundings or go for a walk on the beach.

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  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Free time to explore your surroundings
  • Meditations, presentations, partner Reiki
  • Fresh spring water throughout the day
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Half board

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Italian
Group size: 3-8 participants
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  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala

Villa Shanti has a marvelous garden with palm trees, lemon trees, orange trees and satsuma trees. We are planning to install a jacuzzi soon (the project will be completed by April 2018) and have hammocks in our garden that invite you to relax. Since we are located close to the mountains, it's never unbearably hot. Pleasant temperatures and mild winds make up the climatic conditions in Marciana.

We have three apartments with separate entrances that are each furnished with a small kitchen with a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge. Each apartment is additionally equipped with a small living room with a TV.

Apartment Pomonte (max. 4 persons) is roughly 40 square meters big and consists of a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room which sleeps two, and a double room that can be accessed via a staircase.

Apartment Scirocco (max. 6 persons) is roughly 60 square meters big and consists of a double room with a small terrace and bathroom, a living room with a kitchen and another bed. A second double room can be accessed via a staircase.

Apartment Mistral (max. 8 persons) is roughly 90 square meters big and consists of three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room with a big kitchen that sleeps two people, a big terrace and a separate entrance.

All three apartments come with a terrace, access to the garden, a separate barbecue spot and hammocks to relax in the garden.

There are two yoga shalas indoors and outdoors. The style of the Villa Shanti is Asian while the garden and the terraces have a Mediterranean flair. We have our own garden where we grow fruits and vegetables.



  • 17:00 - 18:30 Welcome Yoga class
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Welcome and introduction. Discussion of individual issues.
  • 19:30 Dinner


  • 07:00 - 08:00 Zen-Meditation and pranayama
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Tea
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Yoga class targeted at special issues
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • Free time
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Presentation about Health Benefits with Yoga
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Yoga for the back, shoulders, and inversions for scoliosis
  • 20:00 Dinner


  • 07:00 - 08:00 Meditation and pranayama
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Tea
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Aerial Yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Health benefits and nutrition (Powerpoint)
  • 10:30 - 17:00 Free time
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Restorative yoga and meditation
  • 20:00 Light dinner
  • 22:00 - 22:30 Candlelight meditation


  • 07:00 - 08:30 Silent meditation walk
  • 08:30 Tea
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Yoga targeted at special issues
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Partner Reiki (1)
  • 12:30 - 16:00 Free time
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Partner Reiki (2)
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Included excursions

If you want, we can go to the Magic Mountains behind our house. You need good shoes and two hours time at least. We will enjoy the very beautiful magic rocks shaped by the wind over thousands of years.


Christel Vollmer

Retreat location

Villa Shanti is located between Marciana Marina and Maricana Alta at the coastal road called Costarella. It's only 3 km to the sea and 1,5 km to Monte Cabane, the cable railway atop the highest mountain of the island.

Directly behind the villa, you can find a natural reserve with Fonte Napoleone, a spring with crystal clear mountain water of amazing, continuously controlled quality.

Elba is home to the most beautiful beaches in all of Italy, both rocky beaches and sandy beaches. We will take our yoga practice to the beach and enjoy the clear water, more beautiful than in the Caribbean, mild temperatures that allow for swimming until November, and romantic as well as secluded beaches.

Surrounding the villa, mountain sheep and hogs roam free and you can marvel at fields of orchids in the month May.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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We offer freshly made, vegetarian Italian food.

You can drink different teas and fresh water from the Napoleon spring throughout the day.

The daily breakfast will be served with fruits, cereal, bread, and handmade jams.

In the evening, we will have a barbecue or cook vegetarian meals.

The landlord Alberto is a star chef (4-5 star hotels) and will show you how to make pasta and other delicious, traditionally Italian dishes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Seafood
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

We can explore the island on a bicycle tour. There is a shop on the island that rents out bikes, e-bikes, and mountain bikes. We can also go for a kayak or canoe tour; these trips are not part of the package price and will have to be booked and paid for additionally.

What's included

  • Transportation from Portoferraio to Villa Shanti
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Meditations
  • Partner Reiki
  • Free time to explore your surroundings
  • Fresh spring water throughout the day
  • Half board
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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This trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

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