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.
— Margaret Brady, United Kingdom

Villa Shanti rappresenta per me un posto accogliente e pieno di pace, dove ho fatto delle lezioni di yoga energetiche e condiviso delle buonissime cene con persone stupende, e dove spero di tornare presto! Sono molto grata a Chris per l’energia positiva che mette nel suo lavoro!
— Maria Berri, Italy
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 :)
— Miriam Hansen, Germany


Very idyllic location, wonderful yoga training with Christel, as I hear soon open air ... We will be back. I was so deeply relaxed that I did not take any pictures ...
— Christine Schroeter, Germany

Amazing place. Really friendly owners, and the location is like a dream. Will go back as soon as I can. You can even drink Napoleons water =)

Villa Shanti is really a hidden and unexplored pearl!
— Gard Rystad, Norway

Had a great week at the villa shanti with my family. Many options (yoga, swimming, hiking, biking, boating....) + incredibly lovely hosts. We’ll be back next summer.
— Wolfgang Eppenschwandtner, Austria

Yoga + Elba + Villa Shanti = Paradise

my girlfriend and I stayed 7 days in one of the apartments of the Villa Shanti. It was an amazing experience, the villa is beautifully located between Marciana Marina and Marciana.

The Apartment we were staying at was really nice: clean, tidy and had everything you need. We could really relax in the beautiful garden and my girlfriend took amazing yoga classes with Christel.

Kristel and Alberto are the definitions of lovely Hosts. We got plenty of tips on where to go and eat on Elba. And from organing a driver to solving any other problems they were always there for us. If you are lucky you might experience brilliant authentic food made by Alberto.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Villan Shanti as the place to stay in Elba. It is a wonderful alternative to one of the overpriced Hotels on the Island.

Thank you very much for everything we will certainly come back!
— Olli and Lara, Germany

I had a fantastic stay at Villa Shanti, really in love with this place! With the most beautiful view that no photos do justice, relaxing and friendly atmosphere thanks to Christel and Alberto, my first visit to Elba became beyond my expectations.

I would certainly recommend this wonderful place to anyone who wants to have a genuine Italian experience with an amazing accommodation close to the coastline and beautiful nature.
— Filippa Lilliedahl, Sweden

Great place to look for peace, away from the chaos and surrounded by nature. Cozy house, good services and cleanliness. A stone’s throw from the village and a few miles from the sea.
— Elisa Petrizzo, Italy

To choose Villa Shanti for our stay in Elba, was the best decision we took when planning our trip to Elba. It is really a nice and peaceful place to be.

The marvelous garden invites to lay in one of the deck chairs and relax. To take the breakfast in front of the apartment and enjoying the sun, is a good start for the day after a silent night in one of the apartments. The view to the sea but also to the mountains is extraordinary. Marciana Alta in front, when looking out of the window of our bedroom is something you do not have everywhere.

The hospitality of Christel and Alberto, the hosts, is unusual because they are very friendly and helpful and we felt like coming home when arriving in Villa Shanti. But also whenever we needed some tipps and good recommendations for nice places to visit, restaurants, walks or go for a swim (included in the price J), Christel and Alberto take their time give you the best ones which brings you Elba closer than any guide.

If possible make sure there are Yoga courses during your stay that Christel offers. They are really good and professional. You can have the courses outside or inside in the nice shalas. The combination of visiting Elba and having Yoga courses is incredibly good.
— Susanne Mangold, Germany