27 October – 3 November

Shakti Rasa Yoga Retreat to Realise the Body of Light
with Marianne Jacuzzi
Lanzarote Island

The course will be taught in English/ El retiro se impartirá en inglés.

Let go of the stress and live the life of a yogi. Right action can change everything. This retreat will show you how. It will immerse you into ancient practices with a contemporary twist, designed to deliver transformation of the highest order. Surrounded by the beauty and comfort of this most amazing venue, you experience deep in your cells the rocket fuel of authentic yoga.
Life becomes luminous.

This retreat is open to all sincere seekers of an authentic yogic experience, no matter what your previous experience of yoga might be.

Wherever you are with yoga, this retreat will inspire you to commit or recommit to the life-transfiguring path of yoga.


Every day includes:

• Strong asana to invigorate, open and empower your body
• Classical pranayama to bring clarity to your mind
• Silent meditation to infuse your heart with peace
• Simple chanting to step-up the frequency of your energy field

The retreat also includes a yogic encounter with nature. The pulse of the cosmos resides in the sea, in mountains and rivers, volcanoes and forests and deserts. As much as time and weather permit, this retreat will teach you how to use the tools of practice to access the heartbeat of the natural world, which is the visible face of the divine. It is Shakti, a manifestation in time and space of Shiva. Lanzarote offers a rich landscape for this work.

Be prepared to do yoga on the beach, to meditate in a volcano, to chant under a starlit sky.

Marianne draws from a lifetime of experience to share her understanding of yoga with you. Her approach is non-dogmatic, yet classical in its content.

She developed Shakti Rasa Yoga, an elegant style of practice that incorporates breath and awareness to access Shakti through every pose. She will teach you how to use it to bring radiance to your daily life. She loves questioning minds too, and the challenge real questions bring to the group process.

Yoga is powerful medicine for body and soul. Prana rides on the breath. It is a stepped-down form of Shakti. Practice channels that pranic energy. It gives you a supple body, lucid mind, open heart. But most of all, it purifies the subtle body of light, quite literally raising the vibration of your cells.


All excursions and transport during the trips are included.

We will have time to discover the magic of Lanzarote, exploring the most special natural places, bathing in isolated beaches, meditating inside a volcano, trekking though cliffs and watching the beautiful sunrise or sunset from the best spots of the island.

Outstanding excursions:

  • Endless golden sand Famara Beach (Surfing and best sunset spot)
  • Trekking in Caldera Blanca Volcano
  • Trip boat to La Graciosa Island
  • Crystal clear and blue Papagayo Beaches (Snorkeling spot)
  • Meditation inside El Cuervo Volcano



Marianne Jacuzzi leads yoga retreats and workshops around Europe, and teaches philosophy for various teacher-training courses. She founded Seven Winds Yoga and Jyotish in Dublin, where she has taught since 2000.

After teaching for years in the Ashtanga, Iyengar and Sivananda traditions, her personal practice evolved into her own approach, called Shakti Rasa, a fluid style that incorporates breath and meditation into powerful asana work.

Along with Shakti Rasa, she teaches the Vinyasa Krama sequences of Krishnamacharya as transmitted through Srivatsa Ramaswami. Her classes also include pranayama, chanting, and meditation.

For years, she studied in India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and other traditional yoga masters. She is Yoga Alliance certified at the highest level: E-RYT-500 and is also a Yoga Alliance continuing education provider: YACEP.

Marianne’s practice began nearly fifty years ago in San Francisco, where she was born and where–while still a schoolgirl–she began meditating with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She studied Eastern philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Initially, yoga was for her an entirely spiritual practice, though her background in dance led soon to asana too.

With Buddhist priest and scholar David Brazier, she studied Buddhist psychotherapy in the UK. With eminent yoga scholar Georg Feuerstein, she completed over a 1000 hours of course work in yoga philosophy. She qualified as Jyotish Kovid with the Council of Vedic Astrology after mentoring with Dennis Flaherty and other Jyotish masters, both Western and Indian.

She has a BA and an MA in English Literature from the University of California, and published a novel, Blood Memories, in 2008.

In 2003, she met her guru, Ramesh S. Balsekar, who accepted her as his disciple. Until his mahasamadhi in 2009, she travelled regularly to Bombay to the satsangs he gave from his flat. His teaching of Advaita Vedanta, so profound and yet so simple, transformed her. The wisdom of Ramesh informs her teaching, her practice, and her personal life. A lifetime of seeking found its resolution at the feet of Ramesh, and to him she is eternally grateful.

As spiritual counsellor and Vedic astrologer, she reads charts and gives consultations, assisting others in understanding the unique karmic forces active in their lives and channeling that power to realise their highest potential.



An eco-conscious villa surrounded by vineyards located in a large property in open countryside, with a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere far from traffic and light contamination and only 15 min drive from the best beaches of the island.

A unique paradise in nature to support your practice, where you can let the healing essence of the place regenerate you.

You will stay in beautiful little houses or studios shared for two people, each with their own bathroom and terrace. You may enjoy the solar-heated pool and a large organic garden with fruit trees and vegetables.

We will be treated to high quality Vegetarian food that is made fresh and mostly organic, picked directly from the garden and cooked with love and dedication for your health and pleasure.

Sample Daily Schedule (*)

6.30 – 7.00 Meditation (Silent and/or Japa)

7.00 – 9.00 Asana and Pranayama practice

9.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 12.00 Excursions/Free time

12.00 – 13.00 Spiritual Talk/ Q & A

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.30 Excursions/Free time

16.30 – 18.30 Asana and pranayama practice

18.30 – 19.30 Meditation (Silent and/or Japa)

19.30 – 21.00 Dinner

Check in: Saturday October 27, from 4.00 pm

Check out: Saturday November 3, 10.00 am

(*) The daily schedule can change depending on the weather conditions and the duration of the trips. Depending upon weather, we will take our practice outdoors into nature.  During free time you will have the opportunity to avail of treatments. Marianne will also be available for a limited number of Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) consultations.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation in little houses or double rooms, both with ensuite bathroom and terrace (7 nights).
  • Healthy vegetarian food, using fresh, local and predominately organic ingredients prepared for an experienced by an Italian chef (3 meals per day).
  • Coffee, teas and purified drinkable water available all day long.
  • Use of the solar-panel heated swimming-pool.
  • Yoga classes with Marianne Jacuzzi in a beautiful indoor yoga shala or outdoors.
  • Classical pranayama practice.
  • Daily silent meditation sessions
  • Simple chanting.
  • Spiritual talks/ Q&A
  • Trips to some of the most pure, tranquil and beautiful natural places in the Island
  • Transport on the excursions: Rental cars, petrol and car insurance.
  • Transport from the airport to the retreat center (round trip)
  • Boat to La Graciosa Island.
  • Local guides and advice.

On request (at additional cost):

  • Individual Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) consultations with Marianne.
  • Several types of massages and energy healing (on request at arrival)

Flights tickets are not included

Total Price

Early bird discount valid for registrations until May 31, 2018.

Before July 31: 1150 €

After July 31: 1295 €

Booking Procedure:

To secure your booking, we require a 250 € non-refundable deposit.

Full payment is due before August 30, 2018

The Center has different forms of double accommodation: small houses (50 m2-40 m2), studios (30 m2), double rooms (15 m2) and a Yurt (28 m2).

The type of accommodation will be assigned by registration order.

A few double rooms will be reserved for individual use. Supplement: 180 €

Any questions? Write us: info@shamaretreats.com