The Play of Shiva & Shakti

Yoga and Shamanic Journeys Off the Beaten Path
with Ivo & Cosetta

JUNE 24–JULY 1, 2017

7 nights

La Rosa dei 4 Venti is an ancient 18th-century "Masseria" (farmhouse), restored and renovated to modern luxury standards but with its original structure intact. Perched on a hill in Puglia (the heel of Italy's boot), between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, we've found a place totally immersed in peace and quiet. Spread over 14 acres, the compound offers a manor house with two dining rooms, a large living room, a reading room with a small library; a small church with "affreschi" dating back to the 18th century; a large 1,100-sqft yoga studio; wide glass gazebo room overlooking the garden; private meditational pathway in the woods; swimming pool and several quiet relaxing areas. The Valle d'Itria, where La Rosa is located, is incredibly beautiful, with almond and olive groves, curious limestone formations, idyllic rural roads and rolling hills. The Puglia region is famous for its Trulli (ancient circular stone buildings) and the charming towns of Martina Franca, Alberobello, Ostumi and Cisternino.

We'll eat fresh, organic and seasonal products from La Rosa's local garden. The dishes are from the Italian tradition, but revisited by La Rosa dei 4 Venti community following the ph alkaline diet philosophy to balance the PH of our body. Instead of wheat flour, we will eat more nutrient flours like kamut, spelt or buckwheat.

• Accommodations in shared double rooms
• All meals
• 3 excursions to Unesco World Heritage towns and unspoiled beaches
• Daily yoga, meditation practices and rituals
• Group sharing and processing
• Individual consultations
• Educational workshops and hikes
• Entire compound reserved for our group

• Brindisi – Salento Airport (BDS)
• Bari Airport (BRI)

Maximum 18 participants
Cost: $ 2,350
Deposit: $ 1,950
Balance due by April 15, 2017  

CLICK HERE to read more about our vision for this retreat.



"Dearest Cosetta and Ivo, Costa Rica 2017 kick off new year event was epic. You brought us Shiva & Shakti play and discipline and so much more I can't list it all. I truly enjoyed all the people you brought together. Your immersion really provided me a platform from which to see a different path forward, to realign my priorities, to renew a commitment to be my best self. Thank you with all my heart." ~Linda M.

"Since I have been working with you both, my life has transformed immensely. It is with gratitude, honor and humbleness that I can stand, truly stand, in myself and with myself, aware of the beauty, love, support and connection. Claro de Luz" will always be one of my mantra. Showing up in this world with an open, yet protected raw heart is my work. It is such a gift and honor to continue to journey and travel with you around the world. Infinite gratitude!" ~Jen O.


"Dearest Cosetta and Ivo, Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating the opportunity for this amazing group of beautiful souls to come together.  This Shiva Shakti Retreat was most certainly a highlight of my blessed life.  Within the sacred space you held and the sacred space nature offered, I explored my Self, my past and my potential in profound ways. I’m entering this year of 2017 with a full and raw heart, with courage and clarity of my next steps and trust of my inner wisdom. I am blossoming as a beautiful hibiscus does, bathing in the light from my heart." ~Dana S.


Italy - Puglia: Play of Shiva & Shakti - June 24 / July 1 2017
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We are very pleased to announce our first audio CD, recorded live at the 2016 Northwest Yoga Feast. A spontanenous co-creation weaving mediation, yoga asana and discussion which is available for purchase through cdBaby and iTunes