The Saffron Heart

Return of the Light Shaman Retreat

31 August - 8 September 2024


Hello there!

We are so excited to invite you to join us on another magical Retreat with DZAR! 

In 2018, DZAR directed us to Alaska to perform a powerful ceremony to return the Saffron Heart frequency of in-lightment to the earth.

It was a profound experience for everyone who came with us to play a role in the return. Plus there was lots of fun, laughter and hugs as we sailed through the stunning scenery of that magical part of the globe.

Then in 2019 we took a group to Hawaii to share the Saffron Heart frequency with the newest land on the planet that had been created by the volcanic eruption.

Yet again, the experiences and heart openings we shared were extraordinary as we used the frequency tools and understandings DZAR shared with us all to expand our own Light as well.


And now we are very excited to invite you to join us for the
Return of the Light Shaman Retreat
on an unforgettable Mediterranean cruise.


DZAR has shared that this time is an energetic anniversary for those who are here to bring more Light to the world. 

The locations we will visit on the cruise, in particular Malta, are significant for their proximity to the city of Atlantis which played a significant role in humanity's development.

The realignment of planetary energy that DZAR speaks about in the video [see below] will open a portal for you to step into living as the Light you came here to be.

As you return to these places and visit the ancient cities and temples, you will reconnect to the original Light that has always guided you in your lifetimes.

When you do, not only will your life change but you will feed the collective field with love as you fulfil your purpose as a Light Shaman for humanity.

The Retreat combines pre online workshops to prepare you to remember the role you've played over many lifetimes so that you can bring the strength, wisdom and abilities from your pasts into this lifetime. There will also be sessions with DZAR on the ship as well as rituals we will perform on land.

If you feel the excitement and anticipation for what is unfolding as you read this information we would love to share this magical adventure with you!

Lots of love

Mary & Gary

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DZAR talks about the purpose of the Retreat


DZAR explains the significance of the timing and location of the Retreat


Fulfil your purpose and reconnect with your lineage as a Light Shaman

The Return of the Light Shaman Retreat 

Join us for an unforgettable 6 month transformational journey that begins in May and runs all the way through to November. Using the powerful combination of online workshops and travel to ancient lands, you'll connect back into the memory field of who you truly are and your purpose for being here. 

Save when you register before 1 May for only US$855 normally $999

Your Retreat registration includes

  • 3 pre cruise workshops via Zoom
  • 2 post cruise workshops via Zoom
  • 1 pre cruise session at the Forum in Rome on 31 August @ 3pm before the cruise departs on 1 September
  • in person workshops during the cruise 
  • 2 full day Private Group tours.
  • PLUS a Welcome Cocktail Party. 🍸🥳

NOTE You must book the cruise component of the Retreat separately with our booking agent. Keep scrolling for details.

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Family members and friends are welcome to join the cruise and Private Group Tours without being part of the workshop sessions.

Ports of Call and Cruising Highlights



Before we set sail from Rome you can walk in the footsteps of emperors, visit the Vatican, wander the Colosseum and the Forum as you feel the energy of 28 centuries of history.


The Strait of Messina is the narrow waterway between Sicily and Calabria, the southernmost region on the Italian peninsula. It is one of the most dramatic passages in the Mediterranean.

The Strait of Messina figures prominently in Greek mythology that would later lead to the phrase “between a rock and a hard place,” in English. Today sailing the strait offers many opportunities to spot wildlife in the shadow of Mount Etna.


Gateway to Mt. Etna, the awe-inspiring and still-active volcano, the seaport of Messina is the third-largest city in Sicily. Known for its fine cathedral, museums and for its rich Sicilian wines, Messina and the surrounding area was also the location for much of the Godfather series of films.

Drive up to the windswept side of Mt. Etna or wander the ancient streets with the many stores that sell Sicilian ceramics with colourful hues that have been created in the same way that they have been for centuries.


The ancient city of Valletta is teeming with historic monuments, churches and gardens. Given Malta's strategic location and succession of rulers including the Romans, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, French and British.

The city dates back to the 16th century and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.

Extensive restorations of historic buildings are underway, including the rebuilding of the city entrance to mark Valletta's recognition as the European Capital of Culture in 2018.


Rhodes draws more visitors than most other Greek islands and its capital offers an enduring blend of history and architecture.

The natural port where its former main attraction, an immense statue of the sun god Helios, the Colossus of Rhodes, once stood was one of the Seven Wonders of the World until it collapsed in an earthquake in 226 B.C.E.


Kusadasi in Turkey is the gateway to Ephesus, one of the most legendary cities of the ancient world. St. Paul preached in its Great Theater, while the facade of the Celsus Library survives as a testament to the city’s role as a center of learning and culture.

Not far from Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis (also known as the Temple of Diana), one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, once stood, drawing pilgrims from around the Mediterranean.         

Other historic sites include the House of Mary, believed to be the home of Jesus’s mother at the end of her life, the Basilica of St. John, constructed in the 6th century and much more.


No modern city is more steeped in myth than Athens, Greece. From the gritty port of Piraeus to the Parthenon Athens has attracted adventurers and classicists for centuries.

Walk the ancient stadiums and temples as you feel the depth of history in its stones including the marble amphitheaters where Greek drama was born and millennia-old monuments in the archaeological park that circles the Acropolis.

Staterooms at Special Group Prices

The cabin rates are in USD and are based on Double Occupancy. Stateroom categories differ based on the location on the ship so when you contact our booking agent there may be cheaper options. Some cabins can accommodate 3 guests so please check that option with our booking agent.

Your cabin will be confirmed on receipt of a US$350 deposit paid to our booking agent with the balance due on 24 May. 

All cruise reservations must be booked via our Saffron Heart booking agent.

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Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—includes signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.

Double occupancy from US$1,600/cabin


These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view.

Double occupancy from US$2,000/cabin


Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage shower heads.

Double occupancy from US$2,900/cabin


  • All meals onboard including 24 hour room service
  • Coffee, tea, milk, juice and non-bottled water
  • Onboard entertainment including shows, discos, comedy clubs, bars, lounges, etc.
  • Age appropriate kids programming for toddlers, kids, and teens.
  • Use of all fitness facilities, pools, hot tubs, sports courts, etc.
  • Taxes and Fees (included in the final price but typically not advertised price)
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Airfare and transfers to the ship, gratuities, meals in any alternative or special dining restaurants or venues, soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, or alcoholic beverages including beer, wine, spirits, spa or salon services, items of a personal nature like souvenirs, photos, internet access, travel insurance 

Our Ship

The Holland America Oosterdam brings high style to the high seas with thoughtful upgrades and stunning artwork. 

You'll have plenty to do on board when not taking in expansive views or stretching out in spacious staterooms. Begin with an exquisite breakfast in the Dining Room. Unwind with a massage at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon®, indulge in pre-dinner craft cocktails at Ocean Bar, followed by delectable Italian fare at Canaletto. Top off the night with chart-topping hits at Billboard Onboard.

Our Ship

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