Movement & Sound Retreat
movement, joy, creativity
In today’s world, it is easy to live in a state of continuous disconnection from our inner-selves with the increasing usage of technology and distractions coming from all around us. Therefore, we need the healing properties of movement and sound more than ever – and this is what this special retreat has been built upon. During this week, we will tap into our true selves and find our creativity and playfulness that we all inherently have. A week full of movement, ceremonies, old songs, singing, tears, joy and sharing stories.
02-08 July 2023 – now open for registrations!
only a 30% deposit is needed to reserve a spot
Yoga meets dance│Fire ceremony│Dance floor meditation│Afro beats│Ecstatic dance│Movement research│Singing circles│Salsa journey │sound journeys│Finding your inner rhythm│stream of consciousness│Cacao Ceremony │Waterfall walk│wild craft│Sunset boat celebration
AN EXAMPLE DAY
08 -9:30 Body- Mind Centering Yoga meets Dance
09:30-10:30 Plant based brunch
15:30-16:30 Afro beats
17:00-18:00 Plant based dinner
19:00-20:00 Cacao Ceremony
THE PLACE “Mahakala Retreats”
Our homely centre is located in the small seaside village of Buljarica in Montenegro, cradled by the mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Surrounded by the four elements of earth, air, sun and water, the setting provides an optimal space for healing. Located on a steep hill between local houses, a 15-minute walk from the local beach. Our facilities include; shala with mountain & sea views, plant based kitchen, rooftop relaxation area with jacuzzi, outdoor bathtubs, outdoor lounge and a spa.
Sustainability and taking care of the earth is one of Mahakala’s main values. Our kitchen is fully plant based with a no waste policy, we source our food from local family owned organic farms and we source all of our water from the mountain spring.
Mahakala is a space where people can find community, connect deeply with nature, and rediscover a sense of balance.
THE PRICES & ACCOMMODATION
To reserve a spot for a retreat only a 30% deposit if required.
1 person options:
- Shared Dorm Room (4 people) – 1090€
- Shared Double Ensuite – 1190€
- Shared Double Mountain or Seaview Ensuite – 1 290€
- Shared Seaview Apartment – 1390€
- Private Basic Ensuite – 1450€
- Private Mountain or Seaview Ensuite – 1750€
2 people options:
- Basic Ensuite (2 People) – 2380€ price for two people
- Mountain or Seaview Ensuite (2 People) – 2580€ price for two people
- Private Apartment (2 People) – 2780€ price for two people
for 7 days (6 nights) retreat including all classes, workshops, excursions, accommodation & 2 vegan buffets a day.
Discounts & scholarship positions available for woman in the local balkan region.
OUR PLANT BASED CUISINE
Mahakala’s nutritious vegan food is wholesome, fresh and always homemade. At each buffet, we offer a number of dishes from freshly made bread to salads made of homegrown vegetables, ensuring there is always something for everyone. All of our food is crafted in our home kitchen by local Montenegrin women. There are no complicated detox programs, just nutritious food created with love. To ensure a balanced vegan diet the menu is curated by Dr Vesna Lemm, a detox & nutrition specialist.
We offer 2 daily homemade vegan buffets. Our meal times are based on a powerful intermittent fasting philosophy (our favourite health tip!). This involves two highly nutritious meals per day (served at 9:30 and 17:00). During the day we serve plenty of seasonal fruits, spring water and herbal teas. Additionally coffee can be purchased from our coffee shop.
HOW TO GET HERE
You can travel to our retreats either by air plane, train or bus (from Croatia). Out of these options we recommend traveling here by train as it is the most ecological option. If you can come by train, we recommend arriving at Podgorica train station, or if you are coming from Serbia, we recommend arriving at Sutamore train station.
If you fly here, we recommend booking a flight that arrives at Podgorica Airport (TGD). There is a free shuttle for our guests from Podgorica Airport (TGD) that leaves the airport on Sundays at 15:00 and leaves back to the airport from Mahakala Retreat at 10:00 the following Saturday. There is only one shuttle per way per week. If it doesn’t suit you, we know local taxi drivers that are happy to help you.
If you are not able to fly into Podgorica, there is also another airport in Tivat Airport. You can take a taxi from Tivat airport to our center for around 40 euros or there is also a bus.
Giulia Anna Maria
Iyengar Yoga Teacher, yoga improvisation leader, gong player, dancer, spiritual guide. Giulia believes we can change the world by transforming ourselves. She started practising yoga as a teenager and completed a 3 year Iyengar Yoga teacher training in 2018. She managed a yoga studio in Berlin. Dancing, meditation and singing mantras are nearly always part of her yoga classes. She moves you into the present and your curiosity, authenticity and pleasure so you can surrender to what you are, build the courage to express your physical stories and understand your ability to transform through the power of movement.
I grew up practicing classical ballet, jazz ballet and hiphop. Later in life, I have discovered many other dance styles and I’m currently practising afro beats, dance hall, hiphop and salsa among a few other styles. Dancing has allowed me to explore myself in many different ways and it has helped me to be comfortable in my own skin. This is what I want to share with others as well. Often people think they can’t dance but dancing is not about looking good but it rather serves as a tool for expression of oneself, one’s emotions and feelings. It is about having fun, enjoying and laughing. Dance can free the soul if you allow it to.