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At Mahakala Retreats

Restore Retreat

This week-long retreat is fully dedicated to slowing down, rejuvenating in nature, stopping to smell the flowers, savouring the little moments and ultimately relaxing your body, mind & spirit. Every day, you get to enjoy themed movement classes, inspiring workshops, homemade vegan food, connecting back with yourself and others as well as exploring the uniquely beautiful coastline and mountains of Montenegro.
Everyone is warmly welcome, all genders and ages, with all levels of yoga experience.

10 – 17 July 2022 – booked out! 
17 – 24 July 2022 – booked out!
31 July – 7 August 2022 – booked out!
7 – 14 August 2022 – booked out!
28 August – 4 September 2022 – booked out!
4 – 11 September 2022 – booked out!

Email us on contact@mahakala-retreats.com to join the waiting list for 2023!

 INCLUSIONS

7 nights accommodation│2 daily organic vegan buffets│daily morning movement/ yoga class│alternative workshops such qi gong │ restorative/ yin yoga│dance workshop│singing circle│sound journey│intro to aerial yoga│morning beach class│fire ceremony │ mindful forest walk │ shuttle service

AN EXAMPLE DAY 

08:00 -9:30 Morning “letting go” flow 
09:30-10:30 Vegan brunch
11:00 Free time to explore
15:30-16:30 Qigong
17:00-18:00 Vegan dinner
19:00-20:00 Sound Bath + Singing Circle

MOVEMENT & HEALING PRACTICES

Mahakala is not just a place – it’s a philosophy. Our aim is to combine different traditional movement practices with various workshops based on science as well as holistic approaches. We offer our guests a broad range of experiences where they can further explore and understand the medicine of movement and connect with their bodies as well as to come back home to their inner self. The movement classes may included yoga, chi gong, dance, and other types of movement medicines. The yoga classes we practice are more slow-paced, the yoga style depends on the teachers present on your retreat and it can range from: hatha, vinyasa, kundalini sivananda, bhakti, yin and restorative yoga. Our main aim is to show that everyone can use movement to heal and connect to themselves. 

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 the local mountainside houses, only a 15-minute walk from the local beach. Our facilities include; spacious shala with mountain & sea views, plant based restaurant, rooftop relaxation area with jacuzzi, zen garden, outdoor bathtubs, lounge area and a spa area. 

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 our grow food in our own organic garden and source the remaining from local organic farms, we source all of our water from the mountain springs, have a bioseptic sewage system, use solar to power our hot water system and have also created our own recycling and compost system. Additionally, we have decided to put our profits into building a conservation project in hopes to conserve the beautiful Buljarica Cove which serves as a sanctuary for the local wildlife. 

Mahakala is a place of healing, friendship, community & living in harmony with nature. 

THE PRICES & ACCOMMODATION

1 person options: 

  • Shared Dorm Room – 840 €
  • Shared Double Ensuite – 860€
  • Shared Double Mountain or Seaview Ensuite – 1010 
  • Private Basic Ensuite – 1140 
  • Private Mountain or Seaview Ensuite – 1440 €

2 people options:

  • Basic Ensuite (2 People) – 1720 € price for two people
  • Mountain or Seaview Ensuite (2 People) – 2020€ price for two people 
  • Private Apartment (2 People) – 2220€ price for two people

for 8 days (7 nights) retreat including all classes, workshops, excursions, accommodation & 2 vegan buffets a day.

 sign up to the waiting list for 2023 by emailing 
contact@mahakala-retreats.com

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 pastries to salads made of homegrown vegetables to ensure there is always something for everyone. There are no complicated detox programs, just nutritious food created with love. To ensure a balanced vegan diet the menu is curated my 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).

 CONNECTING BACK TO NATURE

At Mahakala, we believe that reconnecting with nature is key to our health and inner happiness. The raw and wild Montenegrin nature offers an opportunity to practise this. Immerse yourself in the healing energy of nature and explore this beautiful country by hiking along breath-taking walking trails, lush hills and valleys, or go for a swim in the crystal clear sea to explore beautiful hidden caves. 

If you still ask yourself: “Is this the right retreat for me?” 

Maybe these questions help you to make the decision for yourself:

Am I willing to share my journey with others?

Do I like the thought of being connected to my wild and creative energy?

Am I willing to dive into an unknown experience without expectations and allow myself to be there with my full heart?

If you said yes to all these questions: this retreat is made for you!!

If there are some no´s: Maybe we can help you with your questions or maybe our other retreats are more suited for you.

HOW TO GET 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 12:00 p.m. the following Sunday. There is only one shuttle per week.

If you are not able to fly into Podgorica, there is also another airport in Tivat. You can take a taxi from Tivat airport to our center for around 40 euros. You may also be able to travel by bus, which may be slightly cheaper. It is also possible to come from Dubrovnik airport. It usually costs around 100€ by taxi.

Over 100 5-star reviews on google & tripadvisor!

  • star rating  Amazing view to the Adriatic sea, nice and relaxing yoga, great food, nice people and an overall good vibe to help you relax, recharge and enjoy.

    People were… read more

    849cristinas
    May 10, 2021

    star rating  I can not recommend Mahakala Center enough. This space is so nourishing and loving, you arrive and you feel immediately at home.

    The food is amazing, the owners… read more

    Q147GCemmae
    May 7, 2021
  • star rating  This retreat was exactly what I needed. I cannot put into words how much I felt during the week.
    So many wow-moments everyday.
    So perfectly curated and well taught… read more

    327callic
    April 29, 2021

    star rating  We just can’t rate Mahakala highly enough! We were fortunate enough to participate in this exceptional yoga retreat late October/early November 2020 at the exceptional and thoughtfully constructed Mahakala… read more

    junec534
    November 15, 2020
  • star rating  Mahakala is a place like no other. This hidden gem is located by the sea, sheltered by the mountains and lush forests. Eversince my arrival this sacred space felt like… read more

    Alroesken
    October 3, 2020

    star rating  Mahakala is a place like no other. This hidden gem is located by the sea, sheltered by the mountains and lush forests. Eversince my arrival this sacred space felt like… read more

    Alroesken
    October 3, 2020
  • star rating  I love the fact that the centre offers a holistic approach to yoga. It respects the spirituality and mindfulness associated to it. From the place itself, to the yoga lessons,… read more

    643manishad
    August 25, 2020

    star rating  Dear Mahakala,

    I would like to thank you all for a truly unforgettable experience, this was arguably one of the best weeks I have ever head.

    Both yoga… read more

    matejc2020
    August 22, 2020
  • star rating  The best retreat I’ve been to. Stunning mountainous views coupled with a clear ocean around 10-15min walk away. The center has a wonderfully lit shala with a terrace where we… read more

    JJ1210
    August 20, 2020

    star rating  I am a yoga teacher at Mahakala Center. Ever since I encountered Mahakala Center on the internet about a year ago, I have been dreaming of teaching at this magical… read more

    edita_sommerova
    August 18, 2020
  • star rating  A piece of heaven. I made a lot of yoga retreat in different countries but this one is one of my favorite. So peaceful and relax. I spent a lot… read more

    VivienPics
    August 18, 2020

    star rating  Mahakala was the perfect place to find unity and de-stress from the craziness of the pandemic. After the borders opened I wanted to find a getaway where I could explore… read more

    578silvijah
    June 19, 2020
  • star rating  Great place in all aspects. Warm peacefull atmosphere surraunded my stay. Very good yoga twice a day + other activities. Delicious vege food, which we ate together at the lovely… read more

    MiaMirjam
    February 11, 2020

    star rating  This is the place where you will meet your tribe, connect with nature and yourself again. I only spend a week here and i feel like a different person. I… read more

    775sanjap
    January 31, 2020
  • star rating  I don’t even know where to start. Everything about this retreat was perfect. I have been to a few retreats all over the world but this one just had everything.… read more

    sladjanar
    January 26, 2020

    star rating  What a magical week with some amazing people. This was my first experinece in yoga and it was really a week i will cherish forever. It opened my world to… read more

    Nikolinho712
    January 23, 2020
  • star rating  We spent 2 weeks at Mahakala Centre. This place is heaven on earth, hosts are really helpful and cheerful, food delicious. Views are just amazing. You can feel feng… read more

    piotr_mindyourfulnes
    November 27, 2019

    star rating  Wow! What a magical experience. Thank you so much to Vesna, Daphne and all of the team who work so hard and put so much love and passion into Mahakala,… read more

    KW1919
    November 13, 2019
  • star rating  A week spent at Mahakala Center was so rich and relaxing at the same time. The yoga classes and meditation were beautifully led, the food prepared with care and love.… read more

    TinaTinkara
    November 5, 2019

    star rating  It’s hard to know where to start – the whole week was truly wonderful and quite profound. I feel in a much better place coming home than I did when… read more

    Hearn_on_holiday
    October 30, 2019

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Google Rating
5.0
Based on 66 reviews
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