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Reconnect with yourself

Restore Yoga Retreat

This week-long yoga 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 yoga 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.

01 – 8 May 2022 – Booked out!
08 – 15 May 2022 -Booked out!
15 – 22 May 2022 – Booked out!
05 – 12 June 2022 – Booked out!
12 – 19 June 2022 – Booked out!
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 – 3 spots left!
4 – 11 September 2022 – 1 spot left!

Discounts and scholarship positions available for women from the local Balkan region and with low socioeconomic backgrounds.

At a glance

Inclusions:

7 nights all-inclusive accommodation at Mahakala Retreats
2 daily organic homemade vegan buffets
Daily themed morning yoga classes
Restorative yoga, yin yoga, aerial yoga, movement medicine & sound healing
Rising with the Sun – Sunrise beach yoga
Variety of inspiring workshops 
Mindful nature explorations & walks
Unlimited access to our spa; rooftop jacuzzi & infrared sauna
Pre- and post-retreat support from our team
Health promoting digital detox: Wifi connection only at certain times of the day

Complimentary gifts:
Airport shuttle from Podgorica Airport (TGD) on Sunday at 15:00 and leaving Mahakala at 12:30 the following Sunday
Mahakala curated playlist to set the mood for your retreat

Sample day:
07:30 -9:00 Morning Yoga Flow
09:30-10:30 Vegan brunch
11:00 Free time to explore, enjoy the spa or go on a guided excursion
15:30-16:30 Workshops (breathwork, aerial yoga, etc.)
17:00-18:00 Vegan dinner
19:00-20:00 Evening activity (Yin yoga, restorative yoga, sound healing, etc.)

“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 Yoga lessons.
The warmest welcome, the hardest goodbye.
I cant wait to be back.
I love you Mahakala.
Thank you for feeling inner peace and pure happiness.”
– Pascale Laxy

Yoga & Movement

Mahakala is not just a place – it’s a philosophy. Our aim is to combine different traditional 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.


Along with dance, breath-work, meditation, kirtan, sound healing and many other workshops, we offer daily yoga to our guests. We aim to teach yoga from a holistic perspective and generally speaking, we practice more slow-paced yoga at our retreats. The yoga style depends on the teachers present on your retreat and it can range from: hatha, vinyasa, sivananda, bhakti, Iyengar, yin and restorative yoga. Nonetheless, you will have warm, welcoming, qualified and experienced yoga instructors who are easily approachable and genuinely want to help you on your personal yoga journey. We want to show that yoga is for everyone, no matter how flexible you are or how much experience you have. Most of all, yoga is about finding the union of the mind, body and spirit.


Discovering & connecting back to nature

At Mahakala, we believe that reconnecting with nature and coming back to our roots is one of the most important things we can do for our own health and inner happiness as well as for the health of the world. The raw and pristine Montenegrin nature offers a beautiful and unique 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. 

At the restore retreat, you will have the special opportunity to join us for a sea voyage by boat exploring Montenegro’s beautiful, turquoise coastline

 

Our ecological philosophy

Taking care of Mother nature is one of the most fundamental things in we can do in today’s world. Therefore at Mahakala, we always aim to base our decisions and actions in ways that are as environmentally responsible as possible. 

We are passionate about this topic and Mahakala as a yoga centre has been built following sustainable principles. Our kitchen is fully plantbased with a no waste policy, we source our fresh water from the mountainsgrow food in our own organic garden and source the remaining from local farms. We keep our appliances eco-friendly with salt water filtration applications, bio septic sewage systems and solar power for our hot water 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. 

Our centre is located in the small seaside village of Buljarica in Montenegro, cradled by mountains with breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea. Surrounded by the four elements of earth, air, sun and water, the setting of the Mahakala Retreat provides an energising natural balance.

The center is located on a steep hill between the local mountainside houses, only a 15-minute walk from the local beach. Our beautiful facilities include a spacious yoga shala with mountain & sea views, a rooftop relaxation area with a jacuzzi, zen garden, outdoor bathtubs, a lounge area with hammocks, a spa & detox centre along with many other areas dedicated for relaxation.

Plant-based cuisine

Mahakala’s nutritious & delicious vegan food is wholesome, fresh and always homemade. At each meal, 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. The menu and recipes are created by Dr. Vesna Lemm, a doctor specialising in nutrition & detox, also one of the founders of Mahakala.

 Our main aim is to share practical information and knowledge about healthy lifestyle choices and nutrition with our guests. Thus, during each meal, we teach our guests the nutritional content of the meal followed by meaningful health tips that they can implement at home. During the retreat, you will also have the chance to participate in a fermentation workshop where you will learn to ferment vegetables yourself.

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).

At the Restore yoga Retreat

Detox & Spa

Taking a moment to relax in our hectic world is absolutely essential for us all. Relax in our rooftop spa as often as you like; enjoy the infra-red sauna and dip into the salt water (eco) Jacuzzi with the view of the surrounding mountains and the sparkling sea.

One of our co-founders, Dr Vesna Lemm, specialises in detoxing and therefore at Mahakala, we know the importance of detoxing for our optimal health. Thus we offer a variety of treatments that help your body to detox from accumulated environmental toxins so that you can feel your best.

During your retreat, you will also have the opportunity to book different individual treatments including; bodywork (massages), peelings, detox treatments & floral outdoor bath experiences.

Investemnet

Prices for 8 days/7 nights retreats including all activities, excursions, accommodation & plant based buffets. 

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

We also have discounts and scholarship positions available for locals from the Balkan region and with low socioeconomic backgrounds.

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 64 reviews
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5.0
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