A tale of joy

Sicily Retreat Festival

06.10 - 13.10.2022

We invite you to one of a kind festival Retreat in Sicily, held in the fertile surroundings of the Etna volcano: a journey of self exploration, self discovery, authenticity, a reconnection to your creativity, intention and inspiration. Harvesting the light and creating joyous memories before the winter comes around.

This 7 day retreat will teach us the art of presence, to dive into our inner rhythm, to discover the body and mind’s natural intelligence.

Throughout this special gathering we will tap into our inner child, explore various types of movement, sound and art in an innovative way and most importantly unlock and delve into our creative side.

This unique gathering is an ode to joy, for being alive and connected with ourselves, mother earth and each other as well as having a strong focus on healing, arts, education and community spirit. 

There will be a daily scheduled program as well as a number of daily workshops which you can choose from according to your personal interests and feelings.

We gather together at the slopes of the Volcano Etna to have fun and celebrate this wonder we call life!


Meditation & Yoga│Dance floor meditation │Ecstatic dance│Movement research│Discover your inner rhythm│Shadow work│Sound journeys│Singing circle│Finding your inner rhythm│Songwriting and stream of consciousness│Cacao Ceremony│Tea Ceremony│Vulcano excursion│Landscapes adventures│Sensory jewellery workshop│Dj and Vj sets│Physical theatre│Natural cosmetics│Emotional laboratory

THE PLACE “Femmina morta”

This is a place of art, gatherings, concerts, retreats, ceremonies and parties, as well as a holiday villa, but above all, a place where nature transports us into peace of mind and into mysticism. Ground and recharge yourself in the enchanted garden of the villa, enjoy the spacious yard playing and dancing and feel held by Mount Etna that stands in the west of  the villa. Located on the East coast of Sicily, between Pozzillo and Carruba, the land stretches for seven hectares into a palm nursery where chickens roam peacefully around among lemon, mango and avocado trees. In this magical place, time loses its meaning, leaving us alone with the present.


Shared dorm (5-6 people) – 880€ pp

Shared triple room – 950€ pp 

Shared double room – 990€ pp

Camping – 750€ pp

for 8 days (7 nights) retreat including all classes, workshops, excursions, accommodation & 2 vegetarian meals a day

a deposit of 300€ is required to reserve your spot. If you have any questions or would like to reserve your spot, please emails on contact@mahakala-retreats.com

Due to the festive nature of this retreat, we are able to accommodate a bigger group, and the estimated group size will be around 35 people


The Mahakala collective is a group of people who met each other at Mahakala Retreats in the magical land of Montenegro. The founder of Mahakala Marijana gathered these peculiar characters teaching different disciplines of yoga and self awareness together into a fun & creative group, connected by a common attribute: an open heart. 

As the heart is the center of healing, we need to tune inwards to harmonise ourselves with nature and each other. The mission of the Mahakala collective is to spread love and connection in this world we live in. The message is an ode to joy, for being alive and connected with ourselves, mother earth and each other.

The Mahakala collective organises a series of retreats around the world based on the art of presence, healing, arts, education and community spirit. Through these special gatherings we explore various types of movement medicine, mindfulness practices and utilise sound and art in an innovative way to unlock and delve into our creative side so that we can become conscious creators of our own life. 

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

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

Do I feel comfortable to share a room with other people?

Can I handle bad weather in case it rains? (Remember there is no bad weather, only bad clothing!)

Am I willing to share my journey with others?

Am I willing to help and care about others to provide a beautiful and save space for everybody?

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.


To reach the villa we can organise for you a transportation by taxi from the airport of Catania. The cost is 50 euros. Please let us know in advance in case you decide for this option.
Alternately you can take a bus to Catania Central Station and from there a train to Carruba for the total cost of 8 euros (easily explained on Google map). We will pick you up at Carruba station (5 minutes away from the villa)

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