Wild Women's Retreat

sisterhood, wilderness within, femininity, cyclic wisdom

Retreat for a week in a small seaside village in Montenegro and embark on a journey of self love, sisterhood and awakening your wild woman within. Moving freely, singing, eating wholesome meals, laughing, sharing and dancing under the moon with like minded women from all around the world. There is an incredible healing power that women have when we gather together and hold each other. This retreat is an ode to womanhood and sisterhood where we connect with ourselves, our bodies and each other in a raw, authentic way.

14-20 May 2023 – booked out!
28 May-03 June 2023 – only 2 spots left!
18-24 June 2023 – 1 spot left!
13-19 August 2023 – booked out! *
20-26 August 2023 – only 4 spots left! *
03-09 September 2023 – only 3 spots left!
24-30 September 2023 – now open for registrations! 

only a 30% deposit is needed to reserve a spot

* Sea Dance – festival takes place 18-20th August in Buljarica Beach which will bring loud music and more tourists into our town

“The doors to the world of the wild are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves


6 nights accommodation│2 daily organic plant based buffets│daily morning movement class │daily workshops on various feminine topics│sound journeys│fire ceremony│sacred activism │nature explorations│shuttle service


08:00 -9:30 Feminine Yoga Flow
10:00 -11:00 Plant based brunch
11:00 Free time to explore or excursion
15.30-17:00 Cyclic living workshop
17:00-18:00 Plant based dinner
19:00-20:30 Sound healing


During this retreat, we will share feminine yoga and movement practices where you will learn to move freely and reconnect to your innate feminine flow. Naturally we as women tend to love to move our bodies in a slower, fluid, sensual and even mystical ways, reflecting our cyclical nature, however a lot of the yoga and movement practised these days in the society we live in is angular, directional and lineal reflecting more of the masculine energy. Therefore, on this retreat we want to take you on a journey of movement that promotes softening and surrendering into the feminine. 

In addition to the daily morning movement practices, we will be introducing different ways of connecting to your body and feminine inner wisdom such as dancing, breathing exercises, chanting, creativity, and learning how to connect with your cyclical nature. 

Sometimes as women we have been taught to suppress our natural ability to feel deeply and wildly. On this retreat, we provide you with a safe space and activities that allow you to connect with the wilderness within and accept all parts of yourself. 

There will also be time for resting, reading, journaling and focusing on your own inner journey.


Us women have an inherited gift to connect with nature. In many ways, the feminine and nature share similar qualities and an innate rawness that over time has tried to be tamed. Nature has been a place for women to come together, to heal, to connect. We want to encourage you to find and embrace this healing connection back with the Earth where we all come from and are always part of. The Montenegrin nature in its wilderness offers a unique opportunity to practise this.

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 place of healing, friendship & community


To reserve a spot for a retreat only a 30% deposit if required. 

1 person options: 

  • Shared Dorm Room (4 people dorm) – 990€
  • Shared Double Ensuite – 1090€
  • Shared Double Mountain or Seaview Ensuite – 1 190€
  • Shared Seaview Apartment – 1290
  • Private Basic Ensuite – 1350
  • Private Mountain or Seaview Ensuite – 1650€

2 people options:

  • Basic Ensuite (2 People) – 2180€ price for two people
  • Mountain or Seaview Ensuite (2 People) – 2380€ price for two people 
  • Private Apartment (2 People) – 2580€ 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. 


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.

Linnea Elisa

Teaches at Mahakala: 14 May – 9 July  & 27 August  – 30 September 2023

Vinyasa, kundalini & yin yoga teacher, space holder and women’s life coach. Linnea’s own experiences and studies in psychology lead her to understand the importance and interconnection between our emotions, experiences, mind and body. She learned to combine movement and human psychology, establishing practices that allow you to get deeply in touch with your true inner self. Linnea encourages you to always follow the wisdom of your own body and soul as the greatest guide in your life, both on and off the mat – you already have everything within you to make your dreams come true. In addition to giving classes and workshops, Linnea offers one-on-one coaching and psychological support.

Marijana Lemm

Teaches at Mahakala:  14 May – 28 May & 18 June – 9 July & 17th August – 28 September 2023

Women’s space holder, tantra yoga teacher & plant enthusiast. Marijana is one of the founders of Mahakala, in the last 5 years she has poured heart into creating Mahakala and the community. During this time she discovered her passions of working with women as well as nature, and how these are interlinked. She teaches women to connect to themselves & the natural world through ceremonies, storytelling and rituals. She has also invested a lot of her time studying & working in ecology, conservation, permaculture and has implemented these philosophies into Mahakala.

Anja Simone

Teaches at Mahakala: 14 May – 11 June 2023

Trauma – informed Yin/Vinyasa/Aerial Yoga teacher, dance teacher, social & body worker, animal enthusiast. From helping people to talk about their emotions as a social worker to express them when the words are missing through movement, Anja invites you to release through exploration and play. Her mission is to encourage you to embrace every side of you, even the darkness, fears and mistakes, because it’s nothing we need to be afraid of. Especially with the help of the aerial hammock you can play with your boundaries & fears, enjoy your sensuality and have faith in yourself.

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Mirta Korac

Teaches at Mahakala: 14 May – 20 May 2023

Mirta is a herbalist, mother and mindfulness practitioner living in Lika, one of the wilder parts of Croatia. She offers herbal healing wrapped around somatically oriented practices that will expand your sense of well-being. She shows you how to connect to healing powers held within you by nurturing awareness around medicinal qualities of herbs.Mirta works with her wild herbs, essential oils and herbal remedies that she collects and creates.  Through her style of work she invites you to tap into a felt experience of being and relating, with the help of plant media. 

Giulia Anna Maria

Teaches at Mahakala : 18 – 25 June & 17-30 September 2023

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.

Giulia Marchetti

Teaches at Mahakala : 18 – 25 June 2023

The classical Indian dance “chose” Giulia around fifteen years ago. She fell in love with this form of art and its amazing sacred geometries and the presence, devotion, grace and strength that comes with it. Giulia strongly believes in the deep benefits of the practice, leading to full presence, centering, focus, strength and gratitude & compassion towards ourselves, life and the universe. Giulia will guide you into a combination of playfulness and strong focus, weaving a holistic experience and practice of the basics of the Bharatanatyam dance, with elements of yoga, vocalisation of Indian rhythms and elements of Carnatic singing.


Moika Ike Uwa

Teaches at Mahakala: 13 August – 16 September 2023

Intuitive women’s coach, meditation mentor, sound healer and nature enthusiast. Moika invites you to a slower and more conscious way of living, where there is space to follow your natural rhythm as a woman, where there is space to breathe, to be. She teaches you to reconnect with nature, in a way you may have forgotten. With the help of different meditation flows emerged with movement you are invited to come home to yourself as a woman. In addition, Moika immerses you in the beautiful world of cyclical life and allows you to explore your sensuality and kundalini energy.


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.

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  • star rating  The Mahakala temple is a hidden gem nestled between the mountains of Montenegro and the Adriatic sea. From there you can reach the beach around a 10-15min walk, and you… read more

    September 26, 2022

    star rating  I had such an amazing time at the Wild Women’s retreat at Mahakala! The team around Marijana was so nice and helped the whole group opening up and share their… read more

    September 26, 2022
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    September 21, 2022
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    September 18, 2022

    star rating  I was hugely disappointed by this trip. The retreat had 20 holidaymakers…this felt far too large to logistically handle. As a consequence of it being so larye everything involved queueing…queuing… read more

    September 4, 2022
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    August 11, 2022

    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.

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    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.

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    May 7, 2021

    star rating  This retreat was exactly what I needed. I cannot put into words how much I felt during the week.
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    April 29, 2021
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    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

    October 3, 2020
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    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

    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.

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    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

    August 20, 2020
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    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

    August 18, 2020
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    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

    February 11, 2020

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