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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Montenegro.
This retreat is a sanctuary for you to restore and reconnect with yourself through nature, movement, and creativity. At Mahakala they wanted to create a place for people to immerse themselves in natural beauty and take a step back from the pressures of everyday life. Whether you want to embark on meaningful travel and explore or take time to unwind, their retreats offer the perfect opportunity to slow down. You can grow your yoga practice, explore your creativity, and connect with like-minded people. This is a place to laugh, to dance, to sink into a deep moment of calm.
Mahakala is based in Montenegro, a peaceful haven of coastal beauty and mountain vistas. Located in a small seaside village, their sanctuary offers space for you to rest and explore your passions, whilst sunset walks and boat tours tend to your sense of adventure. They offer delicious, wholesome vegan food, to take care of your body whilst nourishing your soul. Everyone is welcome, with yoga for all experience levels.
As a mother-daughter team, they founded Mahakala as a homely retreat for anyone who wants to recharge and reconnect with their inner selves. They believe that, in this hectic world, this is the purest medicine of all.
The center is an ecologically built villa located in a village between mountains, with a breathtaking view of the Adriatic Sea. The villa combines the best of both worlds offering comfort in the midst of nature. The eco-friendly Retreat Center is surrounded by various walking trails and is on top of a steep hill. It takes about 15/20 minutes to walk to our local beach. Mahakala Center has a yoga studio, spacious outdoor terraces, 2 outdoor bathtubs, an outdoor hammock lounge, an organic garden, a rooftop jacuzzi and spa including an infrared sauna and a plant-based kitchen. We offer different accommodations with varying prices, to help make our retreat accessible to as many people as possible.
Air-conditioning is provided to ensure your comfort during hot days and your every accusation has its own bathroom. You also get free access to high-speed wifi internet but only available at certain times of the day to encourage a digital detox.
The shared dorm room offers guests an affordable, communal, and cozy option accommodating 4 people. The room has its own bathroom, a small balcony overlooking the mountains, and comfortable bunk beds.
The private basic room offers guests a tranquil, rejuvenating, home away from home experience. The room has its own bathroom and a spacious and comfortable double bed. It is located on the ground floor, which is close to the communal living area. This room has no balcony or sea-view its window faces the street.
Our private mountain or seaview rooms offer guests a tranquil & breathtaking home away from home experience. The room has its own bathroom & comfortable double bed where you can watch the mist set over the mountains. You will either have a yoga terrace access or a balcony overlooking the Adriatic sea and the mountains. You will either have sea-view or mountain-view from your room.
The private apartment offers guests a tranquil, rejuvenating & personal haven. The apartment has its own bathroom, kitchen, sofa, and a balcony overlooking the sea and mountains. The bedroom has a spacious and comfortable king bed. It can accommodate 2-4 people.
Mahakala Center is located in a secluded village and has neighbors around us and during the high season, there are more people on summer vacation. If you would like complete exclusion, choosing the low season is recommended.
Below is a schedule of a typical day at Mahakala. Every day there will be different workshops and activities depending on the theme of the day and the teacher present:
Times are always dependent on the weather and time of the year.
The wild and raw Montenegrin nature is a newfound playground for nature lovers. Immerse yourself and explore Montenegro by foot with many walking trails on turquoise coastal beaches, lush hills, and valleys, or go for a swim to explore hidden caves.
Montenegro's ultimate spa experience. Relax in a rooftop Jacuzzi surrounded by the mountains and overlooking the ocean and enjoy our free infra-red sauna. You will have the opportunity to add on different individual spa treatments for an additional cost such as a massage or a magnesium bath.
You will explore Montenegro’s coastline and visit a tiny uninhabited island topped with a historic church, see coastal caves you can swim in, and stop off at a beach that can only be reached by boat.
The walk takes you through the wild forest and finally leads up to one of Montenegro’s most beautiful cliffs with the view of pristine turquoise water underneath you.
Echo has been using movement as a way of healing for over 15 years. She is a 500 RYT specialising in holistic healing through yoga principles, using Traditional Chinese Medicine and art therapy exercises in her practices and trainings. Her background began with Hatha, Vinyasa and Power yoga eventually evolving into Yin, and Restorative styles. She has a strong focus on individual alignment, she uses behavioural psychology, neuroscience, breath control and other behavioural studies as part of her holistic approach to healing through yoga. Teaching at Mahakala in July 2021.
The loving heart and co-founder of Mahakala. Loves to help connecting people with nature and themselves through yoga, creative workshops and adventures. Trainings: 300hr Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga teacher training, 50hr Meditation training, syntropics (sustainable food growing)
Edita loves to focus on correct alignment and breathing while making the classes fun and spiritually uplifting. She's fond of making people laugh - which can be pretty challenging during the classes! Trainings: 250hr Hatha Yoga Teacher certificates, 300hr Yoga Teach Training in Yin and Vinyasa Flow. Teaching in April 2021 at Mahakala.
The welcoming & caring host at Mahakala. Rhiannon teaches thoughtful, compassionate yoga classes that encourage you to connect to your breath, and to really listen deeply to what your body and mind needs. Trainings: 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa training, 50hr Yin yoga training. Teaching April-June 2021 at Mahakala.
Swami Niraj has dedicated his whole life studying and living in various ashrams in Inida and teaching Kriya Yoga around the world. He embodies joy and lights up every room he enters. Trainings: 1998-2007 Student of Swami Saty Govindanand Sarswati, 2007 Studied at Sivavanada Ashram Rishikesh, 2010 Living Kriya Yoga Ashram
Mahakala Center is located in a secluded village between mountains and the sea. In this retreat, you will be taking on a journey to discover a pristine and hidden gem of Europe. Montenegro, or black mountain in Spanish, is a true playground for nature lovers. Montenegro’s greatest assets are the quiet and calm areas where you can hear the birds sing and feel the wind blowing through the trees. If you sit quietly for a moment, you will feel connected to the earth. Along with tremendous walks in the mountains and swims in the sea, there are many historical places and towns to explore. The center is located on a steep hill, overlooking the sea and mountains.
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Mahakala's delicious vegan food offering is wholesome and varied. From fresh pastries to homegrown veggies, there is something for everyone. There are no detoxes or diet plans, just nutritious food created with love.
Mahakala always wants to ensure that our products are environmentally friendly and safe for our guests to use. Therefore, instead of using chlorine, we use a saltwater cleaning system in our Jacuzzi. Additionally, the water in the Jacuzzi is heated up by solar energy.
The sweat you emit during an infra-red treatment will detoxify your body by eliminating heavy metals, radiation and a great deal of other types of environmental toxins.
Soothe the body and mind through relaxation and the power of touch. The massages we offer are dependent on the practioner present at the time.
Yoga was taught traditionally one on one to really work with the person as a whole. Asana’s, adjustments, pranayama and meditation practices designed just for you.
Detox your body and get rid of heavy metals. This foot bath creates negative loaded iones and exchanges them with the positive loaded ions in your body so that toxins leave it.
Please book your flight to arrive at Podgorica Airport (TGD). There is one free shuttle service from Podgorica Airport (TGD) on Sundays at 3 p.m and leaving the following Sunday from Mahakala Center at 8:30 a.m. There is only one shuttle per week.
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