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8 Day Relax and Restore Yoga Retreat in Montenegro

Mahakala Center, Buljarica 2, 85300 Petrovac, Montenegro

A journey of personal transformation in 7 Days!

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Montenegro.

Do you ever feel overcome by the stresses of life? Trapped behind a desk, bombarded with to-do lists Imagine a week by the sea & the mountains. To get away, relax, and do some yoga.

This non-profit yoga retreat in the small seaside village of Buljarica in picturesque Montenegro offers a slice of peace and paradise. The ideal place to unplug, slow down that fast pace, and get back in touch with nature.

The week is fully dedicated restore your mind and body. Taking your yoga practice into new heights, enjoying freshly made vegan food, exploring alternative therapies, inspiring workshops, and discovering the raw and uniquely beautiful nature in Montenegro. It’s happening, and Mahakala Center would love for you to be a part of it.

Everyone is welcome to join this retreat; male or female, young for old, experienced or inexperienced in yoga. This place is a sanctuary for everyone. 

Meet the instructors

Rhiannon, Tash, & Alina
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Highlights

  • Beach yoga sessions
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Sunset cliff walk and guided nature excursion
  • Time to enjoy the sea, the sun, and the mountains
  • Rooftop jacuzzi and infra-red sauna
  • Motivational and herbal workshops
  • 2 daily delicious vegan buffets
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Serbian
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Podgorica Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor shower

7 nights accommodation in the beautiful ecologically built Villa located in a village between mountains, along with a breathtaking view of the Adriatic sea. The villa is surrounded by various walking trails and is located about 15 minutes' walk away from the local beach on a steep hill.

Mahakala Center has a yoga studio, spacious outdoor yoga terrace, zen & food garden, outdoor hammock lounge, rooftop jacuzzi, and spa center with infra- sauna, plant-based cuisine, and rooms with stunning sea views to soothe the soul.

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.

Accommodation types to choose from

Dorm Room

Our shared dorm room offers guests an affordable, communal, and cozy option accommodating 4 people. The room has its own bathroom, small balcony overlooking the mountains, and comfortable bunk beds.

Basic En-suite

Our 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 it's window faces the street.

Mountain-Sea View En-suite

Our private mountain-sea view room offers guests a tranquil, breathtaking, and luxurious home away from home experience. The room has its own bathroom, private balcony overlooking the Adriatic Sea, and the mountains. The bedroom has a spacious and comfortable double bed.

Private Apartment

Our 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.

Important notes

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.

Program

Below is a schedule of a typical day at Mahakala Center. Every day there will be different workshops and activities depending on the theme of the day and the teacher present:

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Morning yoga class 
  • 09:30 Vegan brunch
  • 11:00 Free time to explore (walking trails or guided excursion)
  • 16:00-17:00 Inspiring Workshop (sunset cliff walk, ecstatic dance, manifestation e.g.) 
  • 17:00 Vegan dinner
  • 19:00 Evening activity (Restorative and Yin yoga, breath-work, kirtan e.g.)

Times are always dependent on the weather and time of the year.

Yoga and meditation

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions in our outdoor terrace, Shala, or beach.
  • At Mahakala, they offer Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Sivananda, Bhakti, and Yin yoga styles. More slow-paced yoga practices.
  • They will support and guide you in developing your practice. The yoga caters to all experience levels.
  • Quality yoga equipment including mats, blocks, cushions, and blankets
  • Variety of workshops (depending on the week, e.g. herbal medicine, 5 Elements, yoga philosophy, kirtan, breath-work, sound healing, power of manifestation)
  • Yoga workshops to help you take your practice on new levels and integrate the practice in your daily life
  • Two qualified yoga instructors which you can reach out to talk about your personal yoga practice and experiences

Exploring nature

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.

Detox and wellness

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 and detox treatments for an additional cost such as massage, acupuncture, magnesium, and detox bath e.g. (availability may vary depending on the week).

Dr. Lemm is also available for private health consultancies. Mahakala Center recommends checking the availability of the treatments with them before your arrival.

Mahakala Center offers a 100% relaxation satisfaction guarantee; get a refund of your retreat if you are not feeling satisfied with your experience!

How will you feel at the end of the retreat?

  • Thoroughly nurtured, reconnected, and aligned with your highest self having activated the light within and re-sparked your lust for life!
  • Strong and energetic in your body, free from stress, and able to step back into your life with new motivation, knowledge, and skills to support your health and wellbeing in the long term!
  • Deeply nourished and relaxed after a wonderful week of yoga, meditation, exploring nature, spa treatments, and healthy nutrition.

Included excursions

Coastline and caves boat tour

A private boat tour exploring Montenegro’s coastline visiting a tiny uninhabited island topped with a historic church and coastal caves you can swim in.

Guided sunset cliff walk

The guided 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.

Instructors

Rhiannon Folan

Tash Neely

Alina Rösken

Retreat location

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. Our center is located on a steep hill, overlooking the sea and mountains.

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Mountain walking
  • Swimming

General

  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Plant based yoga retreat

  • 2 daily delicious homemade vegan buffets made of fresh seasonal ingredients from Montenegro
  • Their recipes are created by Dr. Lemm who specializes in nutritional therapy. By nourishing your body with the delicious food, you will get to experience how nutrition can boost your energy and mood.
  • Mahakala Center uses an intermittent fasting program, which means they serve two nutritional meals per day. The benefits may include improved brain function, and better digestion, skin, and immune system.
  • Unlimited purified spring water and herbal infused tea is always available for the guests

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

Guests can enjoy Mahakala Center's infra-red sauna and jacuzzi for free. Additionally, there are some extra wellness spa and health programs which you can opt to enhance your retreat experience.

  • Wholeness massage - 60 minutes, 40 EUR
  • Private yoga class - 60 minutes, 40 EUR
  • Magnesium detox bath - 15 EUR
  • Ionic detox foot bath - 10 EUR
  • Vibration plate - 5 EUR
  • Green smoothie - 5 EUR

When the doctor is present, Mahakala Center also offers:

  • Acupuncture and tongue diagnostic by Doctor Lemm - 50 EUR
  • Personal health consultancy by Doctor Lemm - 30 minutes, 50 EUR

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Yoga philosophy
  • 2 daily vegan buffets
  • Guided nature excursion
  • Sunset cliff walk
  • Beach yoga session
  • Rooftop jacuzzi and infrared sauna
  • Creative workshop
  • Airport shuttle service

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

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.

Airport: Podgorica Airport Airport transfer included: Podgorica Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 10 days before arrival.

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8 days / 7 nights
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Availability

If you wish to arrive another day or stay for a shorter period, please let Mahakala Center know so they can adjust the package for you. 

Special corona discount for 2020:

  • October & November are discounted by 35%
  • September is discounted by 20%

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