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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Montenegro.
Mahakala Center is a place of love and comfort, nestled in the mountains overlooking the ocean, where you can discover the secret natural beauty of Montenegro. Mahalaka Center invites you to slide into an oasis of calm and forget your growing to-do lists and instead spend time growing to become your most flourishing self. The mother-daughter duo developed Mahakala Center so you can be your happiest and healthiest self.
The week is fully dedicated to cultivating your physical and spiritual wellbeing, taking your yoga and meditation practice into new heights, enjoying freshly made vegan food, exploring alternative therapies and creative workshops and exploring the raw and uniquely beautiful nature in Montenegro. Everyone is welcome to join this retreat, no previous experience is needed.
Mahakala Center offers a 100% relaxation satisfaction guarantee; get a refund of your retreat if you are not feeling satisfied with your experience!
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, rooftop spa center with Jacuzzi and infra- sauna, plant-based cuisine, and rooms with stunning sea views to soothe the soul. All rooms and apartments have their own private bathroom and air conditioning.
Accommodating four to five people in bunk beds. The dorm room has a private bathroom and a balcony with a mountain-sea view.
The private rooms have an ensuite bathroom. This room is located on the ground floor, which is close to the communal living area.
These are our best private rooms with mountain and sea view, private bathroom and a balcony or terrace entry.
The private apartment has a large balcony and sea-view, bathroom, kitchen, and living space. One king-sized bed and a sleeping sofa can hold up to 4 people. If you prefer your own haven during the retreat yet being close to the heart of our center this is the perfect choice for you.
We are located in a secluded village and have 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 Center:
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 and detox treatments for a 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.
Boat tour exploring our local coastline. 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.
Sunset cliff walk - 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.
Vesna is a 770 hours certified sivananda yoga teacher as well as general and holistic doctor in Berlin. She is a midwife, detox expert and nutritional therapist with great knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine. Her personal journey with yoga started in 2013 and it didn´t take long until she felt the urge to share the happiness and spiritual connection yoga had given her. Vesna is the mother and the driving force of Mahakala full of energy and passion.
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 wholistic approach to healing through yoga. Teaching at Mahakala in July to mid August 2020.
Marijana is not only the other half of Mahakala's founding duo but also the loving soul of this magical place. Big part of her positive energy comes from her strong connection to nature. Sustainablity is close to Marijana's heart and therefore she has made it a core part of Mahakala's culture. She loves outdoors and has done her 300 hr yoga training as well as other meditation and creative workshop trainings.
Hannah's values are deeply rooted in connection, community, presence and movement. She is an advocate for intuitive self healing and creating community around vulnerability and honesty. Having completed her 200 hour YTT in 2014, she has since become a sponge for all things body, mind, breath and spirit. With her passion swimming in avenues and trainings such as Reiki, Yin Yoga and Chakra Transformation, traditional Restorative Yoga, eye-gazing meditations, Shaking Medicine (TRE), and Zen Thai Shiatsu massage. Her heart is most full when connecting with others and with nature.
After many years as a competitive mountain biker, trail runner and triathlete, Diego moved into the field of yoga as part of his quest to find inner peace. This curiosity also led him to learn more about nutrition, personal training, indoor cycling, Pilates and various styles of yoga including hatha, yin and ashtanga vinyasa. Diego is thrilled that his more than 30 year journey has brought him to yoga – it has helped him cultivate the happiness and health he sought, and continues to affect all aspects of his life.
Teaching at Mahakala 1-15th August 2020. Josh has garnered quite a following in Melbourne where he is known for his energetic, transformative and inspiring classes. Deeply respectful of the origins of yoga and acutely aware of modern day needs, Josh brings everyday balance and flow to his teachings. Josh’s passion is to guide people to a place where they can feel more connected to themselves. In this quest to facilitate a higher state of consciousness in his students, he brings pranayama, meditation and kirtan to his classes. Founder of teacher training company.
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.
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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.
When the doctor is present, Mahakala Center also offers:
Please book your flight to arrive at Podgorica Airport (TGD). There is a free shuttle service from Podgorica Airport (TGD) on Sundays at 12 p.m and leaving the following sunday from Mahakala Center at 8:30 a.m
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