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8 Days Nature and Yoga Retreat by a Mountain-Seaside Village in Montenegro

Mahakala Center, Buljarica 2, 85300 Petrovac, Montenegro

Yoga Retreat Montenegro

Mahakala Center is a place of love and comfort, nestled in a village in the mountains overlooking the ocean, where you can discover the secret beauty of wild nature. Take time for yourself, slow down the pace, and sink into relaxation in the purity of undiscovered Montenegro. Everyday life seems to become more chaotic and less joyful, overloaded with information exposure, societal pressure and normalcy to stress. At some point, humans lost there way as to what is most important. Mahakala retreats is trying to fix that. Whether you are after a plant-based, beginner yoga retreat or wanting to explore meditation and spirituality, Mahalaka will be able to help with guidance and space to grow. Mahakala Center welcomes everyone to our retreats, no previous experience required.

Meet the instructors

Vesna, Daphne, & Echo
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Highlights

  • 1 beach yoga session
  • Guided nature excursion
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Jacuzzi and infa-red sauna
  • Yoga philosophy and alignment talk
  • Self myofascial release or inversion workshop
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily vegan buffets

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Serbian
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Tour assistance
  • Outdoor shower

The Mahakala center is an ecologically built villa located in a village between mountains, along with a breathtaking view of the Adriatic sea. The villa combines the best of both worlds; comfort in the midst of nature. The villa is surrounded by various walking trails, it is on top of a steep hill and takes about 15 minutes walking to the local beach. Mahakala Center has a yoga studio, spacious outdoor terraces, wellness center with jacuzzi and sauna, plant-based restaurant, and rooms with stunning sea views to soothe the soul. All rooms and apartments have their own private bathroom and air conditioning.

Accommodation types to choose from

Dorm Room

Accommodating 4 to 5 people in bunk beds. The dorm room has a private bathroom and a balcony with mountain and sea view.

Basic Ensuite

Our private rooms with an ensuite bathroom. This room is located on the ground floor, which is close to the communal living area.

Mountain-sea view Ensuite

Our best private rooms with mountain and sea view, private bathroom and a balcony or terrace entry.

Private Luxury Apartment

  • Our private haven with a large balcony with sea view, bathroom, kitchen, and living space.

Important notes

We aim to create a safe space for you to unwind and relax, therefore, Wi-Fi is only available at certain times of the day. We are located in a secluded village. During the high season, however, there are more people with summer vacation. At times, there is more going on than normal with increased noise levels. If you would like complete exclusion, lower season is advisable. If you have any questions in regards to this, please feel free to send an inquiry. Pleasenote we have both a dog and cat the premises, please contact us if you have allergies.

Program

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 Yoga (asana), breathing (pranayama), and meditation
  • 09:30 Vegan brunch
  • 11:00 Free time to explore (hiking trails or guided excursions)
  • 17:00 Vegan dinner
  • 19:00 Evening activity (Meditation/Kirtang/Yin yoga e.g.)

Times are always dependent on weather and time of the year

Yoga and meditation

They offer Hatha, Vinyasa, Sivananda, Bhakti and Yin yoga styles. The yoga caters for all experience levels, whether you a complete beginner or have practiced for many years they will support and guide you in developing your practice. Yoga allows connection of the mind and body, through dedicated practice of the asanas, pranayama and meditation.

Regular yoga brings balance back to your inner sef, allowing you to access your most authentic and true self, and be less affected by the stresses of the outside world. By coming to a yoga retreat and dedicating time to yourself in a supportive and peaceful environment, you will leave with a sense of peace and the knowledge and confidence to integrate these practices into your everyday life.

Exploring nature

Take a step into Montenegro’s wilderness; it is a newfound playground for nature lovers. Montenegro is rich with lush green hills and valleys, turquoise coastal beaches, and shallow rocky-mountains which decorate the landscape. Immerse yourself and explore on foot, or go for a swim to find hidden caves and waterfalls.

Detox and nutrition

Mahakala Center cares deeply about physical well-being, relaxation, and health, which are all integral parts of a retreat at Mahakala Center. Nutrition is one of the key factors that will help your body rejuvenate, so on this retreats they serve homemade vegan food made from fresh ingredients, using recipes created by Mahakala co-founder and nutrition specialist Dr. Lemm.

Over the course of the retreat, you will experience how nutrition can boost your energy, and in the long term, detoxify your body, leading to a happier and healthier you. Dr. Lemm also offers special health programs including fasting, acupuncture, heavy metal detoxes, as well as IV vitamin shots, offering a chance to tend to your body with expert care. These must be booked in advance of your retreat by contacting the center.

Included excursions

Water exploration boat tour - Islands and caves

Boat tour exploring our local coastline. A private boat trip visiting a tiny uninhabited island topped with a historic church, coastal caves you can swim in, and the famous Montenegro's Queens beach. You can view the oceans and the mountains from a different perspective, and experience tranquility in the peaceful surroundings.

Sunset meditation cliff walk

Walk along the cliff's edge with the view of the turquoise water underneath you. Enjoy the sunset views with a guided meditation.

Instructors

Vesna Lemm

Daphne Davidson

Echo Widmer

Location

The center is in a village by mountains and the sea Montenegro. In this retreat, you will be taking on a journey to discover a hidden gem of Europe. Montenegro or black mountain in Spanish is a playground of geographical wonders with vast rock formations, it is an unparalleled coast that gives some of the most beautiful views of the Adriatic.

But Montenegro’s greatest assets are the quiet and calm areas where you can hear the birds sing and feel the wind blow through the trees. If you sit quietly for a moment, you will feel connected to the earth. Apart from the tremendous walks in the mountains and swims in the sea, there are many other sightseeing and activities that you will be able to explore.

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

Food

For a healthy relaxation holiday, nutrition is one of the key factors that will help your body rejuvenate. In our retreat, we make vegan food made after Doctor Lemm's recipes, who is specialized in nutritional therapy. Both brunch and dinner will be made for you out of fresh ingredients, giving you a chance to experience how nutrition can boost your energy and, in the long term, detoxify your body. The food may provide you with benefits such as better digestion, skin, immune system, and a happier you.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Pescatarian
  • Lactose 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

Montenegro the ultimate spa experience. Sit in a rooftop Jacuzzi surrounded by the mountains and overlooking the ocean. Our sauna and jacuzzi are free to use by any of our guests. Infa- red sauna is one of the best tools to detox your bodies toxins.

There are some additional wellness spa and health programs, which you can opt to enhance your retreat experience. With certain health programs such as Heavy Metal Detox, IV Vitamin Shots and Acupuncture is only available when Dr Lemm is present so inform yourself beforehand.

  • Massage
  • Yin massage
  • Individual nutritional advice
  • Acupuncture
  • Tongue diagnostic
  • Green smoothie detox program
  • Magnesium detox bath
  • Heavy metal detox
  • Fasting programs
  • IV shots

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Yoga philosophy and alignment talk
  • 2 daily vegan buffets designed by nutritionist Dr Lemm
  • 1 guided nature excursion
  • Sunset cliff walk
  • 1 Beach yoga session
  • Shuttle service from Podgorica Airport (TGD) on Sundays
  • Rooftop jacuzzi and sauna entrance
  • Inversion or self myofascial release workshop

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

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

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 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.

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8 days / 7 nights
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Availability

If you whish to arrive another day or stay for a shorter period please let us know and we can adjust the package for you. 

 

Pricing information

October, April, May are discounted by 20%

 

Availability

 

Low season

 

  • April, May, and October

 

High season

 

  • June to September

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