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2 Buljarica Villa Santa Vita, Buljarica, Budva Municipality 85300 Montenegro
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#1 of 17 Speciality lodging in Buljarica
Mahakala Center offers a slice of peace, in an ever busier world. ​​​ Take time to slow down the pace and sink into our meditation and detox yoga retreats all while nestled in a lush greenery of a mountainside village in Montenegro, overlooking the Adriatic coastline. Mahakala yoga retreats live by sustainable principles, giving you a safe place of love, care and comfort. As everyday life seems to become more chaotic and less joyful, our aim is to give you practical tools to slow down and connect back with your inner peace and wellbeing again. Whether you are after a plant-based, beginner yoga retreat or wanting to explore meditation and spirituality, Mahakala will provide you with guidance and space to grow. We welcome everyone to our retreats, no previous yoga experience is required.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Yoga room
Walking tours
Sun terrace
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Allergy-free room
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Private balcony
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English, German, Serbian
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June C wrote a review Nov. 2020
5 contributions
We just can’t rate Mahakala highly enough! We were fortunate enough to participate in this exceptional yoga retreat late October/early November 2020 at the exceptional and thoughtfully constructed Mahakala Yoga Centre, Montenegro. Everyday we experienced personally rewarding yoga in a mixed ability class overlooking the bay, with the backdrop of mountains behind: breathtaking! We attended all of the varied workshops and become much more in touch with our inner spirits, (the self love workshop was revelational and we loved the sheer enjoyment of Estatic Dance at night around an open fire pit - one not to be missed). You’d imagine we couldn’t fit any more in, but there was a boat trip to a deserted beach; walks, wonderful massage and more! We stayed in very comfortable modern accommodation and everyday we were presented with a different gorgeous vegan buffet, prepared on site and sourced locally. We’ve already booked to return next year!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 5 Dec. 2020
Thank you for this wonderful review June, it was so so wonderful having you and Angie on the retreat this year. Your gratitude, positivity and joy was infectious and created such a good vibe and energy amongst the group. Bring on April, when we’ll get to see you again! Thanks for all your recommendations to your friends and family, too! Love & light, from Rhi and all the Mahakala team x
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Alina wrote a review Oct. 2020
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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 home to me and I feel blessed to stay for longer than I expected. The people around are their most authentic, open selves, which makes it really easy to be yourself. The workshops & classes are deeply healing and contain more wisdom than I could possibly contain. The vegan food is prepared lovingly by the kitchen staff, that makes you feel like a part of the family soon. All in all this place stole my heart. End of story. thank you xx
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 5 Dec. 2020
Alina ❤️ thank you for sharing such loving words with us. It is so true it attracts so many authentic and loving people such as yourself. Thank you for brining so much passion and creativity to this sanctuary. We have been so blessed to have you part of the family. Love, Marijana & the Mahakala Team
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Manisha D wrote a review Aug. 2020
Paris, France1 contribution
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, the workshops, the food and above all the people, everything transpires peace. It's more than a retreat - it's a journey. I also highly appreciated that there was diversity in the guests - from all genders, ages and backgrounds that really made us grow as a community. Our yoga teachers Rhiannon and Edita both created a safe space where we could be ourselves and learn together during our yoga sessions and meditation. The experience is also complemented by workshops around well-being and medicine through herbs that also enrich our connectivity to our body. I enjoy that the place is genuine with genuine people and not surfing on yoga as a trend.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 5 Dec. 2020
Thank you so much for this lovely review, Manisha. It was so good to have you on the retreat and to see you glow more and more each day. Your interest and experiences in meditation, mindfulness and yoga were a real asset to the group and taught us lots, as well as us sharing all our knowledge and passions with you. We hope you are keeping well and hope to see you again one day! Love & light, from Rhi and all the team at Mahakala x
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Matej Cej wrote a review Aug. 2020
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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. Both yoga teachers (Edita and Rhiannon) are very attentive, knowledgable and shining examples of teaching and guidance to be followed. Both of them adopt a slightly different approach which was (generally agreed on in our group, that ranged from novices to well advanced yogis) ultimately received as perfect combination since we all were able to benefit from both. These teachers are just amazing! Thank you, guys. Stefanie (an MD specialized in naturopathy) apparently knows almost everything there is to know about Traditional Chinese Medicine and all kinds of herbs around the world. Moreover, she was able to deliver interesting and valuable info in an easy-going fashion which was (and will be) beneficial for all the participants. The whole staff was taking a great care of us in general - cliff walks, boat tours and did I mention the best vegan food I have ever had? Rooms and other parts of Mahakala retreat center are clean and cosy with nice touches there and there (chic pieces of decoration, hammocks, etc.) that further improved the whole impression of this place. And the view of the sea - you really need to see for yourself. The only downside was that the week had just passed way too quickly! I can (and will) totally recommend! 10 out of 10.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded 5 Dec. 2020
Wow, Matej. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this beautiful review for us. We are so honoured to hear that this was one of the best weeks for you. Our teachers are truely magical and we are so happy you got to experience what yoga truely is. The whole team loved having you at Mahakala and can’t wait till you come back hopefully next year 🙏 Marijana
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JJ1210 wrote a review Aug. 2020
London, United Kingdom25 contributions8 helpful votes
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 did yoga with magical views. Three aspects made this an unforgettable experience for me: 1) the yoga teachers, catering team and others were truly warm, caring and lovely people. 2) the yoga sessions were not just classes but wholesome experiences, with each day having a particular theme relating to mindfulness. I could feel my own progression both physically and mentally through the days 3) the experiences which I had during my stay at the centre, from gazing at the thousands of stars visible from the rooftop terrace; to going on an amazing boat trip to a private beach with clear warm waters; meaningful, heart warming, deep, fun and hilarious conversations with other guests and the team. Highly recommended. Thank you to the team.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 5 Dec. 2020
Wow, Jitesh. Thank you so much for taking your time to write this magic review for us ❤️We are honoured that this has been the best retreat you have been on! We love that you have described the yoga classes as a wholesome experience that’s exactly what we try and do. The whole team loved having you there and you have also inspired us to bring in star gazing meditation into our schedule 🙏 from Marijana and the Mahakala team x
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mahakala Center
Which popular attractions are close to Mahakala Center?
Nearby attractions include Petrovac Quay (0.4 km), Vinarija Kopitovic (6.3 km), and The Monastery of Rezevići (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mahakala Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mahakala Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Mahakala Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mahakala Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fat Boys Kafana, RESTAURANT ''FORTUNA'' PETROVAC, and Konoba Katic.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mahakala Center?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Mahakala Center located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Buljarica.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mahakala Center?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Serbian.
Are there any historical sites close to Mahakala Center?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of the Prophet Elijah (2.8 km) and Kasnoanticki Mozaik (2.5 km).