About This Center

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.

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

Venue Highlights

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, 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. Mahakala Center is located in the midst of this, in a little beachside town called Buljarica. Apart from the tremendous walks in the mountains and swims in the ocean, there many other sightseeings and activities that you will be able to explore such as caves, old ruins, churches, water rafting, lakes, cannoning, old towns, staggering lakes, and many more.


Mahakala Center is located on top of a mountain with the best view of the mediterranean sea. It is surrounded by lots of walking trails and is only a stroll away from the sea. There is a range of accommodation you can choose from that suits your taste the best. We have a choice of a penthouse apartment to yourself, a private room with a private bathroom, a shared room or dorm room. All rooms are provided with air conditioning, towels, free wifi and hair dryers. Our accommodation combines the best of both worlds: clean pristine luxury in the midst of nature. It is built in accordance with the principles of fengshui. These characteristics make the place ideal for leaving everyday life at home and finding inner peace and tranquillity.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Everyday we serve vegan brunch and dinner. For a healthy relaxation holiday, nutrition is one of the key elements that will help your body rejuvenate. In our retreat we have vegan food made from Dr Lemms’ recipes. Dr Lemm specialises in nutritional therapy. Both brunch and dinner will be made for you out of fresh ingredients. This will give you a chance to experience how nutrition can boost your energy and provide long-term detoxification of the body. A healthy diet provides many benefits such as improved digestion, vibrant skin, stronger immune system, and greater well-being.


Please book your flight to arrive at Podgorica Airport (TGD). From the airport, it takes one hour by car to the retreat. Transfer from and to this airport can be arranged on request at an additional cost.

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  • Summer Jones   January 29, 2019

      Perfect yoga Center

    I am a yoga teacher and hired the venue out for a week for my yoga group. It was the best Venue we could of imagined. It had all the facilities and it was so beautiful. Every morning I would do my yoga class on the large outdoor terrace watching the sunrise over the ocean. The indoor yoga room was amazing too it had everything I needed for my classes. All my guests didn’t want to leave they loved their rooms and the vegan food. Some of the best healthy food I have ever had.

  • James Noise   January 29, 2019

      Retreat center I love

    I have always wanted to try yoga but never been so committed to it. This retreat altered everything, the meditation lesson at the start where really hard for me as my brain is always son over drive but after the first days something clicked and suddenly everything seemed less rushed and harsh In life. Everything slowed down and I started loving life in a really different way. Everyone who wants a week full of sunshine amazing food and the best yoga classes go to Mahakala.

  • Brian Inturn   January 29, 2019

      Most relaxing holiday with the best teachers

    I really loved everything about this retreat! The place the atmosphere and the Lemm family. There are some sick adventures that Marijana took me on and the hikes where breath taking. The yoga classes where also asome and finally learned how to do yoga properly. The retrrat Center is to die for. It has everything from big yoga terraces to the best dining and kitchen area. Everything about Mahakala was magical. The view from the villa where breathtaking you could see both the mountains and the sea. My heart gets so happy just thinking about it.

  • Mary Jane   January 29, 2019

      Best week of my life

    Never had so much fun and love in one week, I felt part of a family and really connected to all these people on another level. Before I came on this retreat I was very stressed and my excitement for life was very low. After it i felt like a new person, don't really know how to describe the feeling Mahakala gave to me. I think what I loved the most that it wasn't just yoga but dancing, art, amazing views and walks which really connected me to nature and myself again. The yoga was just the style as well Dr Lemm combines it with some dancing which made me feel more free and less ashamed. Would recommend this week for anyone that wants to feel refreshed and mindful again. The views from the Villa are incredible too mountains and the sea in your front yard. So much love for you Mahakala.

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

I go on retreat to remember who I really am. And I remember that I am alive, Deryk

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.