5 day Textile Design Retreat
learning artisanal fabric design techniques:
Shibori, Ebru, Block Printing, Flower Pounding, Embroidery

This is for you if
  • you are a creative individual seeking to learn new artisanal fabric design techniques;
  • you have a passion for fashion and/or interior design and want to incorporate unique, handcrafted elements into your work;
  • you are looking to connect with a community of like-minded creatives who share your interests;
  • you want to take a break from your routine to recharge and find inspiration in a serene, supportive environment;
  • you desire hands-on, expert guidance from an attentive and experienced fashion educator;
  • you would love to spend 5 days in a national park in Montenegro, enjoying the beauty of nature and savoring delicious local food.
Embark on a transformative journey of artistic discovery in our immersive 5-day retreat, led by fashion designer, stylist, and fashion educator, Ira Druzhinina. Join Ira for hands-on workshops on Shibori, Ebru, Block Printing, Flower Pounding, Embroidery, etc. These artisanal techniques, more and more widely used in fashion design and interior design, hold a timeless appeal that resonates with today's society, which increasingly favors authenticity and craftsmanship over digital replication.

With a dedicated tutor at your side, you gain personalized guidance and feedback tailored to your skill level and goals, accelerating your learning journey. Moreover, the retreat fosters a sense of community, allowing you to connect with like-minded enthusiasts who share your passion for textiles. Through networking opportunities and collaborative exercises, you not only expand your knowledge but also forge valuable connections that can inspire and support you long after the retreat ends. By immersing yourself in this enriching environment, you not only enhance your skills but also cultivate a deeper appreciation for the art of textile design.

Our retreat is more than just skill-building; it's a chance to connect with a community of like-minded individuals who share your love for creativity and craftsmanship, all while providing an opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate in serene surroundings.

Where you will live
Each of our tents has a private entrance and its own outdoor space. Tents are fully equipped with authentic teak furniture combined with Siberian larch flooring. Bathroom are attached and are equipped with all necessary facilities.
What you will eat
You'll indulge in delicious and nutritious vegetarian cuisine served in a buffet-style twice a day. We employ interesting cooking methods like sous-vide and the making of raw desserts to preserve the maximum nutritional value of the ingredients. Treat yourself to healthy and flavourful meals in the cosy ambience of our retreat centre.
What you are paying for
  • 5 days/4 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily vegetarian meals of delicious and nutritious fare (Brunch & Dinner)
  • Morning yoga class
  • 2 daily Creative class: learning and layering the techniques and perfecting the results
  • Outdoor movie theatre: films on design & fashion
  • Personal consultation

  • Not included
  • Flights to/from Montenegro
  • Anything which is not mentioned as included
What else will be part of your experience
Delightful treats and serene moments
Crafting Essential Oils
Participate in crafting the finest essential oils and receive a hydrosol as a complimentary gift
Dessert Delights & Tea Selection
Indulge in our signature raw desserts and a delightful tea selection amidst nature's beauty in our lounge
Evening Bonfire
Enjoy the cozy warmth of an evening bonfire in delightful company
Artisanal Weaving
Create a personalized souvenir or accessory for your home with our artisanal weaving sessions
Daily Schedule Breakdown
  • Saturday, July 13

    12:00 Check-In

    Introduction to the retreat and exploring

    15:00 Creative class: technique of the day

    17:00 Dinner

    18:00 Free time

    20:00 Outdoor movie theatre: films on design & fashion

  • Sunday, July 14 – Tuesday, July 16

    08:30 Yoga class

    10:00 Brunch

    11:00 Creative class: technique of the day

    14:00 Free time

    15:00 Creative class: layering the techniques and perfecting the results

    17:00 Dinner

    18:00 Free time

    20:00 Outdoor movie theatre: films on design & fashion
  • Wednesday, July 17

    08:30 Yoga class

    10:00 Brunch

    11:00 Final review of creative works

    12:00 Check-out


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What makes this retreat special
  • Expert-Led Design Workshops
    This retreat is a unique experience designed to provide you with expert care and assistance. The main sessions will be led by a qualified fashion design instructor, ensuring that you receive top-notch education and guidance in your creative journey. Additionally, a professional yoga teacher will offer yoga practices to maintain an active and creative mindset throughout the course.
  • Building Close Connections
    The focus of this retreat is on building supportive and loving connections within a small group setting. The intimate group size ensures that you have plenty of space to connect with others while also giving you the opportunity to enjoy some time for yourself. Our managers are always ready to answer your questions.
  • Diverse Learning Opportunities
    With a strong emphasis on handmade design techniques, this retreat offers a collaborative environment where you can awaken your artistic potential. The journey will be co-created together, and you will receive individual consultations to maximize your experience. Overall, this retreat promises to be a unique and transformative experience that you won't soon forget.
If you feel this retreat might resonate with you but are not yet sure whether to join or not,
our teachers will be glad to answer your questions and clear your doubts during a free
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Our clients are talking about ashuma

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  • Sarah L
    Ašuma silent retreat
    This place, set in Lovcen National Park, is amazing. I could tell that there was a lot of thought and care put into creating it. I joined a silent retreat and it was just perfect. Accommodation is 5star glamping…all the way down to a plush robe and slippers! Food is delicious and the lounge area is comfy and peaceful. I'm ready to return! Highly recommend.
  • Kate H
    Ašuma yoga escapes
    Such an amazing place! The location is so quiet and surrounded by green, all you can hear is birds. The tents are wonderful and attention has been paid to every detail - I loved sleeping practically outside but still in a comfortable bed. Food was also healthy, local and delicious. My retreat was only for two nights but I would have happily stayed another week. Can't wait to return.
  • Ionela Patrascu
    sunrise pym
    It was awesome! Everything was truely great from the place, the quiet, the crickets and the birds to the staff very friendly and ready for us all the time. We will came back here every year for sure!
  • Tania I
    A magically beautiful secluded place in the mountains, attentive and very sincere staff who were ready to fulfill any request, delicious, healthy vegetarian food filled our 7-day retreat with peace and happiness. Thank you. I wholeheartedly recommend Mountain Retreat Center Ashuma for people who want to find peace and harmony.
  • Maria S
    We have an amazing experience in Ashuma right now, September 2023. From the very first day being here is like to be in a fairy-tale: very special place, where natural beauty is connected with lovingly created man made space. Even the smallest details are so well thought, convenient, and ful of soothing positive energy. Tents are lovely to stay, and all other spots (yoga hall, dining area, chill out gathering space etc.) are planned and made with lots of love. Nice to touch, beautiful to see, pleasure to be. And last, but not least is a group of people who make all of this work. Their work is impeccable, they are always here for you in a very genuine, kind and delicate way! Guy, you are truly amazing! Thank you for everything you do.
A smoke- and alcohol-free environment
About the retreat center
Ashuma is a glamping retreat born from the dream to create a sacred and safe space for people who are on their journey to self-discovery and want to improve their quality of life, through mindful practices and choices.

Our venue covers 10 hectares of forest in the extraordinary setting of Lovcen National Park, Montenegro. Immersed in such a unique scenario you can get to experience true contact with nature and its elements. It is a remote location, surrounded by stunning peaks and unforgettable views, yet enough close to the main areas of interest of a country which is all to be explored.

The centre consists of 11 eco-friendly luxury tents, to accommodate up to 26 people, a fully equipped activity hall, a spacious lounge area and a dining hall where delicious organic vegetarian and vegan meals are served.

luxury mountain retreat
in the Lovcen National Park of Montenegro
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