5 days
Yoga and Macrame retreat

Power of Creative Expression

Unique, intricate, and empowering fusion of yoga practices and the art of creating by your own hands, bringing your own ideas to life
This is for you if
  • you've never tried making macrame and are curious about this craft,
  • you've never tried tantra yoga and dynamic meditation and want to explore these practices,
  • you are familiar with the above and want to deepen your understanding and expand your skills,
  • you want to get away and spend a few days in the nature,
  • you enjoy learning new creative skills and seeing them as tools to create the life you want,
  • you want to join a supportive community and share conscious approach to life.
What уou will learn
  • Concentration Enhancement
    Explore methods to enhance concentration and minimise distraction.
  • Power of Creative Expression
    Learn macrame skills to create bespoke fashion item with using just your hands and rope.
  • Deepening of Self-Understanding
    Use our safe space and guided practices to understand yourself better.
  • Guidance and Support
    Receive support and guidance on your journey of creative self-expression.
  • Integration of Meditation into Daily Life
    Learn how to incorporate meditation and power of creation into your daily life for ongoing well-being and health improvements.
  • Balance between "doing" and "being"
    You will experience the state of relaxed alertness through guided ancient practices.
Love Life Retreat held at Ashuma Center in a serene valley surrounded by mountain peaks & forests of Montenegro.
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
Уou'll indulge in delicious and nutritious vegetarian cuisine served buffet-style twice a day. We employ interesting cooking methods like sous-vide and crafting raw desserts to preserve the maximum nutritional value of ingredients. Treat yourself to healthy and flavorful meals in the cozy ambiance of our retreat
What you are paying for

  • 4 nights accommodation in our beautiful tents with a private entrance and our own outdoor space.
  • Daily Yoga / Meditation sessions.
  • Creating a unique macrame piece
  • Delicious and nourishing healthy meals
  • Guided walks to explore the untamed forests and mountains surrounding you

Not included
  • Flights to/from Montenegro
  • Transfers to/from ashuma centre
  • National park fee, 3 euro
    (to be paid at the gate at your arrival)
  • 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
  • Wednesday, August 21


    08:30 2pm onwards. Arrivals/Settling into accommodation


    08:30 5pm Tantra Yoga gentle tridosha practice. Opening circle with a Connection Game

    08:30 Dinner

  • Thursday, August 22


    08:00 Dynamic Yoga Flow and pranayama practice

    10:00 Brunch


    12:00 Guided Macrame making

    Smoothies/juices/speciality drinks can be offered as best to be in the lounge area on demand.

    15:00 Macrame making


    18:00 Restorative sound bath to relax the body and mind

    19:00 Dinner
  • Friday, August 23


    07:00 Meditation / Ayurvedic walking massage

    09:00 Brunch


    11:00 Macrame Making in the beautiful lounge

    Fruit Snacks / Smoothies and Break on demand

    16:00 Macrame Making


    19:00 Dinner

    20:00 Bonfire Satsang
  • Saturday, August 24


    07:00 Yoga Flow and meditation

    09:00 Brunch


    10:30 Guided Macrame Making

    15:00 Fruit Snacks/smoothies on demand, Mindful walk


    16:00 Guided Macrame Making

    18:00 Relaxation Practice/Sound Bath

    19:00 Dinner

    20:00 Bonfire, Satsang - Open dialog

  • Sunday, August 25

    08:00 Moving Meditation. Closing circle

    10:00 Brunch

    12:00-13:00 Check out


  • * schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions and needs of the group.
Meet the teachers
Victoria Zimmer
  • An internationally recognised Tantra Yoga teacher with over 16 years of teaching experience worldwide

  • A Founder and Facilitator of Love Life Retreats

  • Yoga Alliance registered Master teacher eRYT500 and continued education provider (YACEP)

  • An author of online chakra balancing courses

  • Mindfulness meditation, yoga and pilates lead trainer for London Wellness Academy

  • Sacred Geometry certified teacher and practitioner

Violetta Onishchenko
  • Founder and Teacher of VIITTA house - Macrame Masterclasses which use an ancient knotting technique for mindful creation of sustainable fashion

  • Inspirational public speaker with events hosted in schools, corporate spaces and online

  • Former family law solicitor of the High Courts of England and Wales

  • BA Textile Design graduate from Central Saint Martins, London

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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Benefits for participants
In this retreat you will experience
a new level of well-being
Ultimate Way of Being Present
You will learn to trust yourself and your hands to make complex knotting patterns with rope while paying full attention to the creative process
Art of creation and manifestation
You will learn how to create sustainable fashion armour for your body and explore the spiritual side of ancient knotting technique macrame
Self-Empowerment and Community
Daily guided mediation, yoga and macrame practices will offer participants an opportunity to explore self-energy as well as receive unconditional support from your teachers
Immerse yourself in Montenegro's mountain beauty
Our clients are talking about ashuma

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  • Ray Robertson
    After yoga the effects could be smiling, energy, laughter from nowhere, rediscovering my senses: lights were clearer and brighter, smells changed, hearing was more vivid. Truly amazing. Without a doubt. It has changed my life and I have no doubt that my life will continue to change with future sessions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Martine Kaptein
    I had a wonderful time in Montenegro. Lacking much experience with yoga and meditation I did not know what to expect. My beliefs and convictions about myself and my abilities were holding me back before but here I was able to let a lot of it go. Thanks to a very positive and powerful group and two fantastic hosts - Victoria and Margarita. And please let's not forget the beautiful accommodation with its great staff.
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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