10 – 18 July Paradise Retreat Center

We invite you to join us this July for the annual Maha Vidya Retreat for the celebration of the Great Cosmic Power of Fascination and Stopping: Bagalamukhi.

This is the 8th retreat of the series of profound sharings from the Tantric Wisdom Tradition of the 10 Great Cosmic Powers of Manifestation.

The Great Cosmic Power Bagalamukhi represents the Universal Force of paralyzing fascination, instant enlightenment and the Great Protector against all malefic forces and the One suddenly stopping any malevolent influences in our spiritual life.

She dissolves everything that is illusory and she can give the key to spiritual knowledge and the power to overcome the hostile forces that block our progress and our spiritual evolution.

In the tantric tradition, Bagalamukhi is seen as the symbol of the yoga process that leads us to silencing the mind and stopping the mental fluctuations.

This retreat is an extraordinary chance for all those who want to take a significant leap in their spiritual transformation – whether you are a beginner or advanced Tantra / Yoga student.

The Maha Vidya Bagalamukhi Retreat includes: 

  • Presentation of the Tantric tradition of adoration of Shakti and the manifestation of the universal feminine force as the 10 Great Cosmic Powers
  • In-depth introduction to Maha Vidya Yoga and the celebration of the communion with The Great Cosmic Power of Fascination and Stopping Bagalamukhi
  • Guided Hatha Yoga sessions
  • Special unique initiation offered only in this Maha Vidya Retreat – in resonance with the sphere of force Bagalamukhi
  • Tantric principles under the sphere of force of Bagalamukhi
  • Unique exemplifications, meditations and practical exercises with specific nuances of the energy of Bagalamukhi
  • Tantric exercises of transfiguration and rituals of adoration
  • Trips to nature and beautiful local attractions

What are the 10 Maha Vidyas?

The 10 Maha Vidyas or Great Cosmic Powers are called the wisdom goddesses (“maha” means great and “vidya” means wisdom). They inspire and challenge the spiritual aspirant towards achieving the ultimate spiritual goal, as well as being a daily guiding companion on the path.


KALI: The Great Cosmic Power of Transformation

TARA: The Great Cosmic Power of Compassion and Godly Grace

TRIPURA SUNDARI: The Great Cosmic Power of Beauty, Truth and Harmony

BHUVANESHWARI: The Great Cosmic Power of Space and Knowledge

TRIPURA BHAIRAVI: The Great Cosmic Power of Discipline and Sacrifice

CHINNAMASTA: The Great Cosmic Power of Courage and Transcending of the Ego

DHUMAVATI: The Great Cosmic Power of Sublime Vacuity

BAGALAMUKHI: The Great Cosmic Power of Fascination and Stopping

MATANGI: The Great Cosmic Power of Universal Order and Wisdom

KAMALATMIKA: The Great Cosmic Power of Godly Fulfilment and Abundance

About the Teachers

The retreat is kept by Advaitananda and Adina Stoian, founders of the Maha Vidya Retreats with more than 25 years of experience in the work with the Cosmic Powers.

Countless hours of meditation and reflecting on the universal principles which guide all of life have resulted in an amazing wealth of understanding, personal revelations and experience, which they share with inspiring enthusiasm, brilliant clarity, relatable stories, and humorous perspectives.

Advaitananda and Adina are also co-authors (together with Gregorian Bivolaru, the original founder and spiritual guide of NATHA and its sister schools) of the revolutionary Tantra Intensive course with almost 400 lessons taught in Atman Federation of Yoga and Meditation.

Practical Details

Course Level Requirement

This Maha Vidya Retreat is for those initiated in Maha Vidya Yoga (from 2nd year & up in the curriculum followed by NATHA & sister schools in the Atman Federation).


Retreat Location

The retreat will take place in the lush Danish countryside of Stevns, in Paradise Retreat Center.

Paradise Retreat Center is situated around 60 km south of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The address is Spjellerupvej 41, 4640 Faxe.

You can come by car or public transportation to Karise St. from where you will be picked up (you will receive detailed travel information in the welcome letter).

Food & Accommodation 

Paradise Retreat Center is 100% vegetarian, 100% no smoking and no drugs and 100% great atmosphere.

Standard tickets include accommodation in a dormitory or tent, with shared bathroom facilities.

If you choose tent accommodation, you can bring your own or we can provide one for you.  We have a limited number of tents – if you want to use one of ours, be sure to reserve your tent space when you register!

If you wish to have a private room, we can help you to book mid- to high-end guesthouses and hotels in the local area, within a few minutes drive from Paradise Retreat Center.

Visit to see your options.


International Travel

All participants are responsible for researching and keeping up-to-date with the latest travel restrictions from their country to Denmark.

We (the retreat organizers and administration) cannot provide guidance on these matters. Please do your own diligent research, and purchase your ticket only when you are confident you will be able to travel to Denmark in time for the retreat.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

All participants will need to show printed or digital proof of a COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) with negative result, taken no later than 72 hours before arrival.

You will not be allowed into the retreat if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms.

Hand sanitizer will be available across the facilities. You are allowed to bring your own tent, yoga mat, blanket, etc.

There will be max 100 people in Paradise which is less than the usual maximum. This means extra space in the dormitories, gardens and teaching hall.

Please be aware that one of the purposes of this retreat is to connect with other people, and that the program of this retreat includes optional interactive exercises.

Refund Policy

For cancellations 30 or more days before the retreat (until 10 June 2021):

You will receive your money back minus a 20% administration fee. The refund will be issued to your original payment method.

For cancellations less than 30 days before the retreat:

If you miss the retreat due to newly imposed travel restrictions or unforeseen illness – you will receive a credit for 100% of the amount paid, which can be used towards future NATHA retreats or events.

Documentation must be provided to be eligible to receive this credit.

No credit or refund will be issued for cancellations due to any other reason. We highly encourage you to purchase your ticket only when you are fully committed to participating in the retreat.

Sign Up

*Early bird discount available until 10th June


Ticket for 5 people



  • Live attendance at Paradise Retreat Center
  • Includes everything from Standard ticket w. food and acc.
  • 20% off for each person 


Food & Accommodation



  • Live attendance at Paradise Retreat Center
  • Includes food & accommodation
  • Access to Hot tubs & Bikes


 Without Food & Accommodation



  • Live attendance at Paradise Retreat Center
  • WITHOUT food & accommodation


Participation on Zoom



  • Access to all lectures, spiritual movies, workshops and meditations
  • Some of the live activities (rituals, workshops and trips) will not be streamed