OUR VISION (continued)

We are currently growing a food forest that soon will come to bloom as an ecosystem of edible plants, shrubs, fruit, and nut trees. You are welcome to enjoy our fragrant and flavourful perennial garden where you can smell, taste, and pick all kinds of herbs, any time while you’re here.

Our pond, orchard, and herb garden all work together in balanced symbiosis. This is how an abundant, resilient and diverse permaculture system has come to life in our gardens, which improves the quality of the soil, filters carbon from the atmosphere, and produces nutrient-dense ingredients for our kitchen.


Mandali welcomes guests who are interested in developing a conscious, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle and a deeper connection to themselves.

Since opening in 2017, Mandali has become a spiritual sanctuary, run by a non-profit organisation, designed to help guests disconnect from the pressures of daily life, switch off from technology, and take time to reflect and reset through meditation, yoga, and dynamic retreat programmes.


Located an hour’s drive from Milan, the centre sits high on a hilltop
overlooking Lake Orta with views across to the Swiss Alps, an idyllic
setting to help find calm and clarity in the mind.

Mandali was architecturally inspired by the typical Italian medieval towns that surround it. Most of the construction was completed repurposing a large amount of locally reclaimed materials.

In order to create the atmosphere of a quiet, alpine village, Mandali’s structures are sprinkled along a meandering cobblestone path that follows the curves of the peaceful valley it oversees.

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Revive yourself at Mandali

Mandali was conceived according to Feng Shui’s cornerstones of harmony and balance. Each space is designed to make you feel comfortable and at home – whether you’re sipping a cup of ginger tea on the terrace or savouring a lovingly prepared vegetarian meal in the dining room. You can always find your own space, or socialise with other guests.

Mandali is composed of several dwellings which can accommodate up to 57 guests. We offer a wide range of accommodations to suit your budget and needs – from shared, dormitory-style rooms to premium single rooms overlooking the gardens or stunning Lago d’Orta and a number of cozy yet comfortable hermitages.

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When we went to India on our first silent retreat in 2009, we had no clue of how profoundly this experience would change our lives. We were thirty years old and we finally remembered who we really were, for the first time since childhood maybe.

Leading up to that time, we booked many successes organizing large-scale dance festivals. And although we had achieved everything we ever dreamed of, we felt rushed, unsatisfied, and we’re always looking for more. We were the perfect examples of people chasing external happiness, only to attain it briefly before it left us longing for something new.

During our first experience with the power of silence in India, it took us a couple of days to slow down. But then… we felt a deep inner silence and contentment emerging in us. We were in the middle of nowhere, with nothing to do, nobody to speak to, and yet we felt happier than ever. We know that you already may have heard such a story. Perhaps many times.

But we all recognize its truth. The truth is that the things we are looking for are already within us. We are born with love and joy in our hearts. Power, energy, and stillness in our bodies. Clarity and peace in our minds.

This is why we have created Mandali; to rediscover the essential qualities we all carry within us. Taking time for yourself is food for your soul. It helps you to shift the perspective from your person to your being and reminds you of who you truly are.

Mandali wishes to be a point of light; a spiritual sanctuary of peace that supports you in reconnecting with yourself and others. Our beloved team of teachers and every other member of the Mandali family is looking forward to hosting you during this important time of your life.

May you leave behind what you no longer need and may you receive what will help you to return to your heart.

Much love and appreciation,

Wouter and Wildrik


Mandali is a peaceful sanctuary for anyone with an open heart, a curious mind, and an interest in developing a conscious, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle.

We are a family of devoted companions on your spiritual path, dedicated to creating a warm and loving atmosphere for you to retreat to. We are here to make you feel safe, happy, healthy, and free – an environment where the mind can find calm and clarity.

You will find all the essential conditions to explore the spiritual realm or to process what needs to manifest in a lighthearted yet meaningful way.

At Mandali, we strive to cultivate long-term relationships with our teachers. We encourage them to use our space and see it as a familiar base to return to, likewise for our guests.

Mandali welcomes teachers from all traditions and lineages who apply their own original approach. We offer a broad spectrum of courses by experienced teachers who aim to help you reach higher plains by sharing their wisdom, knowledge, and traditions.

At Mandali, you will find ample time for stillness, space, and silence, encouraging you to live in harmony with yourself and with nature. By sharing our love for life, we hope to guide and support you on your path.

We feel honoured to be able to support you on your journey here with us at Mandali.


Mandali is a serene and peaceful place dedicated to helping you bring balance and harmony to your mind and body.

Mandali is open to everyone who seeks calm and clarity, and welcomes teachers from all traditions and lineages.

We like to see Mandali as a spiritual playground, where we offer playful yet profound programmes that help you to reconnect to your true self.

We warmly invite you to make time for yourself, to reflect and reset in a safe space with us here at Mandali.

We welcome you with an open heart.


The cost for a transfer from Malpensa airport to our centre varies, ranging from 140€ for a car (1-3 passengers) to 180€ for a minivan (4-7 people). The cost is paid directly to the driver.

Travel from the airport to Mandali by shuttle bus

The Comazzi shuttle bus needs to be reserved 48 hours in advance and then a taxi from Gravellona Toce to Mandali (approximately 40€ that needs to be paid directly to the driver

Travel from the airport to Mandali by train

Train from Malpensa to Omegna or Verbania. Then taxi from Omegna (approximately 35€ that needs to be paid to the driver) or Verbania (approximately 50€ that is paid to the driver) to Mandali.


Mandali is easy to reach by plane, car, and train. Our retreat center is located an hour’s drive from Milan Malpensa International Airport, which is served by various airlines.

We are happy to help you arrange your transfer. Please do note that this is an external service and that Mandali is not responsible for any charges that may be caused by changed flight schedules or travel plans.



Each year we offer approximately 60 retreats or workshops. Our teachers come from all over the world to teach, inspire and share their unique gifts and expertise. They are pioneers in the fields of Wisdom Studies, Yoga and Movement, Meditation, Personal Development, Healing Arts, and Leadership.

Are you an experienced and innovative teacher who prides themselves on always delivering at the highest standard? Does your work align with our vision here at Mandali?

If you’ve answered yes, apply now by completing an inquiry form. We’ll assess your proposal and determine whether it’s a strong match for Mandali and our schedule aligns. We’ll be in touch if we’d like to explore your proposal idea further. Thank you.