"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. "

This quote of John Lennon, revealed to me a life-challenging question, 15 years ago, when along with my international career as a choreographer I started Yoga & Mindfulness incorporating my artistic experience into self-awareness and life’s blissfulness.

My answer was and still is, that the more we discover the miracle of our own self, the more we are at home. Our self is our primary home. As Plato said, recognising beauty starts from within.

Apostolia Papadamaki
Founder of The Happiness Retreat