I invite you in a "paradise on earth" Greek island, in an Eco luxury villa, to join me in a transformative warm-hearted journey. You will discover the miracle of your authenticity, cultivate the art of belonging, re-design your life’s purpose, having plenty of time to enjoy the beach and the sun.
During our blissful holistic retreat week, as the Full Moon’s silver light rises from the Aegean Sea, I will playfully share with you the secrets of my own pathway, practicing mindfully, Yoga, Breath work, Dance and Meditation, detoxing with delicious vegan food. I will empower you to harvest the gifts of your inner beauty with simple everyday rituals, to celebrate your soul connection with Nature and to open the gate to a happier and more meaningful life.
If this call excites your spirit, join our Blue Bliss Retreat, a lifetime experience of abundant love and happiness.
The Happiness Retreat Founder & Teacher
Embarking on the Blue Bliss Happiness Journey:
You will refresh, recharge and restart in the blissful Greek island of Koufonisi.
Ano Koufonisi is an enchanting remote island with the finest emerald turquoise waters of the Aegean. The perfect place to reset your clock, Koufonisi can be circled by foot in half a day on the blissfully endless coastal path. This peacefulness along with the white sugar cubed Cycladic houses, ascending from artists’ palettes, will recharge you, providing the perfect scenery for relaxation, sunbathing, swimming, star gazing. Our Happiness home is located on Pori beach, the highlight of the island, with satin white sand beaches, emblematic large caves and dazzling turquoise waters. From Pori you will walk along sun-kissed trails and discover unique of dreamy spots.
You will rejuvenate your body and connect with your soul.
Our Hatha Vinyasa Yoga practice, in conjunction with the principles of Biomatic Anatomy will bring harmony to your body, mind and emotional state. Apostolia is transmitting her knowledge gracefully through her heart, voice and hands. Her Yoga class, a unifying blend of Pranayama, Asanas, Mantras and Meditation is a powerful tool for self-transformation.
Spirit Contact Dance (on the land)
Contact Improvisation intertwines with Meditative Dance as a form of communication between your inner spirit and the spirit of every other human and living being. A full sensory experience, that merges with the elements of Water, Earth, Air and Fire, Spirit Contact Dance technique will teach you how to follow your inner «impulses» with the innocence of a child, to overcome all restrictions and become free to "dance" your fear, happiness, passion, hope and many more as you reach a euphoric state of being.
Spirit Contact Dance (in the water)
The Water Spirit Contact Dance will enable you connect with your breath while floating effortlessly, embody the art of true belonging and trust oneness in the fluidity of the sea. We all come from the womb of our mother and we have experienced “water floating”. Water is conductive so it can help us remember our true nature, it can facilitate a rebirth experience.
You will be gracefully guided by a very inspiring and charismatic teacher.
Apostolia Papadamaki is an internationally acclaimed choreographer, a traveler, performer and teacher. An ongoing life learner, Apostolia studied Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Yoga and Alexander Technique in New York. A lover of movement, arts and spirituality, she also studied Shamanic practices, Music, Voice, Scuba Diving, Craniosacral Therapy and Rei-Ki collaborating with inspiring artists, musicians, and teachers in many lands. Endowed with profound spiritual insight and being thankful to life, Apostolia founded The Happiness Retreat to share her knowledge,experience and joy with other beautiful souls.
You will indulge your palate with mouthwatering dishes prepared with love.
Our master chef, invites you in a culinary feast! Esco, carefully selects local organic products for their healing qualities and prepares three fresh vegan meals per day. Breakfast and dinner are served in a buffet style while lunch can be carried out at the beach. Esco will captivate your senses, will share with you his recipes and will inspire you to continue a healthy lifestyle after the retreat.
You will plug into your essential source of life energy in a spectacular set up.
You will wake up every morning to the sound of the sea, the healing softness of the sun, breathing the Aegean air, grounding your self on an island where time stands still. Sunset Rituals in secluded beaches, Sunrise Meditations in breathtaking rock formations and Mindful walks in unspoiled hikes, will support our practice while the gentle sounds of the waves embrace us unconditionally.
You will have plenty of time to unwind and pamper yourself.
You may sleep, relax, practice, enjoy a Thai massage or a private class with Apostolia or just swim in most turquoise waters, take long walks, read, disconnect from technology, but above all, follow your heart and do whatever makes you happy and free.
You will trust oneness in the safe place of the Sharing Circle.
We will sit in circle as a tribe, holding a safe and sacred space for one another, sharing our intentions of what we are looking to gain during our Blue Bliss Happiness Retreat. By setting intentions we set the foundation for our soul to give us what we need at the present moment in time and connect with like-minded people, from all over the world.
“The days at the retreat were perfect. Bliss after bliss. Morning yoga, nice balance of challenge and gentleness, at the lovely yoga shala." - Hanna
"A deeply transformational Retreat offered me healing, insights, abundant inspiration and empowerment." - Virginie
"Thank you again, Apostolia! Still our thoughts and hearts are often there, in our Blue Bliss Happiness Retreat, where we spent such a beautiful time, full of joy and laughing, dancing and swimming!" - Lis & Costas
You will deeply rest in our exclusive villas, just a breath walk from the beach.
What is included
8 days / 7 nights of stay
3 delicious fresh vegan meals per day
5 classes Yoga & Biomatic Anatomy
3 classes of Land Spirit Contact Dance
2 classes of Water Spirit Contact Dance
Boat excursion - Free day
Full Moon celebration ritual
Sunrise Beach Meditation
Welcome early Dinner - Farewell breakfast
Transportation from and to Ano Koufonisi Port to Koufonisi Villas
Hikes & Experiences in nature with Apostolia
Mindfulness living all day long
Playful games (surprise for those that wish!)
Participation in classes and activities is optional throughout the retreat.
All levels welcome!
All meals are vegetarian, special dietary restrictions can be accommodated (e.g. gluten free).
What you need to add
Your flights to Athens, Mykonos, Santorini or Naxos
Your Ferry tickets to Koufonisi island
Your travel insurance
Private class with Apostolia
Cooking class with Esco
The Blue Bliss Itinerary
Saturday July 13 / Arrival Sharing Circle & Welcome Dinner at 19.00
Sunday July 14 / Morning Yoga & sunset Impulse Dance
Monday July 15 / Morning Yoga & afternoon Floating Body
Tuesday July 16 / Boat excursion to Kato Koufonisi,
easy hike to a remote beach and surprise experiences on this amazing uninhabited island.
Wednesday July 17 / Morning Yoga & sunset Impulse Dance
Thursday July 18 / Morning Yoga & afternoon Floating Body Sunset Hike to close by beaches.
Friday July 19 / Sunrise Meditation & Yoga on the Sea Caves Closing Circle & Impulse Dance Party
Saturday July 20 / Morning Swim & Farewell Breakfast Departure after 12.00
Timetable (Sample day)
08.00 Yoga & Biomatic Anatomy
11.00 Free time for the beach /massage /excursions /experiences
You can take lunch with you or eat at the Villas
18.00 Spirit Contact Dance