Blue Bliss

The Happiness Retreat - Blue Bliss, Koufonisi
Embodied Spirituality & Ocean Retreat for Men and Women
8 days - 7 nights

I invite you to 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 Moon’s silver light rises from the Aegean Sea, I will playfully share with you the secrets of my own pathway, practicing mindfully, Yoga, Breathwork, 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, lifetime experience of abundant love and happiness.

Apostolia Papadamaki
The Happiness Retreat Founder & Teacher

 

The Happiness Retreat | Blue Bliss - Apostolia Papadamaki

 

 

Embarking on the Blue Bliss Happiness Journey

You will refresh, recharge and restart in the blissful Greek island of Koufonisi.

 

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The Happiness Retreat | Blue Bliss - Pori beach in Koufonissi

 

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.

 

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Practices & Experiences

You will rejuvenate your body and connect with your soul.

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The Happiness Retreat - Impulse Dance

 

The Happiness Retreat - Floating Body

 

Fire Ritual

 

Everybody joining The Happiness Circle

 

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Water Healing

 

Yoga

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. 

 

Creative Movement, Dance and Water Healing 

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.

The Water Healing Session will enable you to 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. 

 

Sharing Circle

We will sit in a 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.

 

Meditation & Mindfulness

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 and Sunrise Meditations in breathtaking rock formations and secluded beaches, Mindful walks in unspoiled hikes,  will support our practice while the gentle sounds of the waves embrace us unconditionally.

 

Time for you

You will plug into your essential source of life energy in a spectacular set up. 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 have plenty of time to unwind and pamper yourself.

 

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You will be gracefully guided by a very inspiring and charismatic teacher.

 

The Happiness Retreat Founder and Teacher - Apostolia Papadamaki

I am Apostolia Papadamaki, an internationally acclaimed choreographer, performer, and a transformational retreat leader and teacher. I studied Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Yoga and Alexander Technique in New York. As a lover of healing arts, and spirituality, I am trained in Shamanism, Music, Voice, Diving, Craniosacral Therapy, and Rei-Ki collaborating with inspiring artists, healers, and teachers in many lands. I love to Dream and I believe in infinite possibilities. My highest intention is to keep opening the eyes of the soul and tuning into the frequency of Love no matter how life challenges me. The Happiness Retreat is an open-hearted invitation to share knowledge, experience, and joy with beautiful souls like you!

 

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Our in-house chef/ food artist will indulge your palate with mouthwatering dishes prepared with love.

The Happiness Retreat Blue Bliss Esco Essence Vegan Raw Food Artist Chef

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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.

 

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Testimonials

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Experiences Blue BLiss 2021

 

“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

 

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The Blue Bliss Itinerary

The Happiness Retreat | Blue Bliss - Boat ride in Koufonissi

 

Saturday, July 10 / Arrival Sharing Circle & Welcome Dinner at 19.00

Sunday, July 11 / Morning Yoga & sunset Impulse Dance

Monday, July 12 / Morning Yoga & afternoon Floating Body

Tuesday, July 13 / Boat excursion to Kato Koufonisi,
easy hike to a remote beach and surprise experiences on this amazing uninhabited island.

Wednesday, July 14 / Morning Yoga & sunset Spirit Contact-Dance

Thursday, July 15 / Morning Yoga & afternoon Floating Body Sunset Hike to close by beaches.

Friday, July 16 / Sunrise Meditation & Yoga on the Sea Caves Closing Circle & Impulse Dance Party

Saturday, July 17 / Morning Swim & Farewell Breakfast Departure after 12.00

 

Timetable (Sample day)

07.30 / Tea
08.00 / Yoga, Breath-Work, Biomatic Anatomy
10.30 / Breakfast
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
20.30 / Dinner


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You will deeply rest in our exclusive villas, just a breath walk from the beach.

The Venue: Koufonisi Villas

Located in the tranquil spot of the gorgeous Pori beach, our exclusive sanctuary invites you to experience the most profound and enjoyable retreat of your life. Two newly build, neighbouring eco-luxury Villas, typical of the islands unique architecture, will welcome you with state-of-the-art services.
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The Happiness Retreat Blue Bliss Koufonisi Villas Koufonisia island yoga dance greece aegean cyclades
The Happiness Retreat Blue Bliss Koufonisi Villas Koufonisia island yoga dance greece aegean cyclades

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

New Moon + Fire Ceremony on the beach
Sunrise Meditation
Welcome early Dinner - Farewell breakfast
Transportation from and to Ano Koufonisi Port to Koufonisi Villas
Hikes & Experiences in secluded beaches 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

Optional activities 
Private Session with Apostolia
Thai massage
Cooking class with Esco
Bicycle rental

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Accommodation & Prices

Single Rooms 

Room 1: Sea view room with Queen size bed & en suite bathroom  €3.100

Room 2: Lower level room with Queen size bed & open en suite bathroom  €2.800

Room 3: Sea View twin bedroom, shared bathroom with the adjacent room   €2.500 

 

Shared Double Rooms

Room 4: Sea view room with Queen size bed & en suite bathroom   €2.500 per person

Room 5: Lower level room with Queen size bed & open en suite bathroom   €2.200 per person

Room 6: Sea view room with two single beds & shared bathroom with the adjacent room   €2.000 per person

 

The above prices include E.U. Tax VAT 24%.

Payment plans available

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How to get there

Direct international flight to Athens or Santorini island, Greece.

From the Athens International Airport, you can take a metro or taxi to Piraeus port. The fast ferry to Koufonisi island departs daily at 07.10 am and the trip takes 4.5 hours. We can assist you with purchasing the tickets and also finding accommodation in Athens the night before.

From Santorini island, there is a fast ferry to Koufonisi island (1.5 hours) that leaves Santorini port at 12.45 pm. Transportation from Ano Koufonisi Port to our Villas will be provided.

Another option is to fly to Athens, then fly to Naxos island and take the local boat (Skopelitis) at 14.00 pm. It takes 2.30h to arrive in Koufonisi island.

We will be most happy to answer all questions you may have and may even schedule a Skype or what's app call so to meet each other and discuss all the Blue Bliss retreat!

 

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