Nourish your body, mind, and soul surrounded by the Aegean blue, learn how to embody your dreams with playfulness and manifest miracles in your life!
Relaxing by the swimming pool of a serene eco-luxury villa as you indulge your senses with a Fresh Greek mountain tea during the sunset hour, gazing endlessly the union of the golden sky with the crystal clear sea at the cosmopolitan Mykonos island...
...is the end of a transformative day spend experiencing a nourishing blend of mindful practices and rituals in Delos island, one of the most uplifting energy sites in the world. And there is more bliss to follow as your inspiring teachers, Apostolia and Toby are preparing a Full Moon Ceremony especially for you and your new amazing friends that bring energy to your soul!
This life-changing journey is for you, who are longing to set your soul free and embody your dreams through breathwork, meditation, yoga, dance, chanting and dream journeying. This unmissable retreat experience is meticulously designed for you, that you want to gift yourself with a rejuvenating wellness trip, receive transformative guidance to invoke your untapped source of creativity and wisdom and to become a Dreamer of Dreams, ready to weave your own pathway to happiness when you go back home.
Legendary Mykonos and awe-inspiring Delos islands
The queen of Cyclades, Mykonos is an island with a bohemian soul. A whitewashed paradise, this dream-worthy destination is gifted with exceptional beaches, elegant villas, a cosmopolitan aura, windmills, mystical rocks, wild beauty, world famous sunsets and above all the iridescent - Aegean light.
Just a breath away from Mykonos stands the uninhabited Delos, one of the most sunlit islands of the Aegean sea, imposing the splendor of the Greek spirit. A Unesco world heritage site, the birthplace of the twin deities God Apollo, the god of light, and Artemis, Goddess of the Moon, Delos, has the mysterious capacity to awaken and catalyze within you the qualities of compassion, wisdom, unification of the male and female, self-healing and spiritual attunement.
The universal harmonics of the numberless Ancient monuments, reveal the glory of the island that represented a spiritual and cultural center for the ancient world, invite you to recharge your physical body and fine-tune your energy field. The Temples of Apollo, Dionysus, and Isis, the sanctuary of Artemis, the Sacred Lake, the House of Cleopatra, the "Lion Rue" with its nine marmoreal lions will become our meditation and intention setting "hotspots".
Dream Wide Awake with us and you will...
Commit to self-love. Nourish your body with gentle Yoga, recharge your vital force with breath work, relax your mind with guided meditation.
Maintain happiness and peace as your natural state, cultivating mindfulness.
Learn active dreaming and unleash your Dreamer self-potential.
Discover how creativity and freedom of expression can empower you to discover your infinite possibilities.
Restore your subtle energy body with graceful rituals intertwined with ancient Greek myths.
Enjoy a full moon week, in the islands of the Gods, masterfully designed to guide you on how to manifest your greatest dreams while spending quality time for you, sunbathing, swimming or exploring the stunning Chora of Mykonos with your new friends.
Your retreat leader & teacher
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!
Toby Israel is is a vagabondess and storyteller with a metaphorical closet full of hats. She currently works as a creative facilitator, editor, and writer, and as Content Manager at NuMundo, the digital platform for the global regenerative movement. In addition, Toby is a trained Empowerment Self-Defense Instructor and Yoga Teacher, and regularly facilitates workshops and retreats to empower, inspire, and transform. She is a full-time lover of movement, food, and words, expressing light and dark through many forms of dance, poetry, songwriting, and more. For the moment, Toby lives in Costa Rica. (She came for a masters degree in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies from the UN-mandated University for Peace—and stayed for the papaya, sunshine, and conscious community.) .
The whole kingdom of nature belonged to her. She supervised the spring blossom and the fertility of the land. She reigned upon the elements of nature,dominated the air and the waters. She healed sickness and was a goddess of health.
Ode to Goddess Artemis
Teachings / Practices
The key to Happiness is maintaining a healthy body while you honor your soul calling. All of our daily sessions are carefully designed to cleanse your body, restore your nervous system and elevate your energy flow with pleasure and joy while creative experiences and heartfelt group gatherings will open the space for a deep connection with your Dreamer self.
Our Hatha Vinyasa Yoga practice, in conjunction with the principles of Biomatic Anatomy, is linking movement with breath and awakens your body/spirit awareness. You will learn how to develop a daily practice of graceful movement sequences, details of physical and esoteric physiology and therapeutic relaxation techniques.
Guided meditations and drum journeys will lead you into the deepest self-insights and most powerful dream states at the end of our morning Yoga class.
Spirit Contact Dance
We begin by grounding ourselves, shaking and pulsing to release tension, increase blood circulation and connect with the cosmic energy of the Earth. Our breath expands into sound and our voice can be liberated. We enter a state of profound soul connection establishing a deep level of freedom - we reach our euphoric state of being.
Water Spirit Contact Dance
An aquatic bodywork that will enable you to embody the art of true belonging and trust oneness in the fluidity of the sea. Water is conductive so it can help us remember our true nature, it can facilitate a rebirth experience. While floating in the water, the absence of gravity releases our vertebrae and allows our spine to move in ways that are not possible on the land.
Myths and Dream Journalling
For the Ancient Greeks, dreaming was an opportunity to understand existence beyond the “awake” state and connect with higher divine energies capable of inspiring miraculous healing.
You will learn how to explore the untapped potential of your mind and spirit through the art of dream journaling and the power of Myth. Dive deep into the well of your inner being, and bring it into the light. You can write your world into being, too!
Our Sharing Circle, a sacred inclusive space that will support you to feel free to express your deepest longings, release old patterns and fears, shift perspective and activate new decisions, while simple yet profound Rituals will teach you how to fully enjoy your experience and be grateful to yourself, your community and the earth.
Our in-house star chef!
Esco Essence, our in house star chef and raw food artist, will make sure you get all the benefits of a delicious and nutritious diet, rooted in the gastronomic treasures of the islands. He carefully selects organic products for their healing qualities and he will prepare for you the most healthy, tasteful and colorful dishes. Esco will captivate your senses, share with you his recipes and definitely inspire you to continue a healthy lifestyle after the retreat.
You will enjoy an abundance of gourmet vegan and vegetarian meals, snacks and healthy smoothies throughout the retreat.
Located in an idyllic area of the Northwest coast of Mykonos, our happiness nest offers stunning views of the Aegean sea. It is tucked away in a serene, secluded paradise of breathtaking scenery near the interesting and mysterious Cyclades lighthouse, on the cape of Armenistis.