We invite you in a transformative journey of conscious dreaming and reach a source of unlimited creativity and wisdom. Our eco-luxury hideaway in sun-kissed Mykonos will become our serene home for 8 days while we unfold our rolling flow practices in Delos island, one of Greece’s most powerful sacred sites.
During our Full Moon retreat week by the birthplace of the Gods, we will meticulously guide you to become a Dreamer of Dreams, so that you can invoke this untapped source of spiritual guidance and manifest miraculous events for yourself, your loved ones, and your community.
This holistic journey is for you, who are longing to embody your dreams through breathwork, meditation, yoga, dance, storytelling, chanting, journeying & journaling.
If this call excites your spirit, see below all the details about this once in a lifetime journey that we have prepared for you with an abundance of love.
Spiritual artist and transformational retreat leader
Storyteller and creative experiences designer
Mykonos and Delos islands
Mykonos is an island with a bohemian soul. A whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades, this dream-worthy destination is gifted with exceptional beaches, dreamy villas, a cosmopolitan aura, beautiful people that coexist with white rural houses, windmills, mystical rocks, wild beauty, world famous sunsets and above all the iridescent - Aegean light.
Just a breath away from Mykonos stands 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 immortals (the twin deities God Apollo, the god of light, and Goddess Artemis) Delos, sets you into a “dreaming wide awake” mode.
The numberless Ancient monuments reveal the glory of the island that represented a spiritual and cultural center for the ancient world. Some of the most significant remains are the three Temples devoted to the god Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the House of Cleopatra, the temple of Dionysus and the famous "Lion Rue" with its nine marmoreal lions.
In our Dreaming Wide Awake journey, you will
Arise in deep union with the elements of nature and receive the wisdom of the sacred ancient Greek land.
Revel in the enduring legacy of the Ancient Greek Myths, grounded in the soil of ancestral collective consciousness.
Communicate with your Dreamer self: see your path with greater clarity and call in new intentions.
Make conscious choices about what you are manifesting through your dreams.
Integrate gratitude and infuse your world with positive dreams in every moment.
Expand your awareness with simple creative rituals to restore wholeness.
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.
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.) .
When one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which tells us that what presents itself is but a dream.
Aristotle, “On Dreams”
For the Ancient Greeks, dreaming was an opportunity to understand existence beyond the “awake” state. By following the right diet, dancing, singing and cultivating mental focus, they would prepare themselves for their dreams. Dreams in ancient Greece were seen as an opportunity for mortals to connect with higher divine energies capable of inspiring miraculous healing.
Teachings / Practices
All of our daily sessions are carefully designed to help you connect, during waking hours, with the unconscious mind, the soul, the psyche, so that when Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep comes, your unconscious can bring you the healing dream. As ancient Greeks believed, dreams and the physical body are inextricably linked, and it is through dreams that one can practice ‘knowing thyself’ and experiencing divine eternity—the teacher and the healer we all have within us.
Yoga and active breathwork will nourish your body and silence your mind. Guided meditations and drum journeys will lead you into the deepest self-insights and most powerful creative dream states.
Spirit Contact Dance
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, Air, Fi, e and Earth, Spirit Contact Dance will inspire you to embody your dreams creatively, trust your soul’s wisdom and reach a euphoric state of being.
Myths and Storytelling
Storytelling and journaling will lead you down intoxicating paths of consciousness and revelation. Explore the untapped potential of your mind and spirit through guided and open journaling, creative writing, and sharing of stories. 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 who you are and how you feel without fear of judgment, 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.
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 colourful 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.