Spring Celebration Ritual

The Happiness Retreat - Spring Celebration Ritual
Let the dance of the newborn flowers move you to new directions of spiritual awakening
4 days - 3 nights

I invite you to join me in a profound celebration of Life and let the joy of new birth enter our hearts! We will move in harmonious ways in the rhythms of nature, surrounded by the wealth of Re-Green community and the prosperity of the blooming cherry trees.

I will playfully share with you the secrets of my own pathway, empowering you to welcome the uplifting forces of spring inside you. For 20 years now I am researching art, life, human nature and spirituality. I create artistic work and lead retreats that combine Dance, Music, Voice, Nature, Yoga and Rituals.

The Happiness Retreat - Spring Celebration Ritual - Apostolia Papadamaki

All of these practices have enriched my spiritual path and initiated me to practice consciously the art of true belonging and share the knowledge mindfully, with like-minded beautiful souls.

If this call excites your spirit, join our Spring Celebration Ritual- Happiness Retreat and plant the seeds of joy and passion in your soul!

Apostolia Papadamaki
The Happiness Retreat Founder & Teacher

 

Our Spring Happiness Home

The Happiness Retreat - Our Spring Home

 

Re-Green - Our Happiness Home

Re-Green is an Eco culture centre surrounded by majestic mountains, rivers and waterfalls where ancient Greek Nymphs still preside their free spirit over the fountains. A 250 years old stone built mansion combines tradition and elegance perfectly, offering spacious and pleasurable stay. Accommodation is shared in spacious rooms, renovated and decorated with natural living principles and immense love.
Regreen, Selianna - Living room
Regreen, Seliana - Maloca

The 250 years old stone built mansion combines tradition and elegance perfectly, offering spacious and pleasurable stay. Accommodation is shared in 5 spacious rooms, renovated and decorated with natural living principles and immense love. Each room is unique with its own flexible bedding arrangements (cocomat mattresses) and private bathrooms.

 

Read more about Re-Green

 

 

During our time together

The Happiness Retreat - Spring Celebration Ritual - Yoga Practice

Spring is about New Beginnings! We will practice Yoga in blossoming cherry tree fields, dance with live percussions in the waterfalls, celebrate the triumph of light with sunrise meditation, chant for clarity in the fire ritual and plant new seeds physically and metaphorically. Stepping out of our comfort zone in faith for adventures and experiences that make us yearn for the unchartered in our life we will Joyfully hike in pine forests, detox with temazcal steam bath and nourish our body with fresh organic meals from the garden.

 

Join us if you are longing to

Tune in with the rhythms of Nature.
Connect with the Earth and the Sun.
Receive spiritual grounding.
Recognize beauty and take in what supports and sustains us.
Practice gratitude and self-love.
Regenerate your body.
Sing thankful songs and dance for all of creation and for life’s journey.

 

Our Practices

Yoga

The Happiness Retreat - Apostolia Papadamaki - Yoga Practice

In our Hatha Yoga practice - a unifying blend of Breath, Asanas, Anatomy & Meditation - we will focus on grounding the base (1st) chakra, deepen our knowledge for our pelvis, liberate the hip joints and enjoy standing strongly in our two feet. We will aim to root like the Trees and free our upper body to connect with the Sun.

ImPulse Dance

The Happiness Retreat - Apostolia Papadamaki - Impulse Dance Practice

We begin by grounding ourselves, in the safe space of a circle, shaking and pulsing to release tension, increase blood circulation and connect with the cosmic energy of the Earth. As we pulse in different levels, our breath expands into sound and our voice can be liberated. We enter a state of profound ancestral connection and our shaking movements awaken the sacredness of our body and manifest the power of its expression.

Sharing Circle

The Happiness Retreat - Spring Celebration Ritual - Sharing Circle Practice

We will sit in circle as a tribe, holding a safe and sacred space for one another. We will share our intentions for new beginnings and set the foundation for our soul to give us what we need at the present moment in time.

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Nutrition

The Happiness Retreat - Spring Celebration Ritual Nutrition

Our vegetarian nutrition will follow the philosophy of self-sufficiency and sustainability, with fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden of Re-green, cultivated with love and care. Simple Greek tastes will offer you pure, therapeutic and delicious meals. An experience to remember on Sunday afternoon- the garden –stone oven – Pizza Party with garnishes of your choice.

 

The Happiness Retreat - Apostolia Papadamaki - Waterfall in Regreen Seliana

Included in the price

Shared accommodation for 3 nights in a eco luxury stone build guesthouse with coconut bedding

3 organic meals per day

All guidance/teachings from Apostolia

3 Yoga classes

3 Impulse Dance classes with live percussions

A Spring Herbal Plants workshop by Flery (founder of Re-green)

Temazcal steam bath ritual

Fire Ritual

3 Hiking excursions to Waterfalls, Forrest & Cherry Trees fields

 

Not included

Transportation

Massage

Private sessions with Apostolia

Options and Prices

Shared room for 4-5 people 340 per person

Shared room for 2-3 people 380€ per person

The Happiness Retreat - Apostolia Papadamaki Waterfall


 

Itinerary

Thursday 12.4.2017

12.00-15.00 / Arrivals & Lunch in Regreen
Registrations after lunch (Amber)
16.00 / Rest
18.30 / Sharing Circle & Impulse Dance with live percussions

20.00 / Flery & Christos founders of Regreen presentation
20.30 / Dinner

21.30 / at the hung out hub, share stories, laughter and chants.

Friday 13.4.2018

08.30 / Yoga
10.30 / Breakfast
11.30 / Connecting with the Water - Waterfall Excursion at Perithori village
14.30 / Lunch
15.30 / Rest

18.30 / Impulse Dance with live percussions
20.30 / Dinner

21.30 Connecting with Fire, a circle of human hood around the open air fire, to share stories, laughter and chants.

The Happiness Retreat - Apostolia Papadamaki - Spring in Regreen Seliana

Saturday 14.4. 2018

08.30 / Yoga
10.30 / Breakfast
11.30 / Connecting with the Earth - Hike to the Source, Impulse dance with live percussions outdoors, pick-nick (we take lunch with us)

17.00 / Temazcal Steam bath Ritual and/or free time
21.00 / Dinner
22.00 / at the hung out hub, share stories, laughter and chants.

Sunday 15.4.2018

08.00 / Herbal tea & coffee, light breakfast
08.30 / Connecting with the Trees –Hike to the Blossoming cherry trees field, Yoga outdoors
12.00 / Plant workshop-The beauty of Spring herbs by Flery
13.30 / Pizza party in the garden with home made –hand made Pizza (you can make your own)
16.00 / Closing Circle
17.00 / Departure from Regreen

All activities are optional, you can skip any activity and rest!

 

How to get there

The Happiness Retreat - Apostolia Papadamaki - Spring in Regreen Seliana

From Athens, Greece

Carpooling (if there are enough participant’s cars form Athens)
We will organize our transfer in the best and more convenient way for everybody, sharing the transportation expenses.

Public Transportation
From the Athens Airport take the Airport Express Bus X93 that leaves at
approx. every 20 minutes from the Airport and go to the Kifisos
Intercity Bus Station (1h trip). At Kifisos catch a bus to Akrata which leaves almost every half hour (2hr trip).



Registrations & Bookings

A non-refundable, 30% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your place, by March 15th, 2018. Places are limited.

 

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