I invite you to join me in a profound celebration of Life, aÂ joyful journey that will openÂ your heart!
Most spiritual awakening experiences happen in the Spring and early Summer when we attune with the life force of mother Earth as she ascends through all the plants and flowers. Our nervous system and the innate life force of our bodies are intimately connected to the earth and the solar system, rising up through our spinal column, leading to the blossoming of expanded states of consciousness, heightened as the Sun makes its ascension northward.
I will playfully share with you the secrets of my own pathway flowing in harmonious ways with the rhythms of nature: Dance, Music, Voice, Meditation, Yoga and Rituals, surrounded by the wealth of Re-Green community and the prosperity of the blooming nature around us.
If this call excites your spirit, join our Spring Celebration Ritual- Happiness Retreat and plant the seeds of joy and passion in your soul!
The Happiness Retreat Founder & Teacher
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.
During our time together
Spring is about New Beginnings! We will practice Yoga in blossoming fields, dance in the rhythm of 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.
Practice gratitude and self-love.
Receive spiritual grounding.
Be surrounded with the wealth of community, the abundance of nature, and the prosperity of fullfilment.
Learn simple rituals for a healthier and happier life.
Regenerate your physical body - recharge your energy.
Sing thankful songs and dance for all of creation and for life’s journey.
Connect with like minded people form around the world.
Meet your 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.
In our Hatha Yoga practice - a unifying blend of Breath Work, Asanas, Anatomy & Meditation - we will focus on our 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.
Spirit Contact Dance
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.
We will sit in circle as a tribe, holding a safe and sacred space for one another. We will learn how to speak words of gratitude, 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.
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.
Included in the price
Shared accommodation for 4 nights in a eco luxury stone build guesthouse with coconut bedding
3 organic meals per day
All guidance / teachings from Apostolia
4 Yoga classes
4 Spirit Contact Dance classes
1 Plant Workshop: Make your own Smudge to clean your Aura, by Flery (founder of Re-green)
Temazcal steam bath ritual
3 Hiking excursions to Waterfalls, Forrest & Blossoming fields
Private sessions with Apostolia