Spring Celebration Ritual

The Happiness Retreat - Spring Celebration Ritual
Let the dance of the ascending forces of nature expand your spiritual awakening
5 days - 4 nights

I invite you to join me in a profound celebration of Life, a joyful journey that will open 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.

Spring Celebration Ritual - Waterfall

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!

Apostolia Papadamaki
The Happiness Retreat Founder & Teacher

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During our time together

The Happiness Retreat - Spirit Contact Dance

The Happiness Retreat Spirit Contact Dance Apostolia Papadamaki founder dancing with the Tree photo Sea Eymere

 

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

The Happiness Retreat Spirit contact Dance in the Forrest Waterfalls Apostolia Papadamaki

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 fulfillment.
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 from around the world.

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Meet your teacher

Apostolia Papadamaki, founder of the Happiness Retreat

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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Teachings/Practices

Yoga

The Happiness Retreat - Spring Celebration Ritual - Yoga Practice

In our Hatha Yoga practice - a unifying blend of Breath Work, Asanas, Biomatic 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, practicing daily, 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

The Happiness Retreat - Apostolia Papadamaki - Impulse Dance Practice

The Happiness Retreat Water Spirit Contact Dance in the natural pond of Re-Green

We ground ourselves, shaking and pulsing, release tension, increasing blood circulation and connecting 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.

Weather permitted we will practice Water Spirit Contact Dance on a natural pond. 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.

 

Sharing Circle

The Happiness Sharing Circle

We will sit in a 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.

 

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Nutrition

The Happiness Retreat Regreen 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.

 

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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

Fire Ritual

3 Hiking excursions to Waterfalls, Forrest & Blossoming fields

 

Not included

Transportation

Massage

Private sessions with Apostolia

Re-Green

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, Seliana - Panoramic view
The Happiness Retreat - Enjoying the Lake

 

Price

Shared accommodation 653 per person all inclusive.

Special price 513€ for locals and Happiness Regreen repeaters.


Registrations & Bookings

A non-refundable, 113 euro deposit is required upon booking to reserve your place, by April 15th, 2020. Places are limited.

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The Happiness Retreat Meditation in the Forrest

Itinerary

Wednesday 29.4.2018

12.00-14.00 / Arrivals in Regreen
14.00 Lunch /  Registrations  
15.00 / Free time
18.00 / Sharing Circle & Spirit Contact Dance at the Maloca

20.00 / Flery & Christos, "parents"  of Regreen presentation! 
20.30 / Dinner

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

Thursday  30.4.2019

08.30 / Yoga
10.30 / Breakfast -Brunch 
12.00 /  Water Ritual - Waterfall Excursion at Perithori village - Impulse Dance in the Forrest.

16.00 Free time
19.00 / Dinner 
20.30 / 
Fire Ritual - a circle of human-hood around the open air fire, to share stories, laughter, and chants.

The Happiness Retreat - Apostolia Papadamaki - Spring hike in Regreen Seliana

Friday 1.5. 2019

08.30 / Silent walk & Yoga in Nature
10.30 / Breakfast  
11.30 /  Earth Ritual & 
Herbal plant workshop: The beauty of Spring herbs by Flery, we will make your own smudge stick to cleanse our home.
14.00 Lunch 
15.00 Free time
17.30 -18.00 
18.00 / Temazcal Steam bath Ritual 
20.00 / Dinner
21.00 / at the hung out hub, share stories, laughter, and chants.

Saturday 2.5.2019

08.30 / Yoga
10.30 Breakfast / Brunch 
11.30 Hike to the Source & Impulse dance in Nature 
15.00 Free Time
17.00 Floating Body & Water Dance in the natural pond of Regreen
20.00 Dinner
21.00 Hung out, singing and sharing.

Sunday 3.5.2019

08.00 Light Breakfast 
09.30 - 12.00 Yoga & Closing Ritual 
13.30 / Pizza party in the garden with homemade –hand made Pizza (you can make your own!)
16.00 / Departure from Regreen

 

How to get there

The Happiness Retreat - Apostolia Papadamaki - Spring in Regreen Seliana

From Athens, Greece

Carpooling (if there is space) with participants that travel from Athens)
We will organize our transfer in the best and more convenient way for everybody, sharing 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). The Regreen team will pick you up from Akrata Village and take you to Regreen (30min drive) at a small cost.

 

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