I invite you to join me in a profound celebration of Life, on a unique Eco - culture sanctuary, amidst unspoiled nature, and enter the space of true freedom, abundant bliss, and deep connection with mother Earth. For the Ancient Greeks, the Spring Equinox symbolised rebirthing as Persephone is ascending from the underworld and Nature is awakening and thriving.
Most spiritual awakening experiences happen when we attune with the life force of Mother Earth as she sings for us through the mountains, the rivers, the forest, and the plants helping us to remember and expand our consciousness.
Through a unique blend of embodied practices and bespoke rituals, (movement, breath, rhythm, pulse, sentient motion, sound, and voice), you will experience unconditional love, you will unleash your creative spirit and you will nourish your body with organic homemade meals, surrounded by the wealth of a loving community and the prosperity of the blooming nature around us.
Tap into the rebirthing power of the Spring Equinox and the healing power of the Elements of Nature, join me in "Spirit of Love" Retreat and plant the seeds of joy and passion in your soul!
The Happiness Retreat Founder & Embodied Spirituality Mentor
Guest teacher: Nikos Polychronides
African Percussion musician & Drum Circle Facilitator
Join us if you long to:
Celebrate the Spring Equinox
Uplift your Spirit with high vibrational energies
Align with the rhythms and the elements of nature.
Regenerate your Physical Body-Recharge your Energy.
Remember your birthright to be a free creative human.
Transform your “limitations” to infinite possibilities.
Sing and Dance
Be held by and belong to an inspiring circle of people.
Have a really good time doing all the above!
Meet your teacher / Apostolia Papadamaki
I am Apostolia Papadamaki, an internationally acclaimed choreographer, a transformational retreat leader, and an embodied spirituality master 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, Meditation, Breathwork, 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!
Meet your guest teacher / Nikos Polychronides
Nikos Polychronidis has been involved in the research, study and promotion of the African percussion instruments of West Africa to the wider public since 2000. He began his studies in Athens at the "Taki's Percussion School" where he specialized in djembe and doundoun. He then developed knowledge in modern and classical percussion (Filippos Nakas Conservatory, Moschatos Municipal Conservatory) with teachers Petros Kourtis and Konstantinos Vorissis, while at the same time he participated in educational seminars with Ponda o Braian, Drissa Conne, Reiner Polak etc.
Since 2009 he has been traveling to the birthplaces of djembe music (Mali, Bourkina Faso) and since 2012 he has been working steadily with djembe grand master Harouna Dembele.
In January 2012, together with Stavros Dadous, he founded the "pangea world music center" whose main goals are the promotion and dissemination of various art forms to the wider Greek public and the promotion of Greek cultural wealth abroad.
From 2006 until today, he has taken part in a significant number of concerts, the highlight of which was the organization and participation of the festival "ritual drum festival"
Our Embodied Spirituality practices include
Yoga & Breath-work
Creative Movement & Dance
Vocal Exercises & Chanting
Spiritual Guidance & Ancestral Wisdom
We ground ourselves, shaking and pulsing, releasing the 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.
We will sit in a circle as a tribe, holding a safe and sacred space for one another. We will drum together remembering our tribal roots. 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.
Movement, breath, rhythm, pulse, sentient motion, sound, and voice practices will create a heartfelt space where the mind forms and borders are not leaders anymore, where freedom of expression is unconditional.
We will guide you on how to be happy to be seen, to be heard, and to be free to express yourself through voice and movement, harmonizing body, mind, and soul so you can embody your true loving nature.
Our circle will support you to be "ridiculously" creative, to express yourself in ways you can never imagine, to find the courage to “fail” and create again and again and again until you are happy and free because you will feel this amazing trust in the beautiful unknown you!
Double room accommodation 380€ per person
Triple or quadruple spacious maisonette accommodation 360€
For single accommodation please contact us for availability.
Registrations & Bookings
A non-refundable, 120 euro deposit is required upon booking to reserve your place. Places are limited to 12 people.
Included in the price
Accommodation for 2 nights in an eco-luxury stone build guesthouse with coconut bedding
Organic farm-to-table meals. Dinner on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
2 Yoga & Breath-work sessions
2 Drum Circles
2 Creative Movement & Dance sessions
2 Voice & Chanting sessions
Temazcal steam bath ritual
Hiking excursion to the Waterfalls and Water Ritual.
Transportation to and from Re-Green Eco culture Center
Private sessions with Apostolia