Song Of The Dancing Heart

October 7-9, 2022
Agistri island, Greece
Embodied Spirituality & Ocean Retreat for Women
3 days - 2 nights

Join our Autumn gathering, while the weather is still summery, designed especially for Women, on a beautiful little island close to Athens, amidst lust green nature and enter a space of true freedom and authenticity.

Through a unique blend of movement, breath, rhythm, pulse, sentient motion, sound, and voice practices, you will be empowered to unleash your creativity, love to be seen and express yourself.

And of course, you will nourish your body with organic homemade meals and your heart with water rituals, sunrise meditation, swimming, and sunbathing, being held by a loving community.

If you are longing to trust your own soul’s power and connect with like-minded women you are invited! 

Apostolia Papadamaki
The Happiness Retreat Founder & transformational teacher

Maria Papageorgiou 
Singer, musician & vocal teacher






Sunrise Meditation


This retreat is a true gift for:

Every woman who wants to tap into her primal source of power evoking creativity, self-love, sensuality, bliss, and be happy to share her gifts with the world.

Every female artist, singer, actress, dancer, and musician, has a burning desire to enrich her expressive potential, combine multiple means of expression, and explore further possibilities in her art.

A Teacher and healer of any discipline that seeks a unique opportunity to be inspired, gain deep personal insights and anchor her authentic wisdom.


Join us if you long to:

Align with the rhythms and the elements of nature

Remember your birthright to be a free creative woman

Transform your “limitations” into infinite possibilities.

Sing and Dance your Heart Song!

Be held by and belong to an inspiring circle of women.

Have a really good time doing all the above!





Meet your teachers

Apostolia our retreat founder and teacher


I am Apostolia, an internationally acclaimed choreographer, performer, and 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.

After 25 years of being a spiritual artist and a life-changing teacher, I am honored to share with you the way to freedom, self-love, and creativity by inviting Maria as a guest teacher to uplift the experience of vibrational movement and voice.

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!


Learn more about Apostolia's journey


Maria Papageorgiou singer and voice teacher

I am Maria and I navigate through life with music. I sing, I compose songs and I love to teach people how to discover their own authentic voice. Although I am a very shy person, I transform when I go on stage, by connecting to my innermost instinct as a tool to harmonize my body, my vocal cords and my emotions.

The voice for me is a mystical vibration through the spaces of our body and an amazing tool to connect with our deepest self expressing freely our emotions.

Up to now, I have released 6 personal albums, a collectible vinyl entitled “3 Degrees” writing my lyrics and compositions, and ”Correspondence”, my most recent work, collaborating with famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. 

I have been collaborating with Apostolia for many years now and I can't wait to share our "alchemy" with you!

Here is one of my songs!


Our practices in the Beach front Yoga shala or Nature:

Loving the breath

Movement of the Senses - Freeing the body

Voice Warming Up and Vocal Exercises - Freeing the Voice

Authentic Movement and Voice Improvisation

Circle Improvisation - How we embody creativity as a tribe 


Circle Beach The Happiness Retreat


Movement, breath, rhythm, pulse, sentient motion, sound, and voice practices will create a heartfelt space where 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 be free to express yourself through voice and movement, harmonizing your 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 accessible because you will feel this amazing trust in the beautiful unknown you! 


Accommodation - Rosy’s  Little Village 

Nestled between the sparkling waters of the Saronic Gulf and the fragrant pine forests of Agistri Greece, Rosy's Little Village is a tranquil retreat for relaxation, only 30 meters from a beautiful rocky and sandy private beach providing easy access to both shallow and deep clear water. 

Surrounded by flourishing hibiscuses, oleanders, and geraniums, the light and airy accommodations at Rosy's are justly celebrated for their tasteful Greek simplicity. All rooms are individual, a perfect blend of comfort and down-to-earth charm, and have air-conditioning, refrigerators, and balconies, commanding superb views over the emerald waters of the sea.








Our vegetarian nutrition will consist of pure therapeutic and delicious meals: Vegetarian delights, simple greek recipes, sunshine salads, and a variety of delicious vegetarian meals with organic vegetables and fruits from Rosy’s village garden, cultivated with love and care. We take special care of Vegetarians, Lactose, and Gluten intolerant guests.



Single Room Accommodation: 455 per person all-inclusive.

Double Room Accommodation / 2 single beds: 395 per person all-inclusive.


Registrations & Bookings

A 124€ deposit is required upon booking to reserve your spot. Places are limited. The warranty is non -refundable but it can be used for future retreats, private sessions with Apostolia, or online workshops. In case this retreat is canceled due to COVID19, your deposit will be fully returned to you.

You can contact us here


Included in the price

Accommodation for 2 nights in a Cycladic beachfront island resort.

Dinner on Friday, and 2 organic meals on Saturday and Sunday, all made with homegrown ingredients.

4 Authentic Movement + Voice Sessions 

Daily Sharing Circle Sessions

Water Healing Session + Ritual

Hiking excursion to nearby beach and forest


Not included

Transportation to and from Agistri island. ( About 26€ both ways from Piraeus-the Athens port)





Friday 7.10.2021

12.00-16.00 / Arrivals 
17.30 / Session I - Orientation circle and embodied practices
19.00 / Dinner
20.30 / Sharing Circle  / Dance + Song 


Saturday 8.10.2021

08.00 / Session II
10.30 / Breakfast Brunch
13.00 / Water Healing Session & Ritual (Session III)                                                                                                 
17.00 / Free time
19.00 / Dinner
20.30 / Song Circle and Full Moon Ceremony


Sunday 9.10.2021

07.30 / Sunrise Meditation
08.00 / Session IV 
10.30 / Brunch
12.30 / Closing Circle at the beach
                                                                                                                           15.00 Free time
16.00 / Departure 


How to get there

The island is close to Athens and there are ferries from Piraeus port that can take you to Agistri in 75'.

We will help you book your ferry ticket.




Information about Covid-19 and our retreats:

The Happiness Retreat commits to follow and keep up to date the official health protocols released by the Greek Ministry of Health to ensure the health & safety of our guests.

During our retreats, we will caution our participants and our colleagues to keep social distance and to wash their hands often. In the dining areas, we will avoid crowding and keep good hygiene with simple routines. We are limiting the number of retreat participants so that we can follow all recommendations. Every person will get a disinfected yoga mat and keep it for the duration of the retreat. 

There will be clear and easily understandable instructions during the sessions in order to avoid physical contact between teacher and student. Although our retreats are heart-opening and soul nourishing we will keep safety distances from our physical bodies.

For those who will be sharing rooms ( except people who join together), we request that they have a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their arrival at the retreat.