The Happiness Retreat concept

The Happiness Retreat is an invitation into a powerful life transformation.

Combining Greece's ancient healing traditions with the practices of Yoga, Dance, Song, Circle, and Ritual in the blessed sacred land of the Gods, our retreats create a holistic life-changing experience, seeing every individual as a unification of body, mind, and soul.


The Happiness Retreat Blue Bliss 2019 visiting the Cycladic Archeological Exhibition about Keros island Greece


Blue Bliss Happiness Retreat 2018


Envisioned by its founder Apostolia Papadamaki, an internationally acclaimed choreographer, spiritual thinker, healer & teacher, THR offers an open-hearted and powerful "technology" to transmit to people the tools to create their own pathway to happiness.

Being a visionary artist, a polymath and an inspiring teacher, Apostolia is sharing generously her knowledge, experience, and insightful guidance, with all the beautiful souls that are joining our thematic retreats as well as our tailor-made corporate yoga and wellness retreats.


Apostolia Papadamaki The Happiness Retreat founder


 The Happiness Retreat Apostolia Papadamaki Dreaming Wide Awake Mykonos Delos island GreeceIMG_8607.JPG


Apostolia in the Temple of Artemis


We design our itineraries with abundant inspiration and playfulness in off the beaten track and off-the-mat destinations in Greece, the land of philosophers, myths, magnificent monuments, natural wonders, and profound energy places.

Our participants are mesmerized by the ancient history, the local life and nature as they blend in with local artists and inhabitants and learn stories about our cultural heritage. Our meticulously woven travel journeys rejuvenate the physical body, elevate the spirit and reveal the stem of all human emotions: Happiness!


Water Healing Practice The Happiness Retreat Apostolia


Spirit Contact Dance on the beach


Eudaimonia, the ancient Greek word for Happiness, literally means to achieve harmony between the physical and the emotional state, to gain clarity and see your ideal self,  to embody living in synchronicity with your inner spirit so you can be happy and become the best human you can be. 

That's exactly our "arete", our excellence of any kind. So our idea about how we create Happiness is not only about feeling joyful but about living an authentic and meaningful life.


Spirit Contact Dance


Happiness Circle


In your inner spirit or soul maybe there is a part of you that is a creator or a healer or a communicator. To reach happiness, you need to unify with this part and nourish it so you can flourish and reach your full potential.

As you awaken your senses in breathtaking therapeutical and rejuvenating locations, enjoy bespoke accommodation, nourish your health with creative Greek dishes mindfully prepared with seasonal and organic ingredients, at the same time you expand your conscious self and establish an intimate relationship with you!


dreaming wide awake happiness retreat temple of Isis delos sacred island greece


Yoga Happiness Retreat



Join our Happiness Circle of like-minded humans that are taking a leap of faith into creating their own pathway to happiness. Looking forward to welcoming you to one of our miraculous Happiness Retreats!


Words of the soul from our beloved participants


This retreat renewed my perspective about nature and its power. It renewed my sense of play and that we are never too old to take time for ourselves and play, Apostolia is so Artistic, Soulful, Passionate and Amazing! 

Karim, USA


It was an amazing group. Amazing energies from all over the world. I loved the diversification of nationalities and ages. Amazing. Powerful. Wonderful deep bonding.

Gosia, Poland


I am deeply thankful for this opportunity that came across my life. This experience exceeded my expectations.

Michael, Switzerland


Meditating in the Ancient Greek Temples was breathtaking overtime! The wise silence touched me deeply! I didn't want to leave, to say goodbye to my new kindred spirits!

Riet, Belgium

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Happiness Participants



Happiness Participants BB2019