Song Of The Dancing Heart

October 19-21, 2024
Agistri island, Greece
Embodied Spirituality & Ocean Retreat for Women
3 days - 2 nights

Join our warm-hearted October gathering, 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, movement sound, and voice practices, you will be empowered to unleash your creativity, and love to be seen and express yourself. You can shift from old paradigms and plant the new seeds for the transformation you want to see in your life.

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



Song of the dancing heart participants


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, musician, that have a burning desire to enrich her expressive potential, combine multiple means of expression, explore further possibilities in her art.

A Teacher and/or healer of any discipline that seeks for a unique opportunity to be inspired, to gain deep personal insights and to 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” to 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 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.

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 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 own 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 in Nature:

Water Healing & Rebirthing

Movement of the Senses - Freeing the body

Voice Warming Up and Vocal Exercises - Freeing the Voice

Movement and Voice Improvisation

Women's Circle  - How we trust and support our femininity.

Fire Ritual, Water Ritual and New Moon Ritual


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 to be free to express your self 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 your self 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 to 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, have air-conditioning, refrigerators, and balconies, commanding superb views over the emerald waters of the sea.

Rosy's little village

rosy s maisonette


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.

Family Room - two separate sleep areas and common bathroom / 2 single beds: 425 per person all-inclusive.

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


Registrations & Bookings

A 125€ deposit is required upon booking to reserve your spot. Places are limited. The deposit 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 our reasons, 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, breakfast and dinner on Saturday, brunch on 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)




Saturday 19.10.2024

12.00-15.00 / Arrivals 
16.00 / Session I (At the beachfront Yoga Shala)
19.00 / Dinner
20.30 / Sharing Circle  / Dance + Song 


Sunday 20.10.2024

08.00 / Session II ( Beach)
10.00 /  Breakfast & Free time
12.30 / Forrest- Beach hike, Water Healing Session 
15.00 / Free time
17.00 / Session III at the beachfront Yoga Shala
19.00 / Dinner
20.30 / Fire Ritual


Monday 21.10.2024

07.00 / Sunrise Meditation at the beach
08.00 / Session IV 
11.00 / Brunch
13.00 / Closing Circle 
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.



Retreat participants