The Blue Bliss Happiness Retreat

Koufonisia, Greece

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The Happiness Retreat
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Jul 7 - 14, 2018
Group size: 12-18
The Blue Bliss Happiness Retreat
Koufonisia, Greece

The Happiness Retreat
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€1669
Deposit: €669
Jul 7 - 14, 2018
Group size: 12-18

About this trip

I invite you in a "paradise on earth" greek island, in an ecoluxury villa, to join a warm hearted transformative journey and let happiness in. We will learn, enjoy, and discover the miracle of our own self.


I will playfully share with you the secrets of my own pathway, empowering you to discover your inner beauty. We will practice Yoga, boost our creativity with Impulse Dance, become one with the sea with Floating Body and enjoy fresh homemade vegan food. 


If this call excites your spirit, join our Blue Bliss Retreat, a life time experience of abundant love and happiness.


Apostolia Papadamaki
The Happiness Retreat Founder & Teacher

Location - A blue Paradise Greek island

Ano Koufonisi is an enchanting remote island with the finest emerald turquoise waters of the Aegean. 


The perfect place to reset your clock, Koufonisi can be circled by foot in half a day on the blissfully endless coastal path. 


This peacefulness along with the white sugar cubed Cycladic houses, ascending from artists’ palettes, will recharge you, providing the perfect scenery for relaxation, sunbathing, swimming, star gazing. 


Our Happiness home is located on Pori beach, the highlight of the island, with satin white sand, emblematic large caves and dazzling turquoise waters. 


From Pori you will walk along sun-kissed trails and discover plenty of dreamy spots.

Our Practices

Yoga

Our Hatha Vinyasa Yoga practice, in conjunction with the principles of Biomatic Anatomy will bring harmony to your body, mind and emotional state. Apostolia is transmitting her knowledge gracefully through her heart, voice and hands. Her Yoga class, a unifying blend of Pranayama, Asanas, Mantras and Meditation is a powerful tool for self-transformation.


 ImPulse Dance

Everything in nature is Pulse! Through simple movement rituals we connect with our deeper self and relax the mind. We learn how to follow our inner «impulses» with the innocence of a child and transform them into dances.  Music and rhythm indulges our body to overcome all restrictions and become free to express fear, happiness, passion, hope and many more as we reach a euphoric state of being.


Floating Body (water dance)

The Floating Body practice will enable you to embody the art of true belonging and trust oneness in the fluidity of the sea. We all come from the womb of our mother and we have experienced “floating”. Water is conductive so it can help us remember our true nature,it can facilitate a rebirth experience. In Floating Body, the absence of gravity releases our vertebrae and allows our spine to move in ways that are not possible on the land.


Sharing Circle

We will sit in circle as a tribe, holding a safe and sacred space for one another, sharing our intentions of what we are looking to gain during our Blue Bliss Happiness Retreat. By setting intentions we set the foundation for our soul to give us what we need at the present moment in time and connect with like-minded people, from all over the world.

Our teacher

Apostolia Papadamaki is an internationally acclaimed choreographer, a traveler, performer and teacher. An ongoing life learner, Apostolia studied Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Yoga and Alexander Technique in New York. 


A lover of movement, arts and spirituality, she also studied Shamanic practices, Music, Voice, Scuba Diving, Craniosacral Therapy and Rei-Ki collaborating with inspiring artists, musicians, and teachers in many lands. 


Endowed with profound spiritual insight and being thankful to life, Apostolia founded The Happiness Retreat to share her knowledge,experience and joy with other beautiful souls.

Time for You

You may sleep, relax, practice, enjoy a Thai massage or a private class with Apostolia or just swim in most turquoise waters, take long walks, read, disconnect from technology, but above all, follow your heart and do whatever makes you happy and free.


You will wake up every morning to the sound of the sea, the healing softness of the sun, breathing the Aegean air, grounding your self on an island where time stands still. Sunset Rituals in secluded beaches, 


Sunrise Meditations in breathtaking rock formations and Mindful walks in unspoiled hikes,  will support our practice while the gentle sounds of the waves embrace us unconditionally.

How to get there

Direct international flight to Athens or Santorini island, Greece.

From the Athens International Airport, you can take a metro or taxi to Piraeus port. The fast ferry to Koufonisi island departs daily at 07.10 am and the trip takes 4.5 hours.

We can assist you with purchasing the tickets and also finding accommodation in Athens the night before.

From Santorini island there is a fast ferry to Koufonisi island (1.5 hours) that leaves Santorini port at 12.45 pm.Transportation from Ano Koufonisi Port to our Villas will be provided.

Another option is to fly to Athens, then fly to Naxos island and take the local boat (Skopelitis) at 14.00 pm. It takes 2.30h to arrive in Koufonisi island.

What’s included

  • 8 days accomodation
    Located in the tranquil spot of the gorgeous Pori beach, our exclusive Eco Luxury Villas, invite you to experience the most profound and enjoyable retreat of your life.
  • Delicious vegan meals!
    Our master chef, invites you in a culinary feast! He carefully selects local organic products for their healing qualities and prepares three fresh vegan meals per day.
  • 5 classes Yoga
    Our Hatha Vinyasa Yoga practice, in conjunction with the principles of Biomatic Anatomy will bring harmony to your body, mind and emotional state, a unifying blend of Pranayama, Asanas,
  • 3 Dance classes
    Music and rhythm indulges our body to overcome all restrictions and become free to dance and express happiness, passion, hope and many more as we reach a euphoric state of being.
  • 2 water dance classes
    The Floating Body practice will enable you to embody the art of true belonging and trust oneness in the fluidity of the sea.
  • Boat excursion
  • Sunrise Meditation
    Sunrise Meditations in breathtaking rock formations and Mindful walks in unspoiled hikes, will support our practice while the gentle sounds of the waves embrace us unconditionally.
  • Beach & Nature hikes
    Ano Koufonisi is an enchanting remote island with the finest emerald turquoise waters of the Aegean. The perfect place to reset your clock, Koufonisi can be circled by foot in half a day!
  • Your flight
  • Your boat ticket
  • Your travel insurance

Available Packages

Single room /sea view / shared bathroom

     

Villa Parathira - Ground Floor Bedroom 1 

Twin bed / sea view / shared bathroom with bedroom 2 

 Single occupancy 1.669€ per person all inclusive 

Available until Jun 7thonly 1 left
€1669
Deposit: €669
Single room /lower level/shared bathroom
Available until Jun 7thonly 1 left
€1469
Deposit: €469
Double /2 single beds/sea view

     

Villa Parathira - Ground Floor Bedroom 2
two single beds / sea view / shared bathroom with bedroom 1 

Double occupancy 1.169€ per person 

Available until Jun 7thonly 1 left
€1169
Deposit: €469
Double /2 single beds/lower level

     

Villa Porithea - Lower Level Bedroom 1 

two built-in single beds /
shared shower bathroom with bedroom 2 

Double occupancy 1.069€ per person 

Available until Jun 7thonly 1 left
€1069
Deposit: €469
€1669
Deposit: €669

Single room /sea view / shared bathroom

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TR
The Happiness Retreat
The Happiness Retreat is an invitation into a powerful life transformation. An open hearted and truthful experience in the blessed ancient land of Greece. We design our itineraries with abundant inspiration and playfulness in off the beaten track and off-the-mat destinations in the land of philosophers, myths, magnificent monuments, natural wonders and profound energy places. Envisioned by its founder Apostolia Papadamaki, an internationally acclaimed choreographer, performance artist, spiritual thinker & teacher, THR promises a holistic life experience. Awakens the senses in breathtaking locations, offers bespoke accommodation, nourishes with healthy Greek dishes mindfully prepared with seasonal and organic ingredients. But most of all opens up the space for bliss with its heartfelt practices: a harmonious blend of Yoga, Dance, Singing, Sharing Circles and Rituals in Nature that expand the conscious self and integrate spirituality.