About.

Set your Soul free and Dance your world into being!

Led by Apostolia Papadamaki and joined by Toby Israel


We invite you to join us in an immersive, transformative journey into the full potential of your divinely exceptional soul. Our peaceful hideaway in sun-kissed Mykonos will become our serene Cycladic home for 8 days while we unfold our rolling flow practices in Delos one of Greece’s most powerful sacred sites.

During our enchanting retreat week, as the Full Moon’s silverlight rises from Delos Island, the birthplace of Apollo the Sun God, we will meticulously guide you to become a Dreamer of Dreams, so that you can manifest miraculous events for yourself, your loved ones, and your community.



Bookings.

$290/night

Triple shared suite / sea view /private pool / private bathroom

Available: mai 13 - mai 20, 2019Minimum stay: 7 nightsMaximum capacity: 3 people
Food included
Spacious triple suite
Sea View
Private entrance
Private pool
Bath towels
Beach Towels

What is included
All teachings, classes, experiences by Apostolia and Toby
8 days / 7 nights of stay
Daily breakfast / brunch and dinner
3 Boat excursions to Delos island as well as the entrance fees to the Archaeological sites of Delos island
Transportation from the Villas to all our group excursions.
All meals are vegetarian, special dietary restrictions can be accommodated (e.g. gluten free).

Located in an idyllic area of the Northwest coast of Mykonos, our happiness nest offers stunning views of the Aegean sea. It is tucked away in a serene, secluded paradise of breathtaking scenery near the interesting and mysterious Cyclades lighthouse, on the cape of Armenistis.

Two gorgeous villas, a complex of three suites, three private infinity pools, plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces, minimalist aesthetics, natural materials, comfort and sophistication reflect the artistic soul of the owner, Ilaria Censasorte, an Italian architect who has lovingly curated every room herself, combining Italian elegance with Aegean architecture.

Shared Triple Room / 2030$ person
$323/night

Double Suite / Private pool / Private Bathroom

Available: mai 13 - mai 20, 2019Minimum stay: 7 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
Spacious double suite
Sea View
Private entrance
Private pool
Bath towels
Beach Towels

What is included
All teachings, classes, experiences by Apostolia and Toby
8 days / 7 nights of stay
Daily breakfast / brunch and dinner
3 Boat excursions to Delos island as well as the entrance fees to the Archaeological sites of Delos island
Transportation from the Villas to all our group excursions.
All meals are vegetarian, special dietary restrictions can be accommodated (e.g. gluten free).

Located in an idyllic area of the Northwest coast of Mykonos, our happiness nest offers stunning views of the Aegean sea. It is tucked away in a serene, secluded paradise of breathtaking scenery near the interesting and mysterious Cyclades lighthouse, on the cape of Armenistis.

Two gorgeous villas, a complex of three suites, three private infinity pools, plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces, minimalist aesthetics, natural materials, comfort and sophistication reflect the artistic soul of the owner, Ilaria Censasorte, an Italian architect who has lovingly curated every room herself, combining Italian elegance with Aegean architecture.

Shared Double Room / 2261$ per person
$420/night

Single Suite / Private Balcony /Private pool /Ensuite Bathroom

Available: mai 13 - mai 20, 2019Minimum stay: 7 nightsMaximum capacity: 1 people
Food included
Spacious double suite
Sea View
Private entrance
Private pool
Bath towels
Beach Towels

What is included
All teachings, classes, experiences by Apostolia and Toby
8 days / 7 nights of stay
Daily breakfast / brunch and dinner
3 Boat excursions to Delos island as well as the entrance fees to the Archaeological sites of Delos island
Transportation from the Villas to all our group excursions.
All meals are vegetarian, special dietary restrictions can be accommodated (e.g. gluten free).

Located in an idyllic area of the Northwest coast of Mykonos, our happiness nest offers stunning views of the Aegean sea. It is tucked away in a serene, secluded paradise of breathtaking scenery near the interesting and mysterious Cyclades lighthouse, on the cape of Armenistis.

Two gorgeous villas, a complex of three suites, three private infinity pools, plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces, minimalist aesthetics, natural materials, comfort and sophistication reflect the artistic soul of the owner, Ilaria Censasorte, an Italian architect who has lovingly curated every room herself, combining Italian elegance with Aegean architecture.

Shared Double Room / 2940$ per person

Program.

When one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which tells us that what presents itself is but a dream.


Aristotle, “On Dreams”

For the Ancient Greeks, dreaming was an opportunity to understand existence beyond the “awake” state. By following the right diet, dancing, singing and cultivating mental focus, they would prepare themselves for their dreams. Dreams in ancient Greece were seen as an opportunity for mortals to connect with higher divine energies capable of inspiring miraculous healing.


Monday May 13th 2019

Arrival until 16.00
We will meet at 17.00 for Breathwork, Meditation, Sharing Circle.
Dinner at 19.30
Storytelling and chanting at 20.30

Sample Daily Schedule

08.00 / Yoga, BreathWork, Meditation
10.00 / Breakfast / Brunch
11.30 / Boat excursion to Delos Island
Spirit Contact Dance / Embody our dreams
16.00 / Free time / Integration
18.30 / Sunset Dinner
20.00 / Drum Journey / Journaling / Sharing Circle.
22.00 / Rest

Monday May 20th 2019

Closing Circle at 09.00 am
Departure after 12.00 pm

On certain days / nights we will have: Sunrise Ritual, Full Moon Ritual, Invocation Ritual and Dream Activation Ritual.

On Saturday 18th July, we will co-create with dancers and musicians who will blend gracefully with us and participate in a unique ritual performance under the Full Moon light.


Teachings / Practices

Yoga and active breath-work

Guided meditation

Drum journey

Spirit Contact Dance

Contact Improvisation

Storytelling

Journaling 

Sharing Circle

Ritual


All of our daily sessions are carefully designed to help you connect, during waking hours, with the unconscious mind, the soul, the psyche, so that when Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep comes, your unconscious can bring you the healing dream.

As ancient Greeks believed, dreams and the physical body are inextricably linked, and it is through dreams that one can practice ‘knowing thyself’ and experiencing divine eternity—the teacher and the healer we all have within us.


Apostolia Papadamaki

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.


Toby Israel

Toby Israel is is a vagabondess and storyteller with a metaphorical closet full of hats. She currently works as a creative facilitator, editor, and writer, and as Content Manager at NuMundo, the digital platform for the global regenerative movement. In addition, Toby is a trained Empowerment Self-Defense Instructor and Yoga Teacher, and regularly facilitates workshops and retreats to empower, inspire, and transform. She is a full-time lover of movement, food, and words, expressing light and dark through many forms of dance, poetry, songwriting, and more. For the moment, Toby lives in Costa Rica. (She came for a masters degree in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies from the UN-mandated University for Peace—and stayed for the papaya, sunshine, and conscious community). 

Highlights.

  • Arise in deep union with the elements of nature and receive the wisdom of our sacred ancient Greek land.
  • Revel in the enduring legacy of the Ancient Greek Myths, grounded in the soil of ancestral collective consciousness.
  • Communicate with your Dreamer self: see your path with greater clarity and call in new intentions.
  • Endorse your unique gifts to honor and respect your importance.
  • Make conscious choices about what you are manifesting through your dreams.
  • Integrate gratitude and infuse your world with positive dreams in every moment.
  • Set yourself free by manifesting your unspoken emotions (and listening to others) within the safe space of our circle.
  • Expand your awareness with simple creative rituals to restore wholeness.

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • private room
  • shared rooms
  • entire house

Vegetarian Food

  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • breathwork
    daily
  • dance
    daily
  • yoga
    daily
  • meditation
    daily

Getting here.

by Air: 

Mykonos island has an international airport serviced by domestic flights from Athens and direct flights from several European countries.


by Ferry

Mykonos is easy to reach from Athens' two ports, Piraeus and Rafina.

Car ferries - operated by Blue Star Ferries (www.bluestarferries.com) - tend to be comfortable but slow, taking approximately seven hours to get to the island, while modern high-speed catamarans - Hellenic Seaways (www.hellenicseaways.gr) and Sea Jets (www.seajets.gr) - are more than twice as fast, but not as steady in rough seas.

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