8-day Yoga & Dance with The Happiness Retreat in Greece - July 2017

SUMMARY

8 days, 7 nights. A paradise-on-earth place, Koufonisi island, Greece.We will practice Yoga & Breath work, boost our creativity with Impulse Dance and heal on the warm sea surface with Floating Body. Homemade vegan food, amazing beaches, divine sunsets, unspoiled nature and gentle sounds of the waves and the wind will embrace us unconditionally.

  • World Region: Europe

  • Country: Greece

  • Base Price: $890.00

  • Start Date: 7/8/2017
  • End Date: 7/15/2017
  • Max Participants: 16

DETAILS

I invite you to join me in a paradise-on-earth place – Koufonisi island ,Greece, for a Full Moon week.We will practice Yoga, focusing on breath , we will boost our creativity with Impulse Dance and become one with the water in Floating Body. Fresh homemade vegan food,amazing beaches, divine sunsets ,unspoiled nature and gentle sounds of the waves and the wind will embrace us unconditionally.

We will be as creative as children, as unique as stars, as free as birds, as floating as leaves, as humble as flowers, as creative as human beings.

Love & Light,
Apostolia Papadamaki -Artist/Teacher/Facilitator

Location :A Blue Paradise – Ano Koufonisi

Koufonisi-The smallest of the Cyclades inhabited islands. A peaceful place for complete relaxation.The highlight of the island is Pori beach, with golden sand, turquoise clear shallow waters and emblematic large caves that can be found next to it.


Teacher /Facilitator
Apostolia Papadamaki is an internationally acclaimed choreographer, a traveler, performer and teacher of yoga, impulse dance and floating body.An ongoing life learner, Apostolia studied release contemporary dance and contact improvisation at Movement Research- New York, Ashtanga Yoga atJ ivamukti Center –New York and Alexander Technique.She is practicing Hatha Yoga daily the last 15years.

Being a lover of arts and movement she also studied Physical Theater, Ai ki Do,Scuba Diving, (Rescue Diver Padi) Craniosacral Therapy,Reiki and many more, collaborating with inspiring artists, musicians, and teachers in many lands.

After 20 years of ongoing studies and research on movement Apostolia, founded Biomatic Anatomy, an holistic approach to movement that expands to her Yoga Teachings, Impulse Dance, Floating Body. She organises The Happiness Retreat in unique locations in Greece.


Yoga & Biomatic Anatomy

Our daily Yoga practice, in conjunction with the principles of Biomatic Anatomy, will bring harmony to our body, mind and emotional state. Emphasising on linking movement with breath as well as bringing our awareness into the lightness and transparency of our body/spirit, will increase the energy flow and open generously space for bliss.

Biomatic Anatomy is a holistic approach of body perception and movement, the result of continuous study and research of it’s founder Apostolia Papadamaki. Aims to remind us the primary instincts of movement and gain experiential and theoretical knowledge of the human skeleton, the joints and how they work. 

im-PULSE DANCE

Everything in nature is Pulse! Through movement and dance we connect with our deeper self and relax the mind. Structured through Apostolia’s deep experience in contact improvisation, release techniques and Osho Kundalini meditation, this spiritual language speaks where words fail; an abundance of bliss in the heart of existence is created.Music and rhythm indulges the body to overcome all restrictions until we reach our abundant and joyful self.

Floating Body

We all come from the womb of our mother and we have experienced “floating”. In Floating Body,as we float at the sea surface, we take advantage from the absence of gravity in order to release the vertebrae and to allow the spine to move in ways that are not possible on the ground. Our connection with breath takes on a new dimension.

SCHEDULE + ITINERARY

Saturday July 8th* Arrival & welcome Dinner

Sunday July 9th* Morning Yoga & evening Impulse Dance
Full moon party & Full moon night bath

Monday July 10th* Morning Yoga & evening Floating Body

Tuesday July 11th Morning Yoga & evening im-Pulse Dance
Boat excursion to Drima-Antikeri & Kato Koufonisi

Wednesday July 12th* Morning Yoga & evening Floating Body

Thursday July 13th* Morning Yoga & evening im-Pulse Dance

Friday July 14th* Morning Yoga & evening Floating Body
Sunset Beach Party

Saturday July 15th Departure or free day on the island or day trip to Amorgos


* Beach /Excursions /Experiences /Massage

Timetable (Sample day):
07.30 Tea
08.00 Yoga & Biomatic Anatomy
10.30 Breakfast
11.00 Free time for the beach /massage /excursions /experiences
15.00 Lunch
16.00 Free time for the beach /massage /excursions /experiences
18.30 Im-pulse Dance or Floating Body
21.00 Dinner

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights/ 8 days of stay in a paradise–on–earth place.
  • 3 Delicious Fresh Vegan Meals per day **
  • 6 classes Yoga & Biomatic Anatomy
  • 3 classes of im-Pulse Dance
  • 3 classes of Floating Body
  • Sunrise Beach Meditations
  • Cooking with Esco
  • Welcome early Dinner– Farewell breakfast
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Transportation from and to Αno Koufonisi Port to Koufonisi Villas
  • Explorations in nature with Apostolia
  • Mindfulness living all day long
  • Playful games (surprise for those that wish!)
  • No goal settings – Be present in the moment!
  • Flights & Boat tickets are not included

Accommodation Description

Our 2 Koufonisi Villas (Porithea & Parathira) are located at Ano Koufonisi. The villas overlook Pori Bay, one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in the Mediterranean.(walking distance 8’).
There are plenty of open plan areas to lounge both inside and outside.Amongst the olive trees, there is a beautiful yoga shala, made of stone with light curtains to shade the space, a cosy outdoor Thai Massage room and an outdoor Jaccuzi.

The bedrooms are comfortable and cozy, with carefully selected fabrics and funky accessories, a touch of whimsy that creates a loving, homely atmosphere.The full-moon nights at Koufonisi Villas are breathtaking. Keros island view in the moonlight, is a unique experience for every visitor. According to the residents of Koufonisi, the contour of the deserted island in the night resembles a female, prostrated Cycladic statuette.

Amenities

  • Plenty of outdoor & indoor lounge spaces.
  • Free Wi-fi access
  • Air Conditioning or ceiling fans in all bedrooms
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor bathtub
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Apostolia Papadamaki

Apostolia Papadamaki, international choreographer, Hatha yoga teacher, ongoing life learner, lover of arts and movement, Scuba Diving, Craniosacral Therapy, Ushui Reiki, Shamanism. Founder of Biomatic Anatomy and The Happiness Retreat. Apostolia shares her joyful spiritual and self-transformation practices and experiences with love and respect.