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The Happiness Retreat / Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork, Rituals, and Sacred Silence

The Happiness Retreat / Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork, Rituals, and Sacred Silence

25 - 30 Apr 2021

Rise Blissfully Silent
6 days – 5 nights
Join me for a 6 days mystical journey, in an Eco Luxury Hermitage, well hidden in the beckoning silence of the Umbrian hillsides, where nature whispers the song of your soul empowering you to celebrate a rebirthing encounter with your psyche.

During our blissful retreat days, you will embody wellbeing through the ancient practices of Yoga and Meditation, expand your life force breathing mindfully in unspoiled nature and reveal your creative self with celebratory Dances. Serene sunsets will hold space for you to harvest the deeper longings of your heart, through healing circle, fire ritual, and new moon ceremony, while at nights you will receive the gift of deep restorative sleep.

This self-mastery journey invites you to be silent for 3 days, from spoken and written words, digital media and books so you can rise anew and become who you wish to embody.

It is a joyful gathering of the heart, for you, that you long to receive a multitude of miracles, entering the bliss of your infinite self, opening the gate for a happier and wonder- full life.

Apostolia Papadamaki
The Happiness Retreat Founder & Teacher
What is included

6 days / 5 nights of stay
Breakfast buffet, Lunch and Silent Dinner (four courses, vegetarian), water, local wine, tea, and digestive infusions
Daily Yoga, Meditation, Biomatic Anatomy, Spirit Contact Dance, Sharing Circle
New Moon Ceremony
Sunrise Meditation
Fire Ritual
Hands-on -Italian Pasta making cooking class
Free access to indoor Jacuzzi and Steam Bath
Hikes & Experiences in nature
Mindfulness living all day long
Shuttle transfer from Fabre Ficulle station to and from Eremito

Your teacher

Apostolia Papadamaki is an internationally acclaimed choreographer and transformational teacher, founder of The Happiness Retreat and Biomatic Anatomy Method. She studied Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Yoga and Alexander Technique in New York. A lover of movement, arts and spirituality, she also studied Shamanism, Music, Voice, Diving and Craniosacral Therapy collaborating with inspiring artists and teachers in many lands. Endowed with profound spiritual insight and being thankful to life, she is transmitting her knowledge gracefully through her heart, voice and hands with an anatomical precision always connected to the breath and she provides insightful guidance and tender support, empowering every individual to discover his own path to happiness with simplicity and playfulness.

Our Hatha Vinyasa Yoga practice, in conjunction with the principles of Embodied Anatomy will bring harmony to your body, mind and emotional state. Emphasising on linking movement with breath as well as awakening your body/spirit awareness, our Yoga practice will elevate your energy flow and open generously space for bliss. You will learn how to develop a daily yoga practice incorporating breathing sequences in an accessible manner for emotional stability and meditative insights, details of physical and esoteric physiology while moving and therapeutic relaxation techniques. All levels are embraced.

Spirit Contact Dance

Meditative Dance intertwines with Contact Improvisation, as a form of communication between your inner spirit and the spirit of every other human and living being. A full sensory experience, that merges with the elements of Water, Earth, Air and Fire, Spirit Contact Dance technique will teach you how to follow your inner «impulses» with the innocence of a child, to overcome all restrictions and become free to “dance” your fear, happiness, passion, hope and many more as you reach a euphoric state of being.
Sharing Circle

Sharing Circle will support you to release old patterns and fears, shift perspective and activate new decisions, while simple yet profound rituals will teach you how to fully enjoy your experience and be grateful to yourself, your community and the earth.
Practicing Silence

All participants will receive detailed instructions to prepare spiritually before our journey.

We will keep silent by not speaking to each other during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th day of our retreat, maintaining the silence with mindfulness and wisdom. For any real necessities, you will be able to communicate with the retreat leader.
A Retreat Journal and a pen are mandatory while books and reading are not suggested.

Yawning and sighing is allowed and will be encouraged during sessions as well as chanting and singing.

Vegetables and herbs are organic, grown in the resort gardens. All the food is prepared on a daily basis by an Italian gifted chef in house and is of high quality and exquisite taste, inspired by healthy “Umbrian recipes coming from monastic Mediterranean tradition.

Breakfast and lunch are served in the garden table, surrounded by trees and with fabulous views in the woods.

Dinner (4 courses plus local wine) is served seated in the Refectory and it is an experience on its own as it is served in pure magnificent silence engaging guests to participate in a ritual beautifully and purposefully orchestrated by the hosts.


Sunday, April 25

15.00 / Arrival and Welcome
17.00 / Sharing Circle, Orientation & Consecration of the Retreat
19:30 / Silent Dinner
21.00 / Outdoor Fire Celebration

Monday-Wednesday, April 26-27-28 (Silent days)

7.00 / Silence begins
7.30 / Prayer at the Chapel
8.00 / Yoga & Meditation
10.00 / Breakfast
11.00 / Excursions and practices in Nature
14.00 / Lunch
15.00 / Free Time
17.00 / Spirit Contact & Impulse Dance or Steam Bath & Jacuzzi Session
19:30 / Silent Dinner
20.30 / Fire Ritual or Deep Relaxation session

Thursday, April 29

7.30 / Prayer at the Chapel
8.00 / Yoga & Meditation
10.00 / Breakfast
11.00 / Italian Pasta hands-on workshop
14.00 / Lunch
15.00 / Free Time
17.00 / New Moon Ceremony / Intention setting
19.30 / Silent Dinner
21.00 / Fire Ritual, Dancing, Singing

Friday, April 30

7.30 / Prayer meditation at the Chapel
8.00 / Closing Retreat Ceremony & Sharing Circle
10.00 / Breakfast
12.00 and on Departure
Options and prices

Accommodation will be an experience as we will be staying in “celluzze” the cells used by the hermits in past times. Each room has a wrought iron bed with a foam memory mattress, a stone-carved desk set into the wall, a shower, private toilet and beautiful vistas in the green valley, the perfect vehicle for our journey to inner peace.


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