Nourishing Luxury Retreat for Women in Mykonos, 13th – 20th May
£500.00 – £2,300.00
Nourishing Luxury Retreat for Women in Mykonos, 13th – 20th May
Luxuriate for eight days and seven nights on this unforgettable nourishing luxury retreat for women in Mykonos, the Greek Islands of the Gods!
Nourish your body, mind, and soul surrounded by the Aegean blue, learn how to embody your dreams with playfulness and manifest miracles in your life! Relax by the swimming pool of a serene eco-luxury villa as you indulge your senses with a Fresh Greek mountain tea during the sunset hour, gazing endlessly the union of the golden sky with the crystal clear sea at the cosmopolitan Mykonos island.
Experience a nourishing blend of mindful practices and rituals in Delos island, one of the most uplifting energy sites in the world. And there is more bliss to follow as your inspiring teachers, Apostolia and Toby are preparing a Full Moon Ceremony especially for you and your new amazing friends that bring energy to your soul!
This life-changing journey is for those of yu longing to set your soul free and embody your dreams through breathwork, meditation, yoga, dance, chanting and dream journeying!
This unmissable retreat experience is meticulously designed for you, as a gift to yourself to receive transformative guidance and invoke your untapped source of creativity, wisdom and to become a Dreamer of Dreams, ready to weave your own pathway to happiness when you go back home.
Legendary Mykonos and the awe-inspiring Delos islands
Mykonos the island with a bohemian soul. This dream-worthy destination is gifted with exceptional beaches, elegant villas, a cosmopolitan aura, windmills, mystical rocks, wild beauty, world famous sunsets and above all the iridescent – Aegean light.
Delos, one of the most sunlit islands of the Aegean sea, the birthplace of the twin deities God Apollo, the god of light, and Artemis, Goddess of the Moon, Delos, awakens and catalyses within you the qualities of compassion, wisdom, unification of the male and female, self-healing and spiritual attunement.
The key to Happiness is maintaining a healthy body while you honour your soul calling. All of our daily sessions are carefully designed to cleanse your body, restore your nervous system and elevate your energy flow with pleasure and joy while creative experiences and heartfelt group gatherings will open the space for a deep connection with your Dreamer self!
Hatha Vinyasa Yoga / Learn how to develop a daily practice of graceful movement sequences and therapeutic relaxation techniques.
Guided meditations and drum journeys will lead you into the deepest self-insights and most powerful dream states at the end of our morning Yoga class.
Spirit Contact Dance -Shaking and pulsing with amazing music, celebrate and enjoy connecting with the cosmic energy of the Earth.
Aquatic bodywork – Embody the art of true belonging and trust oneness in the fluidity of the sea.
Myths and Dream Journaling -Learn how to explore the untapped potential of your mind and spirit through the art of dream journaling and the power of Myth.
Sharing Circle – A sacred inclusive space that will support you to feel free to express your deepest longings, release old patterns and fears, shift perspective and activate new decisions,
Ritual and Ceremony – Tap into authentic connection with yourself, your community and the cycles of Nature.
Monday, May 13th
Arrivals until 4 – 5pm: Retreat Orientation, Breathwork, Meditation, Sharing Circle.
19.30 Dinner, Dream Storytelling and Chanting
Tuesday – Friday, May 14th – 17th
08.00 Yoga, Breathwork, Meditation in the pool area or at the beach
10.00 Breakfast / Brunch 11.30 / Boat excursion to Delos Island or to a secluded beach where we will practice Spirit Contact Dance, embodying our dreams amidst the sacred ruins
16.00 Free time / Integration
18.30 Sunset dinner
20.00 Drum Journey / Dream Journaling
Saturday, May 18th
Full Moon Cacao Ceremony
Dream Incubation Ceremony
Sunday, May 19th
A free day after breakfast
20.00 Sharing Circle
Monday, May 20th, 2019
Retreat Closing Circle at 09.00 am
Departure after 12.00 pm
Retreat Leader & Teacher
I am Apostolia Papadamaki, 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 Reki collaborating with inspiring artists, healers, and teachers in many lands. I love to Dream and I believe in infinite possibilities. 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.
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
Esco Essence, our in house star chef and raw food artist, will make sure you get all the benefits of a delicious and nutritious diet, rooted in the gastronomic treasures of the islands. He carefully selects organic products for their healing qualities and he will prepare for you the most healthy, tasteful and colourful dishes.
You will enjoy an abundance of gourmet vegan and vegetarian meals, snacks and healthy smoothies throughout the retreat.
Fanari Complex Villas & Suites
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.
Single Spacious Suite / King size bed /En suite Bathroom / Secret Garden View / 2669€ per person
Shared Double Spacious Room / 2 Single Beds / En suite Bathroom / Garden or Sea View / Swimming Pool / 2169€ per person
Shared Triple Studio / 3 Single Beds / En suite Bathroom / Private Entrance /Swimming Pool / 1969€ per person
- 8 days / 7 nights of stay
- Daily: breakfast/ brunch buffet, dinner, water, fresh fruits, tea, and digestive infusions
- Daily: Yoga, Breath work, Meditation, Dance
- Opening & Closing Sharing Circle
- 3 Sessions of Dream Journaling
- 3 Dream Journeys with Shamanic Drum
- Full Moon Cacao Ceremony
- 3 Boat excursions & entrance fees to the Archaeological sites of Delos island
- 1 Secret beach hiking excursion
- Free access to the private swimming pool
- Car transfers from the Villas to nearby beaches and all our group excursions.
- Mindfulness living all day long
Does not include
Your flight/ferry to Mykonos Island Your transportation from Mykonos airport to the Villas Your travel insurance
- Sunbathing and swimming in sandy beaches
- Bicycling around the island
- Visiting the legendary Wind Mills, photographing the Little Venice or enjoy some sea side shopping at the white washed Chora neighbourhood
- Hiking to Paraportiani Church, the most famous of the 365 churches of the island
What past guests have said
”One of the best weeks of my life, full of deep emotions, positive energy, relaxation and awakenings. The Yoga class was beautifully instructed by Apostolia. It helped me realise I need to incorporate more movement to my daily schedule. The Spirit Contact Dance class was liberating! Brought back memories from my younger years when I enjoyed dancing a lot and made me think how much easier life would be with more impulse dance moves in it.
The Meditation was more than I could ever imagine and the Sharing Circle was a very transformative experience full of strong feelings, acceptance and love. Excursions, Experiences, Games, Songs: All very well organised and guided by Apostolia who has the gift of reaching into minds and souls and lead total strangers to togetherness and joy. What Apostolia offers is priceless. I realised I have the power to do anything I set my mind to. Also remembered how I can bring more happiness back to my life despite responsibilities and daily routine.
The food was excellent and such a surprise for me that I’m not vegan. Esco is very talented and with all the information he happily provided helped me eliminate bad eating habits. Thai massage was a revelation. I just want to thank you Apostolia once more for all your support, guidance and positive energy that helped me regain my balance and find ways to improve myself.” Lila
”This was one of the best weeks of my entire life. I never felt this much love and support and joy! It felt like my heart was so open and everything and everyone was so beautiful. Beyond anything I ever expected! The Yoga class included very special combinations of breathwork, chanting, asanas…loved it all!! Loved the creativity of different classes, the teamwork we shared where we got to learn about each other’s behaviour and loved learning about so many possibilities of expressing emotions and oneself through movement. Very liberating!
Loved the Ascending Meditation and have started practicing it almost every day since finishing the retreat. The Sharing Circle experience was very powerful. I’ve had sharing circles as part of my yoga teacher training, but this one was very special, so much unconditional love and support by everyone! I am so grateful for having been able to experience this!! Excursions! I loved it all! The boat journey, the Aquatic body work swimming in the caves, sunrise meditation –AMAZING!! This retreat felt like coming ‘home’ for me, like I was home…and it was because of you Apostolia (because you bring magic to everything), because of the group, because of our chef Esco and gatherings in the kitchen, because all of the beautiful nature around that triggered something sacred in me and a feeling of perfect’ home’ like this is where I belong.
This retreat shook me to the core in the sense of asking ‘how do I want to live my life’ (spiritual) versus ‘how am I living my life currently’ (duality of spiritual and this fast & furious ‘corporate’ life). It made me realise that community, connection, love, beautiful nature might be the only things we truly need aside from food, water and shelter…your discussion on how fear of getting old and being alone with no one to take care of us really impacted me…Being with like-minded souls that we felt like heaven on Earth, like the unity we always talk about in spiritual terms but something I only experienced very rarely and transiently before. I’ve been to several other retreats but I was never able to bond with any of the participants like I did at this retreat. Everyone was so amazing!
Apostolia, thank you for bringing magic to this retreat and for allowing us to experience unity and higher states of being and so much love!!! You have changed and impacted my life so much, I am so happy that I have met you and I love you! Thank you so much!”. Jelena
”I love every moment of it. It felt like the beginning of a new journey. I never would have dare to dream that a retreat could reveal such rich and important experiences to me! I loved the yoga classes, I liked the way Apostolia shown us how to move and breathe in every single Asana. The connections of the postures with the OM was a revelation to me. The yoga was less static and more like a dance. In fact, I cannot imagine that I will ever practice sun salutations without the (internal) OM…Right from the first time we started to dance, I felt the joy it brings to me and I made a promise to myself not letting any further time pass without dancing. I was very much inspired by the pulsing, the improvisations and the different environment where we practiced. It was a surprise to me how much I enjoyed watching the others doing their dances. It was just amazing how Apostolia took the shyness of everybody away.
The meditations addressing the divine mother were crucial for me. In these meditations I started to understand a little bit, how our being is embedded in something bigger and how we all as individuals are one with this source of creation and creativity. I appreciated the sharing circles very much, which was one of the many surprises for me. I usually would be a bit too shy and skeptical about many people sitting together and sharing their feelings and anxieties, crying and expressing their anxieties in such an open way. I would be afraid that all the personal stuff from the others would blend in a weird way with my feelings and would become one big blurred confusing soup. But the opposite happened: my feelings and thoughts became throughout the whole retreat clearer and more precisely shaped, and I think the circles and the trust in these circles helped a lot.
It felt that all the singing and the games we played as floating bodies, the meditation on the rocks, in the caves and in the villas were part of the other things we did together. I enjoyed them so much. I loved the fact that none of it was scheduled or organiSed in a stressful agenda.
The divine is existing through vibrancy, love and creativity. It is not shaped by the difference of life and death. It was you, Apostolia, who shown this to me through my own body. You cannot imagine what a big gift this is for me – especially at this difficult moment in my life.”
What to pack
- Your bathing suit and some sarongs –pareo
- Light late spring/early summer clothing
- Yoga and dance relaxed clothes
- Hiking shoes
- If you like snorkeling bring a mask and fins or just a mask!
- Something to keep you warm if it gets fresh in the evening
- Sunscreen and hat
- A Journal
How to get there
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. Blue Star Ferries (www.bluestarferries.com) Hellenic Seaways (www.hellenicseaways.gr) Sea Jets (www.seajets.gr). We suggest our guests travelling by boat, to allow one day before and after the retreat for their travelling.
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Single Spacious Suite: £2300, Shared Double: £1875, Shared Triple Studio: £1700, Pay a deposit: £500