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Real happiness is when... you embrace all.

Above all, embrace all of YOU!

This retreat is designed to help you re-connect with yourself in a holistic way: we will practice yoga, mindfulness & have life coaching sessions.

AND this will all take place in one of the most unique places in Greece, with ridiculous beauty & superbly relaxing vibe: Paxos Island.

Previous retreaters describe this experience as: a "calming, inspiring & nurturing”, with a “nourishing, inclusive, soft & playful feel”, as well as “relaxed, restful, eye & mind-opening”. Read more testimonials here.


You will be in a safe space where you will be encouraged to reflect, play, rest and explore all the things that align with YOU.

Expect to leave this retreat feeling refreshed, aligned and inspired - with a bag full of sweet memories and new friends. Oh, and a few small gifts as a thank you:)


You'll become part of a new community and we'll make sure that you feel at home.

The retreat includes:


Morning yoga bliss

Starting our day with the rising sun, we'll revitalize body & mind with some gentle yoga flow. The beauty of Paxos will serve as our backdrop, enhancing our connection with nature and ourselves.


Group Coaching

During our group coaching sessions, we will focus on self-care and living life in alignment with our values, desires and bigger vision.



As the sun sets, we shall soothe body & mind with yin yoga or mindfulness meditation. Time to just breathe, find inner peace and embrace the power of self-reflection.


Nourishing Cuisine

An integral part of well-being is a balanced nutrition! Indulge in wholesome meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Our menu is thoughtfully crafted to provide with a healthy culinary experience.


Island paradise

Paxos has many unique places for you to explore; by the sea or by its lush greenery, nature has so much to give.

Join us in a supportive, nurturing & empowering environment that fosters growth, deep relaxation, and the exploration of happiness and self-love.

12 spots only!

This retreat has limited spaces to ensure an intimate and personalized experience.

To reserve your place, you can book instantly below.

For further information, please fill in the form below or contact me directly (+306972995445, I'll be glad to answer any questions you might have.

Real Happiness Retreat Yoga Coaching Paxos Gaios Anastasia Apostolidou

Package details

✢ 5 nights accommodation in a stunning villa

✢ Daily blissful morning yoga sessions

✢ Daily group coaching sessions

✢ Daily soothing evening yin or mindfulness/ breathwork meditation

✢ 1 60' personal life coaching session during or after the retreat for further support (scheduled online within a month after the retreat)

✢ Fun evenings with singing & music with our one & only Jack Harrison

✢ Opening & closing ceremony

✢ Full Moon Ceremony

✢ 4 brunch meals

✢ 2 in-house dinners

✢ Daily refreshments

✢ Pick-up from and to Gaios port

✢ 1 free day to rest & relax or join a little adventure on a boat! (optional)

✢ Yoga mats & props are provided


Not included in the package:

✢ Flights & transportation cost

✢ Massage treatments (they can be arranged for you though!)

✢ Boat trips

"Tessy is a gifted teacher whose ancestors came from the island and all the activities of the retreat were expressions of her heritage—the accommodation and yoga space was beautiful, the practice inspiring and nourishing, and the food on a par with any yoga retreat I have been to around the world."

John H.

Example Day

08:00am – 08:30am: Herbal Tea/ Coffee

08:30am – 10:00am: Yoga Flow

10:00am: Brunch

12.00am – 04:30pm: Free time to relax / walk / swim / explore / massage

04:30pm - 05:30: Afternoon Tea/ Coffee


05:30pm - 07:00pm: Group Coaching

07:00pm – 07:30pm: Relaxing Yin Yoga

08:00pm: Dinner

"This was a comprehensive eye- and mind-opening experience at just the right time for me.
I felt welcome, taken care of like in a big, multifaceted family and hence quickly "at home".
The coaching sessions gave me a lot to think about. Food was yummy.
Most importantly though, Tessy has the gift of knowing or feeling what is needed, those deep non-verbal communication skills that cannot be acquired and distinguish the best teachers in the world."

Claudia R.

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The Villa

Villa Hebe is a wonderful, stylish villa in a fantastic position just below Gaios towards Mongonissi.

It offers airy & elegant interiors, landscaped gardens, plenty of panoramic spaces, & terraces where we will have our meditation and yoga practices and a lovely salt water pool.

It has a peaceful, loungey feel yet an earthy, grounding atmosphere.

The villa has stunning views overlooking the sea and beautiful Balos beach is just a breath away - located right under the villa - where you can go for a swim. Charming Gaios town is just a short walk away, where you can find all of the bars, tavernas & interesting artisanal shops.

A live-in house-keeper and gardener will be there to make sure that you have all you need during your stay.


"The whole experience felt safe and nurturing and Tessy is so good at instilling confidence into any level of yoga student.  Paxos is beautiful and the villa and yoga spaces made the best use of that beauty.
I quickly felt part of a community whilst also feeling that I could have my own space.
The delicious brunches were a real treat. I wanted to take the chef home with me!"

Mary B.

Getting to Paxos

Paxos Gaios

You can fly to Corfu Airport – there are regular and direct flights from many airports.

Once you arrive on Corfu there is a hydrofoil ferry from Corfu Port as well as a boat from Lefkimmi that will take you straight to the Port of Gaios, Paxos.



Allergies and dietary requirements

Please tell us at the time of your booking about any dietary issues / requirements / needs that you may have, in order to be able to cater for your needs. Thank you!



Real Happiness Retreat is not a silence retreat. Having said that, the retreat’s primary goal is to find calm and peace within, with the help of yoga’s wonderful tools and the surrounding nature. We’d like to ask you to respect each other’s space by making sure volume is kept down at all times. Please do indulge in conversations with everyone, but also allow those who primarily seek serenity, to enjoy their quiet time. :)

Smoking & Alcohol

The retreat is located in a natural environment, therefore the accommodation, its surroundings and the rooms are smoke-free. As this is a wellness retreat, no smoking is preferred in general. If you really need to, however, please contact us to arrange a space for you.

Regarding alcohol, light to no use is recommended; If you'd like to make the most out of these special few days, let the retreat activities take full effect on both your body and mind so you can leave in a completely relaxed and refreshed state.


In order to secure your place a deposit is required at the time of booking, with the outstanding amount to be paid in person at the retreat. If you would prefer to pay in installments then just let me know and we can arrange a plan that works best for you.


If you need to cancel your place more than 45 days before the start date, your full deposit will be refunded to you! If you need to cancel less than 45 days before, your deposit will be withheld.

  • Αν δεν μπορώ να έρθω σε κάποια συνεδρία, μπορώ να λάβω τη βιντεοσκόπηση?
    Βεβαίως. Όλοι όσοι πάρετε μέρος στο retreat, θα λάβετε links με τις βιντεοσκοπημένες συναντήσεις και θα μπορείτε να τις κατεβάσετε για να τις έχετε & να ανατρέξετε ανά πάσα στιγμή.
  • Μπορώ να έρθω μόνο Σάββατα στο group coaching ή μόνο Κυριακές στη yin yoga ή να κάνω κάποιο drop-in?
    Το πρόγραμμα είναι δομημένο με τέτοιο τρόπο, ώστε να συμπληρώνεται η θεωρία από την πράξη, να υπάρχει ισορροπία στην προσέγγιση νου-σώματος και να ολοκληρωθεί μια εξελικτική εμπειρία. Ωστόσο, εάν κάποιος το επιθυμεί, μπορεί να μπεί μόνο Σάββατα, ή μόνο Κυριακές. Γράψε μου στο προαιρετικό μήνυμα τι επιθυμείς και γιατί, και θα επικοινωνήσω μαζί σου.
  • Θα παρέχονται σημειώσεις?
    Στο τέλος κάθε εβδομάδας θα στέλνω σχετικές πληροφορίες για το εκάστοτε θέμα που θα δουλεύουμε. Συνιστώ όμως τα Σάββατα να έχετε μαζί σας σημειωματάριο.
  • Πως μπορώ να κάνω την πληρωμή?
    Η πληρωμή της συμμετοχής μπορεί να γίνει μέσω Revolut ή Paypal. Εφόσον συμπληρώσετε τα στοιχεία σας στην παρακάτω φόρμα, θα σας αποστείλω email με τα στοιχεία πληρωμής. Αν προτιμάτε κάποιο άλλο μέσο, παρακαλώ εισάγετε το στο προαιρετικό μήνυμα της φόρμας ενδιαφέροντος.
  • Αν αποφασίσω ότι δεν μπορώ να συνεχίσω, μπορώ να έχω επιστροφή χρημάτων?
    Εφόσον δεν έχει ξεκινήσει το retreat, ναι. Εφόσον έχετε ξεκινήσει το retreat, δεν θα μπορεί να γίνει κάποια επιστροφή.
  • Τεχνικά, τι χρειάζομαι για να συμμετέχω?
    Έναν υπολογιστή/tablet με κάμερα και καλή/σταθερή σύνδεση στο Ιντερνετ. Καλό είναι να έχετε κατεβάσει την εφαρμογή Zoom, αλλά δεν είναι απαραίτητο. Δεν προτείνω τόσο κινητό για να έχετε καλύτερη εικόνα. Κάποιοι όμως το συνδέουν με την τηλεόρασή τους!
  • Για τη yin yoga τι χρειάζομαι?
    Ζεστά & άνετα ρούχα, ένα στρώμα γιόγκα και, ιδανικά, μπόλικα μαξιλάρια. Όσο πιο σκληρά, τόσο πιο καλά.
  • Έχω κάποιους σωματικούς περιορισμούς/ ασθένεια/ τραυματισμό. Πόσο μπορεί να με εμποδίσει από τις σωματικές ασκήσεις?
    Γράψε/πες μου ακριβώς τι θέμα έχεις και θα το συζητήσουμε μαζί, ώστε να κάνεις μόνο ό,τι είναι βοηθητικό για σένα. Γενικώς, κινούμαστε πάντε θεραπευτικά, με σεβασμό κι αγάπη προς το σώμα. Επίσης,όπου κρίνεται απαραίτητο, δίνονται πάντα εναλλακτικές.
  • Έχω κάποια απορία αλλά δεν βρίσκεται στη λίστα. Τι κάνω?
    Επικοινώνησε μαζί μου απευθείας ή γράψε ό,τι σε αφορά στο προαιρετικό μήνυμα της φόρμας.

About your teacher

Hi, I'm Tessy. I am a life coach, mentor and yoga & mindfulness teacher. It's my life's mission to help people grow, personally and professionally.

I am blessed to call this paradise, Paxos, my home, and I love to share bits & pieces of it! Its beauty and special energy is so powerful and relaxing at the same time.

I'm passionate about enlightenment, I love a good laugh, dancing and cats:)


To learn more about me and what drives me:

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