Happiness retreat - Happiness Academy
You want to be happier? HAPPINESS RETREAT will help you LEARN about happiness and EXPERIENCE a happier way of life. You will start developing habits, which you can later incorporate in your daily routine in order to increase your happiness levels.

During various sessions of the HAPPINESS RETREAT you will
  • How to feel more happiness in your life and what’s taking you away from it.
  • Which are the scientifically proven happiness boosters?
  • Tips and suggestions how you can improve your happiness levels based on the latest achievements of positive psychology.
  • Activities that lead to developing habits of the highly happy people.
  • Daily mindfulness practice and physical activity.
  • Enjoy the beauty of nature and cultural/historical heritage of Axarquia: Torre del Mar beach; La Vinuela lake, Comares village and Vélez-Málaga.
  • Last but not least: you will spend the 5 days of the Happiness Retreat in the old quarter of Vélez-Málaga, declared a Site of Historic and Artistic Interest. Axarquia is a must-see place for all lovers and appreciators of nature, art and beauty.
The Retreat program is based on the theory of prof. Raj Raghunathan for decoding and improving happiness. Raj is author of the book “If you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy?”

Happiness Retreat Program

Day 1:
“Understanding Happiness”
  • Getting to know each other. Icebreaking
  • Understanding and prioritizing happiness
  • How can we become happier
  • Toning activity

Day 2:
“Are you a Master?”
  • Understanding the three most important determinants of Happiness: Mastery, Belonging, and Autonomy.
  • What we can do for our Mastery and how this improves our Happiness.
  • Toning activity

Day 3:
“Who do you belong to?”
  • What we can do for our Belonging and how this improves our Happiness.
  • What we can do for our Autonomy and how this improves our Happiness.
  • Toning activity

Day 4:
“Personal Goal-setting”
  • What is Abundance mindset.
  • Getting an attitude of Abundance.
  • Plan ahead and setting Happiness goals – “My Personal Happiness Map”
  • Toning activity

Day 5:
  • Departure day or
  • Optional visit of Granada and Alhambra Palace (not included in the price)
depending on weather conditions we shall have four of the following activities:
  • Get to know each other and the historic centre of Vélez-Málaga
  • Nature Feast by the Beach in Torre del Mar: walk and breathing exercises by the beach
  • In search of Mastery and Love of Learning – visit and common activities in the beautiful village of Comares - http://www.andalucia.com/province/malaga/comares/home
  • Nature Feast by the beautiful La Vinuela Lake. Walk and breathing for self-regulation
  • Dance and Music activities
  • Yoga practice
What is included in retreat package price:
  • 4-day training sessions
  • 4 toning activities, i.e. outdoor activities, dancing, yoga, other, depending on weather conditions
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • 2 meals a day – breakfast and lunch
  • 1 welcome dinner and 1 farewell party
Retreat package prices per person:

800 euro – single accommodation in a private apartment

750 euro – single room in a double bedroom apartment

710 euro – shared accommodation in a single bedroom apartment (price for 1 person)

590 euro – Retreat participation, accommodation excluded
Happy people are healthier, they live longer and reportedly have “better” things happen to them. Most importantly, they see life through a different perspective. It is scientifically proven that happiness is not a personality trait, it’s something that can be learned and you have much more control over your happiness than you think, even if the challenging circumstances around you don’t change. Being happy in life has so many advantages – it’s time for you to make your first steps on your personal way to HAPPINESS !


Angela Pittl
“Cool down, relax, there is always a plan B. Feeling happy makes you more open to realize the various options you have”
Graduated in Pedagogics, diplomas in tourism, international affairs and export, project management, mediation and conflict resolution. Long lasting training experience in different educational settings with adults and young people. SME Leadership experience in social sector. Gender and European project management expertise.
Valia Dankova
“Being happy does not mean not to notice the imperfections of life, it means to accept them”
Trainer for 12 years with great experience in interactive training courses for adults, certified trainer of adults. Master Degree in Business Administration and a degree in International Business. Rich experience in Business-to-Business Marketing and Sales, Foreign Trade and Management. Passionate for people development.
Liubov Kirilova
“Happiness is not a destination – it is a journey. So, I am wishing all including myself - bon voyage!”
15 years of experience in managing teams, employees' development, motivation, and goal-orientation. Master's Degree in International Economic Relations with focus on Telecommunications: mobile, fixed and internet services as well as IT solution for the financial and trading organizations. Trainer and consultant in the field of Leadership, Management and Marketing.
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“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” – Dale Carnegie