‘Yia Mas’ is an event series and brand dedicated to Hellenism, health, and the community. Beginning as an event in New York City, it has expanded to other states in America and this September the first Yia Mas retreat will be held in Koufonisi, Greece. Bliss Without Bother founder and Clinical herbalist Maria Christodoulou partners with Yia Mas on Greek Herbs for Wellness in Washington, DC, on June 8, 2019.
Wellness-focused and wanting to embrace the essence of what it meant to be truly relaxed, Maria Christodoulou took a day for herself and went to the beach with some friends. It was while listening to the waves crash and soaking up the sun when she came up with a name for her own business. Now, the Hicksville native is the entrepreneur of her brand Bliss Without Bother.
The Six Senses Series: Exploring the Sense of TOUCH with Tara Quinn at Sound View Greenport listed in Dan's Papers "North Fork Event Highlights: June 15–17, 2018".
I have something to admit: I’ve never been on a retreat. Adventure travel has always been top priority for me, putting wellness on the back burner. However, this weekend I was fortunate to get a taste of what a retreat would be like with “Spring Revival: A Weekend Wellness Retreat” hosted by Maria Christodoulou, founder of Bliss Without Bother.
Like all things in life, there is no single solution for health and wellness. Rather, a retreat helps us work from the inside out to find our peace of mind and body.
- Nicole Teitler, The Independent, participant of Spring Revival: A Weekend Wellness Retreat - North Fork Edition.
Our Spring Revival: A Weekend Wellness Retreat - North Fork Edition listed in the Northforker's "Ten Things to do on the North Fork This April."
A conversation with Maria Christodoulou, founder of Bliss Without Bother, and Kristina Headrick, founder of Delphi Reclaimed.
Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm & Guesthouse, a wellness retreat center in the Bliss Without Bother network, was listed in Travel+Leisure's The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018! Consider visiting them this year for a real Greek treat. Opa!
A one-hour meditation class incorporating sound and scent is coming to North Fork Yoga Shala in Greenport this weekend.
Maria Christodoulou, founder of Bliss Without Bother, provides a behind-the-scenes look on how to plan a wellness retreat and why they are so important to our health and wellbeing.
About the Founder
A long-time professional in the non-profit field, Maria has expertise with fundraising, event planning, and community outreach, all of which align well with her intention to serve the community through retreat planning – bringing people together for a common cause in an organized and blissful manner.
Maria has participated on a variety of yoga, acroyoga, meditation, herbal medicine, and writing retreats, both domestic and abroad. She is excited to handle the logistical, and sometimes overwhelming details of retreats and special events to ensure a seamless experience.
Maria is a graduate of the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Classics from Bucknell University and a Master's degree in Library Science from Drexel University.
In addition to retreat planning, Maria offers herbal medicine consultations that combine Western Herbalism with Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Sessions are currently available in Brooklyn and can be booked here.
She can be contacted directly at Maria@blisswithoutbother.com.