Retreat with Donna Lancaster & Gabi Krueger The Awakening

Now more than ever people are feeling a need for a deeper and more meaningful connection to themselves, each other, and life itself. The old distractions and shallow quick fixes are no longer working (if they ever did), but with our busy lives and minds we often don’t make our spiritual health a priority, leaving us feeling clueless or overwhelmed as to where to begin…so we don’t. This results in us wrestling with a sense of confusion and inner turmoil that could be described as a kind of soul sickness. A real and tangible sense of lack and emptiness inside, which manifests in low mood, apathy, depression, anxiety, rage and despair, as well as many physical health issues. For just as we know we need to eat, sleep and exercise well to support our physical health, the same is true for our Spirit. We need regular practices and rituals to slow down and clear away the debris of modern day living that hinders our capacity to listen and be guided by a deeper wisdom.



Most of us have been conditioned to look for the answers to life and living from the outside, always searching, grasping, and wanting others to rescue this empty part of us. This inevitably leads to an endless cycle of seeking, disillusionment, emptiness and longing. And on it goes. What we have come to believe and is in alignment with many wisdom traditions, is that the journey of awakening is to uncover the innate and often buried wisdom within, leading us to true fulfilment, richer meaning, and deep inner peace.

On this journey back to ourselves, we draw upon the support of our spiritual allies, including the high vibrational energies of nature, the grounding force of earth, in harmony with the expansiveness of the universe, and what better place to hold us in this experience than the magic and wonder of Florence House in Seaford, which is located very close to the sea and the majestic cliffs that overlook it.

In addition to this, we will be returning to the connecting and healing power of community through true compassionate sharing and witnessing, holding safe space and the nourishment of being together with like hearted souls. As much as community is a fundamental part of our soul nourishment, so too is the magic of solitude, contemplation, silence and simply being.

Throughout our time together we will be:

  • Exploring the egoic blocks to awakening.
  • • Experiencing the reality of our true spiritual nature through a transpersonal lens.
  • • Working with both the shadow and light within the human experience.
  • • Exploring the role of sacred contracts within our family dynamics and ancestral lineage.
  • • Establishing and integrating our archetypal nature.
  • • Finding the clarity we long for through the wisdom of the body, in order that we may live an embodied existence.
  • • Weaving the threads together – integrating all elements of the whole experience.
  • • Learning how to bring forward and apply all the remembered wisdom into your (extra)ordinary everyday life.

Offerings will include:

  • • Weaving the magic of ritual and ceremony together with the healing power of nature.
  • • Working with the body through movement, sound, breath, dance and song.
  • • Somatic release to access and enhance life force.
  • • Safe loving touch to allow experiences of human synergy.
  • • Spiritual resources to access higher dimensions, through prayer, meditation and visualisation.
  • • Exploring the natural world as a healing force, through connecting with the elements of water/fire/wood/earth & air.

We will begin our journey together as a group prior to the retreat through an online gathering. This will allow us to meet, connect, set our intentions and for you to ask any questions you might have.

If these Retreat offerings are calling to you and you wish to join us, the next steps are as follows:

  • • Read and agree to the terms and conditions (T&CS) attached.
  • • Secure your place by making full payment or a deposit as detailed in the T&Cs.

And then you may want to celebrate yourself for committing to your continued growth and expansion.

We are super excited to share this adventure together with you and can’t wait to see you there.

All Love
Donna & Gabi xx

Next Dates

Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th January 2025

Florence House, East Sussex

£3,750 / £4,250 *

£3,750 for first 10 people to book and pay the non refundable deposit of £750 to secure their place with the balance to be paid by no later than 31st August.

* After this, the last 8 places available will be £4,250 with a non refundable deposit of £750 to secure the booking and final balance paid by no later than 1st October.

All prices are inclusive of VAT and include single occupancy room and full board accommodation.

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Terms & Conditions



The following terms and conditions apply to all people choosing to participate in the residential 5-night retreat titled ‘The Awakening’ with Donna Lancaster & Gabi Krueger.

Please ensure you read these T&Cs carefully and understand them in full, before signing your agreement.

1. Payment & Refunds
The first 10 people to book will pay the reduced rate of £3,750 (incl. VAT and include single occupancy room and full board accommodation) which requires a non refundable deposit payment of £750 to secure a place, followed by the final balance of £3000 paid by no later than 31st August 2024. Once the first 10 places have been booked the price is £4,250 (incl. VAT) and requires a £750 deposit, followed by the balance of £3,500 to be paid by no later than 1st October 2024. In both cases your £750 deposit is non refundable and non transferable.

2. Cancellation or postponement
If for any reason we need to cancel or postpone the Retreat (due to ill health or covid restrictions, for example), we will rearrange dates with advance notice provided. Our sole liability in relation to any cancellation or postponement shall be limited to the price paid by you for the Retreat and we shall not be liable under any circumstances for any consequential losses, such as travel, lost earnings, childcare costs or accommodation. We therefore strongly recommend you purchase your own insurance.

If you cancel your place for any reason up to and including the 30th September 2024, you will be entitled to a refund of fees paid minus the non-refundable deposit of £750. Cancellations from 1st -31st October 2024 will incur a 50% charge of your full fee paid. Any cancellations made from 1st November 2024 onwards for any reason whatsoever (including illness), will be liable for 100% of the full fee paid.

In the unlikely event that you decide to withdraw from the retreat at any time during the whole 5 night experience, you will not be entitled to a partial or full refund.

3. Liability & Disclaimer
The Retreat ‘The Awakening’ is offered as a personal/spiritual development opportunity and does not intend to provide nor offer therapeutic, medical, or other professional support. The teachings, rituals and practices offered are intended to support you in your personal and spiritual development only. Please take note that both programme facilitators/session leaders are not qualified psychologists/psychotherapists or psychiatrists.

4. Safety & Wellbeing
The Retreat is not suitable for anyone who has been diagnosed with, or is experiencing, severe mental health issues including (but not exclusively), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and dissociative disorders, and is under the care of a psychiatrist and/or psychologist. Neither is the experience suitable for anyone who has recently experienced suicidal thoughts and/or attempted to end their own life. It is also not suitable for those with active addiction issues or in addiction recovery for less than 6 months, or those who have been diagnosed with complex PTSD and severe trauma related conditions which might lead to overwhelm and/or panic attacks. Unfortunately, all of these conditions are beyond the scope of a retreat such as this one offered. If you are unsure if this experience is right for you, please feel free to email us on

On commencement of the Retreat if it is deemed in your best interests and safety (or that of the other group members or Facilitators), we have the right to ask you to leave before completion of the Retreat.

5. Medical & Disability
If you have any diagnosed medical conditions and are taking any prescribed medications, you must make the Facilitators aware of this in advance of your booking. If you have any disability or medical condition that requires special arrangements, please email as soon as possible and at least 4 weeks prior to the date of attendance.

6. Participant obligations
All participants of this Retreat will be required to conduct themselves in a respectful and inclusive manner when communicating with other participants, retreat staff and programme facilitators. You are required to maintain confidentiality both during and after the experience, including not sharing details about other participants to third parties. If any group member is deemed to be disruptive, inappropriate, or abusive in anyway during the Retreat their participation will be terminated immediately, and no refund will be provided.

7. Accommodation and food
This retreat will be hosted by the retreat centre known as ‘Florence House’ and includes 5 nights accommodation in single occupancy bedrooms (not ensuite), plus full board. For further details of the venue please check their website –

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
By registering and paying to participate in this Retreat called ‘The Awakening’, you are confirming that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions as set out above.

Retreat Enrolment Form