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VAT No. 851 2673 28
Florence House Seaford Ltd.

Pause & Restore - An Invitation To Slow Down


Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October, 2024

Pause & Restore – An Invitation To Slow Down

Join us for a rejuvenating two-day yoga retreat hosted by Donna Rama Yoga and Clair Edwards Yoga

Step away from the busyness of life and make time for yourself to pause and catch your breath. A weekend retreat of restorative yoga, meditation, creativity, sound and breathwork to help you learn tools to slow down and de-stress. All activities are optional but are carefully planned to offer you ways to experience deep rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Set in the inspiring location of Florence House right on the edge of the Sussex coast. There will be time to enjoy your natural surroundings and we promise you will be truly looked after and nourished. Book today, share with a friend or come for some solitary time.


  • Daily Gentle and Restorative Yoga:  Allowing your body to surrender into deep relaxation, release tension, and experience profound healing.
  • Meditation and Mindfulness: Discover the transformative power of mindfulness and meditation to cultivate inner calm and clarity.
  • Evening Satsanga in the yurt: Chanting, Breathwork, Meditation.
  • Delicious homemade vegetarian food – all meals, hot drinks, juices and snacks are provided.
  • Optional guided creative activity.
  • Circle time – Opportunity to come together with like-minded people to share your experiences, in a supportive and nurturing community.
  • Free time – There will be plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Florence House – Nature walks, sea swimming, quiet time to journal and reflect.
  • Comfortable accommodation – Choice of single or shared rooms with ensuite or shared bathrooms.
  • Massage Treatment – Optional and for an additional fee. We have arranged for an on site therapist for massage. To be booked in advance.

This retreat is open to all levels, from beginners to experienced yogis, as our focus is on self-care and relaxation. Whether you seek to deepen your practice, release stress, or simply take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this weekend is designed to meet your needs.


Florence House sits at the top of Seaford head on the edge of the South Downs. A true haven.The house is surrounded by lush landscapes and sea breezes. A much loved venue, with a feeling of ‘home’ – a place of inspiration, a calm oasis imbued with magical healing energy. There are dedicated spaces for solitude and chats so you can feel totally at ease in choosing exactly what you need.

Accessible by public transport. Nearest train station is Seaford, then a short taxi ride.



Clair Edwards brings a beautiful calm energy after working with women and babies for 10 years and holding popular monthly restorative workshops for all.

Donna Raftery shares her love of wisdom and holistic well being with Vajrasati yoga and Reiki Healing.

Together they share a love and respect for the necessity of rest ( and slowing down) no matter what age or life circumstances – ill health, full health, recovery or growing pains! They share a belief that the importance of rest is fundamental to good health and overall well being. A holistic approach rooted in ancient wisdom, perfect antidote for modern life.

Combining decades of personal experience and deep love of sharing yoga as a lifestyle choice and practice, they look forward to welcoming you.



5pm Arrive, unpack, settle , Welcome Circle

7pm Supper

9pm Restorative Yoga and Guided Nidra



8am Yoga & meditation

9.00 Breakfast

10.00 optional guided creative activity or Free time (walk, sea swim, treatment)

13.00 Lunch

15.00 Restorative Yoga Workshop

17.00 Free time

19.00 Dinner

20.30 Evening Satsanga in Yurt: Chanting, Breathwork, Meditation


8am Yoga & Meditation

9.00 Breakfast

10.00 Free time

13.00 Lunch

14.30 Closing circle

15.30 Tea and cake

16.00 Goodbyes

(Subject to slight changes)

We are so looking forward to welcoming you onto this wonderful retreat in October

Any other questions then please just ask!

With love from us

Clair and Donna



Daily yoga including props/ bolsters – feel free to bring your own if you wish

Creative workshop

Delicious vegetarian food and drinks all prepared for you by the in house chef

2 nights accommodation



Bring a blanket for relaxation and meditation sessions(if you have a favourite one but we’ll have plenty with us)

Comfy clothes and slippers

Yoga clothing/ and for restorative yoga your most comfy clothing to totally relax in

Trainers if you want to have a walk and explore this beautiful venue and the surrounding countryside

Swimwear if you fancy a dip in the sea

Terms and Conditions and our cancellation Policy

  • 60 days or more prior to the retreat date: Your payments will be refunded, less £150 which is your non-refundable deposit.
  • 59-30 days prior to the retreat date: payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less the £150 non-refundable deposit) to a future Donna Rama or Clair Edwards retreat or events
  • 29 days or less prior to the retreat date: payments are not refundable.


Follow the link below to register for the session then book your accommodation choice.




Feel free to email us with room preferences or any questions about the retreat.

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