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Awareness Inside and Out 4-Day Retreat

Cancelled due to limited lodging reservation

Get Away and Immerse in Nature

Come to the beautiful Lake Louisa State Park in the middle of Florida's luscious landscape and enjoy an insightful 4-day retreat for minimal cost. Three cabins are reserved that offer amazing views. Each cabin boasts a modern kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fireplace and a full-size screened porch with rocking chairs to relax and enjoy the waterfront. 


The cabins are open to accomodation 4pm on Friday. Plan to arrive midday and get acclimated to the peaceful outdoors! The workshop begins Friday at 6pm and ends Monday(a legal holiday) at noon. If interested, read the full details below.

Awareness Inside - Program Details

Friday night will begin at 6pm with an opening circle. We will have time for introductions, share an evening meal together and prepare for the long weekend. This will include theory and understanding of Holotropic which means "moving towards wholeness."


Saturday morning we will ease into the day and begin by 9:30 with an introductory breathwork session and group sharing. Following a buffet lunch, will be time for a silent trail walk (alone or group led) to immerse in the serenity of nature. After a leisurely break, the afternoon will continue with a group art activity,  evening dinner followed by an insightful lecture and discussion led by Karen. 


Sunday morning will start by 9am and begin the Holotropic Breathwork session. Mandala drawing will immediately follow for the morning breathers. Lunch will be served and time for a break for "private retreat." The second breathwork session will begin at 3pm followed by the mandala drawing for the afternoon breathers. We will gather again for dinner at 6:30p followed by group sharing. The evening will close with an outdoor fire circle, drumming and dance! 


Monday morning will include a teaching focused on the insights available while surrounded in nature and experiencing powerful inner experience. Along with the context, this offers deep and meaningful connection with inner wisdom to integrate and further explore.

All the activities will underly a theme of personal integration and transformation. 


The retreat will close Monday morning with brunch at 10am. If you have time, go for a horse-back ride or afternoon kayak/canoe (make your own reservation). Checkout is by noon, we will pack our cars and enjoy a delightful return home! 

All-Inclusive Cost of Retreat

This all-inclusive cost of retreat includes three nights lodging (double occupancy), all Meals except for breakfast, Monday morning closing brunch and the workshop fee.  

Cost of retreat if shared room and full payment by 9/4/13 is $390. If single room and paid in full by 9/4/13 is $455 (only 1 available). If paid after 9/5/13 the cost is $445 for double occupancy.


A deposit of $50 is required to reserve your space. First come, first serve basis. RSVP today! Only 12 spaces  are available. Send e-mail to for registration information.  *Cancellation information will be provided upon request and is included in Registration Information.


Hope you can  join us!

Lake Louisa

Lake Louisa offers some of the most beautiful vistas in Central Florida. It is becoming a showcase for upland habitat restoration and recreation facilities. It's 4,500 acres protect six lakes, two streams, 11 natural communities and 105 acres of lake shoreline. 


Voted in America's Top 100 Family Campgrounds by ReserveAmerica, Lake Louisa is visited by outdoor enthusiasts to hike or  bike along cypress trees and wander through a mosaic of beautiful wildflowers. Visitors may encounter deer, turkey, quail, tortoises and a variety of song birds along the paths. 

Recent Testimony

Karen’s approachable and informal style engenders a sense of focused calm throughout the workshop as she skillfully guides participants through the depths of holotropic breathwork with clarity and compassion.

       ~Diane Molony

About Karen

Dr Karen Castle has an MA in Oriental medicine and Transpersonal Psychology.

She is a healer, health practitioner author and  international retreat facilitator. Her focus is on the mind, body, spirit approach to health and wholeness!

For more info please visit her website at

Karen Castle • P.O.Box 8494 • Madeira Beach, FL 33738
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