The Inner Guidance Retreat Centre

Hill Farm, Lavenham, Suffolk

Welcome to our 16th Century Grade 2 Listed Retreat Centre.
The beautiful 500 year old venue is just outside the stunning village of Lavenham, which is probably the most picturesque medieval village you will come across.
Jo and Dominic host luxury transformational retreats, delivering a five star service with prices including all sessions, food, drinks and luxury accommodation.

Bring your own group

There is also the opportunity to hire our fabulous centre to bring your own group. 8 bedrooms are offered sleeping 16 people, and our huge practice room holds at least that for yoga. But it’s not just for yoga! You can bring your raw food group, bootcamp, pilates students, life-coaching or shamanic group. These are just some of the retreats that we have already held. Contact us for prices and availability. Choose from either an accommodation only option, or the bespoke full-board package with clean-chef Dominic and team.

The Inner Guidance Mini -Retreat

If you don’t want to be tied down to the full routine of the weekend retreat, then perhaps you would like to come down and still stay for 2 or 3 nights but have more time to do your own thing on one of our Mini-Retreats. Immerse yourself in practice and reflection, or go for lovely walks instead. Morning meditation and daily yoga is on the timetable, should you want to take part (it’s your retreat so up to you!), along with all of your healthy meals. Know that you are coming to a dedicated peaceful space to unwind, reflect and rebalance. Inner Guidance Retreat Centre is the ideal place to unwind, relax, recharge your batteries and take in the Suffolk countryside.

Packages start at £297 

History of Hill Farm

Hill Farm was sold by the Howard family in 2012 having been in the family for nearly 100 years. The family farmed the land and Peter Howard was also involved in what is now called ‘Initiative of Change International’, a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own.
Howard led the group when the founder died in 1961, and built a huge extension at Hill Farm to facilitate meetings and meditations at his home. This is now where we hold our classes and meetings. Howard travelled the world meeting heads of state and when these people then visit the UK would stay at Hill Farm with Peter Howard and his family.
Gandhi and Sir Winston Churchill are such people to stay at the house, and we are trying to find out who else!

With this family so dedicated to a life of self-development, it is no coincidence that once again Hill Farm has being set up to support those looking to realise their full potential to a happier and healthier life. Just think you could be sleeping in the room that Gandhi stayed in…..

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Why Go On A Retreat?

Transformation happens at retreats. Just the intention of putting aside 48 hours for yourself gets energy moving, so that even before you arrive change is happening! Jo has been going on retreats herself for the past 15 years, and has watched as her clients have transformed their own lives also.
“A one hour class per week is only going to get you so far, whereas a weekend is going to catapult your growth towards a happier and healthier life” she says. 

A Little About Jo

Jo De Rosa started her business ‘Inner Guidance’ in 2001, and has been teaching meditation and yoga in Thailand and the UK since then. As well as retreats she offers classes in a group setting and also one-to-one. Jo has had her first novel published ‘If You Could Have Anything…What Would It Be?‘, and gives motivational talks on how meditation can get you unstuck all around the country. Jo has a huge amount of experience and knowledge to share with you, and will be on hand to talk to throughout her retreats.
Jo is now in the middle of writing her second book due to be published in mid-2016, and is excited to share her tried and tested method of finding freedom within any addiction or destructive emotion.
You can get more information on Jo’s new addiction program Quantum Sobriety™ here.

Investing in Yourself

Going on a retreat is an inspiring opportunity to plan and map the coming months and set some goals to achieve a more content and peaceful environment. Jo loves teaching meditation retreats to allow clients to fully immerse themselves into their practice with no worries of work or family commitments. During the retreat it’s like taking off the outer layer of responsibilities and expectations, which the world and ourselves impose, leaving the participant completely open to be totally themselves and go deeper within themselves. Whether you already have a regular meditation and/or yoga practice, or are a complete beginner, Jo and Dominic’s retreats are ideal for you and will provide a truly in-depth experience. Come alone or with your partner or friend.

Through your spiritual practice you will learn to accept yourself for who you are and find peace within. As this process unfolds an inner happiness grows, and when you return home your loved ones will really notice the difference, because when you feel happy inside it emanates outwards and touches everyone you come into contact with.
What a beautiful opportunity to feel truly free for a couple of days, and for real growth and transformation to continue when you get home!

Clean Eating

Healthy nourishing food will be provided during your stay from clean-chef Dominic and his team, who will show you how exciting and tasty healthy food can be. Read more on clean-eating here.

Who knew that gluten, dairy, alcohol and sugar-free foods could taste so good.

External Retreats

Along with Jo and Dominic’s retreats we have a host of other leaders bringing their own groups to the retreat centre. Look out for their individual listings, and click here for the full line-up.

Our Venue

Our retreat centre sits on a hill within 3 acres and has commanding views across the area. Our 3 acres is located within 500 acres of the local farmers land, where ironically wheat is currently being grown! We are about 1.3 miles outside of Lavenham with a footpath at the edge of the land taking you into this beautiful village.

Hill Farm,
Brent Eleigh Road,
CO10 9PB

For More Information

Please call the office for more information on: 01787 249798
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Terms & Conditions

By paying your deposit/full balance you agree to our terms and conditions:

Payment Terms

A non-refundable 50% deposit is required on booking to secure your place/date. Subject to availability. Payment in full is required 8 weeks before the start of the retreat. You will be emailed a reminder. It is also possible to pay in full at the time of booking via the website: you can pay by debit/credit card, bank transfer or Paypal.

Cancellation Terms
All deposits are non-refundable, but changeable to another date if your original date gets rebooked. Likewise with the remaining balance which can only be refunded 8 weeks or more before the retreat, which allows us time to offer your place to someone else. If we are not able to rebook your place, unfortunately we are unable to give you a refund.

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