4 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in UK

  • Inner Guidance Holistic Retreat Centre, Hill Farm, Brent Eleigh Road, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9PB, England, UK

4 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in UK

  • Inner Guidance Holistic Retreat Centre, Hill Farm, Brent Eleigh Road, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9PB, England, UK

Indulging Yoga Retreat UK

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. This holiday is an education into cacao ceremony, yoga, and meditation. You will enjoy five-star service and accommodation, all set in a stunning location just outside Lavenham in Suffolk.


  • Cacao ceremony
  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Quantum Superpowers sessions with Jo
  • Afternoon healthy cream tea
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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Inner Guidance Retreat Centre is the ideal place to unwind, relax, recharge your batteries, and take in the Suffolk countryside. The retreat centerr sits on a hill within three acres and has commanding views across the area. The three acres is located within 500 acres of the local farmers land, where ironically wheat is currently being grown.

Rose room

The rose room is the only ground floor room in the house has a delightful rose theme, and guess what you can see from the window? See if you can spot the different varieties of rose bushes along the paddock fence outside your room in the summer and autumn months.

Being right next to the guest tea room means you are in pole position for the first cup of tea of the day and many love the fact they face no stairs during their stay. You have an en suite to hand with a delightful bath and shower, and being in the new part of the house and south facing means there is an abundance of light to fill your heart, mind, and soul during your stay.

Rooms with a view

Taking up the whole of the south wing of the house are two rooms sharing one bathroom. Jack is on the right and Jill is on the left. This wing is south facing meaning that these rooms are flooded with natural daylight and really warm when the suns out!

West wing

Turn left at the top of the main stairs, through a doorway, and you have a long corridor with a bathroom on the left, Wobbly room on the right and Character straight ahead. Set in the Tudor part of the house, you have bags of character here making the West wing a firm favorite for many.

Depending on which retreat you find yourself on, these rooms are used in different combinations with it even being possible to sometimes use the whole suite of rooms for your family.

Gandhi suite

The Gandhi suite is the largest and grandest room and is situated in the Tudor part of the house above the dining room. It can be set up as either twin or double occupancy, with views over the yew trees and fruit garden.

Lots of beams, huge fireplace, and uneven flooring to remind you that you’re experiencing 500 years of history: Who has stayed in this room before you? What stories could the walls tell? Can you feel the presence of Gandhi?

There is much space to relax in the lounging area with light pouring in through both sets of windows. Read a book, have a snooze or enjoy the local art for sale on the walls as you recline on the sofa.

There is an en suite with beams and bricked wall from the adjoining fireplace, making this a sublime place to take a soak in the bath if you don’t fancy a shower. And the gorgeous Arbonne toiletries will tantalize your skin cells into ultimate smoothness.

Churchill suite

Another well appointed room situated in the old part of the house, the Churchill suite is cozy and inviting with it’s beamed wall and fireplace. Snuggle into the large leather armchair or watch the birds from your double aspect windows.

Could this have been the room that Churchill stayed in when he visited Hill Farm back in the 1950’s? Or can you feel the residue energy of Gandhi’s stay? This room offers an en suite with shower and bath, and is ideal for twin sharing or double occupancy.

Practice room

The amazing 38 x 22 inches practice room is triple aspect meaning it is constantly flooded with light. With three south facing sets of windows and doors that open up, during summer months you quite literally bring the outside, inside.

During the winter, how about having a roaring open fire to warm your group up and get cozy? For yoga groups, the space is fully stocked with mats, blocks, belts and bolsters. If you are looking for a more corporate set-up, then the room is easily transformed into a bright, inspiring meeting room.

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 yourselves impose, leaving the participant completely open to be totally themselves and go deeper within themselves.

Whether you already have a regular meditation or yoga practice, or are a complete beginner, this retreat is 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.

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 three nights but have more time to do your own thing on one of Inner Guidance's 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.


Day 1 - Monday

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Restorative yoga
  • Dinner
  • Cacao ceremony

Day 2 - Tuesday

  • Morning meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Treatments with Earth Angels Clinic all afternoon
  • Afternoon healthy cream tea
  • Quantum Superpowers session with Jo
  • Dinner

Day 3 - Wednesday

  • Cacao ceremony
  • Morning yoga
  • Brunch
  • Afternoon healthy cream tea
  • Dinner

Day 4 - Thursday

  • Meditation on Thursday Morning
  • Breakfast
  • Check-out at 11:00
  • Joanne De Rosa

    Jo De Rosa started her business, Inner Guidance, in 2001 and has been teaching meditation and yoga in Thailand and UK since then. Besides retreats, she offers classes in group and one-to-one settings. Jo has a huge amount of experience and knowledge to share with you and will be on hand to talk to throughout the retreats.

The retreat will be held in Hill Farm, Lavenham, Suffolk. This 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.

Nearby places

  • Lavenham, 1.3 miles+

The menu is preservative free, wheat free, gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free. Inner Guidance cooks only in coconut oil which has endless health benefits and pride themselves in showing their customers how tasty healthy food can be.

A full healthy breakfast is served each morning including specialty smoothies and the infamous ‘Yogi-Breakfast’. Inner Guidance also offers a healthy version of the traditional afternoon cream tea and dinner each night.

During the retreat, you will eat together with everyone around the large table in the old dinning room, usually with the first dinner a complimentary one. Everyone eats the same just like if you were on a full retreat.

The thing about retreats is that you are all pretty like and open minded, and some very interesting conversations and friendships have opened up over dinner.

Sample dinner

  • Raw sushi
  • Healthy vegan pizza, pad Thai, and quinoa
  • Shepherd-less pie served with steamed vegetables of the day
  • Thai red curry with tofu and an assortment of green vegetables, served with brown and wild rices

Raw desserts

  • Guatemalan chocolate fudge slice served with chocolate chip banana ice cream
  • Mango and orange sorbet
  • Clean cake
  • Chocolate mousse

For an additional cost, you may enjoy treatments offered by Carol from Eart Angels Clinic. All treatments cost 60 GBP for 60 minutes and 40 GBP for 30 minutes. These treatments include:

  • Back, neck, and shoulder massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Swedish holistic massage
  • ‘The Inner Guidance special’: back, neck, and shoulder massage, Reiki, and zen Tibetan acu-sound therapy all condensed into an hour
  • Zen Tibetan acu-sound therapy
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Afternoon healthy cream tea daily
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Quantum Superpower sessions with Jo
  • Airfare
  • Lunch
  • Transfers

Driving directions from London

  • From London, take the M11 coming off at the A120 at Bishops Stortford / Stansted.
  • Follow to Braintree and then take the A131 through Halstead to Sudbury, then follow the B1115 into Lavenham.
  • On arrival to Lavenham, you will see The Swan Restaurant and Hotel on the corner of Water Street.
  • Turn into Water Street and continue down until the road bears sharply to the right. This road then becomes Brent Eleigh Road and you will drive along it for around one mile.
  • You will pass a layby on the left and the Inner Guidance drive is immediately on the right.
  • You will see the sign and prayer flags hanging on the gates. Drive all the way up to the top of the hill, and the retreat center is on the left.

Driving directions from North England

  • From the North of England take the A14, coming off at Bury St Edmunds East / Sudbury.
  • Follow the A134 for around five miles, turning left at the A1141 and following the signs to ‘Historic Lavenham’.
  • From Lavenham, follow the directions above.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at London Stansted Airport (STN).

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is Sudbury. From London, you will take a train from Liverpool Street and change at Marks Tey. On your way to Innner Guidance, you will not need to walk over the bridge, but simply walk across to the other platform where the connecting Sudbury train is usually waiting. At Sudbury, Inner Guidance uses the Sudbury Cab Company and they have an agreed price of 13 GBP (each way).

For groups traveling together, it may be easier for you to get the train from Liverpool Street to Colchester station. The train is quicker and direct, but the taxi fare is around 35 GBP each way which is no problem if there is a few of you but not such a good option if traveling alone! Inner Guidance doesn’t currently have a recommended taxi company at Colchester station.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by a traveler

    "The perfect place to let go and enter into new beginnings."

    Inner Guidance website, edited

  • Review by a traveler

    "Enjoyed every minute. I’m leaving feeling energised, positive and healthier! I will definitely love to do more work with Jo again, enjoyed the yoga and meditation classes especially. Thank you!"

    Inner Guidance website, edited

  • Review by Caroll Hastings-Ling from UK
    9 out of 10

    "Fantastic old farmhouse with an amazing spiritual energy and despite being unwell at the time with a tooth abscess, I enjoyed my stay and especially the Food! Glad you got the swarm of bees under control and safely in a hive! Good luck with the book. Best wishes and thanks, Carol ."

    Inner Guidance Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Joelly Marshall from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "A wonderful retreat. We had a unique and empowering yoga class with Jo, and both Jo and Dom are generous and welcoming hosts in a beautiful and inspiring house with fascinating historical background. I particularly love that Gandhi had stayed there. Well worth a visit."

    Inner Guidance facebook page, edited

  • Review by Gemma Holloway from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "My sister and I visited in February and I can honestly say 2 days felt like a week. Jo and Dom are truely inspiring and we came away with so much more than expected! The perfect haven. Can't wait to come back."

    Inner Guidance facebook page, edited

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Inner Guidance is a successful yoga retreat center where many people feel the benefit of a healthy lifestyle, realize their full potential, and find happiness.

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