Workshops & Retreats

Being Together Retreat:

16th – 20th November 2020

Jane Tillier and Geoff Hopping are hosting a four night therapeutic retreat that offers an opportunity to learn and grow through being together in the beautiful setting of Launde Abbey, a retreat centre in the heart of England that is open and welcoming to all. The Retreat will start on Monday 16th November 2020 at 4pm, and will conclude after lunch on Friday 20th November.

The Retreat Leaders

Jane has over thirty years of experience offering soul space for individuals and groups in a variety of settings including hospice, church and university. She is in the process of completing her MSc in TA Psychotherapy and her Certificate in Transactional Analysis at The Metanoia Institute.

Geoff is a well-regarded and highly-qualified psychotherapist and supervisor (Training and Supervising Trasactional Analyst andpsychoanalytic psycotherapist) with decades of experience working in mental health and psychotherapy settings. Latterly he has worked in a high security prison as a Consultant Psychotherapist specialisng in Group Work. He is reonnecting to a passionate interest in spirituality and is currently in training with One Spirit Interfaith Foundation.

Both Jane and Geoff work with grounded warmth, empathy, intuitive insight and experiential wisdom. They are enjoying the fruitful exchange of ideas around relational psychotherapy, mental wellbeing and spirituality and offer retreat participants a previous opportunity to experience ‘being together’ as a way of soul relaxation and personal renewal.

The Retreat Venue

Launde Abbey is a beautiful Retreat House and Conference Centre near East Norton, Leicestershire. Set in beautiful parkland of 450 acres on the borders of Leicestershire and Rutland, the Abbey has en-suite bedrooms, full retreat facilities; extensive cultivated gardens and a wonderful twelfth century Chapel (part of the original Augustinian priory).

Travelling by car

On the A47 (from Leicester or Peterborough), when you reach East Norton turn north (left if coming from Leicester, right if coming from Peterborough) and follow the road – and signs – for Loddington. At the T-junction in Loddington turn right; follow the road for about a mile. As you crest a hill and cross a cattle grid beside the road sign announcing “Launde” you’ll see the Abbey at the bottom of the hill on your right.Launde Abbey lies 14 miles east of Leicester and 30 miles west of Peterborough. We are easily accessible by car; the postcode for your satnav is LE7 9XB.

On the A1 (from Oakham), follow the signs to the railway station and, immediately after the level crossing, turn left (following the signpost for Leicester).  Take the second turning on your left, signposted Leicester and Braunston, and continue through Braunston village.  After about one mile turn left shortly after the Withcote sign, signposted Launde.  Cross two cattle grids and you will see Launde Abbey on the left.

Travelling by train

Oakham is the nearest station and trains stop there from Birmingham, Leicester, Peterborough or Stansted. There is, however, a limited service in the evening and at weekends.

Taxis can be booked in advance via Rutland Cabs: 01572 757891

It is also possible to travel to Market Harborough or Leicester direct from London St Pancras, although the taxi journey is longer and more expensive.  Taxis are usually available at both stations on demand.

Trains also run to Peterborough from the north of England and Scotland and London Kings Cross, with links to Oakham as above.

Travelling by bus

Unfortunately there are no bus services serving Launde Abbey.

Retreat Costs

The cost of the retreat will be £695 per person, inclusive of all accommodation and meals.


Please get in touch with  Jane or Geoff for further details. All bookings are subject to the Retreat Terms and Conditions.