THE TEAM Frome insight was set up in 2017 by Lauren Goodey and Matthew Thacker.
Lauren Goodey has been training in the insight tradition since 2011, taking part in many short and long term silent retreats at Gaia House, and a month long solitary retreat in the wild. Lauren works as an artist, organiser and facilitator and is currently training under theCommunity Dharma LeadershipProgramme, at Gaia house, mentored by Kirsten Kratz. Lauren completed a training in Awakening Joy in 2019, and is certified to teach by James Baraz.
Matt Thacker has been meditating since 2001 and over the years has trained in various traditions. In recent years he has been engaged specifically in Insight Meditation through London Insight and Gaia House. Matt completed a training in Awakening Joy in 2019, and is certified to teach by James Baraz.
Nic Johnson has been meditating since 1980, starting with a humming meditation at a Rajneesh centre in London and moving on to Transcendental Meditation in 1984. In her 40's and with more time on her hands as children grew up, a chance visit to Gaia House in Devon in 2004 started a practice in Buddhist Meditation. Meeting with Bhante Bodhidhamma at a day retreat in Oxford inspired her daily practice in the Mahasi tradition and retreats at Satipanya or Gaia house as often as possible.