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Carrington House

Daylesford, Vic

Upcoming retreat dates

The retreat

Slow down the pace of life, immerse yourself in deep connections and conversations with your colleagues who really get what it feels like to try and find balance in medicine. Through our expertly led and CPD approved educational program covering mindfulness, meditation, communication skills, compassionate boundaries and self care- we will guide to finding your flow and spark. The you behind the doctor.

While all Whole Hearted Medicine retreats focus heavily on guiding you towards mindful and sustainable self care in the busy world of medicine, this particular retreat does this with an emphasis on connection.

The most intimate of all our retreats, Carrington House offers immersive, small group learning in a gentle, nurturing environment with unparalleled access to authentic conversations amongst colleagues and with your facilitator.

The location

Built in 1890, the elegant and historical Carrington House welcomes you into the heart of Daylesford. This gorgeous home provides a unique opportunity to escape the big city while remaining within a short stroll from the heart of Daylesford.

Take the morning to sit and relax over a cup of tea in Carrington House’s healthy, green garden or in the living room where light spills in from the garden to the open-plan lounge and dining area through large french doors. The house’s beautifully eclectic furnishings lend this historical Victorian building a modern edge. Charming decorations throughout add depth to every room. Light, plain walls open the space, while the brown tones of the darker wood furniture give the interior a sophisticated feel, creating a great environment for both recreation and work.

Nearby, the picturesque Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens and Convent Gallery are ideal starting points when it comes to enjoying all that Daylesford has to offer.

Upcoming retreat dates


4 Days / 3 Nights Accommodation at the gorgeous Lewellyn House

  • King or twin room with bespoke designs
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner + morning & afternoon tea)
  • Expertly curated and delivered, CPD approved educational program (*see below)
  • Comprehensive and nurturing workbook to help guide your learning
  • Gorgeous luxury gift bag featuring sumptuous gifts from women-led small businesses
  • Daily meditation master classes
  • Guided yoga nidra relaxation
  • Relaxing massage treatment
  • Mindful crafting activities
  • Picturesque Daylesford at the front door for gentle, meandering walks
  • Exclusive lifetime access to closed, supportive online community

​Accomodation details

Every one of the fashionably decorated bedrooms in Carrington House offer king beds (or twin king singles) and an en-suite. Well-lit and gorgeous, these rooms will make it difficult to get up in the morning! 
Accommodation options include:
Single room ($6400 +gst per person)
Twin share room ($4400 + gst per person)

When it comes to living around the house, the hydronic and reverse cycle heating as well as air conditioning and fans will ensure a comfortable environment all day, year-round. Put your feet up in the living room with ample chairs, tables and couches to fit a group, complete with gorgeous natural lighting or relax outside in the secluded garden. The house comes with free WiFi for general purposes.

Getting there

Carrington House is located 90 minutes north west of Melbourne. Getting to Daylesford is easy with a number of routes from Melbourne to Daylesford that travel along the Hume, Calder and Western Highways and Tullamarine Freeway, all of which will get to you Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges within an hour to an hour and a half.

Self driving is recommended and free on-street parking is available for guests.

Carrington House
16 Bridport st
Daylesford, VIC 3460


    3:00pm    Arrive & check in
    3:30pm    Welcome 
    4:00pm    Introduction to the Whole Hearted Doctor- Self Compassion, Self Awareness & Self Care
    4:30pm    Educational talks: Burn Out & Behaviour Change Psychology- Making healthy habits stick.
    6:30pm    Dinner
    8:00pm    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    7:00am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am   Breakfast
    9:00am   Educational talks: Self Compassion
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Imposter Syndrome & Compassionate Self Reflection
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm    Free time & spa treatments
    6:30pm    Dinner
    8:00pm    Guided yoga nidra
    7:00am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am    Breakfast
    9:00am    Educational talks: Understanding Yourself & Your Values & Reducing Reactivity
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Compassionate Boundaries & Effective Communication Skills
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm    Free time
    6:30pm    Dinner
    7:30pm    Screening of My Year of Living Mindfully
    7:00am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am    Breakfast
    9:00am    Educational talks: Mindfulness in Medicine & Simple Stress Reduction Practices
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Personal Wellbeing & Self Care
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm  Conclusion

Book with confidence

We support you in the following ways if you need to make changes after booking one of our retreats:
    • 90 days or more from start of retreat: we are happy to transfer your booking to another available retreat (with any difference in price paid by you or refunded by us).
    • Outside of this policy:
      • We maintain cancellation lists for all sold out retreats and where possible will do our best to share your place with those on the waitlist. If we are able to replace your booking then you will be entitled to a refund minus $150 booking & administration fee.
  • We suggest you take out travel insurance in case of injury, illness (including COVID-19) or cancellation by you. Unfortunately we cannot refund you for these occurrences outside of our Book with Confidence guarantee.
  • Please make sure you have read our full Terms and Conditions before purchase.
  • We strongly encourage you to take out travel insurance for your trip to cover you in the event of contracting COVID-19 prior to travel and not being able to attend the retreat.
  • If however you are unable to attend a retreat due to being restricted by state border closures or movement orders secondary to a COVID-19 snap lockdown we will refund you the retreat price paid minus $150 booking fee.
  • If the retreat is unable to be held due to COVID related restrictions or border closures, the retreat date will be postponed and all bookings will automatically transfer to the new date. If you are unable to attend the new date, please get in touch for alternative dates and options.

Payment information

All prices listed are plus GST. Many doctors attending our retreats have successfully used their CME/CPD allowance to pay for these. If you require a payment plan or retreat invoice for CME purposes, please get in touch with us via the contact page to discuss.
  • We suggest you take out travel insurance in case of injury, illness or cancellation by you. Unfortunately we cannot refund you for these occurrences outside of our Book with Confidence guarantee (above). Please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions before purchase.