Lewellyn house

Daylesford, vic

Upcoming retreat dates

13th-16th November, 2022
Sold Out
@Carrington House
19th-22nd March, 2023
Sold Out
29th Oct - 1st Nov, 2023
book now

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, Lewellyn House offers immersive, small group learning with unparalleled access to authentic conversations amongst colleagues and with Emily.

The location

Established Circa 1861 by Daylesford’s first parliamentarian, Henry Wheeler, the property is rich in history. The home’s garden is said to have been planted alongside that of the Wombat Hill Botanic Garden by German-Australian botanist Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller. Located in that same premier Wombat Hill precinct, lodgers will find themselves across from the distinguished Convent Gallery, and not far from the centre of Daylesford proper.

Take the morning to sit and relax over a cup of tea in Lewellyn House’s secluded, green garden or in the living room where the sound of birds spill in from the garden. The living room is kitted out with a rustic Ned Kelly fire place, vintage leather armchairs and plush couches. Sketches and paintings hang on the walls, and natural light streams in through the windows looking into the garden. 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.

Lewellyn House is located opposite The Convent Gallery and Daylesford Botanical Gardens, a short stroll to the Main Street or Sunday Market.

Upcoming retreat dates

13th-16th November, 2022
Sold Out
@Carrington House
19th-22nd March, 2023
Sold Out
29th Oct - 1st Nov, 2023
book now


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

​Accomodation details

Every one of the fashionably decorated bedrooms in Lewellyn 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

Lewellyn 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.

Lewellyn House
27 Hill St,
Daylesford VIC 3460


    3:00pm    Arrive & check in
    4:00pm    Welcome
    4:30pm    Educational talks: Self Awareness, Self Care & Self Compassion
    6:30pm    Dinner
    8:00pm    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    7:30am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am    Breakfast
    9:00am    Educational talks: Mindfulness & Burn out
    11:00am    Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Self Compassion & Resilience
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm    Free time & spa treatments
    6:30pm    Dinner
    8:00pm    Guided yoga nidra
    7:30am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am    Breakfast
    9:00am    Educational talks: Boundaries & Communication Skills
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Stress Reduction Practices & Ego Work
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm    Free time
    6:30pm    Dinner
    7:30pm    Screening of My Year of Living Mindfully
    7:30am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am    Breakfast
    9:00am    Educational talks: Holding Space & Vulnerability
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Personal Wellbeing & Self Care
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm    Group reflection and feedback
    3-4pm      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: full refund minus $100 booking & administration fee.
  • 60-89 days from start of retreat: 50% refund minus $100 booking & administration fee.
  • Less than 59 days from start of retreat: no refund *(see COVID policy)
  • 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 full refund minus $100 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 $100 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.