Happiness Retreat 17-19th April 2020

Our Happiness retreat explores the source of true, natural happiness, what blocks it, and what can be done to remove blocks and let it shine.


Recipe for happiness retreat:

  • Key ingredient = YOU
  • Take a handful of other like minded souls (only 7 people per retreat to ensure personal experience)
  • Gently mix in a beautiful retreat centre in the heart of the countryside
  • Feed with delicious vegetarian food and a generous dollop of love
  • Warm through with 6 deep energetic Healing Sessions
  • Allow it all to sink in with questions and group discussions
  • Sprinkle it with advice around practitioners who could help going forward
  • Lap it all up and slip into a comfy bed each night for a peaceful sleep
  • Take away a big slice with Mediations and Practices to do in your own time



To come on a retreat is to immerse yourself in healing and relaxation. To get away from it all, to reset, meet new friends, walk in nature, eat outstanding food and rest and recharge with full night’s sleep could be considered enough to bring happiness in itself. On top of all this, the lasting change will come through the healing sessions.

  • Re-orientating you on a deep level to see happiness internally as your true nature, rather than searching externally through possessions, status, relationships etc. 
  • Clear key blocks that stop happiness arising naturally.
  • Bridge love and joy into your whole energy system to steer it more towards this way of being. 
  • Grounding you and taking you in meditation, out of the continuous looping of repetitive thoughts. 
  • Opening your heart and facilitating a greater sense of Love.
  • Increasing your capacity to connect with others and with nature.
  • During the healings some Practical Meditations that can be used at home will be taught, that can be used to carry on this healing. 



The principle healing technique will be Vortex Healing, which uses our essence as oneness to bring us back into wholeness. Above all, the nature of that oneness, which could also be called Divinity, the Tao, Atman, the Self…..is joy, light and love. So to experience our truest nature like this is to experience happiness. The experience we have of being a separate entity, apart from the whole introduces us to negative experiences and therefore patterning that obscures our true nature as joy and love. 


While these healing sessions will give a glimpse of our true nature, the journey to permanent realisation of this is long. We cannot in any way promise to heal all patterning and conditioning that blocks joy and happiness. We can make significant inroads, help you on the path and give you essential tools to speed your way. Ultimately you will need to take responsibility for this journey. So the purpose of this retreat is to help you do that, whether it is giving a boost to an experienced meditator, or giving a map to someone starting out. 

Questions and discussions around practices and issues raised in the healing sessions will greatly help to consolidate the healing and bring your awareness into what needs to be done in the future. 


I have been studying yoga and meditation for 20 years and have learnt and experimented with many different healing techniques and processes. As a result, all that I have learnt has become supportive in an overall understanding of holistic healing.

I was delighted when, 9 years ago I discovered Vortex Healing which affirmed and included so many parts of what I had learnt but added considerable additional possibilities. About then my journey in setting up and growing West Lexham as a retreat centre started and that healing journey has run parallel to building the business.


For me life gives you exactly the challenges that you need to heal and certainly West Lexham has been full of challenges. For me it has been a Dharmic path, in that walking it has necessarily brought up the parts of me that need healing and provided the right circumstances to facilitate that healing. So studying Vortex Healing which is both a way of healing and awakening to our true nature, has optimised these opportunities.

I am very pleased therefore that the time has come for me to be able to offer some of what I have learnt as Healing Retreats in the Centre that I have built. Having been to and worked on countless retreats over the years, it had become very obvious  how nurturing and beneficial the right setting, environment and content can be for people. I have also been exposed to many of the techniques that are available nowadays for healing. So it is very fulfilling to be able to distill all that learning into a truly effective retreat series that I feel sure will create lasting change for participants. 


Vortex Healing is healing lineage that is around 5600 years old. At its core, is a relationship with the divine, the oneness that is all creation. The divine energy and consciousness of this, is the power behind the healing tools which heal the wounds of separation while bringing us back to wholeness. Consequently the healing techniques are very powerful and because of the divine intelligence behind them targets the precise and deepest areas that need attention, for maximised benefit.


Vortex healing seeks to map out the human energetic anatomy in as much detail as the medical sciences map out the physical anatomy. Consequently Vortex healing corresponds to, and also works on, systems set out in other ancient medicines such as the chakras in Ayurveda, and the meridians in Chinese Medicine. Vortex Healing brings together all these and previously uncharted parts of the energy system to be able to offer detailed protocols for a variety of illnesses from knocking out viruses, to treating allergies, to energising particular organs, to working on emotional issues such as fear and anger.


With such broad possibilities Vortex Healing is best considered a healing art. However, even with the scientific discipline and detail of Vortex healing, the human energy system is so complex and the causes of any issues worked on so multifaceted and networked, and the ways of treating the illness so numerous; it comes down to the individual healer to intuitively work with the recipient and healing energies. Since those healing energies have their own intelligence the results are astoundingly effective. Thus the great joy of Vortex Healing is also that while you may be treating a specific thing with a great deal of focus, the divinity you are working with is  always looking to evolve the system as a whole, to move towards the ultimate spiritual goal, a return to wholeness through awakening to our true nature as That. 


The retreat will run from 16.00pm Friday 17th April until 16.30pm 19th April 2020

Price includes all food, snacks and hot drinks.

Ensuite bedroom prices:

£495pp (single occupancy) – £435pp (double or shared twin room)

If you would like to book a bell tent or treehouse please let us know.

To book or enquire please give us a call on 01760 755602 or email us at [email protected]



16.00 – 17.00 Arrive

17.00 – 18.00 Settle in

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner

20.00 – 21.00 Introduction & Group Healing 



9.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 11.00 Talk & Group Healing 

11.00 – 12.00 Tea break 

12.00 – 12.30 Talk & Group Healing 

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Free time & walk in nature

15.00 – 16.00 Group Healing 

16.00 – 17.00 Tea Break 

17.00 – 18.00 Talk & Group Healing 

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner



9.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 11.00 Talk & Group Healing 

11.00 – 11.30 Tea break 

11.30 – 12.30 Talk & Group Healing 

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Free time & walk in nature

16.00 – 16.30 Closing session 

16.30 on          Depart 


Related retreats by Edmund Colville:

Inner Peace Retreat Friday 17-19th July 2020

Unleashing Creativity Retreat Friday 20-22nd November 2020