Yoga in the Hockley Valley, in connection with Merit Travel

Spring trilliums at Ecology Retreat Centre

*April 11-April 14 or April 12-14, with Mar Jean Olson and John Campbell

Give yourself the gift of time and space to breathe and release.

The location offers us plenty of opportunities, whether walking the labyrinth, hiking the trails, checking out the orchard, quiet reflection–you choose. We use the Main Meeting Hall for yoga and the Lodge for our sleeping quarters. The Hall nestles amongst trees, and the Lodge provides 20 bedrooms.

There’s plenty of delicious vegetarian food. Special meals can be provided at extra cost and must be ordered 1 week prior – please contact the Studio if you require special meals.

What to bring? Your own yoga mat and an extra blanket if you can. The Centre provides bedding, pillows, and towels. Bring a flashlight if you have one. There’s no need for make-up, perfume, shaving, or jewellery.

Thursday – Sunday: Single, $695, Shared, $620, for 3 nights accommodation and 9 vegetarian meals (plus the Studio yoga fee of $285)
Friday – Sunday, Single, $495, Shared, $435, for 2 nights accommodation and 6 vegetarian meals (plus the Studio yoga fee of $195)
*Note: There are limited places for Friday-Sunday. If you wish to attend for 2 nights please contact the Studio to confirm availability before you make your payment. There is space for 19 participants only.

Registration is accepted on receipt of the Studio portion of the payment for yoga, $285/3 nights or $195/2 nights, non-refundable. An e-transfer to is best; we also accept cash, cheques, debit, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal.

For room assignments and more information, please contact the Studio at

Please register with the Studio, then contact Wendy Reis to make your accommodation and meal payment (Single $695, Sharing $620, for 3 nights or Single $495, Sharing $435, for 2 nights). In your communication with Wendy, please indicate the name and date of the Retreat. (Merit Travel,, 416 345-9726 x5320, 111 Peter Street, Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M5V 2H1, TICO-registered #50017680)


We may arrive anytime after 3 pm.
5:00-6:20pm Opening and yoga
6:30 Supper
8:00 Evening meditation
9:15 Closing chant

Friday and Saturday
6:30am Wake-up bell
7:00 Walking meditation
7:15-8:00 Pranayama and sitting meditation
8:15 Breakfast in silence
Explore, shower, rest…..
10:00 Bell
10:15-12:15pm Yoga
12:30 Lunch
Free time
3:00 Bell
3:15-5:00 Yoga
5:00-5:30 Sitting and guided meditation
6:00 Supper
7:30 Evening meditation and Yoga Nidra
9:00 Closing chant
Silence until campfire

6:30 Wake-up bell
7:00 Walking meditation
7:15-8:00 Pranayama and sitting meditation
8:15 Breakfast in silence
10:00 Bell
10:15-12:15pm Yoga
12:30 Lunch


(52 km from 401 & Airport Road) From Hwy 401 go North on Hwy 400. From Hwy 400 exit onto Hwy 9 (to Orangeville) Drive West on Hwy 9 for 32 km to Airport Rd (at Mono Mills, traffic light) Go North (right) onto Airport Road and continue for 7km. Turn West (left) onto Dufferin Rd 7 (aka County Road 7 or Hockley Road) at the amber flashing light. Drive 2.5 km to the ERC sign and turn left up the driveway. The first building on the right is the Dining Hall, parking is on the left, or continue up to the Lodge to unload.

Ecology Retreat Centre, Mono, Ontario, L9W 6N2 Tel: (519) 941-4560. For driving directions from other locations please check the Ecology Retreat Centre website at

If you must cancel your trip, the yoga portion will be refunded by EMYS upon receipt of written notice, according to the following timelines:
– More than 30 days prior to departure date, 50% refund
– Fewer than 30 days prior to departure date, no refund

If you must cancel your trip or the Studio does, because of Covid, 90% of the yoga portion will be refunded by EMYS upon receipt of written notice or a full credit will be held for another retreat, classes, workshops or Teacher Training.

Cancellation policies for accommodation and meals are at the discretion of Merit Travel and the retreat centre. The Studio is not responsible for any refunds for accommodation or meals.

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