Storied Tour of Iceland

Iceland coast

July 2–11, 2019, with Monica Voss and Larissa Diakiw
in association with Merit Travel

Iceland is one of the most literate societies in the world and its stories reflect its exotic and mysterious landscapes. Absorb them both guided by Monica Voss and Larissa Diakiw.

We will practise body and sense awareness daily in yoga, and experiment with a variety of imagination and reflective writing exercises to discover our own stories in the landscapes. We’ll read, hike, tour, photograph, stretch, breathe the freshest air in the world and soak in geo thermal pools. 

Join us on this adventure for body and mind!

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Monica Voss has been a student and teacher of yoga for over 40 years. In addition to co-owning and teaching at Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto, Canada, Monica conducts workshops, retreats and teacher training internationally.

Larissa Diakiw is a writer, living and working in Toronto. Her creative non-fiction can be found in Brick, Hazlitt, and has been anthologized in Best Canadian Essays of 2017. Her other work has been published in the Walrus, Guts Magazine, and Joyland. She studied Creative Writing at Concordia University, and attended the Nonfiction Writers Residency at Banff Center for the Arts. She is compelled by the therapeutic, healing power of art, and committed to guiding people through the practice of creative self-expression.

The Studio portion of your payment ($750) is due now. There will be approximately 2 hours of yoga practice and 2 hours of reflective writing daily at Frost and Fire Guesthouse (and elsewhere as possible). For more information, please contact Monica Voss,

Following registration with the Studio, contact Kevin Choong at Merit Travel (, 416 345-9726 x5317, 111 Peter St, Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M5V 2H1, TICO-registered #50017680) to book your accommodation package at Frost and Fire in Hveragerdi for July 2-5 and three nights in Northern Iceland, July 5-8. Three nights in Reykjavik, July 8 – 11 are at extra cost.
Single room $1695 (sometimes with shared bathroom)
2 sharing room $1395 (pp) (with shared bathroom)

All prices listed are in Canadian Dollars.
NB – Merit Travel cannot guarantee a roommate for those without. If you request to share, you must be prepared to upgrade to single at the higher rate.

Flights can be booked with Kevin Choong at Merit Travel, through your own travel agent or on the web (

Flights to and from Iceland, flight cancellation and medical insurance, domestic transportation and guided excursions, treatments, snacks, drinks, gratuities, most meals in Hveragerdi, Akureyri and Reykjavik and accommodation in Reykjavik.

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 120 days prior to departure date,  50% refund
Fewer than 120 days prior to departure date, no refund

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

*Please note: The cost of visiting Iceland is high. Their currency continues to gain value. The rates quoted here reflect the exchange rate as of June, 2018. We reserve the right to alter the prices listed above.