Ecology Retreat Centre Details

August 23 to 26, 2018 Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Retreat - Held at the Ecology Retreat Centre, outside of Mono, Ontario, near Orangeville
1)  Ecology Retreat Centre Website

 

Our meditation retreat will be held at the Ecology Retreat Centre located in Hockley Valley in Mono, Ontario just outside of Orangeville. You can read all about the centre at their website: http://ecologyretreatcentre.com

 

2)  Directions and Maps:

 

Please find directions and maps to the Ecology Retreat Centre on their website: http://ecologyretreatcentre.com/directions

ECOLOGY RETREAT CENTRE

308046 Hockley Road
Mono, ON L9W 6N2
Canada

Tel: 519.941.4560

Here is a cute little artist map of the grounds:  Ecology Retreat Centre Site Map

Here is a printable document of general driving directions:  Driving Directions to ERC

3)  Ecology Retreat Centre Features of Interest:

 

  • Hiking trails and Bruce Trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Campfire circles
  • Labyrinth
  • Streams and ponds
  • Forest, hills, fields and fruit trees

All of the above mentioned features are available for our use during the retreat. See photos and details here:  http://ecologyretreatcentre.com/facilities#AnchorOtherSpaces

4)  Accommodations:

All of our single and shared rooms will be either in the Bunkhouse or the Lodge depending on accessibility needs. Our bathroom facilities will be large and medium-sized shared facilities within which there are private stalls and private showers. Your rooms will have storage space and standing fans for your comfort. We also have available to us a lounge area with sofas and comfy chairs where we can relax together, and we have a small kitchenette to store some extra snacks and teas and goodies to enjoy in between scheduled meal times. We will have wifi available during our stay at the retreat centre and these and other details will be shared with you as we get closer to the retreat dates.

If you would like to see some photos of our retreat centre facilities please use this link:  http://ecologyretreatcentre.com/facilities#AnchorOtherSpaces

5)  Suggested Packing List:

Here is a printable document for your convenience: Suggested Packing List

a)  Meditation supplies:

  • Meditation pillow, mat, or other meditation sitting and back support supplies
  • Journal or writing pad for your meditation writings
  • Pens, markers, art supplies for your meditation journalling
  • Shawls or blankets that help you keep warm or feel supported during your meditation sittings
  • Optional: seat cushion for your chair

 

b)  Personal packing list to support your enjoyment of the Ecology Retreat Centre facilities such as trails, pool, fields and weather conditions:

  • Indoor shoes or slippers
  • All personal hygiene products including shower soap (we strongly recommend unscented products be used – it normally lessens the mosquito attraction and also supports our guests with scent sensitivities)
  • Facecloth (if it is your habit to use one)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bug spray & sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Jacket or sweater for the evenings
  • Hiking shoes (for trail walking)
  • A small flashlight (for trips to the fire circle)
  • Water bottle
  • Cell phone charger
  • Swimsuit (their pool is open May 15 – September 15)
  • Pool towel (the Ecology Centre does not allow their regular shower towels to be used at the pool)
  • Yoga mat (or rent from the Ecology Retreat Centre for $2/mat)

 

The following are the items that will be supplied to you and that you do not need to bring:

  • Bath towel (only to be used for showers and in the bathrooms, cannot be used poolside)
  • Bed linens:  blankets, sheets, pillows and pillow covers

 

 

2018 Retreat Schedule

August 23 to 26, 2018 Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Retreat - Schedule of daily events and meetings
*2018 Schedule is in progress    

Please find below a sample schedule for our retreat. The 2018 schedule will be similar, but subject to changes. We will post a finalized 2018 retreat schedule here when it is ready.

 

*We would like to request everyone please attend the items marked with an asterisk (*). All other items are optional.

Time slots that have more than one activity scheduled will each take place in separate rooms and we will discuss all the activities in detail on the first day of the retreat.

If you have any questions about any aspect of this schedule please do not hesitate to contact us.

2018 schedule *DRAFT*

Thursday, August 23, 2018

4-6 p.m.                      Arrival and check-in  in  Dining Hall

6 p.m.                          *Dinner, orientation  in  Dining Hall

8-9 p.m.                      *Talk, 20 minutes sit, Q & A  in  Meeting Hall

Friday, August 24, 2018

6:30-7:15 am.              Morning sit  in  Meeting Hall

7:30-8:30 a.m.             Breakfast

9:30-10:30                   *Meditation, announcements, talk  in  Meeting Hall

10:45-11:45                 Meditation in Meeting Hall  – OR –  Individual interviews in Teacher’s Cabin  – OR –  Individual interviews  in Creekside

Noon – 1 p.m.              Lunch

1-2 p.m.                      Break  – OR –  Group D in Creekside

2:15-3:15                    Meditation in Meeting Hall  – OR –  Group A in Creekside  – OR –  Individual interviews in Teacher’s Cabin

3:30-4:30                    Meditation in Meeting Hall  – OR –  Yoga in Creekside

4:45 – 5:45                  Meditation in Meeting Hall  – OR –  Group B in Teacher’s Cabin  – OR –  Group C in Creekside

6-7                               Dinner

7-8                               Break

8-9                               *Talk and Q & A   in  Meeting Hall

9-10:30 p.m.                Bonfire  at  Fire pit

Saturday, August 25, 2018

6:30-7:15 am.              Morning meditation  in  Meeting Hall

7:30-8:30 a.m.             Breakfast

9:30-10:30                   *Meditation, announcements, talk  in  Meeting Hall

10:45-11:45                 Meditation in Meeting Hall  – OR –  Individual interviews in Teacher’s Cabin  – OR –  Individual interviews in Creekside

Noon – 1 p.m.              Lunch

1:00-2:00                     Break  – OR –  Group D in Teacher’s Cabin

2:15-3:15                     Meditation in Meeting Hall  – OR –  Group A in Creekside

3:30-4:30                     Meditation in Meeting Hall  – OR –  Yoga in Creekside

4:45 – 5:45                   Meditation  – OR –  Meeting Hall  – OR –  Group B in Teacher’s Cabin  – OR –  Group C in Creekside

6-7                               Dinner

7-8                               Break

8-9                               *Talk and Q & A   in  Meeting Hall

9-10:30 p.m.                Bonfire  at  Fire pit

Sunday, August 26, 2018

6:30-7:15 a.m.             Meditation  in  Meeting Hall

7:30-8:30 a.m.             Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m.             Packing time

9:30-10:45                   *Meditation, short talk, Q & A  in  Meeting Hall

10:45-12:30                 *Closing  in  Meeting Hall

1 p.m.                          *Check-out of rooms, all belongings left in Lounge

1-2 p.m.                       Lunch