MDPAC 2024 Fall Retreat

4:00 PM Nov 8 - 1:00 PM Nov 10, 2024

The Mind and Body Sensing and Creating: Physician Self-Care

Location: Ecology Retreat Centre Hockley Valley
              308046 Hockley Road, Mono ON L9W 6N2

Facilitators: MDPAC Committee/Members and Beth Foster


Continuing Our Journey!

How do we put our burdens aside, return to our true selves and connect with humanity?   Through practices that focus our awareness on our minds and bodies we can creatively enter this journey. As we enter this enchanted forest of the Hockley Valley we can bathe in the enjoyment of nature, laughter, music, movement and exploration and then bring it home for ourselves, our families and our patients.  We will be led through Improv, Expressive Arts, Poetry and Sound, and Movement.  Beth Foster will once again bring us into our stillness through Forest Bathing.

The retreat centre will be for our exclusive use including the surrounding forest i.e. hiking trails, fire pit and for the cold plunge crowd, the spring fed pond!  All participants will have their own rooms, all the food is made in the on-site kitchen and dietary needs can be met.




7:00-9:00 PM      Land Acknowledgement with Inge Winslow

                            Introduction with Cathy Cameron

                            Improv with Cathy Cameron


9:00-10:30 AM and 11:00 AM-12:00 PM    Expressive Arts with Heidi Walk

1:30-4:30 PM    Forest Bathing with Beth Foster

7:00-9:00 PM   Poetry and Sound with George Lewis


9:00-10:30 AM   Meditative Movement with Jackson Lin

11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Wrap up and integration of modules, shared experiences and feedback on the weekend


Limited to 22 participants.

COVID COMPLIANCE: Participants must agree to comply with Ontario Public Health Guidelines and to follow the systems and protocols in place at the venue.



Cancellation by registrants must be received by September 1 2023 for a full refund. Cancellations received between September 1 and October 1 will receive a refund less a $50 admin fee. Refunds received after October 1 and no shows will be responsible to pay the full fee.

If the event is cancelled by MDPAC or the Centre due to restrictions imposed by Ontario Public Health Guidelines, all registration fees will be refunded in full.



Approved for 12 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 2 hours of MDPAC CCI credits



Registration fee includes full program fees, single room and meals


$625 Early bird fee (Before September 1 2024)
$675 Late fee

$700 (Available after September 1 2024, if space permits)




Member - Early Bird $625.00Register now
This registration type is restricted to members.
Non-Member $700.00Register now