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Dawn Mauricio
Meditation + Yoga

About

Dawn is a meditation and yoga teacher with a playful and dynamic approach. She is known for her smiling personality and effective balance of clear, precise instruction and mental reflection. Dawn has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005 and teaching yoga since 2006. She has completed several programs of meditation studies from True North Insight (2-year teaching mentorship), and Spirit Rock Meditation Center (18-month Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training, 2-year Dedicated Practitioners' Program). She is also a meditation retreat teacher for adolescents with Inward Bound Meditation. Currently, Dawn is a student in Spirit Rock Meditation Center's four year Dharma Retreat Teacher Training

In 2007 she co-founded the Yoga Mala Foundation, a Montreal-based non-profit organization that supports the development of yoga programs in underserved communities. Dawn is also a board member for True North Insight, a charitable organization offering a full schedule of Buddhist Insight (Vipassana) meditation retreats and courses in English and French. 

Dawn firmly believes that how we offer ourselves in practice reflects how we offer ourselves in life, inspiring her to find new ways to extend her practice beyond the yoga mat and meditation cushion - and encouraging her students to do the same.

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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

- Henry David Thoreau -

Meditation

Countless studies have shown that mindfulness meditation decreases stress, lowers blood pressure, improves brain function and the immune system, enhances sleep, and increases tolerance for discomfort and pain.

In addition to all these known benefits, it also makes you a better human being.

This may sound like a tall order, yet when you break down your seemingly one extended life into individual moments, choosing wisely and living with heart becomes more accessible.

With sustained practice, mindfulness meditation teaches you to see clearly the things you don't normally see because you're distracted, hiding, overlooking them, or running from them. When you slow down enough, the things you think matter - the superficial things - fall away, and what is revealed is how your mind functions, and how your heart responds.

This is what makes Dawn passionate about spreading the practice of mindfulness through yoga and meditation.

There are a few ways in which you can walk this path with Dawn:

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.

- Pema Chödrön -

Events

Please note that the language in which the event description is written indicates the language in which it will be taught. Bilingual events and workshops will be specified.

DECEMBER

Slowing Down: A Day of Silence
Sunday December 10 (10:30 AM - 3:30 PM) $75, Naada Yoga Montreal (5540 Casgrain Avenue, Montréal, QC H2T 1X2)
With demands and distractions competing for your attention at any given moment, gift yourself the opportunity to slow down, breathe deeply and remember what is really important. During this day of meditation, we will explore practical and accessible ways to ground the body and mind as a means to find peace, regardless of what life has in store for us. Guided meditations, Dharma talks, mindful movement and practical instructions will be offered. Please bring a lunch. Sign up here.

Rituals for Renewal: A New Year's Retreat
Friday December 29, 2017 - Monday January 1, 2018, starting at $395, Au Tournant du Coeur (1738 Chemin Scenic, Sutton, QC J0E 2K0)
Honor 2017 and greet 2018 with respect, love, and connection in our New Year's movement and meditation retreat. Andrew Bathory and Dawn Mauricio have teamed up to offer the movement and introspective practices you are yearning for, and then some. Learn, listen and laugh in an atmosphere combining community and contemplation, play and purpose. Click here for more information.

JANUARY 2018

Trouvez refuge dans la conscience, la vérité et l'amour
samedi 27 janvier (13 h 30 à 16 h 30) 40 $, Centre Yoga Santé Laval (205 Boulevard Curé-Labelle suite 102, Laval, QC H7L 2Z9)
À la base du chemin de la méditation résident l’attention que nous portons à la vraie nature des choses et notre capacité de vivre en gardant un cœur et un esprit éveillé. Des sources d’inspiration, capables d’aider ceux qui l’empruntent à demeurer dédiés à ce chemin, peuvent être trouvées dans trois refuges : le Bouddha − la conscience, le Dharma − la vérité (les choses telles qu’elles sont) et le Sangha − l’amour dans le lien. Au cours de cet atelier, nous explorerons chacun de ces refuges, examinerons notre tendance à nous tourner vers de faux refuges et apprendrons des outils et techniques pour nous aider à trouver la liberté dans notre vie de tous les jours.

FEBRUARY 2018

Expo Yoga 
Saturday February 10 - Sunday February 11, Montreal Convention Center (201, Viger avenue West, Montréal, QC H2Z 1X7)
Taking Refuge in Awareness (time and date TBD)
Awaken Presence (time and date TBD)

Aimer vos multiples facettes 
samedi 17 février (10 h 30 à 13 h 00), OLAB Yoga (310 Rue Belvédère N, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 4B1)
La méditation pleine conscience nous aide à voir que la vie est remplie à la fois de joies et de peines. Le plus tôt nous comprenons et nous acceptons cela, le plus tôt nous pourrons trouver la paix. En discutant et en pratiquant une version unique de la méditation de l'amour bienveillant, il sera possible d'explorer comment aimer nos multiples facettes et comment trouver la perfection dans l'imperfection.

Meditation 101
Thursday February 22 - Sunday February 24, Naada Yoga Montreal (5540 Casgrain Avenue, Montréal, QC H2T 1X2)
This course will explore meditation as a practice of awareness and awakening: in-class as we practice or teach, and outside the classroom in our daily lives. Meditation instruction will include seated and walking practices, as well as dyad and group explorations. We will also examine the inter-relationship of meditation, breath and asana to better understand how body, emotions, and sensations can bring us deeper into any practice form. Various forms and practices will be explored, helping each student find an approach that works best for them.

MARCH 2018

La guérison par les sentiments
samedi 17 mars (13 h 30 à 16 h 30) 40 $, Centre Yoga Santé Laval (205 Boulevard Curé-Labelle suite 102, Laval, QC H7L 2Z9)
Les sentiments contrôlent une grande partie de notre vie intérieure, mais nous en sommes souvent inconscients. En accordant une attention particulière à nos sentiments, nous pouvons commencer à voir ceux qui créent des histoires, nous effraient, nous lient, ou nous libèrent. À travers quelques méditations guidées et un discours, apprendre l'importance des sentiments, et comment les traiter habilement afin qu'aucune partie de vous ne soit laissé de côté.

APRIL 2018

iMind: Cultivating a Mindful Relationship with Technology
Sunday April 29 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM PST) by donation, East Bay Meditation Center (285 17th St, Oakland, CA 94612)
The in-between moments of waiting in line or between meetings used to be opportunities to pause and reflect, but now have become moments where we tune into the world instead of tuning into ourselves. There's no need to shun technology though; together we'll discover how it can be a fruitful part of your practice. This class will begin with a short seated meditation, followed by a discussion, and end with a meditation with our phones in hand!

MAY 2018

Cultivating Space in Body and Mind: Meditation and Self-Care
Sunday May 13 (10:30 AM - 3:30 PM PST), Spirit Rock Meditation Center (5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA 94973)
In this daylong, we will create space in the body with the self-care technique of therapy ball massage. The accessible sequences are designed to open our awareness to see that sensations, however tense they may be, are not as dense, opaque, or heavy as they may feel. Our guided meditations will explore how in much the same way our thoughts and identities are not as dense, opaque or heavy as they may seem. You will leave with lightness in body and heart-mind, your own set of therapy massage balls, and a routine you can do on your own to support your meditation practice.

JUNE 2018

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JULY 2018

Coming soon

SEPTEMBER 2018

Cultivating Space in Body and Mind: Meditation and Self-Care 
Saturday September 15 (10:30 AM - 3:30 PM PST), Spirit Rock Meditation Center (5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA 94973)
In this daylong, we will create space in the body with the self-care technique of therapy ball massage. The accessible sequences are designed to open our awareness to see that sensations, however tense they may be, are not as dense, opaque, or heavy as they may feel. Our guided meditations will explore how in much the same way our thoughts and identities are not as dense, opaque or heavy as they may seem. You will leave with lightness in body and heart-mind, your own set of therapy massage balls, and a routine you can do on your own to support your meditation practice.

 

Schedule

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Like a shadow, I am and I am not.

- Rumi -

Contact

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Please note that I am currently not taking new students for private instruction.