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Dawn Mauricio
Meditation + Yoga


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 -


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 -


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.


Mindfulness for Teen (12-15-year-olds)
Saturday April 7 (11:30am-1pm) $20, Naada Yoga Montreal (5540 Casgrain Avenue, Montréal, QC H2T 1X2)
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Dénouez vos noeuds
samedi le 7 avril (14 h à 16 h), Studio Vert Prana (4365 rue St-Denis, Montréal, Québec H2J 2L2)
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Innate Presence Daylong: The Cultivation of Awareness
Sunday April 15 (10:30am-3:30pm), Naada Yoga Montreal (5540 Casgrain Avenue, Montréal, QC H2T 1X2)
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Mindfulness and Technology: Cultivating a Skillful Relationship
Sunday April 29 (9:30am - 12:30pm PST) by donation, East Bay Meditation Center (285 17th St, Oakland, CA 94612)
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Weekly Sits in the Bay Area
Wednesday, May 2 (5:40-7:10pm PST) by donation, Against the Stream POC sit (2701 Folsom St., San Francisco CA 94110)
Thursday, May 3 (7:30-9:30pm PST) by donation, co-teaching with James Baraz at Insight Berkeley (2304 McKinley Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703)

Cultivating Space in Body and Mind: Meditation and Self-Care 
Sunday May 13 (10am - 4:30pm PST), Spirit Rock Meditation Center (5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA 94973)
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Lancement du programme de méditation guidée Éveiller la présence
jeudi 17 mai (18 h à 19 h), Lolë Ste. Catherine (954 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3B 1E3)
Détails à venir.


iBme Toronto Teen Meditation Retreat
Tuesday July 10 -Sunday July 15, sliding scale. Lakefield College School (4391 County Road 29, LakefieldOntario, K0L 2H0)
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iBme Virginia Teen Meditation Retreat
Friday July 27 - Wednesday August 1, sliding scale. Serenity Ridge Retreat Center (560 Drumheller Lane Shipman, VA 22971)
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Nature + Nurture Retreat with Andrew Bathory
Thursday August 16 - Sunday August 19, $395. Oneka Elements Organic Herb Farm (Frelighsburg, QC)
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Cultivating Space in Body and Mind: Meditation and Self-Care 
Saturday September 15 (10am - 4:30pm PST), Spirit Rock Meditation Center (5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA 94973)
Information coming soon.


Rituals for Renewal Retreat with Andrew Bathory
Saturday December 29 - Thursday January 3, starting at $675. Au Tournant du coeur (1738 Route Scenic, Sutton, QC J0E 2K0)
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Like a shadow, I am and I am not.

- Rumi -


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