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Dawn Mauricio
Meditation + Yoga

Awaken Presence
Meditation Program

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Lolë White Tour
August 12

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Rituals for Renewal Retreat

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About

Dawn is a yoga and meditation teacher with a playful, dynamic, and centered approach. She is known for her boundless energy, and smiling personality that are both contagious, and motivating. Teaching since 2006, she has received certifications from Spirit Rock Meditation Center, True North Insight, Naada Yoga, and Yoga Tune Up®.

Dawn has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005, and has completed numerous silent residential retreats in Canada, the US, Thailand, and Burma, including a 3-month silent retreat at Insight Meditation Society. 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). Currently, Dawn is a student in two multi-year teacher training programs to enable her to lead silent residential retreats for both teenagers with Inward Bound Meditation and adults with Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

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 continues to be involved as a board member. She 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. 

Drawing from her deep experience in yoga and meditation, she delivers an effective balance of clear, precise instruction and mental reflection. 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.

Her teachings are consistently inspired by Pascal Auclair, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, YuMee Chung, Jill Miller, and her Naada Yoga students.

Click here to see a list of Dawn's teacher training certifications.
Click here to see a list of special events and trainings in which Dawn was a guest teacher or lecturer.
Click here to see a list of press articles in which Dawn was featured.

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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.

AUGUST

Knead Out Your Knots
Sunday August 20 (9:00-11:30am), Sukha Yoga Vermont (Church Street Marketplace, 100 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA)
From the soles of the feet to the crown of your head, you will explore micro-regions of your body with therapy massage balls, excavating tension from your joints and tissues. A full body 'rolling' session followed by a guided meditation which will allow you to leave feeling refreshed in body and mind.
Early bird price: USD $35 if you have your own therapy massage balls or USD $55 which includes a set for you to take home. (N.B.: tennis and lacrosse balls cannot be used). Register via the studio here.

Wanderlust Festival Tremblant
Friday August 25 - Sunday August 27, Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort (1000 Chemin des Voyageurs, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1T1)
Join me for ten meditation workshops offered in both English and French, for beginners and teachers alike. Click here for more details.

SEPTEMBER

Knead Out Your Knots
Saturday September 16 (4:00-6:00pm), Naada Yoga Montreal (5540 Casgrain Avenue, Montréal, QC H2T 1X2)
From the soles of the feet to the crown of your head, you will explore micro-regions of your body with therapy massage balls, excavating tension from your joints and tissues. A full body 'rolling' session followed by a guided meditation which will allow you to leave feeling refreshed in body and mind. Sign up here.

Intention et Présence
samedi 23 septembre (13 h à 16 h) 45 $, Ôm Yoga Québec (1480 Boulevard Louis-XIV, Ville de Québec, Québec, G2L 1W7)
La qualité d'une pratique personnelle du yoga ne réside pas tant dans l'exécution de prouesses physiques ou l'utilisation de techniques mentales emballantes, mais plutôt dans la façon dont nous vivons. Tout comme dans une classe de yoga où les poses sont reliées l'une à l'autre par le souffle, les actions que nous posons dans nos vies sont intimement liées par nos intentions et notre présence. Durant cet atelier, nous explorerons le contexte élargi des intentions et nous mettrons en évidence comment la pratique peut nous aider à vivre une vie pleine de sens et ce à chaque instant. Inscrivez-vous ici.

La guérison par les sentiments
dimanche 24 septembre (9 h à 12 h) 45 $, Ôm Yoga Québec (1480 Boulevard Louis-XIV, Ville de Québec, Québec, G2L 1W7)
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. Inscrivez-vous ici.

DECEMBER

Slowing Down: A Day of Silence
Sunday December 10 (10:30am-3:30pm) $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 cette 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)

MARCH 2018

La guérison par les sentiments
samedi 10 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.

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.