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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.


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)
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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)
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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)
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Expo Yoga 
Saturday February 10 - Sunday February 11, Montreal Convention Center (201, Viger avenue West, Montréal, QC H2Z 1X7)
Awaken Presence (Saturday, February 10 2-3:30pm)
Taking Refuge in Awareness
 (Sunday, February 11 11:30am-1pm)
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Aimer vos multiples facettes 
samedi 17 février (10 h 30 à 13 h 00), OLAB Yoga (310 Rue Belvédère N, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 4B1)
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Meditation 101
Thursday February 22 - Sunday February 24, Naada Yoga Montreal (5540 Casgrain Avenue, Montréal, QC H2T 1X2)
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MARCH 2018

Atelier de méditation
samedi 3 mars (13 h 00 à 16 h 00) 45 $, Yoga 3 (1259 rue Hart, Trois-Rivières, Québec  G9A 4S4 Canada)
Détails à venir. 

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)
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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)
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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)
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JULY 2018

iBme Toronto Teen Meditation Retreat
Tuesday July 10 -Sunday July 15, sliding scale. Lakefield College School (4391 County Road 29
LakefieldOntario, K0L 2H0).
Details coming soon.

iBme Virginia Teen Meditation Retreat
Friday July 27 - Wednesday August 1, sliding scale.
Details coming soon.


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)
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Like a shadow, I am and I am not.

- Rumi -


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