OCAD meditation

Winter 2017

Use this time as an opportunity to acquire mental, physical, and spiritual capacity to enjoy life to the fullest. No experience necessary. Classes are coed and open to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Reduce stress, heighten energy levels and build character, health and presence through stillness and self-inquiry. Together, we will explore various meditation techniques each week combining breath, mudra (hand position) and mantra (chant). We will spend a brief moment on physical warm-ups so we are better able to find a comfortable seated posture.

Drop-in / Pay-as-you-go

Once program pre-registration concludes, we will determine, based on how many participants sign up in advance—and instructor’s discretion—if and when drop-in meditation will happen.

Drop-in / pay-as-you-go opportunities for winter 2017 will occur as follows, per the dates below:

Morning Yoga: 9:00 AM
Meditation: 10:15 AM
Afternoon Yoga: 12 noon and/or 1:30 PM

Cost: $5 cash only, exact change payable BEFORE class begins. A paper waiver (provided at location) must be signed also.


Wednesday mornings (9 classes)*
January 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Dawn Barratt

* Schedule subject to change/addition/revision

Classes will be conducted in Room 187, Level 1, 100 McCaul Street (MCA). Classes are limited to maximum 20 participants and require a minimum of five pre-registered meditation students to run.

Program fees for students, faculty/staff and alumni

$45 (only $5 per class)


Complete the online participation and waiver form.
Meditation fees are non-refundable once classes begin.


Pay fees at the Cashier:
Level 7, 230 Richmond St. West
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring your receipt to Brent Everett James, Campus Life Coordinator: 
Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) OR scan/photograph your receipt and email it as proof of payment.


Sign up (AND submit receipt of payment) by
4:00 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2017.

Meet your instructor

Winter meditation classes will be conducted by morning and afternoon yoga instructor, Dawn Barratt!

What to wear/bring

Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a comfortable cushion or blanket. Additional support from chair or seated against wall is welcomed and encouraged.


Campus Life 

Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West