OCAD meditation

Fall 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.

Mondays (9):

September 18; October 16, 23, 27; November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4**
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Instructor: Dawn Barratt

Wednesdays (8)

September 13, 20; October 18, 25; November 1, 8, 22; December 6**
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Instructor: Dawn Barratt

* Schedule subject to change/addition/revision
** No Monday meditation September 25 or October 2 and 9.
** No Wednesday meditation September 2; October 4, 11; November 15, 29.

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

Monday meditation (9): $45 (only $5 per class)
Wednesday meditation (8): $40 (only $5 per class)


Complete the online Fall Participation Form & Waiver
Meditation fees are non-refundable once classes begin.
Monday and Wednesday meditation schedules are not interchangeable.


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., the business day BEFORE your chosen program begins.

Meet your instructor

Dawn Barratt

Dawn Barratt has been teaching since 2003. Having studied several styles of yoga and taught students of all capabilities, her objective is to instil a thorough understanding of the postures and how the individual can integrate them into their unique body. 

Dawn strives to provide a class that is informative, developmental, fun, and promotes a relaxed, well-functioning body and focused mind.

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