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Dawn Morgan 

Meditation and Hatha Yoga


Area of Expertise: Shamata and Tonglen Meditation Instruction, Pratyahara,  Pranayama, Standing Asanas, Isometrics and Somatics


Dawn Morgan Yoga Teaching Hours; as of 31 Dec 19 : 9,712 hours since certification in 2002; including NDSU credit classes held at the Spirit Room with developed curriculum for Yoga I – “Introduction to Yoga,” and Yoga II –  “Creating a Personal Yoga Practice”


Dawn Morgan Meditation Teaching and Leading of Meditation Retreats; as of 1 Jan 15: 

1,404 hours weekly classes, 120 hours leading retreats


Shambhala Meditation Training: Minneapolis Shambhala Center – Meditation and Mindfulness Training based upon the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (These are called “levels” and the student must complete one before going on to the next.  They are held at intervals so there may be as much as 3 or 4 months before the next level.  Each weekend consists of Friday evening, Saturday 9:00 to 6:00 and Sunday 9:00 to 5:00. I have completed all 12 levels and have graduated)


Level 1- The Art of Being Human; 2- Birth of a Warrior; 3- Warrior in the World; 4-Awakened Heart;        5- Open Sky;    6- The great Eastern Sun;    7- Windhorse;    8- Drala;   9- Meek;    10- Perky;    11- Outrageous and Inscrutable;    12 - Golden Key

Atma Yoga Retreat- Christopher Baxter – Sioux Falls, SD, September 2000


Yoga Teacher Training – Christopher Baxter- November 11, 2001 – certificate – 9 month program 200 hours.  Kripalu based.


Reverend Eko Noble – spiritual director of the Shignon Vajrayana Sangha, Bellingham, WA, 2-day Full Moon Meditation retreat – July 2003 (held at Spirit Room)


Vajra Yoga with Jill Saterfield of Tibet House in NYC, – Yoga Retreat –Shambhala Mountain Center, Colorado- July 2003

Viniyoga ~ April 23, 24, 2004 Carolyn Hedin – Bluewater Yoga Studio, Redwing, MN (held at Spirit Room)  Viniyoga -Personal student of Kausthub Desikachar

Venerable Bhante Henepola Guraratana ~ Founding Abbott of the Bhvana Meditation Society, Author of “Mindfulness in Plain English”- Evening at the Spirit Room, Nov 1, 2006


Lloppon Rechung from Mipham Shedra in Boulder, CO: “The Four Noble Truths” Two-day retreat ;March 2007 (held at Spirit Room)


“Yoga Body, Buddha Mind”- Cindi Lee – Yoga Retreat- Shambhala Mountain Center- July 2007

American Meditation Society – Founder, Ananda Yoga Gururaj- Vidya Anderson- President One month residency at Spirit Room, September 2009

Terger Meditation Center, Minneapolis      July 29-July 31, 2010- Facilitated by Cortland Dahl,  “Joy of Living-Level 2 - “Opening the Heart” – Meditation Retreat with dharma talks by Yongey Mingyer


American Meditation Society- Vidya Anderson, September 23 & 25, 2010 – (Spirit Room)

Anusara Yoga ~ Carol Murie ~ Grand Forks, ND, two-day workshop Jan 19, 2011

Yoga Teacher Certification Program held at Spirit Room 2016


Dream and Sleep Yoga: Teachings from the Bon Mother Tantra with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche at the Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, CO 6/1/18- 6/4/18

Led meditation retreat, “Ordinary Magic,” Jan 1, 2020 at Spirit Room

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