Board of Directors

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Sandy Gray
has retired from her work as an organizer, program developer and manager/director with a variety of non profit, charitable organizations, having worked in Ontario and internationally. Her formal training is in Environmental Studies and Sociology, and she continues to nurture a love of natural environments. She has a strong interest in yoga and is a certified yoga teacher. Sandy has a longstanding commitment to meditation, and has been a member and volunteer with Springwater Centre for Meditative Inquiry since the first retreat held at the Centre in 1985. She lives with her husband in the beautiful Thousand Islands.
Daryl Lynn Ross
Daryl Lynn Ross
is a founding member of TNI, a Guiding Teacher and President of the Board of Directors. She has been engaged in meditation and other contemplative practices for 40 years, most especially Buddhist teaching and meditation, and Christian contemplation as well. She has practiced with Tibetan, Insight (Vipassana) and Non-dual teachers. (more ...)
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David Schouela
is a graduate in business administration from the University of Western Ontario. Born in Montreal, Canada, David worked for a family banking and real estate enterprise for 20 years before retiring to pursue his life-long interest in yoga and meditation. He has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1996 and has been teaching yoga since 2001. David brings to his teaching the integration of Buddhist mindfulness and insight meditation with classical yoga practice.  David is a co-founder of TNI.
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Steven Hick
former social work professor and founder of War Child Canada, dove into the Dharma full-time in 2005. He has since founded the Ottawa Insight Meditation Community and now teaches insight meditation with an emphasis on reducing the stress in our daily life. He is Director of MBSR Ottawa where he established MBSR teacher training in Manitoba, Newfoundland and Alberta. Steven has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1979 with a variety of teachers, including Matthew Flickstein, Adyashanti, Bhagavan Shanmukha and Thich Nhat Hanh.
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Dawn Mauricio
discovered yoga in 2000, meditation in 2005, and through years of practice, her journey has evolved into a broad vision to share, connect, and create community. In 2007 she founded the Yoga Mala Foundation, a Montreal-based non-profit organization that supports the development of yoga programs in communities in need. Dawn is a yoga and meditation teacher.
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Roxanne Dault
has a full life! Devoted to yoga for the last 15 years and to Vipassana meditation for nearly 10 years, the spiritual path is at the centre of her life. She practices regularly in Asia and America with many teachers such as Joseph Goldstein, Michele McDonald, Sayadaw U Paññananda, Daryl Lynn Ross, Pascal Auclair, Ajay Pal Singh and Jaya Ashmore. She has been involved with True North Insight for many years and manages a few retreats every year. She is also a Web Project Advisor.