Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)



A koru, the spiral shape of the unfurling fern frond, is the natural representation of the balance between perpetual growth and stability.  This symbol was chosen to represent the Mindfulness Meditation workshops CAPS offered a number years ago, and this has grown to a number of different workshops and retreats that offers skills in Mindfulness and Meditation, which offer the type of growth symbolized by the koru.

As our work in this area grows, with workshops offered by other departments here at Duke University and campuses across the country, Koru will also promote mindsets and life practices consistent with the concepts and skills taught in the various Koru classes.

Click below for the various offerings of Koru classes here at Duke this semester

Koru Basic:  Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Koru 2.0:  Advancing Mindfully

Koru Retreats:  Half Day Mindfulness Experience


Want to learn more about Koru? 
We asked some students who have gone through our Koru classes to talk about their experiences. Check out our videos to get their perspectives as well as learn a few techniques!

Getting Started!  Learning More About Koru Classes
Listen to students perspective on how they decided to check out the Koru classes, including some of the initial hesitations they had

Koru:  Surprises and Skills
Listen to students talk about the workshop, including things they were not expecting.   They also describe the skills they gained and how they have been useful to them.

Koru:  Changes and Lessons Learned
Listen to students discussing their experiences with Koru Mindfulness Meditation classes, including the changes they have noticed in their lives as a result of the workshop.  They also describe the lessons they have learned from their practice.

Koru Possibilities
Listen to students discuss the different possibilities they see for the application of what they learned in the Koru Mindfulness workshops.