Koru Mindfulness


Developed right here at Duke, Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based program specifically designed for teaching mindfulness and meditation as way to manage stress and reduce anxiety. You will learn specific skills that help calm and focus your mind, including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, and more! Over 700 Duke undergraduate and graduate students have been trained through Koru, so you're in good company.



An introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Taught as a weekly, 75-minute class over four weeks by a trained Duke Koru Instructor.

Location: Women's Center, Lower Level Crowell Building

Facilitator: Bibi Gnagno

Dates: September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

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Location: Student Wellness Center | 3rd Floor | Room 335

Facilitator: LaToya Adkins

Dates: September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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Location: Student Wellness Center, Room 144

Facilitator: Laura Andrews

Dates: September 11th, 18th, 25th, and October 2nd

Time: 10:00am - 11:15am

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Location: Gilbert- Addoms

Facilitator: Sue Wasiolek

Dates: September 23rd, 30th, October 14th, 28th

Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm

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Location: Student Wellness Center, Room 144

Facilitator: Kathy Sikes 

Dates: September 24th, October 1st, 8th, and 15th

Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM

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Location: Student Wellness Center, Room 144

Facilitator: SangHee Jeong

Dates: October 16th, 23rd, 30th, and November 6th

Time: 3:30PM-4:45PM

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KORU 2.0

An “advanced” class for students who have competed Koru Basic and are eager for more mindfulness. This course also consists of a weekly, 75-minute classes taught over four weeks by a trained Duke Koru Instructor.

Location: Student Wellness Center, Room 144

Facilitator: Kate Davies and Ciara 

Dates: September 16th, 23rd, 30th, and October 14th

Time: 3:00pm - 4:15pm

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A half-day silent, mindfulness retreat  for students wanting to try an immersive mindfulness experience.

  • Check back soon for fall 2019 dates.

What our students are saying:

"A year ago I went to CAPS due to stress and began taking prescribed medication to help me sleep at night. I don't like taking medication so wanted to find other ways to manage my life. I completed two Koru classes, began meditating on a daily basis and enrolled in a Tai Chi class at Wilson. I am no longer taking sleep aides. This has been my best semester at Duke. I basically changed my whole lifestyle. It is not about how much stress I have in my life because now I know how to manage my stress." - Dylan

Learn More About the Benefits of Koru Mindfulness

  • Visit www.korumindfulness.org
  • Holly Rogers, MD's research article, "Randomized Controlled Trial of Koru: A Mindfulness Program for College Students and Other Emerging Adults", accessible at www.korumindfulness.org/evidence/
  • Course textbook: "The Mindful Twenty Something. Life Skills to Handle Stress . . . and Everything Else", by Holly B. Rogers, MD.