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Koru Mindfulness

Koru Meditation is officially online! Sign up for a class below! 

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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 1,000 Duke undergraduate and graduate students have been trained through Koru, so you're in good company.

JOIN A CLASS

KORU BASIC

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

Dates: October 22nd, 29th, November 5th, 12th

Time: 12:00pm-1:15pm

Instructor(s): Betsy Dessauer and Jacqui McMillian-Bohler

Location: Zoom | Registration is required

*Registration opens October 11th.  To register, click here

Audience: This class is open to all current Duke students, faculty, and staff. 

Dates: October 26th, November 2nd, 9th, 16th

Time: 5:00pm-6:15pm

Instructor(s): Jordan Hale and Freddy Kenley

Location: Zoom | Registration is required

*Registration opens October 7th.  To register, click here

Audience: This class is open to all current Duke students and will have a focus BIPOC students.

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.

Stay tuned for fall Koru offerings.  

Dates: October 29th, November 5th, 12th, 19th

Time: 12:00pm-1:15pm

Instructor(s): Jennifer Valentyn and QuiAnne' Holmes

Location: Registration required. 

*Registration opens October 11th. To register, click here

Audience: This class is open to all current Duke students, faculty, and staff.

KORU RETREAT

A mindfulness retreat for students wanting to try an immersive mindfulness experience. Students must have completed a Koru course to apply. The 2021 Koru Retreat took place March 5th-7th. 

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.