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