Koru Mindfulness

What is Koru Mindfulness?

Spiritual wellness Emotional wellness

Koru Mindfulness is a 4-week course where participants learn mindfulness and meditation skills. Through this curriculum taught by certified Koru Mindfulness instructors, you may experience less stress, better sleep, increased focus and less self-judgement. Attendance at all four sessions is required. Classes are limited to 12 students and registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Once you register, expect an email one or two days before class begins with further instructions and room number


Spring classes held in-person will have the ability to transfer to Zoom if necessary due to weather or COVID-19 restrictions. Once you register, expect an email one or two days before class begins with further instructions on where class will be held. Attendance at all four classes is expected.

WEDNESDAYS 3:30pm - 4:45pm STARTING 01/26/2022 ONLINE [REGISTER]
Teachers: Laurie Rivera
Wednesday January 26 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Wednesday February 2 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Wednesday February 9 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Wednesday February 16 3:30pm - 4:45pm

THURSDAYS 11am - 12:15pm STARTING 01/27/2022 ONLINE [REGISTER]
Teachers: PJ Nelsen
Thursday January 27 11am - 12:15pm
Thursday February 3 11am - 12:15pm

Thursday February 10 11am - 12:15pm
Thursday February 17 11am - 12:15pm

Teachers: Ben Asma
Tuesday February 1 2pm - 3:15pm

Tuesday February 8 2pm - 3:15pm
Tuesday February 15 2pm - 3:15pm

Tuesday February 22 2pm - 3:15pm

TUESDAYS 3:30pm - 4:45pm STARTING 02/08/2022 in TBD [REGISTER]
Teachers: Ginger Bryant
Tuesday February 8 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Tuesday February 15 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Tuesday February 22 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Tuesday March 1 3:30pm - 4:45pm

WEDNESDAYS 3pm - 4:15pm STARTING 03/23/2022 in TBD [REGISTER]
Teachers: Laurie Rivera

Wednesday March 23 3pm - 4:15pm
Wednesday March 30 3pm - 4:15pm

Wednesday April 6 3pm - 4:15pm
Wednesday April 13 3pm - 4:15pm

Required Reading for All Classes: The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress…and Everything Else by Holly B. Rogers (available for free via course reserve or online in the App State library).

Koru 2.0 Class

Anyone who has completed a Koru class is invited to attend a Koru 2.0 class. Koru 2.0 is the next level of Koru. You will learn a few more meditation skills and deepen your practice in community with other students, faculty and staff looking to make meditation a larger part of their lives. Registration for Koru 2.0 is by invite only. All students, faculty and staff who have completed a Koru class while at App State will receive an email with the registration link, so make sure you are checking your email. If you completed Koru at another institution, or did not receive an invite when you believe you should have, please email Elisabeth Cavallaro (cavallaroe@appstate.edu) with when you completed Koru, where you completed it (if not at App State) and the name of your instructor (if you have trouble remembering, send the information you can remember). 

Spring 2022 Koru 2.0 Class

WEDNESDAYS 5pm - 6:15pm STARTING 03/23/2022 in STUDENT UNION
Teachers: Ginger Bryant
Wednesday March 23 5pm - 6:15pm
Wednesday March 30 5pm - 6:15pm

Wednesday April 6 5pm - 6:15pm
Wednesday April 13 5pm - 6:15pm

Required Reading for Koru 2.0 Classes: Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg (some copies are available to borrow through the App State library or the Watauga County Appalachian Regional Library).

Go At Your Own Pace Meditation Classes

No time to take a full Koru class? Try out one of our 4 week Go At Your Own Pace classes. There are no scheduled meetings, and all content can be viewed on your own time. There is a one-time $3.99 fee to use the Koru app for these Go At Your Own Pace classes. 

Spring 2022 Go At Your Own Pace Meditation Classes

February class: February 3rd - February 24th: sign up by February 3rd, 8am [Register]

March class: March 1 - March 29 (no emails over Spring Break): sign up by March 1, 8am [Register]

April class: April 4 - April 25: Sign up by April 4, 8am [Register]