What is Koru Mindfulness?
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. Register for the section that works best for you. Class costs are covered as a part of your student fees.
Did you know studies have shown that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as medicine in the treatment of anxiety? Try it out and and see if it helps!
Koru Mindfulness Class
Thursdays 12:30pm - 1:45pm starting 2/9
Location: College of Education | Instructor: PJ Nelsen
Dates: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Mondays 2pm - 3:15pm starting 2/13
Location: Plemmons Student Union | Instructor: Elisabeth Cavallaro
Dates: 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6
Tuesdays 2pm - 3:15pm starting 2/14
Location: Plemmons Student Union | Instructor: Ben Asma
Dates: 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7
The following is required reading for all of the classes listed above (available for free via course reserve or online via Belk Library):
- The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress… and Everything Else (opens in a new tab) by Holly B. Rogers
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 invitation only. All students, faculty and staff who have completed a Koru class while at App State and accepted the Koru listserve invitation 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 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 2023 Class Schedule TBD
The following is required reading for Koru 2.0 class (some copies are available to borrow via Belk Library or the Watauga County Appalachian Regional Library):
- Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
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.