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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 3pm - 4:15pm STARTING 03/23/2022 in Levine Hall [CANCELED]
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).

Spring 2022 Mindfulness Retreat

Join us on Sunday March 20th for a 4 hour silent meditation retreat. You'll be guided through several different kinds of meditations, including breath awareness, walking and eating meditation. The retreat also features a restorative, relaxing yoga session. Come experience the calming effect that being in silence together can bring. 

Space is limited and registration is required.

When: March 20th, 1pm - 5pm
Where: Mt. Mitchell Group Fitness Room (3rd Floor Plemmons Student Union)


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 ( 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). 

No Spring 2022 Koru 2.0 Class. 

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

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