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Wellness is an integration of many dimensions.

Each dimension of wellness is essential in maintaining harmony and balance in our lives.

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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.


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

KORU 2.0

An advanced class for students who have competed Koru Basic and are eager for more mindfulness. This course consists of a weekly, 75-minute classes taught over four weeks by a trained Duke Koru Instructor.


A half-day mindfulness retreat for students wanting to try an immersive, mindfulness experience. 

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

Led by numerous students and student organizations, our Moments of Mindfulness programming offers the entire Duke community with opportunities to relax, reenergize, and recharge through a variety of wellness experiences that prioritizes self-care and focusing on the present moment. 

Have an idea for a Moments of Mindfulness activity? Send us an email!

Moments of Mindfulness Schedule

Retreat from the hustle and bustle of campus life into your very own Oasis. These environmental wellness spaces offer opportunities to disconnect and recharge by using each of the 5 senses.

What you will find 

  • Massage Chairs
  • Make your own Aromatherapy Room Sprays
  • Singing Bowls
  • Chinese Baoding Balls
  • Board Games
  • Coloring Books
  • Happy Lights
  • And more!

Hours & Location

Oasis West

  • Location: Student Wellness Center, 1st Floor
  • Hours:
    • Sunday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Monday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Saturday: Closed

Oasis East

  • Location: Bell Tower Residence Hall, East Campus, Room 109
    • Entrance is across from the Field Hockey Practice Field
  • Hours:
    • Sunday: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Monday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Friday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Saturday: Closed

Extending along the side of the Student Wellness Center, this meditative garden is a calming spot for you to meander through a natural living space, leaving cares and concerns behind.

The meditation garden features a yoga deck, a labyrinth for walking meditation, and our highly sought out egg chairs.

Relax. Rejuvenate. Repeat.

Request a Wellness Workshop

We are available to facilitate discussions and present interactive workshops on a variety of wellness topics and can adapt any workshop to meet the needs of your group.

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