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Duke Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Learn skills to manage stress and reduce anxiety.

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.

Free Guided Meditations

Breathe Awareness

Belly Breathing

Listen to free guided meditations from the Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults (MIEA formerly known as Koru Mindfulness) to help you with your meditation practice. These guided meditations are specifically geared toward college students.

Visit (MIEA) for more free guided meditations

Upcoming Classes

KORU BASIC

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New classes added soon Student Wellness Center

KORU 2.0

Prerequisite: Koru Basic
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* Registration opens two weeks before the first class begins.

Class Information

KORU BASIC

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.

KORU RETREAT

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

Learn More About the Benefits of Mindfulness

Learn More About the Science Behind Gratitude

  • Research is currently exploring how the expression of gratitude can positively impact our mental health.
  • Read: "How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain" published by the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California, Berkeley

Request a Koru Class

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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