Winter break is almost here for students everywhere, and based on my conversations with college and graduate students, it can’t come soon enough.
Folks are worn out, and looking forward to the time off to reset and create some balance in their lives.
If you are interested in doubling down on self-care over the winter break, we invite you to consider taking one of our mindfulness classes.
Mindfulness is the capacity to greet each moment with kind curiosity. It is a great strategy for lowering your stress. It also helps you turn down the dial on self-judgment. And for many of us, self-judgment is the source of a lot of suffering.
Mindfulness is as simple as pausing to listen to the sounds around you, or notice the sun filtering through the trees, or feeling the flow of your breath.
It’s very simple but not all that easy to incorporate into your life in a meaningful way. However, if you have a good teacher and a community of other folks learning along with you, it becomes quite natural.
Which is why some of our Koru Mindfulness teachers will offer mindfulness classes during December and January.
December 8, 15, 22, 29
6:00 – 7:00 pm
January 25, February 1, 8, 15
5:30 – 6:45 pm (EST)
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
9:00 – 10:30 am (MST)
January 4, 11, 18, 25
7:00 – 8:30 pm (EST)
January 3, 10, 17, 24
7:00 – 8:30 pm (EST)
January 11, 13, 18, 20
6:00 – 7:00 pm (EST)
About Koru Mindfulness
Koru classes are 4 week courses that meet for 75 minutes each week. Koru teachers are trained to offer our evidence-based curriculum to help you learn a meaningful amount of mindfulness over those 4 weeks.
Thanks to COVID, most Koru courses are online now, which means you can attend one no matter where you are.
Even if you have already taken a Koru Basic class, it can help to take it again, or try a Koru 2.0 class.
Finding a Koru Class
There are Koru teachers at over 200 different colleges and universities world wide. So if you are enrolled as a student somewhere, see if there is a Koru teacher on your campus. If so, find out if they will be teaching a class over winter break, and sign up.
If you are not enrolled as a student somewhere or if your school doesn’t have a Koru program, no problem! A number of Koru teachers are offering classes to the public over the winter break. We’ve listed those classes above, or visit this page.
I started practicing mindfulness meditation many years ago, and it transformed my life for the better, in pretty dramatic ways. This inspired me to start teaching mindfulness to the students I worked with at Duke University. Over the years I got to see hundreds of students experience the same benefits that I did when I first learned mindfulness. While mindfulness may not be the thing that works for everybody, there is a really good chance that you will feel better after a few weeks of mindfulness practice. Why not give it a try?