Virtual Basic KORU Mindfulness Course
The UAMS Mindfulness Program is pleased to offer a donation-based virtual Basic KORU Mindfulness Course to the public.
This course will teach Mindfulness skills to help participants fully experience life moment-to-moment with kindness and without judgment. It will help participants learn to reduce stress and increase self-compassion while finding balance in life.
KORU Mindfulness is a Mindfulness program that is popular and widely used on many college campuses in the U.S. It was developed by Dr. Holly Rogers, a psychiatrist from the Duke University Student Counseling Center, and her colleagues. KORU Mindfulness is now an intendent organization with hundreds of teachers worldwide. Although this course was developed for “emerging adults”, it is beneficial for all age groups.
Basic KORU Mindfulness
Basic KORU Mindfulness meets online once a week for four weeks for 75-minute sessions. The class size is between 5 -15 students. Participants are taught Mindfulness skills and also engage in group discussions each week.
Skills taught include:
- Breath Meditation
- Belly Breathing
- Dynamic Breathing
- Body Scan
- Walking Meditation
- Gatha Meditation
- Guided Imagery
- Labeling of Thoughts
- Eating Meditation
- Labeling of Feelings
The required text for this course is, “The Mindful Twenty-Something,” by Holly Rogers, M.D., which will be provided free to registered participants.
Participants are expected to practice Mindfulness meditation for at least 10 minutes a day. They will have access to the KORU Mindfulness app, which is free to registered participants. The app includes recordings of guided meditations, ways to log meditations, and allows participants to communicate with the instructor. Participants will continue to have access to the app after the course is completed.
Koru Mindfulness 2.0
Koru 2.0 is an advanced mindfulness course for students who have completed Koru Basic and are eager for more mindfulness. Further your practice and deepen your skills with Chair Yoga, Loving-Kindness meditation, and a short silent retreat. The required text for this course is “Real Happiness” by Sharon Salzberg.
All Koru Mindfulness courses are donation-based. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, The UAMS Mindfulness Program equips our students, faculty, staff, and people all over Arkansas with mindfulness tools to help them lead calmer, more focused and healthier lives with less stress and more compassion.
As a thank you, you will receive a Mindfulness Program t-shirt + “The Mindful Twenty-Something.”
Paying it forward donation: $125
As a thank you will receive a Mindfulness Program t-shirt + “The Mindful Twenty-Something.”
Goodwill Donation: $50 – $75
As a thank you, you will receive a copy of “The Mindful Twenty-Something.”
|Course Name||Date||Time||Instructor||Location||Registration Link|
|Basic Mindfulness||11/28/2023-12/19/2023||5:30-6:45p||E. Widner||online||Link|
|9/06/2023 – |
|11:30a – |
|Koru Mindfulness (Basic)||9/11/2023 –|
|Koru Mindfulness (BIPOC)||10/2/2023|
|Koru Mindfulness (Basic)||10/7/2023|