KORU Mindfulness

WHAT IS koru?

Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based program specifically designed with college students in mind to help in the reduction of stress and anxiety while also increasing one's sleep and self compassion.  Participants will learn specific skills that help calm and focus their mind, including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, and more!

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KORU BASIC

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

 

In-Person

 

Instructor: Kim Beatty

Dates: Thursdays, January 20 - February 10

Audience: Veterans Resource Center ONLY

Time:  2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Veterans Resource Center in Erikson Hall

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Tammy Stephenson

Dates: Tuesdays, February 1 - February 22

Audience: Students ONLY

Time:  9:00am - 10:15am

Location: Funkhouser Building Room 210 (Student Lounge)

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Kim Beatty

Dates: Wednesdays, February 2 - February 23

Audience: Students ONLY

Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: GSC C201 - Conference Room

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Ben Arnold

Dates: Wednesdays, February 2 - February 23

Audience: Open to campus

Time:  1:00pm - 2:15pm

Location: Fine Arts Library Room 220 (Study Room 9, Seminar Classroom)

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Nate Wilson and Sally Foster

Dates: Mondays, February 7 - February 28

Audience: Open to campus

Time:  4:00pm - 5:15pm

Location: Lewis Honors College Room U114

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Jackie Carroll

Dates: Thursdays, March 10 - March 31

Audience: Employee ONLY

Time:  11:00am - 12:00pm

Location:  Lancaster Aquatic Center, room 170

Registration link click here.

 

Virtual 

 

Instructor: Jackie Carroll

Dates: Fridays, January 7 - January 28

Audience: Employee ONLY

Time:  12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location:  Zoom 

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Tammy Stephenson

Dates: Sundays, January 23 - February 13

Audience: Students ONLY

Time:  5:00pm - 6:15pm

Location:  Zoom

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Kayla Gill

Dates: Tuesdays, February 1 - February 22

Audience: Open to campus

Time:  9:00am - 10:00am

Location:  Zoom

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Leisa Pickering

Dates: Thursdays, February 3 - February 24

Audience: Open to campus

Time:  3:00pm - 4:15pm

Location:  Zoom

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Cassandra Johnson

Dates: Mondays, February 7 - February 28

Audience: Open to campus

Time:  4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:  Zoom

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Kayla Gill

Dates: Wednesdays, March 2 - March 23

Audience: Open to campus

Time:  11:30am - 12:30pm

Location:  Zoom

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Leisa Pickering

Dates: Thursdays, March 24 - April 7

Audience: Open to campus

Time:  3:00pm - 4:15pm

Location:  Zoom

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Jackie Carroll

Dates: Tuesdays, April 5 - April 26

Audience: Employee ONLY

Time:  11:30am - 12:30pm

Location:  Zoom

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Cassandra Johnson

Dates: Tuesdays, April 5 - April 26

Audience: Open to campus

Time:  4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:  Zoom

Registration link click here.

 

KORU 2.0
An “advanced” class for participants who have competed Koru Basic and are eager for more mindfulness. This course also consists of a weekly, 75-minute classes taught over four weeks by a trained Koru Instructor.

 

Instructor: Marianne Young

Dates: Tuesdays, April 7 - April 28

Audience: Open to campus

Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: Virtual, but may change to in person

Registration link click here.

MINDFUL MOMENTS DROP-IN CLASSES

Perfect for those individuals wanting to see what all the talk about Koru is, as well as, participants who have completed a Koru course but are looking for instructor-led opportunities to continue their mindfulness practice.

In-Person

Instructor: Kim Beatty

Dates: 1/26, 2/23, 3/30, 4/27

Audience: Open to Off Campus Students

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Location: Gatton Student Center C201

 

 

Virtual 

Every Tuesday through December 11, 11:30 - 12:00pm 

Every Wednesday through December 11, 4:00 - 4:30pm

 

Registration for these virtual drop in opportunities will open 7 days before the class and closes 2 minutes after the start. You will be able to check-in 10 minutes before the start, and it will stay open until 3 minutes after the start.

 

If you have a request please contact Ashley Hinton.

koru retreat

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

  • For those interested in participating please contact Ashley Hinton

    Instructor: Jackie Carroll

    Date: Saturday, February 12

    Audience: Employees ONLY

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Lancaster Aquatic Center, room 170

    Registration link click here.

     

    Instructor: Jackie Carroll

    Date: Saturday, May 21

    Audience: Employees ONLY

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Zoom

    Registration link click here.

    HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT...

    • Following the registration of your KORU class your receipt will have a link connecting you directly to the KORU instructor dashboard.  Please take the time to log in to the course prior to your first offering.  This will not only allow the instructor to communicate directly to you but will also provide you FREE access to the KORU web app.
    • Don't forget to download the course textbook: "The Mindful Twenty Something. Life Skills to Handle Stress . . . and Everything Else", by Holly B. Rogers, MD.  Available here online for all UK Students, Faculty, and Staff.

    To learn more about the benefits of koru mindfulness...

    • Visit www.korumindfulness.org
    • Holly Rogers, MD's research article, "Randomized Controlled Trial of Koru: A Mindfulness Program for College Students and Other Emerging Adults", accessible at www.korumindfulness.org/evidence/
    • Course textbook: "The Mindful Twenty Something. Life Skills to Handle Stress . . . and Everything Else", by Holly B. Rogers, MD.  Available here online for all UK Students, Faculty, and Staff.

    more mindful opportunities...

    Mindful UKCC

    The UK Counseling Center's Resource Hub and Connection for all things Mindfulness at UK, in the local area, and online can be found here


    Relaxation Station

    The University of Kentucky is working toward having multiple relaxation stations on campus.  The goal of the relaxation station is to provide a FREE walk-in service to all students.  

    Student Wellness currently has three Relaxation Stations across campus, one at the Johnson Center, one in the Gatton Student Center Wellbeing expansion, and the other in the new Boone Center Student Wellbeing suite.  The Relaxation Station is a FREE walk-in service available to campus during regular operating hours.  Enjoy the free massage chair or connect with a wellness staff member to use the HeartMath Inner Balance App. Simply clip the sensor to your ear and connect it to your device using bluetooth.  Research conducted by HeartMath shows that using this technology can help you:

    • Be less reactive, think clearly and make good decisions
    • improve health, stamina and well-being
    • maintain personal balance and avoid stress and burnout
    • maximize creativity and innovation
    • boost performance and overall intelligence
    • control health rhythms to achieve the optimal performance zone (outside of the stress zone)
    • transform the physiological response to stress and quickly re-balance mind, body, and emotions for greater intelligence, creativity, and decision making ability and communication skills.

    College of Nursing BH Well - For Mindfulness videos click here.