Mindfulness and Meditation Group Offerings

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: Jackie Carroll

Dates: Tuesdays, November 15 - December 6, 2022

Audience: Employee Only

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Lancaster Aquatics Center, Rm. 170

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Cassandra Johnson

Dates: Mondays, November 7, 14, 28, December 5

Audience: Students Only

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Student Support Services, Student Center 201-C, Student Success Center

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Jackie Carroll

Dates: Tuesdays, November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2022

Audience: Employee Only

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Lancaster Aquatics Center, Rm. 170

Registration link click here.

 

Instructor: Jackie Carroll

Dates: Tuesdays, April 18- May 9, 2023

Audience: Employee Only

Time:  12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Lancaster Aquatics Center, Rm. 170

Registration link click here.

 

Virtual 

Instructor: Jackie Carroll

Dates: Tuesdays, February 6-27, 2022

Audience: Employee Only

Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm

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, November 1-22, 2022

Audience: Open to campus

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Virtual, Zoom

Registration link click here.

Writing your way to a healthy Life: journal as Mindfulness

Virtual 

This group is for students who want to begin or deepen a mindfulness practice and learn to use journal writing to enhance physical and mental health. Focuses on learning various types of writing: reflective, expressive, spontaneous, contemplative, and more. Members are not required to read from their journal or to have a daily practice.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.

Instructor: Sharon Martin

Dates: Tuesdays, November 1-29, 2022

Audience: Students Only

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Location: Virtual, Zoom

Register through the Counseling Center to join the listserv and request a spot. (Max 10 per class)

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.

 

Virtual Drop In Opportunities not available at this time.

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.

koru retreat

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

Instructor: Jackie Carroll

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Audience: Employees ONLY

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: TBD

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.

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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.