Koru was designed specifically for emerging adults (18-30ish) and differs from mindfulness programs developed for more general populations of adults in several ways.
- Teaches mindfulness meditation as well as stress-management skills
- A brief model to accommodate the busy schedules of young adults. Taught in four, weekly, 75-minute classes.
- Highly structured with daily homework of a mindfulness log and 10 minutes mindfulness practice
- Taught in small, diverse groups
- Active teaching to address skepticism and build motivation
While Koru was designed and developed with the emerging adult in mind, it is open to anyone who feels this program would enhance or improve their skills in mindfulness and meditation.
Research on mindfulness and meditation is extensive and supports the following benefits:
- increases compassion for self and others
- reduces implicit race and age bias
- better decision-making
- participants are more fit and heart healthy
- decrease aggression
- reduce feelings of stress, worry and fear
- improved sleep
- and more!
There are 3 programs that I facilitate:
- Koru Basic: a 4 week program for beginners to meditation. The book required for Koru Basic is The Mindful Twenty-Something by Holly Rodgers
- Koru 2.0: a 4 week program for people who have already completed Koru Basic. The book required for Koru 2.0 is Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
- Koru Retreat: a 4 hour silent retreat where we participate in a variety of different meditations from sitting, to walking, to movement.
Koru Basic is currently enrolling for Tuesday nights starting July 31st-August 21st @7:30pm-8:45pm. The cost of Koru Basic is $167. To sign up, use the button below.
There is one partial scholarship available, please contact me directly if you are in need of this assistance and to find out if it is still available.
Stay tuned for upcoming dates for additional Koru Basic, 2.0, and Retreat dates.