Koru was designed specifically for emerging adults (18-35ish) 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
participants are more fit and heart healthy
reduce feelings of stress, worry and fear
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 Monday nights starting July 22nd@7:30pm-8:45pm. The cost for Koru Basic, special Anniversary rate, is $67. To sign up, use the button below.
Stay tuned for upcoming dates for additional Koru Basic, 2.0, and Retreat dates.