Koru Mindfulness and Meditation Training

Open Your Mind. Manage Your Stress! Learn mindfulness and meditation in just four weeks at Kent State!

Discover how to incorporate mindfulness skills and meditation into your life to better manage stress during a free, four-week, 75-minute mindfulness class at Kent State University.


Kent State of Wellness, a university-level initiative to promote health and wellness, is offering Kent State faculty, staff and students the opportunity to learn Koru Mindfulness, an evidence-based training specifically designed for emerging adults.

Register for Koru Mindfulness Training


Classes are facilitated by trained Koru Mindfulness instructors. Participants have access to the free ebook through the University Library.


FALL 2020

Koru Basic:

october CLASSES:

Koru Basic: Thursday Evening Class -- Virtual
Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22 (5-6:15 p.m.)

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Koru Basic: Tuesday Afternoon Class -- Virtual
Oct. 20, 27, and Nov. 3 and 10 (12:30-1:45 p.m.)

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Koru Basic: Wednesday Afternoon Class -- Virtual
Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11 and 18 (5-6:15 p.m.)

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Koru Basic: Monday Evening Class -- Virtual
Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23 (4:30-5:45 p.m.)

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Koru 2.0

October/November Classes:

Koru 2.0: Wednesday Evening Class -- Virtual (Must have completed Koru Basic to enroll)
Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 (5-6:15 p.m.)

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Koru 2.0: Thursday Afternoon Class -- Virtual (Must have completed Koru Basic to enroll)
Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, and 19 (noon-1:15 p.m.)

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Koru Retreat

Koru Retreat is a half-day silent retreat for students, faculty and staff. The retreat is designed to be a useful experience for anyone who has already taken one or more Koru classes, as well as students who are brand new to mindfulness.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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Check back often for newly added sessions.

Benefits of Koru Mindfulness

Students who practiced Koru Mindfulness were found to be:

  • Less stressed;
  • More mindful;
  • More rested; and
  • Reported greater self-compassion.

Kent State faculty and staff can use these skills for themselves, and also help their students become more mindful and better manage stress.


Need More Information?

If you have questions, email Melissa Celko at mcelko1@kent.edu.


Additional Resources


Learn more about Koru Mindfulness


Learn more about Kent State’s Meditation Across Campus


Learn more about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program