Koru Mindfulness studentsOver 10 years of teaching mindfulness to college aged adults.

The Koru Mindfulness program was developed over the course of a decade by psychiatrists Holly Rogers, MD & Margaret Maytan, MD to bring the benefits of mindfulness to the college students they worked with at Duke University’s student counseling center.

We offer a Curriculum

Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. The curriculum consists of three components:

KORU BASIC: An introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Taught as a weekly, 75-minute class over four weeks by a trained and certified Koru Teacher.

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

KORU RETREAT: A half-day silent, mindfulness retreat  for students wanting to try a more intense mindfulness experience.

To learn more about the complete Koru Basic curriculum, purchase the book, Mindfulness for the Next Generation (Oxford University Press, 2012).

See the evidence backing our curriculum

We Train Teachers

The Center for Koru Mindfulness trains and certifies individuals to teach the Koru Mindfulness curriculum. The Koru Mindfulness faculty are the originators of Koru, with years of experience teaching mindfulness and working with young adults.

The Center also provides resources and support for certified Koru teachers, helping them to establish Koru Mindfulness programs for the college students they serve.

Certified Koru Mindfulness teachers are trained to offer all 3 components of the Koru Mindfulness curriculum and have access to all the materials they need to develop, market, and teach Koru Mindfulness. See where our teachers are teaching.

Learn more about our teacher certification program