By Dr. Lisa Miller Dear Generation Z, I totally blew it. Sunday night I rushed to Miami International Airport and waited for the last flight to New York so that I could teach at Teachers College the next day. I had not heard the blasting voice on the concourse PA calling out my name to… Read more »
Posts By: Gigi Burkhalter
The start of the year can be an especially stressful time, especially for students taking a leave of absence. We’re excited and proud to highlight one of our Koru teachers this month, Kimberly Blackshear and the unique way of integrating Koru into her work at the time away office at Duke (the office that handles the leaves of absence from campus).
Since the start of the pandemic, Kimberly has been offering online Koru classes to Duke students stepping away from campus — a tricky and stressful time for students. This is a great use of Koru, and Kimberly has had good success with this program. We’d love to see other colleges try out Kimberly’s model.
Read more about her work here.
By Sheridan Wilbur What world do we want to live in? The answer might emerge more like a koan. Blake Hestir (he/him) and Ley David Elliete Cray (they/them) are both philosophers and teachers of yoga and mindfulness meditation who share a common interest in big ideas, inner transformation, and a deep concern for the well-being… Read more »
By Sheridan Wilbur Leading people might be one of the hardest calls to action. For Collin McConaghy, the certified Koru Mindfulness teacher and former team captain of the 2010 football team at University of Richmond, collaboration serves as an invaluable enhancement to teaching mindfulness. To have two teachers, you are doubling the perspectives, the metaphors… Read more »
Moving On with Mindful Magazine As we come to the end of 2017, it’s a great time to dig deep into the true meaning of acceptance. In December’s Mindful Magazine, Holly talks about acceptance in the context of large and small difficulties. It’s important not to confuse acceptance with passive resignation. Acceptance is all about… Read more »
Amal Fayad is not only bringing Koru to her students at ASU, but to her mosque as well. What is your area of work or academic field of study? I am a licensed Associate Counselor working at the ASU counseling center. I completed my Bachelors in Nutrition and my Masters in Counseling. What drew you… Read more »
As a former Student-Athlete herself, Tiara Cash of ASU hopes Koru can help other Student-Athletes with the stress of transitioning away from sport. What is your area of work or academic field of study? My degree areas are in Exercise & Wellness (B.S) and Kinesiology (M.S) with a focus on Student-Athlete well-being and transition into… Read more »
Margaret Maytan reflects on teaching Koru Mindfulness to older adults.