Koru is the Maori word for the unfurling fern frond, and captures the representation of balance between growth and stability. This course, consisting of four classes, is designed to teach mindfulness and meditation skills.

Students report:

  • Experiencing less stress and more calm.
    “I am worrying less and enjoying myself more since starting Koru. I've gotten better at staying focused in the present, and I don't feel so stressed all the time.”

  • Improving their ability to be present and mindful.
    “I have found that mindfulness has pervaded my life. On and off I realize that my mind is spinning, and it has become much easier for me to take some breaths and bring my mind back to the present.”

  • Improving sleep and feeling more rested.
    “It's so much easier to fall asleep now that I have techniques for quieting my mind.”

  • Reducing self-judgment and increasing self-compassion.
    “Before I took Koru, I never noticed how much time I spent lost in negative thoughts about myself. I think that was the biggest change for me.”

This course was developed for college students and has been very well received at IUP and other universities. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome. We ask that you commit to attending all four classes when you register.

If you would like more information, please contact the Mindfulness Living Learning Community at admin-mindful-llc@iup.edu.

Koru Basic, Spring 2020


Wednesdays: March 25, April 1, 8, and 15


3:30-4:45 p.m.


Suites on Maple East, G-18



To Register

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For more information on Koru, please visit the Center for Koru Mindfulness.