Mindfulness in Durham - Upcoming Courses


Befriend Yourself - Winter 2020

Thursdays, January 23-February 27


Radical Healing CASA (2003 Chapel Hill Road)

Please join me for a wintry mix of meditation practices, creative journaling prompts, self-compassion exercises, values clarification, and mindful movement. 

Cost $150. QTPOC scholarships available. 

Attendance at all classes is encouraged. If you know you will miss more than one class upon registration, please consider waiting for another series. 

Register at www.bitly.com/befriendwinter

or katrinapaigemartin@gmail.com

Befriend Yourself - Fall 2019

Tuesdays, November 5-December 10


Radical Healing CASA (2003 Chapel Hill Road, Durham) 

Please join me for the next iteration of the Befriend Yourself series I started this summer. Although this class will have some new material, the series focuses on meditation practices, self-compassion exercises, values clarification, creative writing, and mindful movement. These practices will draw from yoga, mindfulness research, attachment theory, evidence-supported therapy practices, contemporary neuroscience, and generations of cultural wisdom.

My work is built around my years as a meditator, yoga teacher/student, and social worker. In this course, I hope to co-create an anti-oppressive, justice-oriented space for us to explore the barriers (internal and external) that keep us from ourselves and each other. 

Cost: $150  Sliding scale and barter available. QTPOC scholarships available.  

Attendance at all classes is encouraged. If you know you will miss more than one class upon registration, please consider waiting for another series. 

Register here: www.bitly.com/befriendfall

 or email me at  katrinapaigemartin@gmail.com 


Mindfulness Courses in Durham, NC

Koru mindfulness, Koru, meditation

I am qualified to teach the Koru Mindfulness curriculum. Koru Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults, but is appropriate for all stages of life. A randomized, controlled trial of Koru showed that participants improved their mindfulness, got better sleep, had greater self-compassion, and reported feeling more calm. In Koru, you'll receive support from a seasoned teacher and peers as you learn how to meditate and how to bring mindfulness into your daily life. 

“Koru” is the New Zealand Māori word for the spiral shape of the unfurling fern frond. The word literally means “looped” or “spiraled”, but the shape symbolizes harmony or balanced growth, representing layered growth around around a stable center. 

What students say

"I had no intention of liking this class, and I ended up loving it." 

"Class discussions felt very open and safe."

"I've been to many classes, retreats, etc. and found her tone, precision, and conciseness easy to understand and digest." 

"As a result of this class I have begun to cultivate more intentional mindful/meditative time as a practice and not just as a coping tool." 

"I will try to slow down and enjoy the moments as a result of this class." 

"Katrina gave helpful direction to the group's disparate needs and experiences." 

"Katrina doesn't take herself too seriously and gives great feedback."

"Katrina is nonjudgmental, accepting, caring, and appreciates skepticism."