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.
Saturdays, January 19-February 9
Radical Healing Annex (2007 Chapel Hill Road), Durham
This four-week course, Koru 2.0, is appropriate for students who want to meditate in community, for anyone who has taken the first Koru class, for those who'd like a refresher course, or beginners who are ready to dive in at a slightly deeper level.
In keeping with the values of the venue, Radical Healing, this course is offered on a sliding-scale basis. Open to barter arrangements.
Saturdays, October 27-November 17
Radical Healing Annex, Durham
Koru Basic is a four-session course that will teach you the skill of mindfulness and meditation. It will also help you build the habit of using it in your life on a regular basis.
In keeping with the values of the venue, Radical Healing, this course is offered on a sliding-scale basis.
"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."