In our fast-paced society it can be difficult to focus on the present and enjoy life, but practicing mindfulness can help.
Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose, non-judgmentally, with curiosity and acceptance to the present moment. Research studies on mindfulness practice have been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety, and increase resiliency, wisdom, and authenticity.
Hokie Wellness offers a variety of opportunities for students and employees to learn about and practice mindfulness.
Mindful Mondays are held every Monday from 12–1 p.m. at the Solitude House, 705 West Campus Drive, and are open for students and employees to drop in throughout the semester based upon their availability.
Koru Mindfulness is a curriculum designed to teach mindfulness, meditation, and stress management. Students and employees can discover the importance of mindfulness and learn and practice techniques at the Koru Mindfulness series, which is offered multiple times throughout the semester.
A half-day Koru mindfulness and meditation retreat is also available to students and employees. The retreat is open to beginners and those with more experience. Learn more.