Mindfulness and Meditation Offerings on campus
There are multiple opportunities to practice meditation on campus and virtually. Whether you are looking for a guided meditation group, a course to deepen your practice, or workshops and programs that help you explore your curiosity in this space, we host a variety of options to meet community interest.
Headspace, a free meditation app for the CMU community
Student Affairs Wellness Initiatives is proud to offer current CMU students, faculty and staff a free subscription to Headspace, a meditation, movement, sleep and focus app with over 1000+ hours of content. If you have never meditated before, Headspace has a 10-day beginner’s course called the Basics that will teach you the essentials of meditation. You can also explore a variety of themes such as health, sleep, work and performance, and Headspace Pro. Use your @andrew.cmu.edu email address to log in to gain access to this new resource. Please redeem your free subscription to Headspace here.
Mindful Living Mini Course
The Mindful Living Course, 99-153, now in its third year, is offered in mini two of fall semester 2020 and mini three in spring semester 2021. It will teach participants mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and students will practice daily mindfulness. It is a three-unit, pass/no pass course and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. It will be taught virtually. Current students can enroll by searching for Mindful Living in the course catalog. For more details, please contact Angie Lusk
The Power of Rest Restorative Six-Week Program
An additional non-credit bearing virtual program series, offered in January and February 2021, opened to students, faculty, and staff, and centered around themes of managing our own anxieties and fears, setting healthy boundaries to skyrocket our confidence, feeling and being enough, and living out our dreams every day. The series was led by '04 alumna, Eliza Bishop, a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and skilled meditation practitioner. Current CMU community members that are interested in this series but were unable to attend can watch the recorded sessions here. For more details, please contact Angie Lusk
Coming this May and June, 2021:
In this disconnected world, we are excited to offer a brand new series this spring semester in May and June that supports a nature-based mindfulness practice. We welcome any CMU community member to join us for weekly, guided sessions that help you explore your connection to nature and to all living things. No previous experience needed. Participants will meet once a week over zoom to share their practice and to receive a framework for the experience and will be encouraged to explore 10 minutes of personal practice outdoors each day throughout the six week series. Please sign up here for more details and to receive further information.