Spring 2018 Programming

Mindful Practice

Mindfulness meditation is a technique of focus, calm and insight, and a skill that can be learned. Through this six-week mindfulness training course participants will observe how stress unfolds in their lives, their responses to it, and how mindfulness practice can ameliorate it. Participants will learn and practice a variety of mindfulness techniques on an entry level, including loving-kindness meditation and mindful movement. Classes also incorporate group discussions. 

There is a $75 enrollment fee for the full course.  There is a minimum enrollment of 10 and a maximum enrollment of 20 people.  Participants should bring a mat or towel for the training program (not necessary for the first session). This program is limited to Columbia faculty and staff. 

Six-week Mindfulness Practice Training 
  • Dates:  Tuesdays, March 6 - April 10, 2018
  • Time:  5:30 -7:00 p.m. 
  • Location: Columbia University, Office of Work/Life, 516 W. 112th St. – between Amsterdam and Broadway (Between “Lionsgate” apartments and Christian Science Reading Room)  
  • Instructor: Polly Wheat, M.D., retired Executive Director, CUMC Student Health Service, has taught mindfulness meditation for more than 20 years.   
  • Register  


Email worklife@columbia.edu for more information.