Mindfulness is a powerful tool to help you stay calm, focused, and on track for academic success. Benefits of mindfulness include:

  • Feeling more calm, happy, and relaxed
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Improved concentration, focus, and academic performance
  • Better sleep
  • Stronger immune system

You can get started practicing mindfulness with a free four-session workshop or with UMass Meditates, featuring on-demand contemplative sessions. Try some mindfulness practices on your own using mindfulness apps or online resources.

Other campus resources to check out include mind-body and yoga classes and meditation groups.

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Koru Workshop  •  Rec Center Classes  •  UMass Meditates  •  Mindfulness Apps

Mindfulness Events


Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults, or, MIEA (formerly Koru Mindfulness)

MIEA is a free, four-session course designed for college students. It offers an introduction to mindfulness in everyday life.

Self Compassion Workshop

Learn practical/mindfulness exercises focused on building self-compassion in this three week in-person workshop. Browse this and other CCPH Groups & Workshops.

Stress Less: Breathe, Shake, and Move

Learn mindful movements to increase your inner calm in this in-person or virtual workshop. No prior experience required. Browse this and other CCPH Groups & Workshops.

UMass Meditates

Explore live and on-demand Mindfulness sessions by and for UMass community members.

PART (Positivity and Relaxation Training)

Develop a self-care routine to help manage stress, improve your outlook, and enhance your quality of life in this one-credit course. Developed at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the PART program teaches participants a variety of mind body practices and self-care interventions. Nine-session course meets at various times Mondays through Fridays, starting the week of September 18, 2023. Register on SPIRE (UNIV 190P).

Vipassana Meditation Center (VMC)

The Vipassana Meditation Center (VMC) of Shelburne, MA offers twice-monthly, 10-day residential, silent meditation retreat courses, including food and lodging, at no charge on a voluntary generosity basis. VMC, in partnership with UMass Amherst, reserves retreat spaces for UMass students, faculty, and staff to bypass the normal waiting list. Identify yourself as a UMass student, staff, or faculty member in the application. Applicants identifying as socially underrepresented are also given preference.