OSHR 1330 - Mindfulness Practices for Everyday Life

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

This course offers a variety of mindfulness practice tools for diverse audiences, and contributes to stress reduction and relaxation, focus and concentration, and overall well-being. Each session will be 75% group practice and 25% overview of a combination of tailored research applications, physical and mental benefits, and a description of the mindfulness practice tool and its historical and current use. New mindfulness practices will be introduced each week, with a review of the previous week’s practice.

Participants will be invited to engage in "hands-on" practices as guided by the instructor. An example
of a practice technique is focused breath meditation and mindful movement through Qigong. Q & A will follow each practice to share in a group format, within your comfort level, so that we can learn from each other’s experiences and inform next week’s session. Everyone is welcome and beginners are encouraged to attend.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Margit Hentschel

Margit Hentschel is the co-Founding Director for Colorado State University’s Center (CSU) for Mindfulness. Margit teaches yoga healing and meditation for adults and children, and believes that a healthy mind/body connection facilitates a more sustainable relationship with one’s self and community. She holds a Ph.D. from Colorado State University’s School of Education with a focus on Peace and Reconciliation Leadership.