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 begin with an overview of cognitive research, 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" - 5-15 minute practices - and guided by the Instructor. An example of a practice technique is focused breath meditation. 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. Everyone is welcome and beginners are encouraged to attend.

No Class September 29.

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. She also serves as the Director of the Office of Service-Learning at CSU’s Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT). Margit teaches mindfulness practices in campus classrooms and community workshops. She has over 15 years of teaching experience in sharing mindfulness practices. 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.