Mindfulness Events

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Spring/Summer 2024 Offerings

CSU’s Center for Mindfulness


SLEEP EDUCATION – 6-WEEK SERIES ON SLEEP PRESENTED BY: CSU Center for Mindfulness and Lauren Ziegler.

About your Host: Lauren Ziegler, a Sleep Coach and C-IAYT Yoga Therapist brings a unique blend of expertise in sleep science, psychology and sleep meditation. Lauren has a compassionate and skills-based approach. She has been teaching for 13 years and is passionate about helping you relax, let go, and get deeply fulfilling sleep.  Lauren is teamed up with an MD at a medical clinic, facilitating clinical treatments for sleep and circadian disorders. She has helped millions of people with sleep through her work at CSU, hospitals, and partnerships with top meditation apps. www.laurenziegler.com

Class Dates:  Tuesdays on ZOOM From 12-1pm MDT (for 6 weeks) – Join Meeting Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87404786474
If you can’t attend live you can get the replays delivered to you.  GET THE REPLAYS!

May 21, 2024Beyond the Basics: In this session, Lauren will teach about one of the most effective components of CBT-i that you can do, so it takes less time to fall asleep and you experience fewer wake-ups throughout the night. As always, you will leave feeling relaxed and inspired.

May 28, 2024The Habit of Relaxation: RELAXATION If you can’t seem to get to bed on time and it feels difficult to be in a good sleep routine, even though you know it’s good for you (and you feel so much better when you do), this is for you. Learn what you can do as you go about your day, so it’s easier to calm your system and get to bed.

June 4, 2024 – Sleep & Energy Levels: This session is for you if you struggle with fatigue and you know that sleep is part of it, but you’re not sure where to start. We will discuss ways to entrain your circadian rhythm and tap into your natural energy source.

June 11, 2024 – Sleep & Mental Health: If you sometimes struggle with sleep and you know that your sleep health has an impact on mental health, but you just can’t seem to get a handle on it, this session is for you. You will learn a CBT-i and mindfulness concept to improve your sleep experience.

June 18, 2024 – Enhance Sleep Quality: If you’re interested in optimizing your sleep quality and you want a science-backed method for that, join us! You will be invited to lie down and try a form of sleep meditation that has been shown to enhance sleep quality.

June 25, 2024 – Open Discussion on Sleep: Although each session includes time for questions and answers, this session will be totally open for group initiated conversations about sleep. Ask questions or learn from others’ in this fascinating discussion and develop more confidence in your sleep knowledge and abilities.


Workshop Series: Embodied Climate Action: Cultivate Critical Hope through Connection to Self, Nature and Community

Being in nature and with community are two age-old forms of mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Each workshop is focused around a seasonal theme within the Gardens on Spring Creek to explore our inner responses to our collective climate emergency so that we may regenerate resilience for ourselves, our community, and Earth. Tamara Yakaboski, PhD, guides participants through reflection, discussion, and mind-body activities to cultivate critical hope from our eco-grief and anxiety.

Preparation: Bring your journal or something to write on/with. Be prepared to explore outside in all weather conditions and temperatures – jackets, lap blankets and whatever allows you to be as close to nature as possible.

Note to participants: These workshops are containers to process, share, and witness individual and collective climate grief and emotions. These are not substitutes for therapy. They are not debates about climate crisis cause or existence or to develop agreed upon collective action.

The series for 2024:

Love Letters to Earth: 3/9 from 1-3pm, $10 in person

An Awakening of Climate Grief: 5/11 from 1-3pm, $10 in person

With Earth’s Support: 6/15 from 1-3pm, $10 in person

Wild Walking with The Gardens: 7/13 from 1-3pm, $10 in person

Gathering the Seeds of Critical Hope: 9/28 from 1-3pm, $10 in person

Gratitude for Grieving: 11/9 from 1-3pm, $10 in person

Facilitated by: Tamara Yakaboski, PhD |she/her|

Coach, Mentor, & Impact Strategist

Nourish the soul. Cultivate the soil. Restore the Earth.



CSU Health Network Presentations: 

Covering a variety of wellness topics including mindfulness, stress management, self-care, and more.  Additional CSU Health Network Groups and Workshop opportunities can be found here- https://health.colostate.edu/workshops/  and here- https://health.colostate.edu/therapy-groups/

Mindfully Managing Stress for Students

CSU Health Network, Mindfully Managing Stress Workshop for Students, 4 Session Series.

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Need to get a handle on your stress? This 4-session workshop will cover 11 mindfulness practices to support your well-being. Mindfulness is a way to train ourselves to be in the present moment with awareness, acceptance, and self-compassion. Practicing mindfulness can help us cope with difficult experiences, cultivate meaning, and boost positive emotions.  In this series we will delve into mind-body techniques which can strengthen our skills for dealing with life.  We will also have time to practice these new skills. We meet once a week and attending all 4 sessions is encouraged. Sessions will take place at the CSU Health Network or on Zoom. Registration is required; space is limited.  Register here- https://CSUHealthNetwork.as.me/?appointmentType=category:Mindfulness%20Workshops%20

#1- Mondays from 1:15 PM to 2:45PM, 2/5/2024 until 2/26/2024 at the CSU Health Network

#2- Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, 2/27/2024 until 3/26/2024 on Zoom (not meeting on March 12th due to Spring break )

#3- Wednesdays from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM,  4/3/2024 until 4/24/2024 at the CSU Health Network

Leaders- Viviane Ephraimson-Abt, Ms.Ed, LPC, Stephanie Zee, M.Ed.,  Lauren Wolff

CSU Health Network, Mindfully Managing Stress Retreat for Students. 

In this nourishing 4-hour afternoon retreat, we will lead you through mindfulness practices to support your well-being. Mindfulness is a way to train ourselves to be in the present moment with awareness, acceptance, and self-compassion. Practicing mindfulness can help us cope with stress, difficult experiences, cultivate meaning, and boost positive emotions.  We will practice mind-body techniques which can strengthen our skills for dealing with life.  Get ready for a de-stressing afternoon. Snacks will be provided.  Registration is required; space is limited.  Register here- https://CSUHealthNetwork.as.me/?appointmentType=category:Mindfulness%20Workshops%20

Friday, 3/1/2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the CSU Health Network

Leaders-  Stephanie Zee, M.Ed., Viviane Ephraimson-Abt, Ms.Ed, LPC, Lauren Wolff


Colorado State University Health Network

The CSU Health Network is every student’s home for health and well-being at Colorado State University. The department is committed to care of body and mind to help students succeed in college and life.  All CSU students have full access to our wide range of services, regardless of their insurance plan. Learn more about our services:

·   Medical Services

·  Mental Health Services

·   Health Education and Prevention Services

CSU Health Network provides resources to help students learn how to improve mental health and well-being. Visit https://health.colostate.edu/mhwb-resources .

CSU Health Network presentation requests cover a variety of topics including stress management, mindfulness, well-being, sexual health, alcohol and other drugs and more. The descriptions of the various presentation options are on the presentation request page

The Still Point Reflection Space   is a nourishing, inclusive environment for CSU faculty, staff and students from all backgrounds and cultures. This is a space that can be used to prioritize your well-being and self-care.a place to relax, pray, meditate and reflect. You can reserve sometime in the relaxation pod and/or check out for use in the space Heart Math, biofeedback/stress reduction devices. Located on the 1st floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center, the Still Point Reflection Space is open for use during CSU Health Network normal operating hours



Wake Up CSU-  Sitting Owl Sangha 

  • When: 5:00-6:00pm every Monday

  • Where: Danforth Chapel (The Oval, CSU)
  • What: Interested in starting to meditate? Long-time practitioner? It’s hard to go it alone. Sitting Owl Sangha is a mindfulness meditation group which seeks to create an inclusive, conscious, and supportive community to foster belonging and compassion through mindfulness. We are a CSU organization and part of the Wake-Up network, inspired by the teachings of Plum Village and specifically for the needs of adults aged 18 to 35. We have been meeting at CSU since 2019. Come practice meditation and build community

For more information, contact Gaia at gaiamariposaluna@gmail.com, or vabt@colostate.edu. We can add you to a group to receive more information.


Zen Club Weekly Meetings

  • When: 5:30-6:30pm every Wednesdays
  • Where: Danforth Chapel (The Oval, CSU)
  • What: Zen Club weekly meetings provide an opportunity for students and community members to cultivate mindfulness, awareness and self-discipline through sitting and walking meditation. Also it occasionally brings to the campus speakers and educators of the zen meditation perspective.

*Contact Erich Stroheim (erich@rams.colostate.edu), (970) 482-3811if you have any questions