Meditation and Mindfulness

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The Herbert Wellness Center offers meditation and mindfulness classes to students, faculty and staff, and community members at no charge.
(free + membership not required)


Brought by Sri Chinmoy Centres International, meditation classes at the Herbert Wellness Center are free and open to the public. In addition to the many benefits of meditation, you’ll develop mental clarity and discipline, as well as enhance creativity and inner peace in your pursuit of personal satisfaction.

Tuesday, January 23

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13

12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 20

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3

12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18

 7:30 p.m.


In a partnership with UMindfulness, these free workshops are open to all University of Miami students, faculty, and staff.

Mindfulness and Compassion Workshop

Facilitated By: Scott Rogers
Tuesday, January 16
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Herbert Wellness Center Classroom

New, This Workshop will introduce participants to practicing compassion and mindfulness in every day activities.

Mindfulness and U: Learning Tools for Focus, Stress Reduction and Balance

Facilitated By: Scott Rogers and Maria Paula Jimenez
Tuesday, February 6
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Herbert Wellness Center Classroom

This workshop offers participants an engaging introduction to mindfulness. Short exercises will be shared that can be practiced at work, school and home.

Moving into Mindfulness

Facilitated By: Carol Kaminsky
Thursday, March 8
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Herbert Wellness Center Classroom

Participants will be guided in mindfulness techniques that incorporate movement and imagery, such as mindful walking, gentle stretching, posture and alignment exercises, and group movement interactions.

The Sound of the Bell

Facilitated By: Timothy Conner
Tuesday, April 10
6:30 – 7:45 pm
Herbert Wellness Center Classroom

This workshop offers participants an immersion into mindfulness practice using sound to explore the innate capacity to focus, pay attention, and expand one’s awareness.


 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

In this 8-week program, particiants will learn about mindfulness and practices to increase self-awareness, self-regulation and compassion, as well as tools to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressors. Each weeks' 2.5 hour session includes mindfulness discussion along with guided mindfulness practice and group discussion. No prior experience or knowledge about mindfulness is required. Graduates of the course report improve focus, resiliency, and the capacity to recover more quickly from challenging events.

8-Week Course

January 14 - March 4
Sundays, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Gus Castellanos, M.D.

January 23 - March 13
Tuesdays, 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Facilitated by Lucas G. Irwin

UM Student Member: $250

Member: $350

Non-Member: $400



Registration Information

Visit our regsitration page to register for meditation or mindfulness programming.