Our programs and workshops help you develop skills that maximize your mind, body, and spiritual health. They're open to adults of all ages and range from a one-time seminar to weekly classes and multi-day workshops. As a participant, you’ll have access to our online learning system, which houses your learning and course materials, receipts, and certificates of completion.
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Professional Programs in Health and Well-Being
Leadership Program in Health and Well-Being
This one-year, online leadership development and business mentoring program include three in-person Immersions, a personalized mentorship experience with faculty from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and an opportunity to work with a Duke-trained health coach. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to think critically, create collaborative environments, develop strategic approaches to change, and inspire a culture of health and well-being throughout an organization.
Duke Health & Well-Being Coach Training
Learn how to engage individuals to make transformational health behavior changes that maximize their health and well-being. This program includes hands-on experiences and combines an online curriculum with instructor-led training to accommodate your busy schedule.
Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training
Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training is an eight-day program for registered toga teachers that combines the best of evidenced-based research with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Structured on the foundation of the physiology of aging, this program offers a framework for registered yoga teachers to safely provide specific recommendations when teaching yoga to older adults.
Mindful Yoga for Cancer
Mindful Yoga for Cancer is an eight-day professional training program for yoga instructors. It introduces the Mindful Yoga program developed by founders Jim and Kimberly Carson, based upon clinical trials of the Yoga of Awareness intervention conducted with cancer patients at Duke. The program incorporates discussion, practice, and instruction on more skillful yoga practices for people healing from cancer.
Leading Others In Writing For Health
This two-day workshop offers comprehensive, experiential training based on James Pennebaker’s 30 years of research in writing to heal. The curriculum provides easily adaptable lessons, activities, and guideposts for anyone working in the health care field — physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, hospice workers, health coaches, and others — to use with their clients and patients.
Mindfulness Training for Professionals
Bring mindfulness to your work life to reduce errors and empathy fatigue, and increase emotional resilience and job satisfaction. In four days, you will learn about the science supporting mindfulness and its benefits, the core techniques, and how to introduce these skills to others. When finished, you will receive a certificate of completion and join a network of professionals who are using mindfulness in their work.
Reiki: Level One
Reiki, a form of energy healing, is an ancient practice that is used to reduce stress, improve health and quality of life, and support physical and emotional healing. Research suggests that using Reiki as a complementary therapy activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal the body and mind via the relaxation response. Reiki is accessible to everyone and is easy to learn. Practitioners use specific hand positions, held for a few minutes on or near the client’s clothed body.
After receiving the Reiki: Level One certificate, participants will be able to perform self-treatments and provide treatments for others. Generally, Reiki providers do not begin practicing professionally until they have received the second degree. Participants who complete Reiki: Level One training will be eligible for continuing education credits.
Reiki: Level Two
Reiki: Level One from any lineage is a prerequisite for Reiki: Level Two. Upon completion of Reiki 2, participants will be able to begin practicing professionally.
We create customized programs for organizations and corporations that want to create a culture of wellness and a healthier workplace. Common topics include resiliency, stress management, mindfulness in the workplace, and personal health planning. Retreats can span hours or days and can be catered by our integrative café.
Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Meditation Programs
Changing from Within
Learn mindfulness practices to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. During eight two-hour sessions, you’ll connect your mind, body, and behaviors so you can better control your diet and attain your health goals.
Bring balance to your life through meditation that teaches kindness, compassion, and joy. Learn how to cultivate happiness and enhance your well-being. We’ll guide you through meditative sessions in eight weekly, 90-minute classes and encourage you to practice at home. No previous meditation experience is needed.
Experience a lunchtime “taste” of mindfulness every Wednesday at noon. New participants with no experience will learn meditation with an experienced instructor. Those with experience can join the teacher-led group and practice in a community setting with other meditators.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Our longest-running program guides you through cultivating increased awareness and introduces skills to help you manage and reduce stress. During this multi-week program, you’ll practice various meditation techniques and gentle movement. This will help you react to life’s stressors in a healthy and responsible way. This class is also available online.
Day of Mindfulness
People from past MBSR sessions come together with those currently enrolled in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction sessions for a one-day meditation intensive to review or deepen your mindfulness practice in a retreat environment.
Duke Integrative Medicine’s healing environment features spa-like amenities including whirlpool, sauna, steam room, meditation spaces, walking labyrinth, library, quiet room, contemplative gardens, Integrative Café, and more.
60-Second Stress Relief
Learn how to incorporate 60-second yoga practices into your day to help you relax and rejuvenate. The three-hour workshop is open to everyone of every age and fitness level. No previous yoga experience is required.
Healing Yoga for Back and Neck Pain
Learn to properly stretch and strengthen muscles during six, 90-minute sessions. Combine those movements with breathing exercises to relieve back and neck pain. This program will teach you to relax your body and mind.
This supportive and relaxing yoga class is perfect for people new to yoga and who are working with mobility challenges, chronic pain, or injury. The class will help you improve your balance, flexibility, and strength.
For Those Who Hurt: Managing Chronic Pain
Learn self-care options to help you manage chronic pain and improve healing after an injury. Gain skills in self-massage and acupressure to relieve pain, sample topical lotions, and learn about the healing tools our teams use in their practices.
Happy Healthy Hands
You'll hear about 25 healing movements you can perform to get stronger, healthier hands. Discover how your movement, posture, ergonomics, and breathing offer whole-body benefits.
Rolling for Resilience
Learn the best foam roller techniques for self-massage, body alignment, and core strengthening. Posture exercises and dynamic movements on the roller increase your body’s resilience and restore balanced movement. Please bring your own roller.
Additional Programs and Workshops
Tapping into Health: Emotional Freedom Techniques for Self-Healing
Focus on a mind-body-spirit approach that taps on acupuncture points during individual and group exercises. The four-week workshop combines breath work, imagery, movement, and dreamwork. This approach to self-healing can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as anxiety, weight loss struggles, food cravings, depression, and PTSD.
The Not So Big Life
Find a greater meaning, vitality, and a sense of calm in your life during this three-day workshop, including how to find time to self-reflect during a busy day. Learn to stay present and enjoy life as it happens.
Transform Your Health: Write to Heal
Discover ways to manage stressful events through five different styles of writing that help you express ideas and feelings successfully. These acts of writing engage your ability to strengthen mental and physical health.
Take a break and enhance your nutrition knowledge with a live webinar hosted by our experienced registered dietitians and nutritionists. This monthly nutrition webinar will cover the most up-to-date nutrition recommendations regarding weight management, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart health, simple meal planning strategies, and healthy cooking.