The Columbia Law School Mindfulness Program invites you to an outdoor meditation for faculty, staff, and students, held on Revson Plaza outside of Jerome Greene Hall, September 23rd from 12:15 - 1 pm. These sessions are oriented to beginners and also open to those more experienced with mindfulness practices, and they include guided meditation as well as discussion of mindfulness meditation. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided, and participants are invited to enjoy their meal in community in a period of mindful eating. This week's session will be led by Caroline Voldstad Daniell (bio below).
Caroline Voldstad Daniell is a graduate of Columbia Law School ('18) and Harvard Divinity School (MTS '15) who has been teaching yoga and meditation for over a decade. Currently a PhD candidate at Cambridge University, she previously practiced law at Quinn Emanuel in New York. At Columbia Law School, she was involved in building the Mindfulness Program while a student and co-led the program’s first off-site weekend retreats at the Garrison Institute in the Spring of 2019 and again in January 2020. Caroline is currently working with the Garrison Institute on developing programs around contemplation and justice. She has led classes and workshops in mind-body practices for a variety of audiences at educational and nonprofit institutions, including for youth in various capacities and for populations involved in the criminal justice system. Caroline is certified as a 500 hour experienced Yoga Teacher and, most recently, she has completed her foundations training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Caroline believes deeply in the power of contemplative practice to shift individual consciousness and create the possibility of a more connected and caring world.