This Wednesday the CLS Mindfulness Program will host its first weekly meditation of the year. 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. This week's session will be led by CLS alum Caroline Voldstad (bio below).
You are invited to bring your own lunch to this event or, upon request in advance, a lunch will be provided. If you are staying for lunch, and would like to request a meal, please fill out this form no later than Tuesday, 9/3 at 10 am.
If you have questions, or if any disability accommodations would help you to participate fully in this event, please contact J.C. White at [email protected]. Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities, so please let us know if any changes, for instance to the format of the sound system, would be helpful.
Caroline Voldstad, CLS’ 18, is a litigation associate with Quinn Emanuel and has been teaching yoga and meditation for over a decade. She has led classes and workshops in mind-body practices for a variety of audiences at educational and nonprofit institutions. She has also created and led organizations dedicated to promoting yoga and meditative practices at her own educational institutions including The College of the Holy Cross, Harvard Divinity School, as well as here at Columbia Law School. At CLS, she was involved in building the Mindfulness Program while a student and co-led the program’s first off-site weekend retreat at the Garrison Institute in the Spring of 2019. She has also offered mindfulness and meditation guidance for youth in various capacities and for populations involved in the criminal justice system. Caroline has participated in a variety of yoga and mindfulness trainings and attended several silent retreats. She 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.