WSU Senior University hosts Living in an Engaged Presence of Mindfulness


The Winona State University (WSU) Retiree Center’s Senior University program will host Living in an Engaged Presence of Mindfulness from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, and 26 on the Winona State campus (the room is to be determined).

Many people fail to be as engaged and present as they would like. Within the context of exploring solutions to this situation, this course will provide scaffolded practice accessible to all levels in areas of breath, movement, and meditation. Participants will work with a toolset that can be leveraged to be more intentionally mindful and present in day-to-day living. Background and history of theory(ies) will also be discussed.

Paul Stern is co-founder and director of Manitou Center, a local nonprofit organization supporting holistic human development through offering community accessible courses in mind, body, and spirit practices. He is a martial arts, qi gong, and meditation instructor with over 35 years of practice experience and 20 years of instruction.

The cost to attend this course is $40, and registration is online at

Senior University is open to all adult learners in the Winona community, not just WSU retirees. The program is a series of non-credit short courses that are peer-led by WSU faculty, retirees and community members. The goal is to provide intellectual and cultural stimulation and growth for lifelong learners. Courses cover current events, history, philosophy, science, art, poetry, wellness, nature, politics, literature and much more.

For more information contact the WSU Retiree Center at 507-457-5565 or visit the center website at


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