Chaplain leading yoga and meditation

  • All Spiritual Life events amid the pandemic will be held on Allee Chapel lawn, weather permitting, in Blocks 1 & 2 of the 2020-21 academic year. We move to Zoom after Block 2 (secure Zoom link @ 

  • For a free, growing video library of mindfulness and related mind-body-spirit practices including meditation, yoga, centering prayer, qigong, and more, see Take a Breath.
  • Catherine offers prayerful as well as secular approaches to energy, awareness, and the breath so we can practice together as a campus community amid differences.

YOGA to calm and refresh you. Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30pm 
A meditative breath and energy based practice.  Bring your own mat, or enjoy the healing connection of your body touching earth.  Please complete this one-time required intake form and waiver prior to your arrival.  

MINDFUL Energy Medicine Movement to increase equanimity and easeFridays Weeks 1&2 of Blocks 1&2 from 11 am. to 12:30pm. Qigong and other practices to rebalance energy pathways and centers of the body. Drop in anytime for 5, 10, 15 or more minutes. 

BEING PEACE (Interfaith) praying with and for the Earth. Includes meditation for transmitting the energy of love and healing peace. 1st Wednesday every Block, 4:30–5 p.m. (HOPE. PRAY. LOVE. - an ecumenical Christian offering on the 2nd Wed. of each Block from 4:30 to 5pm also has a contemplative component).  All are welcome--no exceptions.

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  • Psy 513 Mindfulness, Meditation, & Psychological Health is an adjunct class offered by Catherine both semesters through the Psychology Department for 1/4 academic credit. Email for details.
  • Block Break retreats infusing mind-body-spirit practices - t.b.a.

Catherine Quehl-Engel is a certified meditation, mindfulness, and yoga instructor as well as a Spring Forest Qigong practice group leader, Level III Sound Healer, Reiki Master, and certified Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry practitioner. She teaches on campus, and through workshops and retreats for other campuses, ministry sites, and retreat centers around the midwest. Her doctoral dissertation "Deep Abiding: Praying, Living, and Loving from the Inside Out" with it's 6 week program she developed using heart and energy focused meditation/interior prayer practices for personal and communal healing (both seated and amid every day life activities and encounters versions of practices) was featured by the research and education org HeartMath Institute in 2014, and is housed in their on-line dissertation library

Cornell's Counseling and Health staff  join the Chaplain & Spiritual Life Office in sponsoring yoga. All extra-curricular offerings named on this page are also part of The Cornell Well-Being Network. Questions? Email or call 319-895-4402.