Amid COVID-19, USC’s mindfulness classes bring peace via Zoom

Professor Allen Weiss moved quickly to gather funding for professional Zoom videoconferencing accounts for Mindful USC’s instructors, then programmed the Mindful USC website to accommodate online classes and additional sessions, all within a matter of days. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

When COVID-19 abruptly forced college classes online, some USC professors may have been unsure what students thought of their lessons in a newly virtual world. Not Professor Allen Weiss, the architect of meditation classes offered through the growing initiative called Mindful USC.

“People love it. They absolutely love our classes,” he said. “It doesn’t bother them at all. I know many people are Zoom’d out, but the Zoom experience that people have in our classes is completely different from anything else that they’re doing.”  Read more at USC News.