Meditation Rooms

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In order to promote physical, spiritual and emotional well-being, Des Moines University is proud to offer devoted spaces for engagement in meditative practices, prayer, reflection and relaxation. Consistent with the mission of the university, the meditation room will be inclusive of all values and beliefs. This space also features feet washing stations to accommodate all students and community members whose faith requires them to wash their feet before praying.

Meditation Room Locations

  • First floor of Innovation building near student lockers.
  • Second floor of Health and Wellbeing building near the Groben Wellness Lab.

For questions regarding the use of meditation rooms, please contact


The benefits of relaxation, meditation and prayer-based practices are well-documented, and the list of positive impacts they can create continues to grow. Some of these benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Improved immune system functioning; decreased susceptibility to illness
  • Improved memory, learning and decision-making
  • Reduced symptoms of insomnia; improved sleep quantity/quality
  • Increased positive mood; decreased anxiety and depressive symptoms
  • Management of symptoms of physical illness and chronic health conditions (e.g., IBS, asthma, pain, high blood pressure)


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