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Pelletier to offer spiritual classes at WLACC

Former Dominican nun, Pelletier will share mediation techniques

Claudette Pelletier would like to help you discover the immediate benefits of meditation. She’s been enjoying those benefits herself for 30 years, and she’s been introducing Oregonians to them since moving here from Santa Rosa, Calif., a couple of years ago.

“A meditative practice can be life-changing and life-transformative for people of all ages even when sitting mindfully and quietly for only short periods of time on a daily basis,” Pelletier says. “Joy, peace, healing and personal growth” are all benefits of this type of meditation.

Pelletier will offer a class on meditation practice at the West Linn Adult Community Center starting on April 7 from 10-11 a.m. The cost is $50 for six weekly classes in which “you will learn simple techniques to quiet your mind, and to observe and release thoughts that stress your body,” she writes.

Pelletier comes from a spiritual background. As a Dominican nun, she learned to meditate during the few minutes of rest time afforded her each day in the convent. After leaving the convent, travel to India and a massage therapist career helped to reinforce her belief in raising consciousness by quieting the mind and focusing on breathing. These are the skills she wishes to impart to her students.

If this sounds interesting to you, you might want to attend a free, 30-minute Introduction to Meditation talk that Pelletier will give at the WLACC at 11 a.m. March 28. She radiates the kind of appealing peacefulness and understanding that a life of mindfulness can bring.

Additionally, Pelletier is offering a second class at the WLACC called Agesong: Meditations for our later years. This study group is educational in nature and encourages growth and development in our mature years.

It will begin at 1 p.m. April 7 and will cost $50 for five weekly classes.

You can sign up for either or both classes at the WLACC’s front desk.

The lunch menu this week features baked ham on Friday, March 25; salad bar and smoothies on Monday, March 28; and soup and sandwiches on Wednesday, March 30.

Questions? Call Tiffany Carlson at 503-557-4704. We are located at 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn, OR 97068.