BETHEL – “The Art of Meditation: Only a Breath Away” will be presented by Kevin Pennell, CHT, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Telstar High School. The program is part of the series, “To Your Health,” offered by Western Mountains Senior College and SAD 44 Adult Education and open to the community.

The program is free to Senior College members. Donations will be accepted at the door from nonmembers unless they join at the event.

Pennell will explain meditation and discuss its purpose and benefits. He will introduce the basics of learning to quiet one’s mind and body, the relaxation experience, stress reduction and how increased concentration may be achieved. A question and answer period will follow.

Those interested in further exploration of the meditation practice may wish to enroll in Pennell’s follow-up course to be held from 4 to 5 p.m. May 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Telstar High School, as part of the Senior College’s spring course offerings.

Sign-ups for the course will be taken at the Western Mountains Senior College Member Tea from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at West Parish Congregational Church, Garland Chapel, Church Street, for members and potential members.

Pennell, Reiki master, is a certified hypnotherapist, shamanic practitioner, intuitive and spiritual counselor, author and lecturer.

For more information, contact Wendy Iseman at 824-8610.

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