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Learn and share the wisdom, good reasons to take classes

Learning, sharing of knowledge and wisdom as well as having fun and meeting new people are key reasons why quad-city area seniors take classes at Yavapai College's Osher Life Learning Institute (OLLI). Most classes are six weeks long. Sometimes, class members are so inspired with a subject that they decide the discussion, learning and socialization should continue after the class has ended. In response to this type of a need, OLLI created Special Interest Groups (SIG). They are like "classes without walls" as there is continued learning and sharing. SIG differ from a regular OLLI class in that the schedule, meeting place and agenda are determined by the SIG members.

The Mindfulness Meditators is a new OLLI SIG that is an extension of the Fall 2012 Mindfulness Meditation Class. This class focused on the benefits of meditation, taught different meditation techniques and ways to overcome obstacles that arise during meditation. Class members shared their meditation experiences and favorite resources, books and DVD. A "sharing the wisdom" discussion evolved and the desire and need for on-going group meditation was identified and thus, the Mindfulness Meditators SIG was created.

If you are looking to learn about or need a refresher class on meditation, call the OLLI office at 717-7634 to register for the upcoming spring Mindfulness Meditation class that will start in April. All OLLI meditators are invited to attend "OM" with us by joining the Mindfulness Meditation SIG.

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is a peer directed membership organization at Yavapai College's Prescott campus and NAU's Prescott Valley building, next to the library. OLLI offers over 200 peer facilitated classes during a five 6-week sessions a year. For more information or to get on the mailing list please call 717-7634.

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