Appalachian Arts Center offers Meditation

On Monday, December 9th & 16th, Appalachian Arts Center invites community members to discover the power of meditation in a group setting. Aliya Trinity will guide participants in a visual journey that will calm the mind, relieve anxiety, and gently connect individuals to a deep place of inner peace. The session will start at 5:30p.m. and last one hour. Participants should bring water, a yoga mat or blanket to sit or lie upon, and a pillow, if desired. Everyone is welcome and donations of any amount are accepted. 

Meditation is a tool that teaches the mind to be quiet, and within this quiet state, fear and pain are released, opening up new space for joy and tranquility. Meditation increases focus and productivity, reduces anxiety, enhances immune function, relaxes the nervous system,  improves memory, increases serotonin (affecting mood and behavior), lessens aggressiveness, helps eliminate bad habits, helps cure insomnia, reduces anger, increases listening skills, enables a more balanced personality, provides peace of mind, increases compassion, enhances wisdom, and deepens a person’s capacity to love self and others.  

Aliya Trinity has been guiding meditation experiences for 8 years. She opened and operated a holistic health center off the coast of North Carolina and has traveled extensively sharing meditation techniques in churches, holistic centers, and community centers. 

Please contact the Arts Center at 276-596-9188 or via email at for more information, or to register for the workshop. Appalachian Arts Center, a part of Southwest Virginia Community College, is located on Route 19 in the ‘Old Archie Helton Store’ – 2.5 miles south of Claypool Hill. Regular business hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 12:00- 6:00 p.m.; Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday: 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.