Meditation for Beginners

Class Description

If you’re curious about learning how to meditate and begin an on-going, personal meditation practice, come join this experiential educational class. Discover the healing power of mindfulness by learning various meditation and breathing techniques, practicing mindful movement, and self-compassion. Uncover the power of the present moment to respond to life more deliberately and access your own authority and authenticity.  No prior meditation experience necessary and no floor sitting is required. Chairs are provided.  Lead by Allison Peet, a qualified MBSR™ instructor and certified therapeutic yoga instructor.

Days, Times, Location

A 4-week class on Monday evenings, 5:30-6:30PM:
November 26, December 3, 10, and 17
Allison will lead an online 30-minute meditation practice on Zoom web call on Wednesdays, 7:00-7:30PM, that will be offered in between each in-person class session.
*(Must have internet connection for Zoom meetings.)
Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center – Large Conference Room
8553 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA


$50 per person – Registration required:


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Cancellation Policy:

– Cancellations made 7 or more days prior to date of first class: Full fee is transferable for use within 6 months from session start date.
– Cancellations made 24 to 72 hours prior to date of first class: 50% of full fee is transferable for use within 6 months from session start date.
– Less than 24 hours notice prior to date of first class, no shows, and withdrawing mid-class: Full fee is forfeited.

For more information:

Contact the facilitator, Allison Peet at

Allison Peet, BA, RYT200 is a qualified MBSR™ (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Instructor trained at UMass Medical Center for Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. She is trained through Mindful Schools and teaches mindfulness to youth, K-12 and is also a therapeutic yoga instructor. She’s completed multiple week-long silent meditation retreats and has a daily practice. Allison has a personal path of living and working with chronic stress and anxiety which is why she started her own business in 2015, From Within Wellness, LLC, to benefit others. She is committed to creating a more mindful community by helping people develop pragmatic life skills in attentional strength, present moment awareness, self-compassion, and stress resiliency.

READ: “3 Simple Ways to be More Mindful Today” by Allison Peet