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Stratford Library Offers Guided Meditation Program

Four On-Site Classes Set September 9th – 30th

by Tom Holehan
Public Relations & Programming
Straford Public Library

The Stratford Library will host a live, on-site series of guided meditation classes hosted by Stratford’s Laurie Trupp beginning Thursday, September 9th from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The program, to be held live and in person in the Library’s Lovell Room. It is free and open to the public.

Guided Meditation promotes relaxation and calm. A relaxed state is good for one’s heart, blood pressure and overall physical health. Through the various meditations offered in the class, participants will learn to detach from troubling thoughts, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. A focus on personal breathing and posture can also help to increase energy, mindfulness and concentration. This ancient discipline will help one to develop awareness to be fully present in the moment.

Laurie Trupp is a Stratford resident, an artist and a certified Kripalu Yoga and Meditation Teacher. For over 17 years, Laurie has been teaching gentle yoga, chair yoga and guided meditation in Stratford, Trumbull and Milford. Laurie graduated with a BFA from the University of Bridgeport, and received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

Besides a lifelong passion for yoga and meditation, she also enjoys oil painting, hiking and organic gardening. Her love of nature is a theme often woven throughout her teachings.

Guided Meditation at the Stratford Library will be held on four consecutive Thursday mornings September 9th –30th starting at 11 a.m. Space is limited to 20 participants per class and registration is required (beginning August 18) by visiting:
For further information, call 203.385.4161.


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