RESIDENTS are learning how to relax and build confidence with not-for-profit group Mandurah Meditation.
Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams visited the Scott Street premises on March 27 to speak to organisers and volunteers.
Volunteers renovated the premises over seven months and the group has been operating for five months.
Volunteer Erin Lane said Mandurah Meditation had turned her life around.
“I was lost and had low self esteem,” she said.
“Meditation turned my life around.”
Her daughter Adia Sutherland (16) has been meditating since she was 12 years old.
“While other people my age are getting depressed, I’ve learnt to let things go and focus on what’s important,” she said.
There are about 25 volunteers at Mandurah Meditation and 50 to 60 clients.
Anne Bawcombe said any donations to Mandurah Meditation went back into the running of the group.
The service caters for individuals and also offers self-development workshops for schools, companies, sport clubs and community organisations.
Mr Williams praised the group for providing a service to the community and for the work volunteers had done setting up the organisation.
For more information call 9586 2070.