When one thinks of the YMCA, exercise is usually at the top of the list. Swimming, lifting weights, working out or yoga all take center stage at the Y. Beginning this weekend, though, sitting in place and becoming aware of the present moment gets added to the list of healthful activities.

In collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, the Y will be hosting a Saturday morning meditation program on April 13 presented by Elliott S. Dacher, M.D. Dr. Dacher has for years hosted a meditation program at the hospital and has written two books on the subject.

The program will be repeated each month. It is for beginners or experienced meditators, runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is free.

For more details, call 508-696-7171, extension 108.