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 Life Phase Series  |  Mind Body Wellness  



Life Phase Series

The Life Phase Series is held monthly on an assortment of topics to help support a well-balanced life.



              Life Phase Celebrating Native American Heritage

Celebrating Native American Heritage with Mrs. Pazetta B. Mallette

Tuesday, November 12

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Rec Teaching Kitchen


To celebrate November as Native American Heritage Month, join Pazetta B. Mallette as she presents the culture, contributions, little known facts and current issues regarding Native Americans on November 12, 5:30 – 6:30 PM in the Rec Teaching Kitchen. Also included in this presentation is information about traditions, clothing, as well as, the impact Native Americans had on the course of American history. A Nutrition Minute station will provide attendees a healthy traditional food made from vegetables known by Indigenous groups as the triad or Three Sisters.

Mrs. Mallette, a Native American and Black descendant, is from Boyce, Louisiana, but now claims Nashville as home. She received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Wiley College located in Marshall, Texas. She was employed at Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Physics and taught at Tennessee State University in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Committed to giving back, Mrs. Mallette volunteered at the Department of Veterans Affairs for 10 years and worked on the Task Force for the Davidson County Metropolitan Government Programs for the Disabled where she served as a Tennessee delegate to the White House. Additionally, she has held the position of Regent of the Belle Meade Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and is a member of the National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims. Mrs. Mallette has served on the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center’s Advisory Committee. She was married to the late Dr. John M. Mallette, Sr. and is the mother of three children John Jr., Adelaide and Ann.  

This Life Phase Series session is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.


This event is open to the Vanderbilt community. or (615) 343-2638



Mind Body Wellness

The mind-body connection is a well-researched topic that points to the relationship between mental and physical health. The Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center (Rec) offers several group fitness classes to cultivate this aspect of wellness, including:

Click here for the Group Fitness Calendar with class description, days & times. 

  • Yoga
    • Intro to Yoga
    • Yoga
    • Gentle Yoga
    • Hatha Yoga
    • Vinyasa Yoga
    • Ashtanga Yoga
    • Iyengar Yoga
    • Yoga Bands and Roller
  • Meditation
  • Beginner Meditation