*Oprah Winfrey meditated with more than 400 women during a visit to Iowa last week and also talked to students about her spiritual journey.

Suzanne Stryker says she was among the women participating in the transcendental meditation Wednesday at the Maharishi School in Fairfield. She told the Associatied Press that no one in the meditation group knew she was going to be there until Winfrey showed up with a film crew.

The private Maharishi School specializes in “consciousness-based education” for kindergarten through 12th grade.

Director Richard Beall says on the school’s website that Winfrey spoke with students about her spiritual journey. He says the school will host a discussion Monday night about the visit.