Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center Co-Founder and Director

Janaki Pierson


Co-founder, executive director and principal instructor of the Woodbury Meditation &  Yoga Center, Janaki Pierson presents seminars on: Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Stress Management, Death and Dying/Life and Living, Elementary Sanskrit,  and Thinking Into Being: Creating Your Own Reality.   Ms. Pierson has been teaching meditation for over 37 years and has been established in her own daily practice for 43 years. She teaches extensively throughout New England in medical, educational, corporate, and community settings.  Janaki received Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification from the Siddha Yoga Dham of America in 1982. For the past 15 years, she has been spending two months each winter doing spiritual practices on the banks of the holy Narmada river in Gujarat, India.


A Letter from our Director

Dear Yoga Family and Friends,

The most important yoga teacher is your own body,

By listening to one’s body, a yoga practitioner develops the skill of knowing just how far to go into a pose, to be gentle and approach an area of discomfort with awareness and respect. Over time, this conscious attention on how one uses one’s body while practicing yoga becomes habituated so the practitioner naturally moves and makes decisions that better support one’s physical health and well being, both in and out of class. The external yoga teacher is simply a guide for helping each individual develop this skill in particular postures which help to improve the body’s flexibility, strength, circulation, and potential for healing itself.

We are always welcoming new student registrations and drop-in's. Scholarships and discounts are available for Veterans, Cancer patients and survivirs, and anyone in need of financial assistance. Just ask. The healing benefits of the ancient science of yog and meditation are available to all.

 We look forward to seeing you here at the center at a Sunday evening program, class or volunteering here in community soon.

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Thank you.