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 35 years and has been established in her own daily practice for 40 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,

Welcome spring! With open heart, full of joy, we welcome all seasons and every moment with equanimity and wonder. Let renewed faith in ourselves, our spiritual practices, and one another sprout in our hearts this spring, in due course bearing fruit.

We welcome new yoga instructor, Nancy Sharp, MA. Also a certified psychotherapist, she specializes in Vinyasa flow yoga. Her class here is Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. The Foundations of Meditation begins Monday, April 27 at 7pm. Deepening Meditation meets monthly on Friday evenings; all Foundations class graduates are welcome.

Join us for our Earth Day  Open House Celebration on Saturday, April 25.  With complimentary Yoga, Tai Chi/Qigung and Meditation instruction throughout the day, Essential Oil Consultations,  Gourmet Vegetarian Luncheon,  and Connecting with Mother Earth participatory constellation, the day promises to be a calm, restorative and peaceful oasis.  The days events concluded with a Complimentary Tibetan Singing Bowl and Celestial Sounds concert at 4 pm. 

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

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Thank you.