Oct
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Equanimity and Compassion: The Heart of Buddhism

A free public talk with Janet Von Talge. The talk is followed by instructions in meditation and a group meditation.

Ms. Von Talge takes a closer look through the lens of Buddhism at the practices of detachment and compassion.  Offering guidance on cultivating these qualities within ourselves, she suggests we may begin a chain reaction sequence, igniting greater impartiality, even-mindedness and empathy for ourselves and those around us.

Mrs. Von Talge has been practicing Buddhist meditation for 20 years. She is ordained in the Triratna Buddhist order, where she also teaches.  She also practices with the Tibetan-based Natural Dharma Fellowship.  Mrs. Von Talge is retired from a 45-year career as a Registered Nurse.  Her spiritual focus is compassion and death and dying.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Oct
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Beyond Suffering: The Wisdom of Eckhart Tolle & Yoga

An avid student of ancient and modern spiritual thought, Joe Gillotti finds the nexus between both the teachings of contemporary author Eckhart Tolle and the ancient scriptures of Patanjali known as Ashtanga Yoga, or the Yoga Sutras, in discussing moving beyond suffering.

“These two powerful systems of spiritual teachings, in tandem, can work together in helping a person realize and come to understanding life and the world around them,” Joe says. 

The evening at Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center concludes with instructions in meditation and a group meditation.

Joe Gillotti has been practicing and teaching Integral Hatha Yoga and yogic philosophy for more than 40 years, and is one of the few certified Laughter Yoga instructors in the state.  Joe’s teaching experience ranges from pre-school through college students, cancer and mental health patients, adult education programs and prison inmates. Joe also lectures on the application and personal development components of both Hatha Yoga, yogic philosophy and Eckhart Tolle’s work.

Mr. Gillotti also leads the upcoming program “Staying in the Present Moment”, an in-depth discussion of the teachings of Ashtanga Yoga and Eckhart Tolle, at WMYC Saturday November 18.

WMYC is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Nov
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ancient Western Spirituality: As Above, So Below

A free public talk and meditation program with David Miller.

Hermetic theory is a collection of Greco-Egyptian concepts that form the basis for most Western spiritual thought.  This talk highlights some of the seven basic Hermetic principles in relation to Eastern spirituality and yoga, discussing connections between the two. 

Speaker David Miller has been a part of the WMYC community for more than two years participating in many of the Center’s classes and programs, including meditation, yoga, Sanskrit and the Sunday evening program series. David meditates daily, and studies and teaches religion, philosophy, African drumming and other esoteric subjects.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT.  

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

 

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Oct
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Inner Peace is World Peace: Daily Meditation

A free public talk with WMYC Director Janaki Pierson. The talk is followed by instructions in meditation and a group meditation.

In her discussion, Janaki illustrates how a simple 20 minutes of silent meditation daily inevitably results in greater calmness, focus and contentment in interpersonal relationships and in life as a whole. Understanding the physiology behind physical, mental and emotional benefits of meditation is also addressed. This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation.

Ms. Pierson, co-founder and executive director of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 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 over 40 years.

The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Oct
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Easing Chronic Illness with Yoga and Meditation

A free public program with WMYC Yoga Instructor Nina Levenduski. 

“Chronic health problems such as Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis, autoimmune diseases and others, are affecting more and more people these days.  Often complex, difficult to diagnose, and challenging to manage, these types of health problems present a unique set of challenges and stresses to those living with them,” Ms. Levenduski comments.

Ms. Levenduski found her way to yoga and meditation classes as a way to help manage the demands of a full-time career, chronic health problems and other life changes.  The stillness, spirituality and deepening of the mind-body-spirit connection Ms. Levenduski has found in yoga and meditation inspired her to become an instructor.  Recently graduated from a 200-hour Yoga Alliance training program, she currently teaches gentle Hatha yoga at the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC).

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. WMYC is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class with Nina.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Oct
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Choosing Peace: What Are the Obstacles?

A free public talk with WMYC Director Janaki Pierson.

The public is invited to attend a free Sunday evening program on October 1, “Choosing Peace: What Are the Obstacles?” at 7:00 PM with Janaki Pierson.

“As each of us struggles to accept challenging events or ideas in our lives, making the decision to really want to be at peace is very important,” she says. “While meditation and other tools from the discipline of yoga can make the process of being at peace easier to access, the choice is ultimately within each of us.”

Janaki invites participants to ask themselves what is gained by not choosing peace, and discusses methods from the yogic system to ensure a future with easier access to a calm mind and genuine inner peace.

Ms. Pierson, co-founder and executive director of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 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 over 40 years.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Sep
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Seasonal Painting in Sacred Spaces: Divine Inspiration

Currently “Artist in Residence” at the Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center (WMYC), Sara Abalan studied at Paier College of Art and The New York Studio School. Early in her profession, she worked on the original Cook’s Magazine as art director and cover illustrator.  She has also been a prop stylist for many years for numerous cookbooks and a variety of food-related photographic projects. 

In studios in New York City for 23 years, Sara intuitively chronicled daily events, encounters and fleeting moments in the dense urban environment. Light, color, gesture and spacial relationships are many of the formal characteristics of Abalan’s abstract paintings, drawings and collages.

In early spring 2017, Sara moved her studio to the serene, wooded setting of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC). Now, in the silence and light, surrounded by nothing other than trees and fields, her art is an exploration of the natural world with its seasonal changes.

“We move through space constantly, taking things away and leaving things behind, forever being influenced by and changing our surroundings. We evolve, create and re-create over and over again which deepens us inwardly and gives us our internal and external patina. I think of art in the same way, trusting the process will provide resonating elements of interest and beauty,” says Sara.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. WMYC is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Sep
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Releasing Endorphins: Laughter Yoga & the Physiology of Joy

Laughter has been shown to reduce stress, produce a positive mindset and promote a sense of relaxation and joy in the body and mind. Participants are invited to come prepared to laugh, and to laugh for no particular reason. In traditional laughter yoga, as it began in the 1990s in India, certain exercises are sometimes used initially to stimulate a group into laughter. Noticing that one, or everyone, can simply choose to begin laughing uproariously, and that laughter is contagious, this is Janaki’s preferred method.  Both techniques may be introduced during this evening’s “Laughing with Abandon” event.

Ms. Pierson, co-founder, executive director and principal instructor of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 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.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Sep
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Living Yoga: Lifestyle Basics from the Sutras

When one thinks about “yoga”, the postures and movements of the body, also known as Asana, are typically what comes to mind.  However, Asana is just one part of the Eightfold Path of Yoga in the ancient teachings of the sage Patanjali.  Go a little deeper into yogic philosophy with yoga instructor Nina Levenduski in this discussion of the Yamas and Niyamas, or moral codes of conduct in the tradition of yoga.

The stillness, spirituality and deepening of the mind-body-spirit connection Ms. Levenduski has found in yoga and meditation inspired her to become an instructor.  Recently graduated from a 200-hour Yoga Alliance training program, she currently teaches gentle Hatha yoga at the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC).

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. WMYC is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class with Nina.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Sep
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Letting Go Into Acceptance: Making the Choice

A program with WMYC Director Janaki Pierson.  In her conversation, Janaki discusses the significance of recognizing the need for choosing to be at peace.

“As each of us struggles to accept challenging events or ideas in our lives, making the decision to really want to be at peace is very important,” she says. “While meditation and other tools from the discipline of yoga can make the process of being at peace easier to access, the choice is ultimately within each of us. “

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation.

For individuals interested in a more in-depth study of meditation, the fall Foundations of Meditation class at Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center is meeting on Tuesday evenings beginning on September 12.

Ms. Pierson, co-founder and executive director of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 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 over 40 years.

The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

 

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Aug
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Absorbing Wisdom From Ancient Traditions: East & West

Join us for a discussion on Ancient Eastern & Western philosophy with David Miller. Hermetic theory is a collection of Greco-Egyptian concepts that form the basis for most Western spiritual thought.  This talk highlights some of the seven basic Hermetic principles in relation to Eastern spirituality and yoga, discussing connections between the two. 

Speaker David Miller has been a part of the WMYC community for more than two years participating in many of the Center’s classes and programs, including meditation, yoga, Sanskrit and the Sunday evening program series. David meditates daily, and studies and teaches religion, philosophy, African drumming and other esoteric subjects.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. Everyone is invited to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class. The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. 

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Aug
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Content, Focused and Peaceful Living: Meditation

The public is invited to attend a free Sunday evening program with WMYC Director Janaki Pierson.

In her discussion, Janaki illustrates how a simple 20 minutes of silent meditation daily inevitably results in greater calmness, focus and contentment in interpersonal relationships and in life as a whole. Understanding the physiology behind physical, mental and emotional benefits of meditation is also addressed. This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation.

For individuals interested in a more in-depth study of meditation, the fall Foundations of Meditation class at Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center is meeting on Tuesday evenings beginning on September 12.

Ms. Pierson, co-founder and executive director of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 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 over 40 years.

The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Aug
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Compassion: An Introduction to Buddhist Thought

Janet Von Talge provides an overview of Buddhist philosophy and thought, and explores how compassion-focused Buddhist meditation deepens our connection with others and affects our abilities to cultivate a sense of compassion for ourselves and others.

Mrs. Von Talge has been practicing Buddhist meditation for 20 years. She is ordained and teaches in the Triratna Buddhist order.  She also practices with the Tibetan-based Natural Dharma Fellowship.  Mrs. Von Talge is retired from a 45-year career as a Registered Nurse.  Her spiritual focus is compassion and death and dying.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Aug
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Full Catastrophic Living: Mindfulness Basics

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s landmark work in the early 1990’s brought the study of mindfulness and meditation to the forefront of mainstream consciousness.  Ms. Rodrigue leads a discussion of how mindfulness can deepen the awareness of all of life’s experiences.

Robin Rodrigue is a Woodbury resident, recently retired from a 30-year career in banking.  Robin has studied Eastern philosophy for many years, and first became involved with the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) in 2003 when she joined the Foundations of Meditation class.  She has been a caregiver for elderly relatives and has dealt with their end-of-life challenges for over 20 years.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. WMYC is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Jul
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Being Present with Dying Loved Ones: Grace & Acceptance

A free public talk with WMYC Director Janaki Pierson.

“The ability to be fully present with a loved one at the end of life is eased significantly for people who have recognized and addressed their own fear of death,” says Ms. Pierson.  “It is easier for people more comfortable with their own mortality to set aside their own feelings to be fully present to the needs of the dying person,” she adds.

Reflecting on ancient eastern traditions, Ms. Pierson discusses tools for opening to the grace flowing in the presence of a person transitioning from this life to the next, and for easing the fear and resistance sometimes felt by the departing person.

Ms. Pierson, co-founder, executive director and principal instructor of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 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.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Jul
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Breathing: Simple Remedies for Stress

Join yoga instructor Nina Levenduski for a discussion exploring the anatomy of breathing and the subtle connections between the breath, the mind, and the body’s stress response system. Participants learn and practice simple breathing techniques to use anywhere for reducing stress through reconnecting with the breath.

The stillness, spirituality and deepening of the mind-body-spirit connection Ms. Levenduski has found in yoga and meditation inspired her to become an instructor.  Recently graduated from a 200-hour Yoga Alliance training program, she currently teaches gentle Hatha yoga at the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC).

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. WMYC is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class with Nina.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Jul
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Laughing with Abandon: Liberating Joy

Join us for a free event with WMYC Director Janaki Pierson!!

Laughter has been shown to reduce stress, produce a positive mindset and promote a sense of relaxation and joy in the body and mind. Participants are invited to come prepared to laugh, and to laugh for no particular reason. In traditional laughter yoga, as it began in the 1990s in India, certain exercises are sometimes used initially to stimulate a group into laughter. Noticing that one, or everyone, can simply choose to begin laughing uproariously, and that laughter is contagious, this is Janaki’s preferred method.  Both techniques may be introduced during this evening’s “Laughing with Abandon” event.

Ms. Pierson, co-founder, executive director and principal instructor of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 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.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

 

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Jul
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

At Home or School: Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids

Join us for a free public program with educator and yoga instructor Alisa Wissell.

As a classroom teacher, mom and yoga instructor, Alisa Wissell is passionate about how yoga and mindfulness skills can make a positive impact in kids' physical, emotional, and academic health. Educators, parents, and anyone touching the lives of children are welcome to join an interactive discussion about weaving yoga and mindfulness tools during the school day and at home to help kids cope with daily challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. In turn, this can create a ripple effect that will help build children's self esteem, love for self and others.

Alisa Wissell received her 200-hour teacher training through Yoga Alliance, and is also certified to teach children’s yoga and mindfulness through ChildLight Yoga. An NYS Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy, Alisa founded One Love Yoga and One Love Kids Yoga to nurture adults’ and children’s mind, body and spirit. Alisa’s yoga journey began at Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, and she is thrilled to return to the Center to teach and present programs such as this.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. The Woodbury Yoga and Meditation Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is invited to come earlier at 5:00 pm for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction. WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Jul
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Calm, Joyful, and Centered: Daily Meditation

The public is invited to attend a free Sunday evening program with Janaki Pierson.

Ms. Pierson, co-founder, executive director and principal instructor of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 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 32 years and has been established in her own daily practice for 40 years.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Jun
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ancient Western Spirituality & Yoga: Observing Similarities

Join us for a free discussion about ancient spirituality - Western and Eastern - and how it relates to a yoga practice.

Hermetic theory is a collection of Greco-Egyptian concepts that form the basis for most Western spiritual thought.  This talk highlights some of the seven basic Hermetic principles in relation to Eastern spirituality and yoga, discussing connections between the two. 

Speaker David Miller has been a part of the WMYC community for more than two years participating in many of the Center’s classes and programs, including meditation, yoga, Sanskrit and the Sunday evening program series. David meditates daily, and studies and teaches religion, philosophy, African drumming and other esoteric subjects.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. The Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC) is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. 

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook, or visit online at www.WoodburyYogaCenter.org.

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Jun
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mindfulness: More Than Stress Management

Join us for a discussion about the effects of stress and the power of refocusing thoughts with meditation with guest speaker Robin Rodrigue. The talk is followed by instruction in meditation and a group meditation.

Robin Rodrigue is a Woodbury resident, recently retired from a 30-year career in banking. Robin has studied Eastern philosophy for many years, and first became involved with WMYC in 2003 when she joined the Foundations of Meditation class.  Robin recently joined the WMYC board of directors.  She has been a caregiver for elderly relatives and has dealt with their end-of-life challenges for over 20 years. 

This complimentary program is open to everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation.  WMYC is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT.  Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives.  The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes.  For more information, contact WMYC at 203-263-2254, wyogac@gmail.com, Facebook or visit online at www.woodburyyogacenter.org

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Jun
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Channeling Transformation: Allow the Healing Within

Complimentary evening talk with Healing Practitioner Celia Conaway.

This channeling session supports participants in deepening their connection to their self as a source.

This channeling session supports participants in deepening their connection to their self as a source. Celia’s one-on-one and group teaching skills support the healing journey that brings consciousness and acceptance to the complexity and diversity within each of us. 

Celia received her B.S. degree from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing ®, a four-year intensive program in the study and practice of the professional, integrative and complementary modality known as Brennan Healing Science ®.

This complimentary program is to open everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation.

Other upcoming events with Celia at Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center include Divine Feminine Summer Solstice Healing-Channeling on Tuesday June 20, 2017.

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Jun
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Divine Inspiration: Making Art in Sacred Spaces

Complimentary evening talk with WYC Artist-in-Residence Sara Abalan. 

Ms. Abalan studied at Paier College of Art and The New York Studio School. Early in her profession, she worked on the original Cook's Magazine as art director and cover illustrator.  She has also been a prop stylist for many years for numerous cookbooks and a variety of food-related photographic projects.

In studios in New York City for 23 years, Sara intuitively chronicled daily events, encounters and fleeting moments in the dense urban environment.  Light, color, gesture and spacial relationships are many of the formal characteristics of Abalan's abstract paintings, drawings and collages.

In early spring 2017, Sara moved her studio to the serene, wooded setting of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC).  Now, in the silence and light, surrounded by nothing other than woods and fields, her art is an exploration of the natural world with its seasonal changes.

This complimentary program is open to everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation.

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May
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bringing Peace to Our Planet with Spiritual Evolution

Ms. Pierson, co-founder, executive director and principal instructor of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, has been teaching meditation for over 32 years and has been established in her own daily practice for 40 years.

This complimentary program is open to everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation. Everyone is invited to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

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