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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,, Facebook, or visit online at