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Yoga 101: Accessing Universal Consciousness

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

Recognizing that the full potential of each person is to be joyful, calm and compassionate under all circumstances, the science of yoga provides practical tools to help individuals experience this. In her talk on Yoga 101, Janaki provides several basic steps anyone can incorporate into daily life to experience more calmness, kindness and contentment in each moment.

“Inner peace is world peace,” Janaki says, “we can each contribute to a more peaceful loving world by first accessing these qualities within ourselves through the science of yoga.”

Ms. Pierson, co-founder and executive director of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC), 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 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,, Facebook, or visit online at