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Meditation: Breaking the Stress Cycle

A free public talk and meditation program with Robin Rodrigue.  The talk is followed by instructions in meditation and a group meditation practice.

Ms. Rodrigue presents the effects of stress on the mind and body, and introduces the many health benefits of meditation and mindfulness, explaining how these practices help manage the negative effects of stress. Participants leave with a better understanding of the mechanisms of the stress response, plus some easy mindfulness and meditation tips to practice on their own.

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.  Robin currently attends yoga and meditation classes and organizes volunteer projects at WMYC.  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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