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Experiences in India: Yoga & Ayurveda in 2018

A free public talk and meditation program.  Instructions in meditation are provided.

Janaki Pierson, co-founder and executive director of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center (WMYC), recently returned from nearly 2 months in India.  In her talk, she gives a brief introduction to the science of Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient Indian Healing System with a powerful link to yoga. Janaki also shares her experience of receiving Ayurvedic treatments during her month-long residence at an Ayurvedic clinic. Following her Ayurvedic experience, she participated in a weeks-long international gathering reciting prayers and yogic mantras for world peace, and will tell stories from this event as well.

Ms. 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 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