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Feeling Calm, Centered and Balanced: Meditation

A talk and meditation program with WMYC Director. 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 balanced; the science of yoga provides practical tools to allow the practitioner to experience this. In her talk on meditation, Janaki discusses the most efficient and effective of these tools: Meditation. “Mental and Physical stress are significant contributors to feeling anxious and off-center” Janaki says, “A daily meditation practice gradually shifts our perspective by giving us access to our naturally calm and peaceful internal state. From this view marked by greater detachment, daily occurrences previously seeming to be overwhelming or unbearable become manageable and sometimes even insignificant. “

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,, Facebook, or visit online at