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Peaceful, Healthy Relationships with Meditation

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 healthy; the science of yoga provides practical tools to allow the practitioner to experience this.

“When a person feels full and content within themselves, as is the case with people who meditate regularly, that person is more available to be fully present for another person, be it a parent, child, co-worker or partner. ” Janaki says, “By maintaining a calm, peaceful internal state, the meditator is no longer seeking fulfillment of his or her needs. Instead, gratitude, respect, and acceptance become the foundation of relationship.”

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 open to everyone, and includes instruction and practice of meditation.  WMYC is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT.  Everyone is invited 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