Veterans, First Responders, and their families are invited to attend complimentary yoga classes every Tuesday at 6:30 pm from Memorial Day until the 4th of July. The yoga classes are taught by Sean Weir, a veteran and retired first responder.


In addition to these Tuesday evening classes, the Yoga Center offers on-going discounts and partial or full scholarships to veterans and their families for any yoga or meditation classes or other events at the yoga center.

“Yoga and meditation are proven tools for managing stress and strengthening our bodies ability to heal. As an expression of our gratitude for their service and as part of continuing community support, Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center’s outreach to veterans, first responders and their families, is to insure they have full access to these tools and benefits."  - Janaki Pierson, WMYC Director



Instructor Sean Weir, served in both the United Kingdom and United States career Fire Services. He was as a career firefighter in both the Royal Air Force and Greater Manchester Fire Services. He is certified as both a Florida and Connecticut firefighter as well as a Connecticut Fire Officer/ Instructor and EMT. After retiring from the West Haven Fire Department, Sean has transitioned to now serve his fellow Responder community in Connecticut.

First experiencing Yoga and Mindfulness through the Uniformed Services Program, Sean became particularly interested in mind-body practices that combined the benefit of Eastern wisdom with Western evidence-based research.
Having completed his Mindful Yoga Therapy, Prison Yoga Project (PYP), Yoga for Recovery (Y-12 SR) and 108 Monkeys Yoga for urban youth and underserved communities teacher trainings, Sean is particularly grateful for each opportunity to share these practices with others.

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