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Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center

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122 West Side Road
Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
(203) 263-2254 www.woodburyyogacenter.org

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    May 2018

    Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing

    May 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center Saturday, May 5, at 3:00 pm to enjoy a relaxing afternoon as Karin Reetz hosts “Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing.” Sound is the first sense we perceive in the womb and the last as we leave our bodies.  Sound affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, whether we are aware of it or not.  Every organ system, bone and cell responds to sound, whether harmonious and balancing, or disharmonious and making…

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    An Evening of Storytelling & Tea

    May 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    Barbara DeBisschop The public is invited to Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center Friday May 18 at 7:00 pm to experience an interactive event “An Evening of Storytelling & Tea” with Barbara DeBisschop. Come, sit and learn about the unique and sacred art of storytelling.  Come ready to relax, have fun and enjoy stories! This program includes a guided meditation, sharing of stories and sipping an assortment of teas.  Participants are invited to soak up the stories being shared and/or share one…

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    Yoga for Neck & Back Pain

    May 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    Nina Levenduski The public is invited to a free Sunday evening program on May 20, “Yoga for Neck, Back & Shoulder Pain” at 7:00 PM with Nina Levenduski. “Due to the stresses and sedentary nature of modern life, most of us carry some tension in our back, neck and shoulders. The keys to better posture, body awareness, flexibility and stress management are found in the ancient practice of yoga,” explains Levenduski. Participants attending this program are guided through a series of gentle…

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    July 2018

    Life Review and Near Death Experience

    July 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    STMH: April 27, 2016. Value Awards. The STMH Value Awards. (Photo by Robert Falcetti) Geri Cappabianca, who has been a hospital chaplain for over a decade, creates a safe space to learn about and discuss near-death experiences this Sunday. After this program, there will be instructions in meditation and a group meditation. There will be a more in depth workshop this fall. Cappabianca earned a master's degree in counseling from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from…

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    Ancient Healing Rhythms Drumming Circle

    July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to join and participate with David Miller in a drumming circle. David Miller has been playing hand drum since the early 1990’s and studied traditional African Drumming and polyrhythm under a drum master for 8 years. He has been actively participating in, facilitating, and teaching drumming at area drum circles and festivals for the past 30 years. The workshop explores how rhythm affects people in their lives, the role it plays in their culture, and how…

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    Joy-Inducing Endorphins: Laughter Yoga

    July 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to attend a free "Laughing with Abandon" program with Janaki Pierson. Pierson is co-founder, executive director, and principal instructor of the Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center and presents seminars, such as Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Stress Management, and many more. She has been teaching meditation for 37 years and was established in her ow daily practice of 43 years. In traditional laughter yoga certain exercises are sometimes used initially to stimulate a group into laughter. Pierson's preferred…

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    August 2018

    Getting Out of Our Own Way: Freedom to Be

    August 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to attend a free Sunday evening program on August 12th, “Getting Out of Our Own Way: Freedom to Be” at 7:00 PM with Janaki Pierson. Indecision, procrastination, fear, and insecurity are a small sample of how many of us find our goals and dreams sabotaged by the contents of our own minds. Ms. Pierson shines a light on this phenomenon, suggesting strategies to overcome it and to experience greater joy, contentment and fulfillment in life. “By quieting our…

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    Yogic Breathing for Health, Vitality, and a Peaceful Mind

    August 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    Join Elora Herberick for an evening dedicated to understanding your breath and learning how to control it. This complimentary program is open to everyone and includes instruction and practice of meditation. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class. Herberick began yoga at the age of six, when her introduced her to a program known as "E-I-E-I Yoga." She is now certified with RT-200hr All Yoga Ashtanga Vinyasa Training on Koh Phangan in Thailand.…

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    September 2018

    Easing Neck, Shoulder, and Back Pain: Gentle Yoga

    September 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to a free Sunday evening program on September 23, “Easing Neck, Shoulder, and Back Pain: Gentle Yoga” at 7:00 PM with Elora Herberick. Due to the stresses and sedentary nature of modern life, most of us carry some tension in our back, neck and shoulders. The keys to better posture, body awareness, flexibility and stress management are found in the ancient practice of yoga. Participants attending this program are guided through a series of gentle yoga…

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    October 2018

    Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing

    October 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center Sunday October 21st at 3:00 pm to enjoy a relaxing afternoon as Karin Reetz provides a “Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing”. Sound is the first sense we perceive in the womb and the last as we leave our bodies.  Sound affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, whether we are aware of it or not.  Every organ system, bone and cell responds to sound, whether harmonious and balancing, or disharmonious…

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    Managing Stress, Anxiety or Pain: Meditation

    October 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to attend a free Sunday evening program on October 21st , “Managing Stress, Anxiety or Pain: Meditation” at 7:00 PM with Janaki Pierson. “When we meditate, the body enters a hypometabolic state: heart rate, oxygen consumption, and metabolism are reduced.  We enter a deeper state of relaxation than when we are sleeping,”  Ms. Pierson notes. “A daily practice of meditation trains our bodies to access this state easily, and raises the threshold for activating the opposite state: the…

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    November 2018

    Restorative Sound Bath

    November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States

    The public is invited to Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center Sunday November 17th at  3:00 pm to enjoy a relaxing afternoon as Zuleyca hosts “Restorative Sound Bath”. Trained in the arts of restorative sound, Zuleyca cultivates an atmosphere of healing and tranquility. Using singing bowls and other sacred instruments from ancient Eastern traditions, she orchestrates a restorative sound bath that powerfully resonates down to a cellular level, creating a harmonious energy throughout the body.  The relaxing vibrations result in an…

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    Manage Emotions & Improve Sleep

    November 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to attend a free Sunday evening program on November 18th, “Secrets of the Breath: Managing Emotions & Sleeping” at 7:00 PM with Janaki Pierson. “The science of yoga suggests that the link between our breath and our mind is the secret to managing our emotions and sleeping more easily,” Ms. Pierson notes. In her talk, she explores this link and  provides specific instructions in harnessing the breath for  ease in managing stress, anxiety and anger as well as…

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    December 2018

    Deep, Healing Relaxation

    December 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to attend a complimentary Sunday evening program on December 2nd, “Deep Healing Relaxation: Yoga Nidra” at 7:00 PM with Elora Herberick. The talk, essentially a 20 minute experience of Yoga Nidra which takes the practitioner into a state of deep healing relaxation, is followed by instructions in, and practice of meditation. Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and…

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    Holiday Open House

    December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    Enjoy complimentary yoga and healing events, a soothing mid-day meal, meet our artist-in-residence Jenna, and share in community at the Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center's Holiday Open House. There is also a treat for holiday shoppers. Locally handcrafted earrings, art and holiday cards, hand-crocheted scarves, Laotian silk shawls, yoga, meditation, & tai chi gift certificates, meditation pillows, Buddha Statues, handbags, Chimes from the Pyrenees, incense and more will be available! The days events consist of: 10am: Artist-in-Residence Open Studio 10:15am: 90…

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    Stress Management and Emotional Release with Yoga

    December 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to attend a complimentary Sunday evening program with Diane Cantiello. This class will focus on freeing ourselves of tension in the body by using simple techniques such as controlled breathing, meditation, physical movement, mental imagery, and stretching. Diane is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Her classes focus on moving with the breath, discovering and trusting in one’s true nature, opening our hearts, having a sense of humor, not taking life too seriously, and…

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    January 2019

    Inner Peace, World Peace, and Meditation Tales of India

    January 6 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    Join Janaki Pierson in an evening devoted to ancient systems of restorative healing, ayurveda, as well as behind-the scenes spiritual efforts to secure a more peaceful world through individual transformation and prayer. Pierson, co-founder and executive director of the Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, recently returned from a trip to India where she participated in recitation of prayers for world peace, received 3 weeks of ayurvedic treatments, and immersed herself in meditation. This Sunday, Janaki shares her stories of these profoundly transformative experiences.…

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    Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing

    January 12 @ 3:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center Saturday, January 12th at 3:00 pm to enjoy a relaxing afternoon as Karin Reetz provides a “Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing”. Sound is the first sense we perceive in the womb and the last as we leave our bodies.  Sound affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, whether we are aware of it or not.  Every organ system, bone and cell responds to sound, whether harmonious and balancing, or disharmonious…

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    Foundations of Meditation Class

    January 13 @ 2:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    Winter 2019 Foundations of Meditation Class begins Sunday January 13th at the Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center. The Foundations of Meditation 3-week intensive begins Sunday January 13th, running for 3 Sundays from 2:15-5:15pm (Jan 13, 20, 27). Janaki Pierson, the Director of WYC, offers this course designed specifically to help participants establish themselves in a regular, daily practice of meditation for maximum benefit. This course involves training in the theory and practice of correct meditation.  Topics include benefits of meditation,…

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    Meditate & Create Workshop

    January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    $25

    The public is invited to Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, Saturday, January 19th at 2:00- 4:00 pm to enjoy a relaxing afternoon as our Artist-in-Residence, Jenna hosts “Meditate & Create: Multimedia Opportunities for Joyful Creation”. Jenna will explore the relationship between meditation and creative expression and how these practices interact, drawing from her personal experience as both a visual artist and daily meditator. Come join us for an artistically energizing evening and connect with the creator in yourself! Jenna, a…

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    Foundations of Meditation Class

    January 20 @ 2:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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    One event on January 27, 2019 at 2:15pm

    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    Winter 2019 Foundations of Meditation Class begins Sunday January 13th at the Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center. The Foundations of Meditation 3-week intensive begins Sunday January 13th, running for 3 Sundays from 2:15-5:15pm (Jan 13, 20, 27). Janaki Pierson, the Director of WYC, offers this course designed specifically to help participants establish themselves in a regular, daily practice of meditation for maximum benefit. This course involves training in the theory and practice of correct meditation.  Topics include benefits of meditation,…

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    Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center Vegetarian Potluck

    January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    This year, Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center celebrates 35 years of providing quality yoga and meditation classes here in town. The public is invited to join old and new friends for a shared homemade vegetarian potluck meal Saturday, January 26th from 4pm-7pm.  Come early to meditate, or just come and enjoy this sanctuary among the trees as a year long program of celebrating 35 years together develops. Confirming your attendance in advance is helpful in meal planning; not required. 4pm…

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    Foundations of Meditation Class

    January 27 @ 2:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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    One event on January 20, 2019 at 2:15pm

    One event on January 27, 2019 at 2:15pm

    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    Winter 2019 Foundations of Meditation Class begins Sunday January 13th at the Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center. The Foundations of Meditation 3-week intensive begins Sunday January 13th, running for 3 Sundays from 2:15-5:15pm (Jan 13, 20, 27). Janaki Pierson, the Director of WYC, offers this course designed specifically to help participants establish themselves in a regular, daily practice of meditation for maximum benefit. This course involves training in the theory and practice of correct meditation.  Topics include benefits of meditation,…

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    February 2019

    Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing

    February 10 @ 3:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center Sunday, February 10th at 3:00 pm to enjoy a relaxing afternoon as Karin Reetz provides a “Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing”. Sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls has been scientifically proven to have a profound effect on the brain, the heart, blood pressure, and the nervous system. It has the ability to lower stress and increase a sense of well-being. Sound Healing helps with pain management, addiction, depression, anxiety, and…

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    March 2019

    Community CreativiTEA

    March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, Saturday, March 2nd at 1;00-3:00 pm to enjoy a relaxing afternoon as our Artist-in-Residence, Jenna Gonzalez hosts “Community CreativiTEA”. Jenna will explore the relationship between meditation and creative expression and how these practices interact, drawing from her personal experience as both a visual artist and daily meditator. Come join us for an artistically energizing afternoon and connect with the creator in yourself all whilst enjoying a cup full of tea!…

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    35th Anniversary Community Meditation & Potluck

    March 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    This year, Woodbury Meditation and Yoga Center celebrates 35 years of providing quality yoga and meditation classes here in Woodbury. The public is invited to join old and new friends for a shared homemade vegetarian potluck luncheon Saturday, March 9th from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Enjoy this sanctuary among the trees as a year long program of celebrating 35 years together continues. Confirming your attendance in advance is helpful in meal planning; not required. Everyone is welcome to attend the 10:30…

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    Therapeutic Yoga

    March 17 @ 7:00 pm
    Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center, 122 West Side Road
    Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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    The public is invited to attend a free Sunday evening program on March 17th, “All Yoga is Therapeutic: Hearing Our Bodies’ Lessons” at 7:00 PM with Janaki Pierson. “The most important yoga teacher is your own body,” Janaki is known to say in her classes. “By listening to one’s body,  a yoga practitioner develops the skill of knowing just how far to go into a pose, to be gentle and approach an area of discomfort with awareness and respect.  Over time, this…

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