Connect to Peace

Join Rudy Peirce and other Gentle Teachers for breath-focused compassionate yoga – explore gentle practices that calm the nervous system and restore serenity

Live Online Gentle Yoga Classes

The Power of Regular Yoga Practice

Enjoy increased resilience, calm, flexibility and strength.
Open to All. Beginners always welcome.
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Daily 8:00-8:35am ET

Breath Practice Chair Yoga
Change Your Life

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Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm ET

Chair Yoga
Get Grounded and Relaxed

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Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm ET

Mat Yoga
Soothe Your Soul

More Options

Sept 30-Nov 4 (you can begin any time)
For All – Beginners Welcome

Sign up for the series live or use the videos or drop-in 

There are many kinds of meditation, but most begin with concentration practices that can still the mind so that its patterns are exposed. In turn, there are many concentration practices. Each leads to the same end, but some work better than others for different individuals. On six consecutive Thursday evenings, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice major concentration practices to see which one (or ones) resonate with your personality.

For All – Beginners Welcome

October 30 – Yoga Nidra and Gentle Restorative Yoga

These longer themed classes on selected Saturdays offer a spacious experience of progressive slow movements into accessible yoga postures, gentle breathing practices, an extended time for relaxation, and meditation. The intention of each two-and-a-half hour class is to savor the subtleties of Dynamic Gentle Yoga.

Next program begins Februay 24, 2022

4 Online Weekend Modules over Three Months

Learn to lead an accessible, inclusive and empowering gentle yoga practice and connect to a group of yoga teachers dedicated to the power of gentle practice.

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Bhavani Lorrain Nelson Kripalu Meditation Teacher Kirtan Wallah

Concentration Practices as Gateways to Meditation

Meditation is not something we do; it’s something we fall into when the conditions are right. And how do we set the right conditions? By training the mind to concentrate—to be able to focus on an object of some kind without straying.  Is it Meditation? The techniques we’ve been led to believe are meditation practices are actually concentration practices leading to meditation. Whether

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What do I need? How much is enough? (Brahmacharya – Moderation)

For community time after the Breath Practice each day, we are in month four of a fascinating journey into the exploration of the Yamas and Niyamas. This month we have opened the treasure chest of Brahmacharya. It has not disappointed. We’ve been surprised and challenged. Brahmacharya’s meaning includes moderation, non-excess, energy management and its translation is “walking towards creation.” I think of it as gathering energy, avoiding wasting energy, to serve my vitality and the highest good.

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Asteya, What Do You Have to Teach Me?

Our exploration of Asteya began with stories of childhood and adolescent petty larceny. Shoplifting. Stealing from Dad’s wallet. Taking money from that pumping gas job. The blurred boundaries of the college years when sharing drifted into rationalized taking, “he doesn’t need that as much as I do.” One person shared that “we used to call it ‘stealing from the man,’ reflecting a common attitude that a corporation takes more than it gives.
And, don’t forget tax loopholes, pay phone coin returns and illegal parking.

We acknowledged some regret, remorse, humility, a bit of shame. Yet, we were unaware that we hadn’t really begun the deep exploration of non-stealing that was about to evolve.

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“It has been incredibly grounding for me to do the [breath] practice with you. It’s like being with a friend and feeling connected to myself at the same time. In a time when things feel uncertain, practices through the lens of Kripalu are deeply meaningful… I’m very grateful for the steadiness of the everyday practice.”

Holly J. Niles, Clinical Nutritionist, Jupiter, Florida

Thank you so much for giving so generously of your time and expertise during this most difficult and stressful time in all our lives. I have taken several of Rudy's classes during numerous visits to Kripalu. What a blessing you have been to my life and well being. I so enjoy your zoom practices. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. What a blessing you are to our entire online community.

Patricia O’Connor, Ocean City, New Jersey