Connect to Peace

Join Rudy Peirce and other Gentle Yoga 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.

*Recordings available after
seniors happy to be doing movment for health

7:10-7:45am ET

Gentle Strength
Improve Muscles, Bones & Balance


8:00-8:40am ET

Breath Practice Chair Yoga
Change Your Life


5:00-6:00pm ET

Chair Yoga
Get Grounded and Relaxed

yoga nidra

5:00-6:00pm ET

Yoga Nidra
Soothe Your Soul

More Options

For All – Beginners Welcome

Think you can’t do yoga because you’re not young, fit, flexible, stable or strong enough?  Think again!  This class series is accessible to everyone regardless of age, strength or flexibility. 

The intention of this program is to provide a safe virtual space for those new to yoga, or newly back to yoga, to explore the benefits of yoga in community with others just like you.  Each class will be an exploration of empowered aging through strength, stability, and balance

Options will be offered to allow everyone to practice safelyall movements will be done either seated in a chair or using a chair for stability as needed when standing is an option.

For All – Beginners Welcome

Nov 25  Dec 30  Jan 27  |  Feb 24  |  Apr 6

These longer themed classes on selected Saturdays feature a variety of teachers and themes. All workshops are suitable for beginners and include a spacious experience of slow movements into accessible yoga postures, gentle breathing practices, time for relaxation, and meditation. 

Dates for 2025 TBA* 

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.

*no DGYTT training in 2024; Rudy will be training new yoga teachers at the Kripalu Center

Video Course with Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Sign up for the full video series or rent single session videos 

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.

Yay! the Blog

Terry Tresco, costume designer, gentle yoga teacher, Gentle Yogis staff

Teacher Spotlight: Terry Tresco

Terry is the creator of the popular Gentle Strength classes in the online Gentle Yogis studio. Learn about Terry’s background (no surprise that it’s something creative) and be inspired by her love for yoga and the Gentle Yogis community. You will also hear her talk about something that might surprise you about her.   View Video Length 10 min. 48 sec.

Barbara Powell, interviewee for community spotlight at Gentle Yogis. Interviewer is Tammy Kaleel

Community Spotlight: Barbara Powell

  Barbara has been practicing with Gentle Yogis from it’s inception. On the occasions when she contributes to the conversation during community time, she brings a humble wisdom. Listen in to Tammy’s interview with Barbara to learn more about her and why she continues to participate regularly. View Video Length 17 min. 7 sec. New to our classes? One week FREE

Sallie Jones

Community Spotlight: Sallie Jones

Sallie has been practicing with Gentle Yogis from the start of the daily Breath Practice in March 2020. She is is a bright light in our sangha and also joins in the Gentle Strength classes consistently. Listen in to this interview that Tammy did with Sallie to learn more about her background and why she practices daily.

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“I am so grateful to be a part of the community that you have created! Each and everyone of your instructors have a gift they share with us.”

“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.”

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.