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
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Sun & Thurs
7:15-7:45am ET

Gentle Strength
Improve Muscles, Bones & Balance

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Daily
8:00-8:40am 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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Thurs 4:30-6:00pm ET

Mat Yoga
Soothe Your Soul

More Options

For All – Beginners Welcome

July 16 Aug 13 Sept 3  Oct 8

These longer themed classes on selected Saturdays are typically taught by Rudy. He offers 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.

Sometimes Rudy invites other teachers to offer an experience on a related themes, always in the gentle tradition.

Dates for 2023 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.

Video Course with Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

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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.

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Living in the Questions

I was feeling “off” the other day and my mind went down the usual bunny hole of questioning whether it was because I ate the wrong thing the day before, or maybe it was the planetary alignments, or perhaps I have made bad decisions in my life, or I am just flawed. I am inquisitive by nature which serves me well in some endeavors (fixing things, learning new skills, etc.) Being curious is something I actually really like about myself. In my best moments, it’s clear to me that some questions don’t have answers, yet I tend to ask “why” or “how” about anything and everything and I do that thing of asking myself questions as if I should know the unknowable.

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Svadyaya: the Practice of Self-Study

The ninth blossom of the Yamas and Niyamas garland is called Swadyaya (pronounced swahd-yah-yah) which loosely translates to self-study. This Niyama, studied for the month of February, reminds me of the maxim “know thyself.” Given that the Gentle Yogis practice community has already been on a journey of “self-study” for many months now, we have to dig a little deeper to know what the invitation of Swadyaya is about. First, we review. 

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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