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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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

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Gentle Immersion Classes
Saturdays, 2:00-4:30pm Eastern Time

For All – Beginners Welcome

May 11  |  June 8  |  Sept 21  |  Oct 19  |  Nov 16

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* 

Online Weekend Modules

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.

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Cindy Ellis, member of Gentle Yogis community

Community Spotlight–Cindy Ellis

Cindy shares what she has gleaned, both obvious and subtle, from participating with Gentle Yogis since 2020. Learn more about Cindy in this inspiring interview by Tammy Kaleel.

Ursula Myslinski, member of Gentle Yogis online community

Community Spotlight: Ursula Myslinski

This month, Tammy interviewed Ursula for the Community Spotlight.  Ursula prepared for her interview by selecting some great photos of where she is from in Switzerland! So, we get to see some wonderful images! Learn more about Ursula and her unique history and what she appreciates about Gentle Yogis.  Join us for a class if you could use more connection in your life or

Community Spotlight: Julie Anderson

In this edition of the Community Spotlight, we get to be inspired listening as Tammy interviews another member of the Gentle Yogis online community. Learn more about Julie including what she appreciates about Gentle Yogis, how she applies yoga in her personal and professional life and something surprising about her (hint: it involves a mountain). Join us for a class if you could

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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.