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
Open to All. Beginners always welcome.
with Rachel Allen
February 3-6, 2022
People may come to your yoga classes and not even identify that what they have experienced is trauma. Students may not be able to say, “I’m a trauma survivor and this is what I need.” Some of the language and methods we typically use to lead yoga classes, whether in-person or online, may be triggers for those in recovery from trauma. If you want to create safety in your yoga classes, trauma-sensitive yoga is the new standard. Join us for this informative, practical training and enjoy connection with your colleagues in an uplifting atmosphere of safety.
For All – Beginners Welcome
Jan 22 | Feb 12 | Mar 5 | Mar 26
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 February 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.
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.
Yay! the Blog
I took my first yoga class in an outdoor garden with friends after work in 2000. Those evenings were the best part of a stressful time: I was recently engaged to be married, planning a wedding, and looking for somewhere to live.
Looking back over the past 20 years, I see that yoga has helped me to feel steady as difficult situations keep coming, as Rudy says: “life is relentless”. A yoga class is one of my favorite places to be (in addition to college campuses and airports). I always feel better at the end of a yoga class.
The sparkling jewel of Santosha (contentment) invites us to drop into awareness of our current experience in the space between the thoughts. Contentment is available at the moment I become aware of what I am experiencing and discover that I have a choice. In one moment, there may be a good deal of pleasure and support. In another, there may be distress, agitation,
What an incredible journey! These past few months have been an immense process of self-study and self-discovery. With each new yama I wonder which unseen or long forgotten part of myself I will encounter next.
First, we began with ahimsa, do no harm in thought, word or deed. Ahimsa invites me to ask, may my thoughts, words and deeds be kind to others and most importantly to myself. May this study of the yamas and niyamas be a kind journey, shining the light of awareness as guided by this ancient text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. We have been taking these steps with compassionate self-observation as Swami Kripalu has suggested as best we can.
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