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
Open to All. Beginners always welcome.
Sept 30-Nov 4 (you can begin any time)
For All – Beginners Welcome
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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.
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.
Yay! the Blog
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
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.
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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