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

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

 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. 

Jan 10-12, Feb 7-9, March 7-9, Apr 4-6 

Online Weekend Modules

Learn to lead an accessible, inclusive and empowering gentle yoga practice focused on chair-supported yoga and connect to a group of yoga teachers dedicated to the power of gentle practice.

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

Joyce Malaguti

Community Spotlight–Joyce Malaguti

Get acquainted with Joyce M, or ‘Joyce in Plymouth’, a familiar face in the sangha community. Having known Rudy since the 1980s, she received her yoga teacher training from him at Kripalu in 1990. Her dedication to yoga and the breath and their application in her everyday life is heartwarming.

Community Spotlight–Barbara Anderson

Enjoy this interview of online community member, Barbara who explains why she enjoys participating in all the different offerings at Gentle Yogis. Enjoy her sincerity and attitude of gratitude.

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.

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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.