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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Mon, Wed & Fri
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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Thursdays
5:00-6:00pm ET

Mat Yoga
Soothe Your Soul

More Options

For All – Beginners Welcome

Nov 26  Dec 31  Jan 28 Feb 25  Apr 1  |  Apr 22  

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 2024 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

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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Banish Winter Blues with Community & Movement

By Terry Tresco

December is month when so much around us is saying to be merry and bright. Often times, however, we or someone we know is anything but that. The cold wakes some of us up and causes others to seek their caves and hibernate for the winter. Seasonal changes for many of us in the northeast can cause seasonal depression. Studies have shown that exercise of all types helps us combat depression, but it goes beyond that; connection with community is an unexpected bonus that comes with many forms of exercise.

Living Life with No Apologies by Nina Triolo

In July 2017, I had the honor of assisting my teacher, mentor and friend, Rudy Peirce, for a 5-day Dynamic Gentle Yoga program at Kripalu. Because I am a longtime student of Kripalu Yoga and a past participant in Rudy’s yoga teacher training, workshops and programs I was so excited to be a working part of the magic that happens when we immerse ourselves in Rudy’s unique approach to breath and mindful movements.

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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.”

Joyce Malaguti, Plymouth, Massachusetts

“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