Dynamic Gentle Yoga™ Teacher Training

Learn to Lead Accessible, Inclusive and Empowering Gentle Yoga

Learn the subtleties, science and skills needed to teach the fastest growing segment of yoga practitioners (students, 50 years old and up) as well as the legions of those suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma and those with low flexibility.

This online livestream Certification Training will set you apart as a dedicated specialist with advanced training in the methods that will meet the needs and expectations of students looking for a slow, kind, and clearly-instructed practice. Completion of this training qualifies you for 75 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours.

The Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Certification (DGYTC) is taught by Rudy Peirce, Master Yoga Teacher Trainer and Legacy Faculty member of The Kripalu School of Yoga, 1,000-hour Certification. Rudy has over three decades of experience leading Gentle Yoga classes and training teachers.

Sessions

This live online training is comprised of 4 weekend modules over three months, totaling 75 hours:

1

Dynamic Gentle

Accessible, Inclusive, Empowering

September 30-October 3

2

Energy

Stimulate and Integrate Prana

October 21-24

3

Empowerment

Meditation in Motion

November 11-14

4

Mastery

Confidence, Clarity, and Precision

December 2-5

*All session are taught live on Zoom.  Sessions will be video recorded for your reference during the training and 30 days beyond. 

Schedule for each weekend:

Thursday

6:45-8:15pm

Friday

6:00-8:30pm

Saturday

9:00am-12:00pm &
1:30-5:00pm

Sunday

9:00am-12:00pm &
1:30-5:00pm

Curriculum

In this Certification Program, you will learn to:

  • Make your class work for just about anybody, regardless of challenges with balance, strength or flexibility while maintaining a meditative quality in the class
  • Create a deliciously slow pace while still making the class riveting
  • Design a class with only the postures that are safe and most beneficial in a Gentle Yoga class
  • Respond to the variety of conditions your students may have
  • Teach students how to meet their own body where it is and avoid going too far by exploring subtleties and creating modifications
  • Refine your use of encouraging & empowering language and increase your knowledge of alignment

Support Following Certification

After your program concludes, you have options:

  • Monthly Zoom sessions with Rudy:
    • To connect with other DGY teachers
    • Ask questions, problem-solve and share ideas
    • An option  to practice teaching in an accepting supportive environment, and more.
  • Continued access to the Training Resources page only for DGY certified teachers including links to recordings of the live online sessions that you can review in your own time
Bonus Sessions:

How to Teach on Zoom

Gentle Yogis manager and self-taught techie, Joyce, will offer two live 90-minute sessions about how to teach on Zoom, with live on-screen demos. Zoom Basics:
  • How to open a Zoom account
  • How to schedule classes in your Zoom account
  • What Zoom settings are important for safety and privacy for your students
  • Which Zoom controls you need to know about to run the class smoothly and securely
Zoom Beyond the Basics:
  • Options for microphones
  • A great  webcam alternative if you have a smartphone
  • Screen-sharing
  • Break-out rooms
  • Discussion on the pros and cons of trying to offer music with your classes

These sessions will be recorded and the links to view will be make available if you cannot attend.
Rudy developed the Dynamic Gentle Yoga (DGY) method over many years and has been offering this advanced training since 2013.

The program is a masterpiece! A work of art! Everything was “just right.” The content is the best around. I learned so much. And I feel so good – so relaxed, so cared for, so ready to teach! Thank you! Thank you!

Tom Gunning, Yoga Teacher, Brookline, Massachusetts

Pricing

Register by July 30 –  $895
July 31 – Aug 20 – $995
Aug 21 – Sept 16 – $1095
after Sept 16 – $1195
Contact us to request 4 monthly payments of  $300

Still not sure if this training is right for you?

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Notes

  • Prerequisite: 200-hour YTT certification from a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga School
  • Payment plan: Contact us to request the option of 4 monthly payments
  • 175-page Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher’s Manual is included as a pdf download
  • 75 YA CEs available for an additional fee of $25 
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I enjoyed the whole program. I now truly feel more confident teaching this style of yoga! So healing. Thank you.

Cristal Lidwell, Yoga Teacher, Altoona, Pennsylvania

Our Dynamic Gentle Yoga teacher training with Rudy Peirce was amazing! I enjoyed and greatly benefited from your teacher training. I am very inspired. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

Andrea Lake Meharg, Yoga Teacher, Litchfield, Connecticut