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.

Only in 2021, Yoga Teachers who have already taken at least the first module can request individualized registration for the module(s) needed to complete certification.  


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


Dynamic Gentle

Accessible, Inclusive and Empowering Yoga

In progress:  February 11-14

Fall Session:  Sept 30-Oct 3



Stimulate and Integrate Prana

March 4-7

Fall Session:  Oct 21-24



Meditation in Motion

March 25-28

Fall Session:  Nov 11-14



Confidence, Clarity, and Precision

April 15-18

Fall Session:  Dec 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:





Session 1: 9:00am-12:00pm
Session 2: 1:30-5:00pm


Session 1: 9:00am-12:00pm
Session 2: 1:30-5:00pm


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
Bonus Session:

How to Teach on Zoom

Joyce will offer a one-hour session about how to teach on Zoom, with live on-screen demos and info including:
  • options for microphones
  • a webcam alternative if you have a smartphone
  • 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.

This session will be recorded and made available for a limited time 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


Fall 2021


Still not sure if this training is right for you?

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.


  • 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

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