Dynamic Gentle Chair Yoga™ Teacher Training

Learn to Lead Accessible, Inclusive and Empowering Chair-Supported Gentle Yoga

Rudy Peirce Kripalu Yoga Teacher Trainer Creator Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Training
Live Interactive Online Format- No pre-recorded sessions
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Check out the video testimonials of some of our 2021 grads

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

This online live stream 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 that empowers them to receive all the benefits of yoga while keeping them safe and supported.  Learn to guide yoga using a chair for seated postures or as an empowering prop for postures and movements done in a standing position. 

Completion of the Dynamic Gentle Chair Yoga Teacher Training qualifies you for 75 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours and entitles you to participate in the Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher’s Circle, hosted quarterly online by Rudy. There are no fees for membership in the DGY Teacher’s Circle. 

The Dynamic Gentle Chair Yoga™ Teacher Certification is led by Rudy Peirce, Master Yoga Teacher Trainer with 1,000 hour certification and Legacy Faculty member of The Kripalu School of Yoga. Rudy’s passion for over four decades has been teaching empowering gentle yoga classes and workshops as well as training yoga teachers to lead excellent gentle yoga classes.

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!


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


Dynamic Gentle

Accessible, Inclusive, Empowering

Jan 10-12



Stimulate and Integrate Prana

Feb 7-9



Meditation in Motion…Flow with Prana

March 7-9



Confidence, Clarity, and Precision

April 4-6

*All session are taught live on Zoom.  Sessions will be video recorded for your reference during the training and for one year after the training ends. 

Schedule for each weekend:




9:00am-12:00pm &


9:00am-12:00pm &

Rudy Peirce lecturing during Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Training
Rudy has been training yoga teachers in his gentle methodology since 2013
We are so pleased to bring this training to you 100% live online

In this unique Certification Program, spanning four months, you will learn to:

  • Develop and teach your own 20, 30 and 40-minute class sequences
  • Make your class work for just about anybody, regardless of challenges with balance, strength and/or flexibility
  • Maintain a meditative quality in your classes
  • Create a deliciously slow pace while still making the class riveting
  • Ensure that your classes are transformational while including only the postures that are safe and most beneficial in a Gentle Chair 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 options
  • Refine your use of encouraging & empowering language
  • Update your knowledge of clear and efficient alignment cues

Included with your enrollment:

  • Four months of our Breath Practice and Gentle Strength Membership beginning one month prior to your training (live stream classes and video library)
  • Unlimited access to recordings of Rudy’s chair yoga classes in our video library
  • Empowering and kind feedback and tips from trained mentors

Support Following Certification

After your program concludes, you have options:

  • Quarterly DGY Teachers Circle sessions on Zoom with Rudy with no membership fees
    • Connect with other Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teachers
    • Ask questions, problem-solve and share ideas
    • For those who want it, the opportunity to practice teaching to your peers in a supportive environment
  • Continued access to the Training Resources including links to recordings of all the sessions from your training that you can review in your own time following your training for a full year

Still not sure if this training is right for you?


  • Prerequisite: 200-hour YTT certification from a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga School
  • Payment plan: Contact us to request the option of 4 monthly payments
  • Dynamic Gentle Chair Yoga Teacher’s Manual is included as a pdf download
  • 75 total YA CEs available 
Rudy Peirce, creator of Dynamic Gentle Yoga

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

I enjoyed the whole program. I now truly feel more confident teaching this style of yoga! So healing. Thank you.

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 and wisdom with us.