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Gentle Classes & Events to Bring You Moments of Peace

Open to All – Beginners Welcome

Begin from where you are; improvement is possible at any age and any stage. Experience gentle movements that build muscle mass and stimulate an increase in bone density from supported standing positions or seated in a chair. All you need for this workshop is a chair and a couple of common household items.

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The Breath Practice is energizing and calming and includes simple yoga stretches that support increased resilience, awareness, flexibility and strength. this entire gentle practice is done seated in a chair though you can stand if you prefer. Immediately following the practice is Community Time which includes Q&A about the practice and conversation and study of the wisdom behind the practice of yoga. 

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A nurturing accessible class that is typically a mix of seated and supported standing movements. Sometimes the full practice is seated. This class makes yoga do-able for beginners — or anyone who wants the deeper benefits of yoga — without any requirements of strength or flexibility.

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This Dynamic Gentle Yoga class includes accessible joint warm-ups, invigorating breath practices, and an innovative sequence of gentle movements and poses for increasing strength and improving flexibility with a simple focus on alignment precision. Standing movements and poses help to improve balance.  A variety of simple moves loosen hips and spine, while a restorative pose and guided deep relaxation ensures your body gets to rest. The final portion of the class is a gentle breath practice and meditation, for which you may either stay on the mat or move to a chair.

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MELT Method® Classes

A gentle approach to treating the body and calming the nervous system, providing improved alignment and increased well-being — felt in the very first class. Drawing on cutting-edge, neurofascial science and proven manual therapy practices, this groundbreaking self-treatment program utilizes Hands-off Bodywork® techniques to support the health, fitness, and quality of life of any person, at any age or activity level.

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Join Kripalu legacy faculty member, Rudy Peirce, and Kripalu’s School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership founder and author, Micah Mortali, for a retreat designed exclusively for men. 

This is a time to unplug from technology and reconnect with our wild selves. It’s a time to reflect, heal, and gather strength & inspiration. 

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Gentle Yoga in Tuscany

Il Bhorgino Villa near Lucca

August 31-September 7, 2024

The week offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in a Gentle Yoga retreat while exploring the sights and flavors of Tuscany. You will enjoy a magical week of loving yourself and loving life with twice daily yoga/MELT classes, stunning scenery, pure fun, gracious hospitality, belly laughing, great food, and well-organized adventures.

Afternoons at the Villa will generally offer spacious free-time, then afternoon Gentle Yoga with Rudy to unwind any stress you may have brought with you.

Every day you will partake in fabulously fresh, vegetarian Tuscan cuisine!

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