Live Online Classes

Gentle Yoga Immersion Classes

Selected Saturdays 2:00-4:30pm Eastern Time– Live on Zoom*

*Video recording will be available for 8 days following each live class.

For all levels, beginners welcome

You will be able to participate the most fully if you are able to get down on the floor and back up independently. Some portions of the class, such as the breath practice and meditation, can be done seated in a chair instead of on the floor if preferred and the MELT hand and foot treatments can be done seated in a chair.

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Savor the Subtleties with a Deep Dive into Dynamic Gentle Yoga™

These themed classes (see below) on selected Saturdays offer a spacious experience of progressive slow movements into accessible yoga postures (some standing, some floor), gentle breathing practices, an extended deep healing relaxation, and meditation. The intention of each two-and-a-half hour class is to savor the subtleties of Dynamic Gentle Yoga which is characterized by:

  • Slow, breath-initiated movement
  • Empowered exploration and innovative options
  • Expanded awareness
  • Increased energy flow
  • Stimulation of the vital life force
  • Development of a meditative focus


Learn the art of graceful, relaxed effort. Experience energized stillness. Enter a timeless zone where moments of peace arise effortlessly.

It’s Not About Touching Your Toes

Forward Bending – Safely and Serenely

Think of the spine as the bridge between your brain and the rest of your body. As we move into our middle or senior years, we may experience decreased ease of movement in the spine which makes it more difficult to enjoy doing what we need and love to do.  For those with osteopenia or osteoporosis, the thought of forward bends can bring up fear. However, there is a safe way to move into forward folds and access their many benefits, both physiological and emotional. Safe forward folds help the entire back, from the upper and lower spine as well as the hips and the legs. Forward folds are known to be grounding and soothing on the mental and emotional levels and you don’t have to be able to touch your toes! Similar to how heart-opening poses help to energize your nervous system, forward folding postures create a calming effect throughout your body.

In this class, you will practice simple, accessible variations of forward folds as well as core engagement to counterbalance what happens in the body when we sit for long periods of time. This Immersion is also a great way to reset your body, and bring you greater mindful awareness of the sensations in your body, resulting in a much needed down-shift of the nervous system into relaxation mode.

Here’s what you can expect from this soothing yet re-energizing class:

  • Discover welcomed relief for the overworked back side of the body
  • Lengthen your hamstrings, stretch your hips and calves, and release your lower back for greater strength and flexibility
  • Receive revitalization from releasing energy blocks
  • Experience a sense of peace and calm

When

Live Online, August 7, Saturday 2:00-4:30pm
Video Access August 8-15

Cost

Sliding Fee Scale $20 / $30 / $40

Access

This class will be held via Zoom and will be recorded.

If you can’t attend on August 7, register anyway to get access to the recording at your convenience through August 15.

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Dynamic Gentle Alignment, Breath and Core

Strengthen Your Core From Your Feet to Your Crown

By cultivating core strength, you support your whole body. Your core is the foundation upon which all movement is based, which is why it is essential to keep it strong and stable. A strong core helps to reduce injuries, improve posture, support your back, and increase your balance and stability.

In this class, through careful muscular engagement and synchronized breathing, you will stabilize pelvic and spinal alignment, and strengthen your deep core to leave you centered and strong. In each gentle yoga pose you will experience the practice of core engagement from the roots of your feet right up the central channel through the pelvis and abdomen, supporting the back, and lengthening through the spine. Ultimately, this focus on stabilizing the physical body will draw the mind’s attention into a one-pointed focus, strengthening concentration and settling the mind into the neutral witness. From this place, deep relaxation can occur.

Here’s what you can expect from this abdominal & core focused class:

  • Enjoy a grounded, methodical, breath-based approach to core exercises
  • Practice a gentle supportive static contraction of muscles from the feet up through the legs into the pelvic floor and transversus abdominis
  • Anchor your roots and extend your limbs like a giant oak
  • Root to the center of the earth in your standing strengthening postures
  • Restore and integrate with deep relaxation and meditation

When

Live Online, August 28, Saturday 2:00-4:30pm
Video Access August 29-Sept 5

Cost

Sliding Fee Scale $20 / $30 / $40

Access

This class will be held via Zoom and will be recorded.

Even if you can’t attend on August 28, you can register and you will get access to the recording at your convenience through Sept 5.

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Breath Practice / Chair Yoga
Change Your Life

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Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm Eastern

Chair Yoga
Get Grounded and Relaxed

Rudy is one of the kindest and most sensitive Yoga teachers you will ever find. His love for Yoga and the body-mind connection is so obvious. You will begin to feel some of that for yourself when you have him as a teacher and guide.

Ron Dushkin, MD Alternative & Homeopathic Physician, New York City

The guidance and practice was just what I needed...gentle, sweet and deep. It brought my scattered energies into the core of my being...into my body. I focused on Rudy’s words and instructions, and felt my body gradually replenish itself. At the start of the class I was feeling overwhelmed, depleted, nearly sick. By the end, I felt dramatically different. Thank you.

Libby Barnett, Tarrytown, NY