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Community

Emily says Rudy is Gentle Yoga

As part of our Countdown to One Year, we will be posting short video clips from recent interviews of a few members of the Gentle Yogis community.  Emily Eisen has been practicing with us online since we began on March 19, 2020.  She has been a student of Rudy’s for

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Mindful Living

The Gift of Regular Yoga Practice

The Best Reason To Try Yoga Yoga practice will expand your awareness.  It begins with body awareness. Then, in the same moment, it includes breath awareness. It is said that practice will make you sensitive. With regular practice, you will become conscious of more that is in your experience. In other

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Gentle Practice

Gentle Yoga Poses: Moving with Relaxation and Ease

To get the most out of your yoga practice, I recommend that you enter into stretches slowly, pausing and deepening your breath as soon as you feel a stretch. Even though it seems counterintuitive, you can trust that a gentle stretch will provide the benefits you expect from yoga. Yoga

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Welcome

10 Minutes of Daily Yoga Can Make a Difference

  You will likely feel better at the end of any well-guided gentle yoga class that takes individual differences and needs into account.  However, you will get the most out of yoga if you practice regularly. You might wonder, “How can I find enough time?” The best type of yoga

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Science of Yoga & Breath

Breathing and Resilience

What is Resilience? Resilience is the ability to return to your center, to neutral, no matter what is happening around you, no matter what has been triggered by life happening. Do you ever feel like that dried up old rubber band that can’t return to its resting position, but when

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Teaching Gentle

Can Gentle Yoga be Transformational?

Or is Gentle Yoga “too easy” to achieve that result? And what does it even mean, that a style or experience of yoga can be transformational? What transforms? What changes? How Change Happens Transformation can happen on a number of levels because we are multidimensional beings. Change can occur on

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Mindful Living

Does yoga teach us about social justice?

True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr.   This is one of my favorite Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes. The yoga perspective on social justice is essentially that we are not actually separate from each other. We

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Teaching Gentle

Dynamic Gentle Yoga is slow. How slow?

Dynamic Gentle Yoga™ (DGY) is a method of guiding and instructing yoga that evolved over the 35+ years I taught yoga and trained new yoga teachers at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health*. DGY is built on a strong foundation of Kripalu Yoga and has three main characteristics: slow,

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Welcome

Let Yoga Be an Experiment: The Awareness Foundation

In yoga, an approach of experimentation is highly valued. To experiment, one must bring a sense of curiosity and leave expectations at the door. This is helpful because the body changes all the time; it is in a constant process of degeneration and regeneration, a constant process of digestion, including

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