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“Dawn Lights on Marblehead,” is both a famous painting depicting sunrise on the rocky Massachusetts coast and a gentle ribbing one receives for not understanding something right away. I remember this from childhood, being teased by my erudite brother and cocky cousins. But didn’t someone say something about “Have a (...)

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What is Gentle Yoga?

An effective Gentle Yoga class provides a safe, effective, compassionate, non-competitive environment that is welcoming to all. Gentle Yoga can refer to a variety of types of yoga classes taught by teachers from various styles of yoga. If you are shopping around for a satisfying yoga class you'll want to (...)

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This week summer officially arrives. I love summer. Some of my favorite outdoor activities often make it easier for me to stay relaxed about life. Whatever the season, living in-the-day, living in-the-present is still the antidote to many of my internal struggles. I have tools for present-focused living that I (...)

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Somewhere I recently heard, "Gentle is the new Advanced." Yes! The time has come for an advanced training in Gentle Yoga! And it's called Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Certification (DGYTC). This training will provide you with the tools you need in order to lead refined, effective Gentle Yoga. Over the (...)

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Off-the-mat practices for centering, clarity and stress-relief. These practices can make you feel different in 2-5 minutes. Take a deep breath: Take five breaths, each one longer than the one before Slow the breath – lengthen inhalation and exhalation Expanding breath – count the inhalation and exhalation using a count (...)

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Yoga Off the Mat

Deep Breathing Saves a Life One of our own, a mild-mannered 500 hr-certified Kripalu Yoga Teachers, is also a Police Crisis Negotiator, for real. I'll refer to her as Sandy. She and her partner spent 36 straight hours (8 on/8 off) on the phone with a veteran of military combat (...)

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Featured Events

August 25, 2017
Family Tree Yoga and Wellness
127 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset
September 8, 2017
Plymouth Memorial Hall
83 Court Street , Plymouth
September 16, 2017
Il Borghino
Villa Della Chiesa, Lucca
October 6, 2017
Yoga for Life
140 West Morehead Street, Charlotte
  • I appreciate all your candidness…

    Rudy, I will hear your voice in my head for many times to come… gentle slow, deliberate, provoking, accepting. I appreciated all of your candidness and insight.

    ~ Jessie Chalmers
  • Thank you for giving…

    Rudy, You are a teddy bear. Thank you for emboldening me with your gentle and steady encouragement. And your humor helped me on days I was so tired. Thank you for giving, sharing yourself, and being real.

    ~ Imie
  • Will always stay with me…

    Rudy, You are very special person. Your humbleness blew me away! Vieliu, vieleu daak for sharing your knowledge, experience, and passion for yoga with me. Your quotes and person will always stay with me.

    ~ Daniela
  • I’m grateful…

    You said, “Just love them.” I have many things to thank you for, but most of all I’m grateful for your loving us. “The love alone will teach!” It did! You are an honest, funny, and amazing teacher. Thank you.

    ~ Kate
  • It made all the difference…

    Rudy, Thank you for your kindness, your abiding presence, your humor, your generosity, and your superior teaching. And for reaching out — it made all the difference for me.

    ~ Heather G