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Dynamic Gentle Chair Yoga

January 5 - January 7
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Rd, Stockbridge, MA

For all levels; no yoga experience necessary.

Yoga practice with the support of a chair can be surprisingly deep and effective. Developed over 30 years of teaching gentle yoga classes, Dynamic Gentle Chair Yoga sheds a new light on what’s possible in your practice. Come learn​

  • Short sequences to loosen the entire body in a regular personal practice
  • How to support the hips and spine and reduce the ill effects of sitting
  • Seated stretches you can do in your office or public places
  • Meditation techniques to strengthen concentration and steady the mind.
  • Return home with an array of simple practices that create ease in five minutes or less. This approach has been found to relieve low-back pain, increase flexibility, relieve chronic stress patterns, calm anxiety, brighten your mood, and reestablish joy and interconnectedness.

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    • Rudy is masterful, patient, organized, wonderful.

      ~Alfa Rivard

    • Rudy is the best Yoga teacher I’ve ever had. It was a perfect combination of learning, relaxation, spiritual atmosphere, humor and support.

      ~Janie Goldenberg

    • Rudy is a professional yoga teacher. He has tremendous gift of building relationships to each of us in the workshop. There’s a wonderful aura during each session, a calming and accepting air.

      ~Hannah Lindenblatt

    • Rudy has a great delivery—calm intentional, clear- and is non judgmental and funny too! He offered many useful modifications and slow and gentle entries into poses that I will incorporate into my beginners Kripalu yoga classes.

      ~Lisa Friedman Reich

    • Wonderful class/workshop. Practice was a beautiful moving meditation.

      ~Emily Gobler

    • I was most impressed by Rudy Peirce’s style of teaching.  His directions were clear.  His primary concern seemed to be imparting a safe, non-injurious approach. I liked very much his simplicity and humility.  He was not presenting himself as a star with products for sale.


    • I woke up this morning and told my husband your class last night made me feel like I came home! Thank you so much.

      ~Denyse Le Fever

    • Rudy is so open and personable, allowing each person to feel listened to and understood.

      ~Domina Matthews Page, Therapist

    • Thanks so much, Rudy. Working with you got me hooked on yoga and meditation and I’m finally fitting both into my life on a regular basis. (Although Rudy is younger than me, I want to grow up to be like him.)

      ~ Paul Lindenblatt

    • What a great week of Dynamic Gentle Yoga teacher training.

      ~Lee Goodhew Romm

    • Many thanks, Rudy, for a great and informative weekend.  My students were very receptive last week to your new approaches to gentle yoga.

      ~Brenda Cowell, RYT

    • You inspired my teaching and I thank you so much.

      ~Leslie Roth

    • Your generous gifts — as both a devoted teacher, and as a love-focused human being — will continue to resonate deeply within me. Echoing the hopes of many at Yoga for Life, I happily look forward to your return.
      With gratitude,

      ~ Hampton

    • Thanks for your amazing training. I have gained so much from it and I have already begun to incorporate some ‘gentle yoga’ practices into my practice. The journey continues…Truly grateful to you.

      ~Jill Matthews

    • 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 with us. 

      ~Andrea Lake Meharg

    • Taking your spring weekend workshop truly changed my life! Thanks so much, working with you got me hooked on meditation, and I’m finally fitting it into my self-care routine.

      ~Dee Degeiso