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Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour Certification

October 15 - November 10
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Rd, Stockbridge, MA

Co-directing with Michelle Dalbec and Steven Leonard

Experience the fundamentals of Kripalu Yoga. Our Yoga Alliance-approved 200-Hour Kripalu Yoga certification program trains you to teach safe, fun, and empowering yoga classes, and shows you how to incorporate the wisdom of yoga into your life.

You learn

  • The principles and practices of Kripalu Yoga’s 21 foundational asanas
  • Introductory anatomy and physiology applied to asana
  • Fundamentals of yoga’s rich philosophical traditions
  • Approaches for assisting students
  • Ways to guide students in developing nonjudgmental self-awareness and self-compassion
  • Skills for designing well-rounded classes, including warm-ups, asanas, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation techniques.

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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.

    ~Anonymous

  • 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