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Dynamic Gentle Yoga: Mastering Interoception

mastering interoception
February 23 - February 25
Dream Yoga Studio & Wellness Center
1485 Chain Bridge Road Suite 104, McLean, VA

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Everyone welcome to any or all sessions Friday and Saturday; no yoga experience necessary. (Schedule below.) Teachers encouraged to attend Friday and Saturday prior to the Sunday teacher training day for 15 total CEs with Yoga Alliance. (Schedule below.) Attendance for the full weekend is highly recommended as a foundation for the content of the Sunday training day and entitles you to Rudy’s 170-page DGY Teacher’s Manual at no additional cost. ($30 fee for the manual if attending Sunday only.)

Join Rudy at Dream Yoga Studio and Wellness Center in McLean, VA! Science now reveals that the deepest benefits of yoga come from developing interoception—internal awareness. Studies show that slow, meditative yoga does something different to your nervous system; yoga helps build proprioception (body-in-space awareness) and interoception (mind-body relationship). We build interoception by paying attention to momentary fluctuations in bodily sensations, purposefully and non-judgmentally…without any need to change or fix anything.

This is the “secret sauce” to Dynamic Gentle Yoga and is what makes it so transformative. Slow yoga trains the respiratory musculature, the vagus nerve, heart rate variability, interoception (which may correlate with empathy), and the relaxation response. The “rest and digest” part of the nervous system needs to train. This kind of training or practice requires your mindful participation.
 This weekend, we explore three special aspects of the practice:

  • Developing interoception while engaging in an innovative strengthening sequence
  • Investigating energy levels while practicing six different pranayama techniques,and
  • Encountering your radiant core in a seamless Gentle Yoga Vinyasa


    Complete the DGYTC application online OR download it here

    Information about the advanced teacher certification (DGYTC)


    Schedule: February 23-25, 2018 in McLean, VA

    Friday evening
    6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    All Levels
    Open to students and teachers
    Dynamic Gentle Yoga (DGY) Strength
    Saturday morning9:30 am-12:30 pm
    All Levels
    Open to students and teachers
    DGY Prana Power: Energize Your Focus
    Saturday afternoon2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    All Levels
    Open to students and teachers
    DGY Vinyasa:
    Meditative Flow and Glow
    Sunday9:00 am-5:00 pm
    (90 min lunch break)
    For yoga teachers
    DGYTT Training: The Power of Smooth Transitions

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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