Gentle Yoga in Tuscany with Rudy & Joyce Peirce

When: 10 Sep 2016 - 17 Sep 2016 (Sat - Sat, 7 nights)
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Joyce Peirce

Joyce Peirce is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Shake Your Soul® movement facilitator. Together with her husband, Rudy Peirce they run a Gentle Yoga business. They share a commitment to leading yoga and movement experiences that work for every person that wants to learn. See more photos and other events by this presenter

Rudy Peirce

Rudy Peirce, MA, E-RYT 500, has studied and practiced yoga and meditation for more than 30 years. Rudy’s passion is helping people discover the best of themselves through a self-nurturing practice of yoga. His gift is leading Gentle Yoga, a particularly accessible, yet deep and effective style of yoga he has developed over the years.


Rudy has practiced and studied yoga and meditation since 1973, when he attended his first yoga class while a student at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. Though intrigued with the physical practice of yoga, it was really peace of mind he was after when he began his spiritual journey.


He began a regular meditation practice at 19, managing to find a quiet place to court stillness for twenty minutes twice a day which he credits for significantly reducing the shyness and insecurity he had experienced as a child and young adult.


Rudy’s yoga and meditation practice continued in earnest throughout his undergraduate studies and attendance at Lesley College where he obtained a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. He also worked at a Community Mental Health Center working with adults whose dis-eases required them to live with continual supervision.


He attended local Kripalu yoga classes in Concord, NH, during this time and began going to retreats at Kripalu in the Berkshires. Rudy currently teaches Gentle Yoga programs at Kripalu Center several times a year, and offers Gentle Yoga and advanced teacher training workshops throughout the northeast.


He leads Kripalu Center guest classes regularly, and a week-long yoga vacation in Tuscany every fall. He also teaches men’s yoga retreats, workshops and classes—a program he developed long before men’s groups and personal growth programs became popular—at Kripalu Center and around the northeast.


For those interested in a home practice, Rudy’s popular Gentle Series CDs are appropriate for anyone interested in yoga regardless of experience, flexibility or strength.

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