Rudy Peirce

"Rudy is a sage in my opinion. He exudes wisdom and experience, with great humility. He presents himself as unconditionally supportive. And he has a wicked sense of humor. He’s a true inspiration and I feel lucky to be able to be taught by him." — Brian Henderson, YTT student 2018

Rudy Peirce, MA, E-RYT 500, LVCYT, has studied and practiced yoga and meditation for more than 30 years. A Kripalu School of Yoga graduate and Kripalu Yoga teacher since 1983, he guides accessible and gentle yoga using a self-empowering, mindful approach that facilitates deep release for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. Rudy has been on the Kripalu faculty for more than three decades and currently serves as a trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga. His popular four-CD set, the Gentle Series, supports students in maintaining a regular home practice.

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Upcoming Programs


  • The Inward Journey of Dynamic Gentle Yoga

    During my slow recovery from a severe illness a number of years ago, a wise physician once consoled me with the words, “Bad things happen fast. Good things happen slowly.”

  • Five Myths (Some) Men Believe About Yoga

    The first time Sam Chase went to a yoga class, he hated it. Growing up as a bookworm who suffered from asthma, he thought of his body as...

  • The Benefits of Gentle Yoga

    Rudy Peirce, a Kripalu Yoga teacher since 1983 and creator of The Gentle Series CD set, discusses the many benefits of gentle yoga for beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

  • Holiday Rituals from Our Faculty

    We asked a few of our Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda faculty to share their favorite rituals for the season of celebration.