The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute has been training yoga teachers in the deeper dimensions of yoga since l980 and
offers one of the most outstanding and comprehensive teacher training programs in the United States. We have been a resource of yoga education and training since 1980, as well as an active participant in community service and outreach programs for under served populations. We speak out on environmental and global warming issues, human rights, animal rights, population control and green building. We offer 200, 500, and 1000 hour yoga teacher certification programs, with graduates, students, and sister/brother studios in nearly every state.
The Community Center is a nonprofit entity offering a large array of programs servicing people of all ages. We continue
to meet the needs of all and strive to be a location where people are linked with opportunity and local resources. From the senior citizen who builds a friendship in the water therapy class, to the family sharing a meal with others at a Community Supper, we are the Center by which they connect, encouraging all to build a sense of community and common purpose.
Charym Yoga + Fitness is located in the beautiful courtyard of the West Street Yard complex on West Street (Route
202) in downtown Litchfield. We offer a variety of classes from restorative & therapeutic, more athletic power vinyasa flow to healing, meditative and breathing in kundalini yoga. Compassionate and welcoming, our instructors are certified and experienced, and offer private and semi-private sessions, as well as fantastic weekly group classes.
No membership is necessary to join Charym Yoga + Fitness. We offer competitive drop-in rate of $17, special student, teacher , senior and armed services rates. A variety of class packages are available at a cost savings. Mats are provided at no extra cost.
A certified yoga teacher since 1983, Rudy has a passion for guiding mindful yoga experiences that facilitate deep
release and relaxation for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. He values the spiritual practice of self-observation without judgment and brings this experience to his students through his compassionate leading. He teaches in the Berkshires and around the Northeast U.S. but his yoga instruction is available no matter where you live through his series of yoga CDs available on his website and as digital downloads on iTunes.
Rudy has studied and practiced yoga and meditation for more than 30 years and is credentialed as an E-RYT 500 through the Yoga Alliance.