The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute has been a resource of yoga education and training since l980, 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 have been training teachers of yoga, in the complete 8-limbed path of astanga since l985 and offer 200, 500, and 1000 hour yoga teacher certification programs. We have graduates with students and sister/brother studios in nearly every state.
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.
Our primary focus is to explore synergy between the Self and environment, to foster an appreciation for a variety
of ancient and modern healing modalities, and to empower individuals and organizations with skills for healthy, sustainable, extraordinary living.
We offer a number of outstanding mind/body artforms that have been shown to effectively reduce hypertension, depression, anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and chemical dependency. Our comprehensive therapies target weight loss, increase physical strength, flexibility, vitality, stamina, focus & concentrative ability, communication skills, perception, sexual energy and creative inspiration. Additionally we provide techniques that aid in the release of negative emotions and thought patterns, calm the nervous system and develop the capacity to meet life's challenges from a place of confidence, self-assurance and deep inner peace.
In essence, we help you to become your own master.
Kripalu offers one of the most comprehensive, inspired, and transformational yoga teacher trainings in the country.
Come live, learn, and transform here, while immersing yourself in a residential, holistic lifestyle that encourages inquiry and knowledge. Through Kripalu's trainings, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to become an exceptional and successful yoga teacher, able to work in any environment you choose. Our integrated curriculum is taught by expert teachers with decades of experience. 200-hour training offered in monthlong and 2x12-day formats. 500-hour certification (300 additional hours) offered through 9-day modules. Trainings offered throughout the year. Yoga Alliance registered.
Ashaya (AH-shy-ah) is a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart.” The word also refers to the heart as a place
of refuge, a sanctuary of the deepest aspects of the Self. Like a safe haven within, it is a protective harbor where we anchor the most treasured parts of the Self.
Ashaya Yoga™ aligns body, mind, and heart to facilitate the awakening of our inherent creative potential as human beings. The cornerstone for this spiritual growth is the daily practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation.
The mission of Ashaya Yoga™ is to serve the evolution of consciousness on the planet and increase self-awareness, wholeness, healing, and freedom. Ashaya Yoga™ places great importance on high standards of excellence, integrity, and authenticity while maintaining a nurturing, lifelong practice filled with discovery.
TAMIR is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Israel, with two
MA’s in playwriting and TESOL. She has taught yoga for twenty years at Columbia University, at the 92nd St. Y, Parsons School of Design, Marymount Manhattan College, at Roosevelt Hospital in NYC and Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale as well as private coaching. She is also an actress with a background in classical theatre, a poet and performer of three one-woman shows. Her CD of devotional readings “Poetry on Prayer,” is an interfaith celebration of the human spirit. She co-authored “The Way of the Heart” a CD and live performance of Rumi’s poetry and teaching stories with music and most recently “Soul of Love”a CD of the poetry of His Holiness Sant Darshan Singh. www.actresstamir.com www.rumi-wayoftheheart.com
The Jaguar Path is a Yoga Alliance Yoga School specializing in the use of the yogic science and philosophy as energy
medicine. Sourcing from yogic and shamanic traditions, this work enables individuals and healers to understand and activate their innate healing power. It accelerates personal empowerment and balance as well as the ability to help others in their healing process.
Weaving the Inca trilogy, Serpent, Jaguar, and Condor, with the yogic approach of Body, Mind, and Spirit, this work is structured to accommodate the healing process and evolution of all three perceptual states; asana for the Body -Serpent, lecture for the Mind -Jaguar, and shamanic journeys for the Soul -Condor.
Yogis and shamans are one and the same; they are men and women who study the human condition and through their practices become their own teachers and healers. The Yogic path as shamanism leads to the understanding of the world as a matrix of energy and offers techniques on how to intervene on the realm of mind, body, and spirit for healing and enhanced perception.
Senior faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapist and IYT faculty member, LMT, Ayurveda
and shiatsu therapist, Jennifer has created and delivered professional teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops for over nineteen years. At Kripalu, Jennifer leads thousands of students each year in powerful and transformative experiences in classes and workshops, and in her own trainings and retreats scheduled throughout the year, and co-directs Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda. An authentic and spirited leader, Jennifer is the creator of both Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and Five Element Yoga®. Jennifer’s Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra CDs have been the #1 best-selling CDs at Kripalu, across all categories of yoga and meditation, for TEN consecutive years. Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is inviting, accessible and it WORKS.
I am a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor,specializing in yoga for students of diverse ages and abilities. I have been
leading Yoga workshops in my area and teaching classes since 2000. I teach Kripalu Yoga for the Berkshire Kripalu Community on Thursdays- 6PM at Kriplau Center in Stockbridge, MA See www.thebkc.org for schedule. I am a Kripalu presenter for my special program: Vibrant Visionary Collage-Yoga and Art Immersion for women. See Kripalu website for more info. I am available for private Yoga instruction
I am on the IEL Yoga in Schools team and certified KYIS 2014 for HS Yoga curriculum