Dharma Richards, ERYT-500
is a devotee of God, an eternal student and teacher of the holy science of yoga, gracious householder, raw foodie, hot tea drinker, closet fashionista and is hard to find when the moon is new.
born and raised in asheville, nc, dharma has been in the triangle for the past 15+ years. her ‘professional’ background consists of 8 years in the computer industry and just as many years in the ‘fashion world’. dharma’s yogic journey began as a physical practice about a decade ago after leaving the ballet scene, leading to her first teacher training just a couple of years later. dharma’s first payment for a class was an asian pear picked fresh from a student’s fruit tree, and she has been teaching ever since.
in opening yoga garden in 2009 in apex, nc, they have been blessed with the most incredible community of students, teachers and spiritual beings who continue to be daily doses of inspiration. this retreat came into existence in hopes to continue building this amazingly creative, spiritual, loving, nurturing and caring community.
owner and senior teacher of her home studio, yoga garden, dharma offers ryt teacher training, yoga classes, workshops, retreats along with the Mindful Muse Online Retreat and live your yoga now online ecourses. being a yoga alliance advanced registered yoga teacher, dharma incorporates a classical hatha-raja style of teaching which encourages organic movement and an open heart as she routinely leads students through nurturing practices of pranayama/breathwork, asana/physical postures, and dhyana/meditation. dharma’s studies continue at the north carolina school of yoga with her beloved teacher chandra om, senior disciple of sri dharma mittra. her certifications also include prenatal, children’s, vinyasa, yin, and yoga warriors. dharma is also a certified kundalini teacher and reiki master, and continues studies in thai massage (nuad boran). for detailed information, see dharma’s personal website or studio website, yoga garden of apex.