About Dharma 2018

Dharma Richards, ERYT-500, is a devotee of the Divine, an eternal student and teacher of the Holy Science of Yoga, gracious householder, modern mom, raw foodie, hot tea drinker, closet fashionista, urban priestess, seeker of ancient wisdom for the modern woman, and hard to find when the moon is new.

Born and raised in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Asheville, NC, Dharma has been in the RDU/Triangle area for the past 25 years. With a B.A. in business marketing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, her professional background consists of a decade in the computer industry and just as many years in the fashion world.  Dharma’s yogic journey began as a physical practice after leaving the ballet scene, leading to her first teacher training just a few years later.  Dharma’s first payment for teaching a class was an Asian pear picked fresh from a student’s fruit tree, and she’s been teaching ever since.

Founder, owner, and Senior Teacher of Yoga Garden of Apex, co-founder and director of teacher training at Yoga Garden of Pittsboro, owner of Yoga Warriors International, and being a Yoga Alliance Advanced Registered Yoga Teacher, Dharma is both an instructor of the Classical Hatha-Raja style as well as tantric Kundalini Yoga.  She 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 with her beloved teachers Chandra Om and HarDarshan Kaur Khalsa, and is immersed in feminine earth wisdom.  Her certifications also inclulde Kundalini Yoga, Core Strength Vinyasa, Prenatal, Children’s, Vinyasa, Yin, and Yoga Warriors for PTSD. Dharma is also certified by Judith Lasater as a Relax & Renew Instructor, a certified Reiki Master, and continues studies in Thai Massage (Nuad Boran).

Dharma offers Yoga Alliance RYT200 & RYT500 teacher trainings, Yoga Warriors teacher trainings, classes, workshops, special events, retreats, and selective mentoring, along with hosting Sacred Circles of the Mindful Muse, Mindful Muse Online Retreat, and Live Your Yoga Now online e-courses.

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