Dharma Richards, ERYT-500 – Founder, owner and Senior Teacher of Yoga Garden, and being a Yoga Alliance Advanced Registered Yoga Teacher and Wellness Coach, 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 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 Kundalini Yoga and Thai Massage (Nuad Boran).  For detailed information, see Dharma’s studio website, Yoga Garden of Apex.

Dharma’s Philosophy:

Did you know that our natural state is to be happy, healthy and spiritual? But many times something happens along the way through this amazing journey we call life. Imperative Note to Self: We can return to our own true essence, our mindful muse and master within. While a solid spiritual practice certainly takes time and dedication, not everyone has extra hours in each and every day to pursue a strict regimen. I understand that! Dedication is pertinent, but in today’s chaotic world we have to learn to adjust, update, evolve and elevate in each moment. A proper physical practice is vital to our well being, but it is what we take away from the whole practice of the true Science of Yoga that summarizes our entire experience… physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We are so accustomed to looking for happiness outside of ourselves… it’s time to look within… where it has always been and will always continue to be. We just need the right tools, knowledge and experiences to return to our own true nature.

When you learn to live in the present, you are no longer influenced by our past and future. Pain and loss remain only as a memory and no longer define who you are. When you can tap into infinity you are able to heal yourself and shatter the illusion of death, disease and old age. Healing takes place on a physical and emotional level at a rapid pace through a healthy and unrestrained immune system. You begin to notice the miracles of every day life.

It is my mission to pass on what I have experienced and discovered in my own practices, and present it in a way to you that brings you joy, peace, child-like wonderment, and good health. Even with a little lightheartedness that I didn’t know was even possible. But it is! Through deep inward exploration you will find your own insights and awakenings, practices and schedules, and creative bursts that will feed your soul… that ever-present and über powerful bliss within.

You can also sprinkle with delight a variety of complimentary healing modalities including yogic practices, Reiki, flower essences, and rituals as well as mentoring and coaching for teachers and students. These authentic practices are provided for all levels, ages and abilities in a safe and nurturing environment.

Whether it’s wanting to delve into an advanced yoga practice or teaching method, live your creative life with more authenticity and zeal, chat entrepreneurship, or simply to reduce stress, I will help you tap into that scared spark within by showing you how to infuse spiritual tools and divine grace and guidance into your everyday life.

How Can Dharma Help You?


Dharma is also a print, runway and commercial model and can be booked through her agent, Locke Management for bookings that correspond with and compliment her beliefs and ethical guidelines.  For more information and to view her online portfolio and resume, click here.


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