110 E. Chatham Street Ste. OM Apex, NC 27502



Yoga Garden's ideology is to foster an environment that provides harmony and balance.

Harmony in bringing your mind and body into closer relation to your spirit, and balance in toning the body, calming the mind, and re-invigorating the spirit in an often fast-paced and stress-filled world.

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The Yoga Garden is a cozy studio and RYS200/RYS300 Teacher Training School nestled in the heart of downtown Apex.

We are also convenient to Raleigh, Cary, Holly Springs, and Fuquay Varina, our intent in designing the studio is to create an intimate, boutique-style atmosphere which will afford practitioners a nurturing space to deepen their practice while enhancing their mind-body connection.

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Our goal is to help you expand your potential both spiritually and physically by offering time-honored practice techniques in a warm and inviting environment.

Our highly trained teachers live their yoga and are exceptionally knowledgeable in all facets of classical raja yoga, offering a variety of classes taught in their own unique and distinctive styles. We teach in a manner that is conducive to a small to mid-size group setting and is mindful of each student’s limitations and practice intentions.

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Dharma Richards

Founder and owner of Yoga Garden and Yoga Alliance Advanced Registered Yoga Teacher.

Dharma is an instructor of both the Classical Hatha-Raja style and Kundalini Yoga, and 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 hosts workshops, intensives, retreats and teacher trainings nationwide and in the Caribbean. Dharma’s studies continue with her beloved teacher Chandra Om, senior disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra, and HarDarshan Kaur Khalsa.  Her certifications also include Kundalini, Core Strength Vinyasa, Judith Lasater’s Relax & Renew, Prenatal, Children’s, Yin, and Yoga Warriors (for PTS).  Dharma is also a certified Reiki Master and continues studies in Thai Massage (Nuad Boran). 


about our classes

Just a sampling of our classes:


Focusing on basic yoga postures, stretching, flexibility and basic balance, this class introduces breath work and basic meditation skills. This class is for all levels wanting to come back to the basics of yoga to find their centering energy and self.


Level 1-2

Preparing the entire body for practice, we begin by an invigorating, classical blend of Surya and Shiva Namaskar vinyasas to aid in bringing flexibility to the muscles and joints. We will follow up with a powerful series of balances, seated postures and stretches, back bends, twists and introduction to inversions. Practice will conclude with extended deep relaxation, breathing and meditation exercises, bringing a deep calm to body and mind.


Power Yoga

This is a challenging, yet lighthearted class designed to detoxify and empower the mind, body and spirit. Power Flow is taught in a vinyasa style that focuses on linking breath with movement. The sequences and pace of this class are designed to build strength and endurance, and increase flexibility. Some basic yoga experience highly suggested.

YogaGentle By Candelight

Join us for a class in candelight. Incorporating gentle hatha-raja principles as we move through an asana practice incorportating breathwork, centering and stress relief from a long day. Leave revitalized and calm ready to settle for the night.

yoga2009evolve-120_20648219694_oTeacher Trainings & Continuing Education

Yoga Garden is a Yoga Alliance RYS200/RYS500 Certified School as well as YACEP certified for Continuing Education.  We are the home of Yoga Warriors for PTSD, and also offer trainings in Restorative, Prenatal, and Children's Yoga as well as Reiki Level 1 & 2.