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Classes from September 2021 to May 2022

                          2021-2022 Teacher Training With Heather Blanchard & Guest Teachers                             Below Is A Video From Our Founder Dharma Richards About 2021's Training  


Enroll by September 1, 2021

Yoga Garden is pleased to announce our Live Your Yoga & Teacher Training Program for 2021-2022! Whether you want to become a yoga teacher, or if you are looking to delve deeper into your own personal practice, this life-changing training is for you! You do not have to be an advanced practitioner or future teacher to enroll. Outlined below is basic information regarding the program, including dates, tuition and application. Our program will certify graduates at a level exceeding the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training requirements, and is offered to anyone, with at least 6 months of formal yoga practice with a qualified teacher, who wants to formalize their study of yoga in order to Live Your Yoga. Registration is strictly limited and space fills quickly. Please email if you have any questions, would like a consultation, or need assistance in any way.

2021-2022 Weekend Times & Dates

Dates: 2021:  September 10-11, October 8-9, November 12-13, December 3-4; 2022: January 7-8, February 11-12, March 11-12, April 1-2,          May 6-7

Days/Times: Fridays 5:00-9:00 pm & Saturdays 8:00am-5:00pm (Daily times may vary if needed)

100% Attendance is mandatory. If you have any scheduling conflicts, please email It is not recommended, but under extenuating circumstances if any dates are missed, we will make every effort to work with your individualized needs, which will include make-up private sessions billed at an hourly rate (up to $65/hr), while upholding the integrity of our program.

Course Topics Overview
Classical Hatha & Vinyasa Training with Concentrations in Restorative & Yin Yoga * Beginning & Advanced Sequences * Yoga Philosophy & Lifestyle * Ethical Guidelines * Styles & Types of Yoga * Karma Yoga & Selfless Service * Purification * Yama & Niyama and the 8-Limbed Path of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras * Cleansing * Mantra * Pranayama & Concentration Techniques * Postures & Sequencing * Yoga Nidra & Relaxation * Yin Yoga * Restorative Yoga * Yogic Nutrition * Ayurvedic Principles * Chakras * Business of Yoga * Teaching Circles * Continued Education Recommendations * Ancient Texts & Scriptural Studies * Yoga Therapy * Teaching & Assisting Practicum * Anatomy & Physiology * Adjustments & Modifications * Intro to Prenatal Yoga * History * Student Assisting & Teaching * Developing a Daily Practice & Practice Journal * Homework, Essays and Practice Assignments * And More!

Requirements & Other Considerations

*20-Class Pass is included in tuition ($210 value) for the duration of the program; weekly class participation is required
*100% Attendance is Mandatory. Preapproved makeup hours will be billed at an hourly rate (up to $100/hr) in correspondence to any hours missed.
*Daily Asana, Pranayama & Meditation Practice (home study or in class setting)
*7 required textbooks (not included in tuition)
*Attendance in a weekly class at Yoga Garden or other approved certified RYS facility
*Multiple research papers and class reviews
*Karma Yoga – 9 hours minimum Volunteer Service (does not have to be ‘yoga’ related)
*10 Hours of Student Teaching towards the end of program
*10% Off Any class pass & retail items through the end of the program with Yoga Garden

Investment Options

Pricing includes 20-Class pass throughout duration of program

Option 1: $2800 Paid in Full by August 15, 2021 ($250 is non-refundable/non-transferrable) with Application.

Option 2: $500 Deposit ($250 is non-refundable/non-transferrable) with Application prior to August 15, 2021, and 5 auto-payments of $520/ea due the 1st of each month prior to each of the first 5 training weekends.

Option 3: After August 15, 2021, $3100 Paid In Full ($300 is non-refundable/non-transferrable) with Application.

Option 4: After August 15, 2021, $800 Deposit ($300 is non-refundable/non-transferrable) with Application; and 5 auto-payments of $520 due the 1st of each month prior to each of the first 5 weekends.

Deposit or full payment may be paid online, $250 non-refundable.  Final registration confirmation only available through application process.


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Live Your Yoga

RYT-200 Teacher Training

Live Your Yoga

RYT-300/500 Teacher Training

Send an email to Heather with your questions

about our Yoga Teacher Training programs.


Request a FREE personal consultation call 

with Heather to discuss Teacher Training.

Yoga Garden offers a wide variety of teacher trainings and continuing education certified by Yoga Alliance including RYT-200, RYT-300, RYT-500, Restorative, Prenatal, Children’s, and more. 


View upcoming classes below and check workshop schedule.

Our trainings are offered at both our original downtown Apex, NC studio as well as our sister studio located in downtown Pittsboro, NC. Yoga Garden is also the home of the Yoga Warriors for PTSD in which we have certified teachers serving this community worldwide. 

Mindful Muse Wheel of the Year Seasonal Circle

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With: Dharma Richards and Guest Instructors

Dates: Sept. 2019 - Mar. 2020

Location: Yoga Garden Apex Studio

Class completed.

Mindful Muse Apprenticeship: An Inner Guide Pilgrimage

With: Dharma Richards

Dates: Sept. 2019 - Aug. 2020

Location: Yoga Garden Apex Studio

Class completed.

Mindful Muse Lifestyle Intensive - Seasonal Practices 

for The Spiritual Life

With: Dharma Richards

Dates: Oct. 5, 2019 - Sept. 12, 2020

Location: Yoga Garden Pittsboro Studio

Class completed.


with Dharma Richards at various locations

Yoga Warriors


for PTSD

Yoga Warriors Teacher Training

Yoga Warriors International is the first and largest program in the nation for healing combat veterans through yoga. 

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