Teacher Training 2018-01-03T17:57:04+00:00


Yoga Garden offers a wide variety of teacher trainings and continuing education certified by Yoga Alliance including RYT200, RYT500, Restorative, Prenatal, Children’s, and more.  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.  Please scroll down for more information on our upcoming RYT trainings or visit our Workshops & Events schedule for further details on upcoming trainings and continuing education offerings.

RYT-200 Live Your Yoga & Teacher Training Program

2 Options – Sessions beginning in January & March 2018!

Yoga Garden is pleased to announce our RYT-200 Live Your Yoga & Teacher Training Program for 2017-2018.  Dharma Richards, ERYT-500 will lead the session that begins in January 2018 at our sister Yoga Garden studio in Pittsboro, NC., and Melissa & Jon-Erik Lido, ERYT-500 will lead our session that begins in Marcy 2018 at our Apex studio.  Wether you want to become a yoga teacher, or if you are looking to delve deeper into your own personal practice, you do not have to be an advanced practitioner to enroll. 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 info@yogagardennc.com if you have any questions, or need assistance in any way,

APPLY FOR TEACHER TRAINING – January 2018 with Dharma Richards
APPLY FOR TEACHER TRAINING – March 2018 with Melissa & Jon-Erik Lido


Course topics overview for our RYT-200 Training

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 * Yoga for PTSD, Anxiety & Depression * History * Student Assisting & Teaching * Developing a Daily Practice & Practice Journal * Homework, Essays and Practice Assignments

January 2018 Session TRAINING WEEKENDS

January 6-7
February 3-4
March 3-4
April 14-15
May 5-6
June 2-3
July 14-15
August 11-12
Optional: September 15-16 – Yoga Warriors for PTSD Certification

March 2018 Session TRAINING WEEKENDS

March 17-­18

April 14-15

May 12-13

June 9-10

July 14-15

August 11-­12

September 15-16

October 13-­14

November 3-4

Optional:  December 1-2 – Yoga Warriors for PTSD Teacher Training