Who's On The Mat
From The Heart
When I step onto my Manduka, I am stepping onto my sacred space. The place where my body and mind are free to become one. With each breathe, asana, and drop of sweat I learn to let my heart soar & my spirit blossom...all while on my Manduka.
-Jo Beth Richards
Why Manduka?: Margaret has 'lived' on her Manudka mat for almost a decade - ordered back when there was only the Black Mat PRO and the (purple) Travel Mat(PRO-lite) options! The Black Mat PRO is a staple at Yoga Garden.
What does your Manduka help you #practice?:
Yoga Style: Vinyasa
Practice with me here: Yoga Garden of Apex
Margaret Richards, ERYT500, yogic journey began over a decade ago when she enrolled in her first teacher training program, with no intentions on teaching... but dharma stepped in. She, along with her husband, David, have just realized their dream in opening their own yoga studio, Yoga Garden of Apex, and have built an amazingly wonderful community of yogis, yoginis, teachers and friends in a quaint, historic town in North Carolina.
Margaret continues her studies under her beloved teacher Chandra Om, senior disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra, and 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. Her certifications also include Prenatal, Children’s, Yin and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as a certified Reiki practitioner.