The North Carolina School of Yoga
Since 2001, the North Carolina School of Yoga has been dedicated to preserving and disseminating the spiritual science of yoga. Founded by Chandra Om, our school is a vibrant spiritual community which seeks to stimulate and foster the growth of the individual's innate spirituality through the classical system of yoga without any modern alterations, additions or dilution to the science.
The school is based on the teachings of Vedanta, which teaches that every soul is divine and one need only develop the human nature through purity, selfless service, compassion and self inquiry to allow this innate Divinity to unfold and flourish. This transformation is the mission of the school and its instructors. We carry out this mission through our teacher training programs, workshops and weekly public classes, lectures and satsangs, kirtans and publication of books, pamphlets and devotional recordings.
This institution serves as a place for preservation of the ancient traditions that have come down from the great saints and sages and has served as an ideal spiritual center for thousands who have walked through its doors over the last 11 years. We invite you to peruse the website and to learn about our programs. Our school seeks to foster a greater understanding of what true yoga is and to bring the highest quality yoga education to the community.
Yoga Training Courses
Our world class teacher training programs began over 11 years ago and have produced the highest quality, certified and ordained teachers in over 15 countries. Dedicated to preserving and disseminating authentic yogic teachings based on scriptural and oral transmission, students travel from across the United States and countries around the world to study at our school.
North Carolina School of Yoga trained teachers strive to live and impart the teachings of yoga and to teach solely from their own foundation and experience. All of our graduates are taught to approach teaching as an offering. Read more about our training programs >>
Workshops and Weekly Classes
Yoga is beneficial for people of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes. Our weekly classes and specialized workshops offer something for everyone. We do not teach ‘styles’ of yoga, but the authentic and pure teachings of classical Yoga that has been taught since time immemorial.
Each week we offer over 30 public classes ranging from beginner through advanced with additional specialty classes in prenatal, postnatal, gentle, restorative and seniors yoga. For those new to yoga we suggest beginning with a Level I or Gentle class. For those with more asana experience, Level II or III and for students wanting an advanced asana practice, our unique Maha Sadhana. Our school is renowned for its advanced instruction and we offer the most advanced classes anywhere in the southeast.
Our workshops offer all interested seekers the opportunity to come together to experience the power of group meditations, kirtans, spiritual programs, inspirational services, and to share in spiritual fellowship. Throughout the year, we also host numerous special events and inspirational programs, including our annual Sivaratri, Guru Purnima and Christmas Eve observances. Click for more information on our workshops and weekly classes >>
We are located at 2012 ½ Fairview Rd in Raleigh, in the Five Points area. We have a private parking lot, and ample street parking. We offer a beautiful and comfortable Yoga center in which to practice. Our wish is for everyone to feel comfortable in a peaceful, stress free, familial environment. Click for our contact information and directions to the School >>