Yoga is for every body. Regardless of your age, gender, fitness level or yoga experience, Raleigh Yoga Center offers a caring space and an appropriate class for you, under the guidance of our highly trained and compassionate teachers. Our focus is on correct body alignment and the detailed composition of poses to assure your safety and maximize the benefits of each pose. Our training is strongly influenced by B.K.S. Iyengar, one of the foremost teachers in the world and author of the classic text “Light on Yoga.” His style is unsurpassed in grace, subtlety and precision. We welcome you to study with us. Find our current schedule here.


Upcoming special events


Thursdays 6:30-8 pm

Join Elka Harabin’s Aligned Flow class held on Thursdays 6:30-8 pm.  For more information about Elka visit our INSTRUCTORS page and CLASS DESCRIPTIONS  for info about the class.

Wednesdays 10-11:30

Raleigh Yoga Center is honored to welcome back Catharine Eberhart. Formerly a student and teacher at RYC, Catharine is now the owner/director of Purna Yoga East in Clayton, N.C. She is teaching an all-levels Purna Yoga class Wednesdays 10-11:30 am. Visit INSTRUCTORS for more info about Catharine and CLASS DESCRIPTIONS for more about Purna Yoga.

Friday, February 13th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Join Jessica Kasinoff as she leads a special Valentine’s Eve Restorative Workshop.  If you have been searching for that perfect way to celebrate and honor self-love then this workshop is for you!  Time will be spent in passive, supported poses held for extended periods of time.  This will allow your Central Nervous System to slow down and you will experience deep emotional, physical and mental relaxation. Cost: $20.  Minimum of 3 participants necessary to sign up by Thursday Feb 12th. Please email Jane to reserve your space.

 February 15th, March 15th 2015 3-5 pm

Restorative Yoga is a gentle, relaxing practice that utilizes many props to support the body in poses held for extended periods of time.  This support allows the body to let go of deeply held muscular tension and stress while returning the autonomic nervous system to balance. Restorative practice creates feelings of deep rest and renewal, as your mind remains alert.   While not a treatment, Restorative yoga can improves symptoms of anxiety and depression.  Join Jessica Kasinoff as she shares her training and experience teaching Restorative Yoga.    This is an all levels workshop.  Visit EVENTS for more information.

February 7th 2015 2:30-4:30 pm

Join Elka as she shares her training and experience in Yin Yoga.  Yin is a quiet mindful practice which focuses on the ligaments, fascia and connective tissue primarily of the lower back, hips and thighs.  Unlike traditional yoga deep stretch where you move gradually into a deeper pose, in Yin you move into the pose while the muscles are “cold”, just to the point of sensation,  and then become still for 5-7 minutes noticing physically, mentally and emotionally what arises.  This workshop is meditative and introspective and is appropriate for Level l students and beyond.  No beginners please.  Visit EVENTS for further details.

 February 14th, March 14th 11 am-12:30 pm 

In the spirit of community and gratitude, the Raleigh Yoga Center offers a free class on the second Saturday of each month from 11:00 am-12:30 pm. This is an all-levels class but is not recommended for those with health concerns. Instructors vary. Reservations are required. Please e-mail janebarrett@nc.rr.com to reserve your space.

Friday March 6th- Sunday March 8th 2015 

Certified personally by BKS Iyengar in 1983 Bobbi Goldin has been teaching and inspiring students and teachers for 35 years.  Don’t miss the opportunity to study with her as she shares the genius of Mr. Iyengar and her love of yoga and life.  Visit EVENTS for more details.   (click here for a printable pdf about this workshop)

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar