The Yoga Institute at The Peaceful Dragon

The Charlotte yoga center of choice for practitioners seeking the mental and spiritual benefits of authentic yoga, in addition to a great physical practice.
Studios exist all over Charlotte and the Carolinas offering every imaginable style of yoga: hot yoga, power yoga, gentle yoga, yin yoga, ashtanga yoga, hatha yoga and others But what most of them have in common is they predominantly emphasize only the physical aspects of yoga...
Our comprehensive curriculum taught by high-quality, professional teachers makes the Yoga Institute at The Peaceful Dragon a one-of-a-kind training center. You will be immersed in a complete and traditional mind-body-spirit system that offers positive, life-changing benefits from day one...
Apply now to take advantage of a Free Introductory Class along with a Tour and Orientation and see for yourself why joining The Yoga Institute at The Peaceful Dragon can be the best thing you ever do for yourself.

For Your FREE Introductory Tour, Orientation and Class
call 704-504-8866 or Apply Online.

100-300 Hour Teacher Training or Intensive Universal Yoga Studies
with Andrey Lappa and Mara Healy
Information •CurriculumApplication(pdf)

Intensify your yoga training with Master yoga instructor Lama Andrey Lappa!  Expect 10 days of asanas and information for each 100 hour course.  You must take the first two sessions to take the third.

New! 200 Hour In-Depth Yoga Studies and Teacher Training
with Yogini Mara Healy
InformationCurriculumApplication(pdf)

Deepen your knowledge of yoga over time.  This course stretches over 9 weekends with 20 hours per weekend.

Guests are Always Welcome to our Asana Classes, Seminars and Workshops

Come in and discover just how affordable it is to become a student of The Yoga Institute at The Peaceful Dragon and enjoy some of the most comprehensive yoga training found anywhere in The United States!

Guests of our students and teachers are welcome at our daily classes, monthly seminars, quarterly workshops and teacher trainings.

Guests, please check in at our front service counter and let us know who you’re a guest of.

Guest fees:
Classes – $15 ($10 for yoga teachers)
Monthly two-hours seminars – $29
Quarterly half-day workshops – $69

For additional special training opportunities see our Events Page.

“Since starting, I’ve seen improvements in my weight loss, muscle tone, I’m calmer and think clearer. I love the environment of it being a learning place and not just a yoga studio. You feel connected here.
They take time to learn your name. They ask questions to learn where you are and give suggestions to improve. Friendly staff. This really is like a family/community.”
–Tarshá Hamilton, 33, Singer/Songwriter, Charlotte, NC

“Classes at The Peaceful Dragon have completely transformed not just my physical strength and flexibility, but has allowed me an avenue to silence my mind and thereby able to cope with and even eliminate stress. Easily the best decision I’ve ever made was to start these classes.
Yoga and Tai Chi are a great way to get exercise with a purpose. Less stress, better posture, and a more relaxed attitude have allowed for a happier life.
The most positive qualities of the instructors are their knowledge base and acceptance of all ages, body types, and skill levels.
I have found no better way to total self-improvement that classes at The Peaceful Dragon.”
–Rodney Hale, 45, Fort Mill, SC