Welcome to Open Door Yoga!
Open Door is a community based yoga studio in Raleigh, NC that offers classes in Heated Hatha Yoga. Our classes are suitable for everyone; from yoga first-timers to advanced students. We love to explore the potential of yoga, but care most about creating an environment where everyone is truly accepted and welcomed. We invite you to join us and a fastly growing community of Raleigh yoga practitioners to come see how a consistent practice of simple hatha yoga can increase your health, energy, smiles and help you get the most out of our greatest tools: our brains and our bodies!
At Open Door, we've worked hard over the last 7 years to build a studio where a stable, consistent yoga practice was affordable for all. After all, the hardest part should be getting through class; not figuring out how you're going to afford to pay for it. Thus, the donation system was born! It has been our privilege to offer 100% donation-based yoga to downtown Raleigh for the past 4 years. However, circumstances insist that in 2014 we incorporate more traditional payment solutions to better serve our students and continue to offer the best Hot Yoga instruction in the Raleigh area.
You may have heard (or hopefully experienced) that Open Door has gone through extensive renovations in the last year to make your yoga experience the best possible. After almost 8 years – it was time!
Our new, expanded studio provides double the capacity in our hot room and state-of-the-art heating and air quality to ensure you an environment that will optimize your yoga experience.
In addition to the increase in our space (which equals increased overhead), changing times and technology have necessitated that we incorporate additional payment solutions to better serve our students and keep our DOORS OPEN :-). Therefore, albeit a little reluctantly, Monica and the Open Door Team have entered the digital payment age and are transitioning away from the donation system. We have added a new online payment and scheduling system as an additional convenience which opens up new options to our students like monthly passes and single class advance payments.
For details on our new pricing structure that will go into effect January 1, 2014, please click here.
Monica and The Open Door Team
New Students - Welcome to Open Door Yoga!
At Open Door, we believe there are yoga friends we already know, and those we look forward to getting to know in the future! Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your first class:
- Come at least 20 minutes early for your first class & be prepared to sweat!
- Prepare your body by hydrating during the day.
- Wear light weight clothing that is fitted but not tight.
- We do not require sticky mats for class, but a towel is a "must." (we rent them for $3 if you forget yours)
Click here for more information and to fill out the New Student Sign-up Form. We hope you have fun and look forward to seeing you in class!
How is Our Hot Yoga Teacher Training Program Different?
Rather than seeking to establish or promote one particular style or "brand" of hot Hatha yoga, our founder and lead instructor, Monica Shannon, is strongly focused on the goal of providing each and every student with a solid foundation of asanas of a traditional Hatha Yoga practice which enables students to go forth and build their own unique, personalized programs. With this in mind, she has constructed a well-rounded curriculum, based on her years of experience and thousands of hours teaching students, training teachers, and continuing her own yogic education, that plants the perfect "bija" (or seed) from which each yoga teacher trainee can grow in to their own path in the way that resonates with them.
For more information about our Teacher Training Program, please visit www.bijahotyoga.com.