Roberto Rivera

Roberto has been teaching yoga for more than 15 years. He received his early training in Puerto Rico and is very loyal to the traditions of his teachers. Roberto also brings an extensive knowledge of traditional yogic texts, philosophy, and practices into the classroom where his classes incorporate powerful breath work, combined with both static and flowing postures. His deep relaxation and extended savasana, accompanied by singing bowls, is just straight from Heaven. It is an honor to host Roberto at theGarden.

Roberto is also a licensed massage therapist. To book private classes or massage, contact Roberto directly at 787.367.0908.

We teach small group and private classes, in a traditional style, to both adults and children. Classes are not drop-in and are progressive. 

Mercedes Stewart – USA, North Carolina (Kaivalyadhama Mentor)

Mercedes Stewart, CY.ED, CYAI has been a student of Shri O.P. Tiwari and his daughter Vartika since 1996. She received her training and certification from Kaivalyadhama in 2001. She has taught traditional yoga in a therapeutic style to include pranayama and meditation techniques, history, and philosophy for nearly 15 years.

Abhyasa training is held twice a year in Richlands/Jacksonville, North Carolina, at YogatheGarden. This 18-week course runs July - November & January - May. It is local and non-residential.

Mercedes travels annually to Kaivalyadhama in December with any U.S. students wishing to do abhyasa training in India "directly from the source."

(Contact Mercedes Stewart at 910.382.6096.)

16-WEEK SEMESTER (August 1 -November 16)

6:00 AM WED & FRI Donation Only- ALL LEVELS

​4:00-5:00 PM MON: Kids' Yoga (ages 5-8)

5:00-6:00 PM MON: Kids' Yoga (ages 9-13)
6:30 PM MON: Yoga with Mercedes (gentle/therapy)

​3:30-5:30 PM WED: ART CLUB (ages 6-10)

6:30 PM WED: Yoga with Mercedes (must have intro)

5:00 PM THURS: Mercedes (Fit4Life $5 drop-in)
6:30 PM THURS: Yoga with Roberto

SEMESTER COSTS (August 1 -November 19) 

1 Class a Week: $150
2 Classes a Week: $240
3 Classes a Week: $320

​30 Minute Private Class: $30 

TXT: 910-382-6096

Mercy's Garden

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