Beginner Yoga | Basic


This class is taught by:

Rachael Goolsby

Yoga is my home base. It is the place where I lay my head, pour my weight, trust myself, find courage, and quieten or stimulate my mind into creative, flowing, joyous thinking. I have practiced yoga since 1990 and am a Yoga Alliance 500 E-RYT since 2007. Yoga class is the place where I meet friends, old and new and commune with the great teachings and practices of yoga. My studies have delved into a range of styles with incredible teachers. Yoga is the time to steady & still the mind. It can also be a time of great upheaval- where falsities are dislodged, and truths are suddenly, viscerally clear. When we bravely choose to step into those openings, whole new worlds appear. Yoga is a life-long love. The more I integrate its overflowing and gracious teachings into my body, my mind, my heart, my spirit, the more I realize how much I don't know! I like to open those places as a teacher, where wonderment and surety meet. I love collaborating on retreats and trainings with talented teachers and professionals. I graduated massage school in 1993 and am a licensed NC Massage Therapist, specializing in Thai Massage. My BFA is in Dance and Choreography from VCU (2002) and I dance locally with the Dance Cooperative and Alban Elved. My family is tops- two girls and one husband- keep me real and busy! I am thrilled to be joining the Longwave Camp of Yogis!

Stephanie Granger

Yoga, for me, is the pathway to attain deeper Self-awareness through practice, presence, and patience. My first yoga experience was 'reggae yoga' classes in 2008, and I continued exploring studio classes with Sivananda, Dharma Mittra, and Prana Flow influences. On an around-the-world trip, I settled at an ashram in India where I completed my 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training from Yoga Yida Gurukul. Since then, I've earned my 500-hour certification through Integrative Yoga Therapy. Working with special populations cemented my belief that yoga should encourage healthy, graceful aging for an abundant life. The sooner we can identify our habits, the sooner we can re-pattern for optimization. Both the challenge and the glory of the practice lies in its continuous rediscovery so that optimization is ever-evolving! I've taught from Nicaragua to Indonesia, and I'm grateful to now teach in Wilmington where Mother Ocean inspires me everyday. In my classes, I emphasize alignment, breath work, authenticity, and playfulness. Variations are offered to encourage practioners of all levels.

Angela David

Angela took her first yoga class in 2011 while recovering from an injury. As a nurse, she knew the importance of maintaining strength and flexibility during her recovery, so she thought she would give yoga a try. "I soon began to enjoy the many physical benefits, and became dedicated to a regular practice. In addition to physical injury, at this time I was also dealing with some significant anxiety and fear. Like many, I initially approached my practice as a workout, a form of exercise, but I soon began to notice a change in my emotional well being. This shift in perspective led me to a deeper exploration of the mind body connection that is yoga. As I learned to link the movements and sensations of the body with the mind and breath, I discovered how to truly be present in the moment. The practice of yoga has taught me to journey inward and examine my own true nature, allowing me to see the light within myself and others, leading me to an abundance of joy and freedom in my life off the mat.” Eager to share the gift of yoga with others, Angela became Yoga Alliance Certified upon completion of the 200 hour Teacher Training Program at Longwave Yoga in May 2015. "Yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of age, physical ability, or life stage. I look forward to sharing this beautiful, life changing practice with my students." Angela is currently completing the Longwave Yoga 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.
Beginner Yoga introduces the families of asana (poses) with emphasis on alignment. This class is playful, conversational, and supportive, while allowing the practitioner to cultivate a strong connection to the mind, body, and breath. Beginner Yoga is appropriate for brand new yogis, those who have injuries, or practitioners who wish to gain a deeper understanding of alignment.

Level: Basic
 
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jun 29 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Jul 01 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Granger
  • Thu Jul 06 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Jul 08 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Granger
  • Tue Jul 11 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Jul 13 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Jul 15 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Granger
  • Tue Jul 18 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Jul 20 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Jul 22 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Granger
  • Tue Jul 25 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Jul 27 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Jul 29 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Granger
  • Tue Aug 01 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Aug 03 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Aug 05 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Granger
  • Tue Aug 08 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Aug 10 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Aug 12 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Granger