Beginner Yoga | Basic

This class is taught by:

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.

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!

Courtney Bledsoe

I took my first Power Yoga class in 2009 when I was living in Indiana, and like so many I was only motivated by the physical benefits of Yoga. My practice was sporadic for the next several years, popping into a class every couple of months and streaming online videos at home. Life then took a turn and I relocated to North Carolina. Moving away from my home, family, and friends, I began seeking new connections. I started taking classes regularly in Wilmington at several different studios, and fell in love with yoga. On the mat, I felt empowered, and I discovered something new about myself with every class I took. I learned to cultivate practices to center my mind, physically challenge my body, and exercise true self-love. In early 2016, I decided I wanted to take a 200 Hour Teacher Training, and that is when I found Longwave Yoga. After my first class at Longwave, I knew this was the studio I was supposed to enroll with. In December 2016, I graduated the 200HR Yogic Studies and Teacher Training, under the tutelage of Lexi Hawks and Mary Glackmeyer.

Since my training I have found a love for teaching. Yoga has proven to be a vehicle to serve and connect with others while sharing my passion for wellness. When you attend my class, I strive to offer space to “Let Go” and enjoy your journey on the mat. I promise to offer guidance and understanding, always encouraging students to acknowledge their intuition and innate knowledge of their body.

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:

  • Sat Oct 21 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Tue Oct 24 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Oct 26 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Oct 28 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Courtney Bledsoe
  • Tue Oct 31 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Nov 02 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Nov 04 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Courtney Bledsoe
  • Tue Nov 07 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Nov 09 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Tue Nov 14 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Nov 16 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Nov 18 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Courtney Bledsoe
  • Tue Nov 21 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Sat Nov 25 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Courtney Bledsoe
  • Tue Nov 28 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Nov 30 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Dec 02 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Courtney Bledsoe
  • Tue Dec 05 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David