Beginner Yoga | Basic


This class is taught by:

Rebecca Warfield

Rebecca could not be more excited to teach at Longwave Yoga—the very studio in which she received her RYT 200 and 300 certification under the guidance of Lexi Paulos. For many years, Rebecca intermittently explored various styles of yoga, by way of her modern dance and ballet training. However, Rebecca took a hiatus from dance and yoga to pursue a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and a career teaching college English. It wasn’t until she was searching for alternative forms of therapy that she discovered the expansiveness of yoga’s capacity to heal.She believes the vehicle toward learning, awareness, and healing presents itself in many forms. For her, the most valuable lessons have come from literature and yoga, for both require us to explore and analyze the facets of our own truth. Rebecca knows from experience that yoga affords the practitioner mindfulness, choice, empowerment, challenge, and strength—on and off the mat in the mind, body, and spirit.It is Rebecca’s hope that her students are able to recognize their own potential through their practice. Her classes aim to offer choice and the exploration of student’s personal yoga journey. Becky is currently completing the Longwave Yoga 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.

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.

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!
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 Dec 14 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rebecca Warfield
  • Sat Dec 16 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Courtney Bledsoe
  • Tue Dec 19 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Dec 21 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Angela David
  • Sat Dec 23 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Courtney Bledsoe
  • Tue Dec 26 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Dec 28 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Dec 30 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Tue Jan 02 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Jan 04 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Jan 06 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Courtney Bledsoe
  • Tue Jan 09 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Jan 11 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Jan 13 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Courtney Bledsoe
  • Tue Jan 16 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Jan 18 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Jan 20 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Courtney Bledsoe
  • Tue Jan 23 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Thu Jan 25 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rachael Goolsby
  • Sat Jan 27 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Courtney Bledsoe