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.

Marie Groover

Marie has been practicing yoga for more than 11 years, but has only recently come into teaching. She believes in the expansiveness of Yoga and its ability to meet anyone exactly as they are. She has completed two 200 hour teacher trainings, studying under Kristen Cooper, Lexi Hawks, and Mary Glackmeyer here in Wilmington. Currently studying with Mary in an apprenticeship, Marie is diving deep to refine her teaching, assists, and overall presence. Marie is inspired by those who live and love authentically. She works to stoke love and peace within all beings so that they might live genuinely, truly loving themselves and the world around us as well. Marie is thrilled for the opportunity to practice, grow, and teach with the community at Longwave.

Justin Wilson

Justin began his fitness journey back in 2013 when he decided to put down the McDonald's cheeseburger and pick up an apple and a dumbbell instead. Once weighing in at over 325 pounds, Justin has since transformed his life to a much healthier and wholesome one. After being a body builder for several years, he began to realize that physically he was in more pain than he ought to be, and mentally he was unsatisfied with life. Because of this physical discomfort and mental unease, yoga came into his life.
Justin began practicing in late 2016 and immediately fell in love with the practice. Yoga has brought him balance and harmony, peace and tranquility in all aspects of his life. He took a 200-hour teacher training beginning in the summer of 2017 and has since set a goal to be the best yogi and yoga instructor that he can be. Recently, Justin moved to Wilmington from his home in Hollywood, Florida. His only wish in life is to help others to become better versions of themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Lauren Kelly

Lauren began her yoga journey in 2006 when she fell in love with the physical asana practice. Since then, she has come to find that the poses themselves are only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout the years, yoga has become a lifestyle for Lauren and she strives to teach her students the freedom, support, and love that yoga brings in all areas of life. Lauren completed her RYT 200 certification at Longwave Yoga in 2017 and hopes to pass along the incredible knowledge gained from her inspiring teachers.

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:

  • Tue Aug 21 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Sat Aug 25 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Marie Groover
  • Tue Aug 28 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Angela David
  • Sat Sep 01 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Justin Wilson
  • Tue Sep 04 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Justin Wilson
  • Sat Sep 08 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Lauren Kelly
  • Tue Sep 11 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Justin Wilson
  • Tue Sep 18 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Justin Wilson
  • Sat Sep 22 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Marie Groover
  • Tue Sep 25 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Justin Wilson
  • Sat Sep 29 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Marie Groover
  • Tue Oct 02 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Justin Wilson
  • Sat Oct 06 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Marie Groover
  • Tue Oct 09 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Justin Wilson