Restorative Yoga | Basic - Holiday Open House!

This class is taught by:

Taylor Lawrence

One of my favorite poets, Rumi, once wrote, “Look past your thoughts so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment”. These beautiful words are a humbling reminder that each moment of your existence is sacred. I truly believe that by focusing on the here and now, we allow bliss and contentment to blossom. After taking my first yoga class with a friend in 2010, I was immediately drawn to the ancient practice. Not only did I fall in love the physical movements and expressions of my body, but I noticed a place of deep inner serenity within my mind that I had never quite reached before. Personally, yoga is the profound connection to soul through breath, movement, and stillness. My hope as a teacher is to guide my students to find that connection, in whatever way speaks to them; to create a safe space where students feel comfortable and nurtured. My classes are playful and experimental, thoughtful and grounding. I hope each and every student walks away empowered with the belief that they are their own most powerful teacher. I am a certified Yoga Alliance instructor, having trained with the Wilmington Yoga Center 200 hour Kunga Yoga school, as well as with Tamal Dodge in a 200 hour Power Yoga course. These trainings and many other teachers have inspired me throughout my own journey. Every individual I meet offers an opportunity to learn and grow, on and off the mat.

Mary Glackmeyer

Mary is a 300-hour certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor and a 350-hour Swan River Yoga instructor. Mary's teaching is dynamic and transformative. Her education in anatomy, kinesiology, and yoga therapy combined with her “natural ability to capture your attention,” creates a unique setting for one to discover their highest potential. She co-created Longwave Yoga’s 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and co-facilitates both the 200-hour and 300-hour programs. She also serves as Longwave Yoga’s Programs Director. Her classes are sequenced to spark our vital fire through yogic techniques like pranayama, asana, meditation, and chanting, building a steady and joyful foundation from which we can develop the strength, endurance and serenity that we need to walk courageously towards our Truth in life while enjoying every step of the journey!
Restorative yoga allows you to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. By using props such as bolsters, blankets, straps, and blocks we gently and effortlessly open our bodies to quiet relaxation. These supportive postures will ground the mind and rejuvenate the body in a leisurely and compassionate way. This class is low activity and appropriate for all ages and levels, including those with limited mobility.

We suggest arriving at the studio 5-10 minutes prior to class time. This allows time to set up props and settle in before class begins.