Ayurvedic Yoga | Open


This class is taught by:

Logan Wagenseller

Yoga has opened the door for a lifetime of learning, self-discovery, and an opportunity to do what I love, teach. Committing to daily practice has taught me how to navigate life’s uncharted waters with grace and strength and instilled in me a desire to share that same sense of personal power with others. My yogic journey has encouraged a deeper connection within, and a better understanding of my relationship to what exists around me. It allows me to walk a bit softer in a hard world, and gives me peace in knowing that I am capable of creating the life I desire to live. As an instructor, I strive to always give others the love, positivity, and space to journey closer toward their own Self discovery.
I am currently 1-year in to Longwave Yoga’s 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training, a 2-year program that provides me more insight and knowledge than I ever imagined.
Through training and teaching, I hope to instill in students confidence, strength, and self-love in a strong and powerful, yet compassionate and vulnerable way, inspiring those around me to unearth their truest potential and tell their authentic story, always.

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.
Ayurvedic Yoga - Season/Dosha Descriptions

Ayurveda is known as the science of self-healing and longevity. In the practice of Ayurveda (the sister science of yoga), the Doshas (constitutions) have a yearly cycle, which we experience as the seasons. There are three seasons in the Ayurvedic calendar, which coincide with the conditions of climatic changes. Approximately, in North America, we experience the following cycles:

 


Kapha - Mid-February through May
Pitta - June through September
Vata - October through Mid-February

 

 

More specifically, in the coastal Carolinas, the primary dosha present in the environment is Kapha, and we must always think of keeping the Kapha dosha in balance. In the Longwave Yoga Ayurvedic class you will be guided in a practice appropriate to pacify the predominate seasonal dosha, while always considering which elements are most dominant in the Wilmington, NC area.

 

Pitta - June through September

 

In Ayurveda, summer is known as the Pitta time of year. The Pitta dosha/season is the combination of the elements of Fire and Water. When a person tends to be Pitta dominant they can especially feel out of balance during the summer, but you do not need to be a Pitta dominant type to fall into a Pitta Imbalance. The goal of Pitta is to heat and transform; however, excess Pitta can accumulate in both the mind and the body and it’s the element of heat that tends to accumulate most during this time of year. When Pitta is out of balance, agitation, anger, rashes, or digestive inflammation can all result. In addition, a fiery Pitta imbalance can result in having excessive mental activity, leading to an overactive nervous system, or feelings of intensity or impatience. To combat those excessive Pitta-type tendencies, Ayurveda looks to reduce excess heat through a nurturing, cooling, water-like yoga practice. A Pitta balancing practice will be challenging enough for those who like to work hard, but positively encourage the Pitta-type yogi to cool off, chill out, and surrender.


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Thu Aug 23 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Aug 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Tue Aug 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Thu Aug 30 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Aug 31 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Tue Sep 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Sep 07 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Tue Sep 11 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Sep 14 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Tue Sep 18 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Sep 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Tue Sep 25 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Sep 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Tue Oct 02 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Oct 05 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Tue Oct 09 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Oct 12 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Tue Oct 16 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Oct 19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rebecca Warfield