Basic Yoga | Basic

This class is taught by:

Addie Jo Bannerman

When I think of myself as a yoga teacher, I think of how I am just like my students. Every time I teach, my students make me a better teacher by showing me the way. They are my teachers. I try my best to make sure that there is no barrier between teacher and student because we are all experiencing the yoga class together. I find it is my responsibility to provide my students with a safe space where they can respect themselves and see their infinite worth. I want to make sure that I am there for them when challenges arise or questions are asked. I want to be raw and real. I am not the kind of teacher who is poetic or uses fancy language, but I like to think that when a student leaves my class they have made a new friend. Prana Pump is a style of yoga I created and trademarked. It is yoga, HIIT, and weight training all in one class. If you just got a rush of intimidation and said “I can’t do that” in your head, you can. It’s fun, upbeat, and probably the least serious class you will ever take. We work hard, but we laugh and shake our booty’s doing it. Afterwards, we feel strong and confident. There is no other class like it. I am also a Yin Yoga teacher. Who’d-a thought someone who invented a crazy class like Prana Pump would also teach Yin Yoga?! In Yin, we don’t leave the floor. We stress the connective tissues in the body to build strength in the ligaments. It’s pure nourishment and I feel so honored that I am able to teach it. Do yourself a favor and give yourself Yin after a Prana Pump class. You’ll thank me later. I hope to see you soon in my classes. If not, I hope you find your yoga journey to be fulfilling in so many lovely ways.

Devan Clark

Devan is a certified 200 RYT from her second home, Longwave Yoga. She got her yoga bite 3 years ago when she moved to Wilmington from NYC. She heard through the grapevine that Longwave Yoga was hiring so she showed up in her Ninja Turtle shirt, and white blazer ready to be interviewed. Loving the enthusiasm they hired her as their intern for six months! She worked her way to receive her 200 RYT and is now working with Mary Glackmeyer in the apprenticeship program. Longwave Yoga has always been home for Devan and she’s honored to finally be a part of the teaching staff. Her goal is to combine the artistic healing background she has already cultivated and mix it with her fun loving nature. "Om namah shivaya”.

Angela David

Angela, a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher, took her first yoga class in 2011. Angela reflects, “ I
initially approached yoga as a form of exercise, but I gained so much more than flexibility and strength. I
gained confidence, and became comfortable in my body. The focus on breath and movement led me to
develop inner awareness, and a sense of clarity and peace. Through my yoga practice, I’ve learned how
to cultivate balance in my life off the mat.” Angela’s teaching is grounded in her belief that knowledge
of the physical body leads to a deeper understanding of self. A nurse for twenty years, her knowledge of
anatomy and professional experience inform her teaching. Her classes are intelligently sequenced, and
designed to build strength and stability. Through concise alignment cues and compassionate guidance,
Angela seeks to empower students to take charge of their own personal practice. Angela received her
200 and 300-hour certification at Longwave Yoga under the direction of Lexi Hawks and Mary
Glackmeyer. She is currently studying under Annie Carpenter in pursuit of 300-hour certification in
SmartFLOW Yoga.

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.

In January 2019, I will graduate from Longwave Yoga’s 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training, a 2-year program that has provided me more insight and knowledge than I ever imagined possible, and inspires me to deliver yoga with the highest integrity and skill.

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.

Genevera Miller

Genevera studied in an eight-month 200-hour teacher training program with Frances Murchison that focused on mindfulness and the eight limbs of yoga. What began as a way to find reprieve from the busy word turned into a toolbox for living well within the world.

Genevera believes that one’s true essence is lighthearted and loving. As such, practitioners in her class can expect playful sequencing and dialogue. Genevera invites self-inquiry and exploration in her classes. And she gives opportunities for students to cultivate the wisdom to know the difference between effort and ease. Genevera believes you are your own best teacher, and as your guide, she will offer options, allowing you to choose your own path within the practice. Moreover, Genevera sees yoga as a reflection: how we practice on our mats is how we live our lives. To transfer the teachings on the mat into everyday life, Genevera offers mindfulness and meditation techniques in her classes. Genevera invites you to come fill your cup and learn new tools for living well and spreading peace in the world!

Basic Yoga introduces the foundations of a vinyasa yoga (movement and breath) at a slow, mindful pace. In this class, practitioners can expect to unite movement and breath while learning the foundational concepts of a yoga practice. All levels are welcome, as there will be modifications, options and specific alignment cues given throughout the class that appeal to beginners and those refining the basics.

Level: Basic

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 10 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Wed Dec 12 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Devan Clark
  • Thu Dec 13 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Angela David
  • Fri Dec 14 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Mon Dec 17 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Devan Clark
  • Wed Dec 19 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Devan Clark
  • Thu Dec 20 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Dec 21 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Genevera Miller
  • Wed Dec 26 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Devan Clark
  • Thu Dec 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Dec 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Genevera Miller
  • Mon Dec 31 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Devan Clark
  • Wed Jan 02 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Devan Clark
  • Thu Jan 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Jan 04 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Genevera Miller
  • Mon Jan 07 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Devan Clark
  • Wed Jan 09 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Devan Clark
  • Thu Jan 10 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Logan Wagenseller
  • Fri Jan 11 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Genevera Miller