Mindful Alignment | Intermediate


This class is taught by:

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!

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.
Mindful Alignment is an extended 1.5 hour class that explores yoga poses, breath, and alignment. This class is tailored with inspirational readings and relaxation techniques. Mindful Alignment has no music so that practitioners can stay ever-present throughout the practice. The intermediate class is sequenced for those with an established yoga practice of one year or more (or coming from another discipline that highlights body awareness and mechanics).

Level: Intermediate


Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Dec 14 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Dec 21 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Thu Dec 28 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Jan 04 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Jan 11 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Jan 18 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Jan 25 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Feb 01 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Feb 08 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Feb 15 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Feb 22 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Mar 01 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Mar 08 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Mar 15 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Mar 22 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Mar 29 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Apr 05 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby
  • Thu Apr 12 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Rachael Goolsby