Restorative Yoga | Basic

This class is taught by:

Carolyn Royce

Carolyn and yoga fell in love following a lifelong swimming career. The physical practice of yoga came naturally and helped her regain physical strength, reinforcing the connection between body and mind, and bringing an element of balance back into her life. In 2013 she completed her 200-hour RYT to deepen her practice and pursue her love of helping others. Trained in Vinyasa, meditation, pranayama and assisting technique, she places an emphasis on being a student before a teacher; learning and cultivating a personal practice in order to translate knowledge authentically to her students. She feels a strong connection to the ocean and appreciates the beautiful unannounced moments of meditative clarity that are brought about when surrounded by nature. Carolyn is committed to helping others cultivate a joyful and authentic life, no matter their unique path, finding peace within themselves. Carolyn is also a proud representative of AcroYoga as a JAMbassador, helping cultivate an inspired community based on love, sensitivity, and play in the Wilmington, NC area.

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.

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!

Kristen Nice

I began my relationship with Yoga in 2005 at a local YMCA while living in the Midwest. Originally looking for a way to de-stress, I soon realized the scope of potential lessons Yoga has to offer. In 2010, I felt an urge to deepen my commitment to my yoga practice and took a week-long retreat in Valle Crucis, NC. While at this retreat, the effects of taking time and space for oneself became clear, and I found a new stillness through my breath. I am certified as a RYT 200 in 2013 with Ashley Ludman and am currently in my second year of the 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training at Longwave Yoga in Wilmington, North Carolina where I live with my husband, Scott, and our dog, Della Lu. I have always traveled the creative path, spending time in painting, photography and jewelry as well as the physical expressions of dance, theatre, and even as a circus clown. In my life, I look to celebrate the details--the bits and pieces that make up our surroundings. As I express myself and share my discoveries through art and yoga, I hope to help others slow down and see the details that make up their lives.
Restorative Yoga offers the chance to unwind with a completely passive practice. Fully supported with bolsters, blankets, straps, and blocks, restorative yoga will gently and effortlessly open the body and mind to relaxation. This class is appropriate for all ages and levels, including those with limited mobility or injury. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to set up props and settle in.

Level: Basic


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 22 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Carolyn Royce
  • Fri Aug 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Wed Aug 29 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Mary Glackmeyer
  • Fri Aug 31 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Sun Sep 02 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Devan Clark
  • Wed Sep 05 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Mary Glackmeyer
  • Fri Sep 07 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Sun Sep 09 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Wed Sep 12 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Mary Glackmeyer
  • Fri Sep 14 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Sun Sep 16 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Wed Sep 19 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Mary Glackmeyer
  • Fri Sep 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Sun Sep 23 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Wed Sep 26 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Mary Glackmeyer
  • Fri Sep 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rebecca Warfield
  • Sun Sep 30 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Wed Oct 03 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Mary Glackmeyer
  • Fri Oct 05 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rebecca Warfield