Yin & Yang Yoga | Open

This class is taught by:

Angela David

Angela took her first yoga class in 2011 while recovering from an injury. As a nurse, she knew the importance of maintaining strength and flexibility during her recovery, so she thought she would give yoga a try. "I soon began to enjoy the many physical benefits, and became dedicated to a regular practice. In addition to physical injury, at this time I was also dealing with some significant anxiety and fear. Like many, I initially approached my practice as a workout, a form of exercise, but I soon began to notice a change in my emotional well being. This shift in perspective led me to a deeper exploration of the mind body connection that is yoga. As I learned to link the movements and sensations of the body with the mind and breath, I discovered how to truly be present in the moment. The practice of yoga has taught me to journey inward and examine my own true nature, allowing me to see the light within myself and others, leading me to an abundance of joy and freedom in my life off the mat.” Eager to share the gift of yoga with others, Angela became Yoga Alliance Certified upon completion of the 200 hour Teacher Training Program at Longwave Yoga in May 2015. "Yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of age, physical ability, or life stage. I look forward to sharing this beautiful, life changing practice with my students." Angela is currently completing the Longwave Yoga 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.

Marie Groover

Marie has been practicing yoga for more than 11 years, but has only recently come into teaching. She believes in the expansiveness of Yoga and its ability to meet anyone exactly as they are. She has completed two 200 hour teacher trainings, studying under Kristen Cooper, Lexi Hawks, and Mary Glackmeyer here in Wilmington. Currently studying with Mary in an apprenticeship, Marie is diving deep to refine her teaching, assists, and overall presence. Marie is inspired by those who live and love authentically. She works to stoke love and peace within all beings so that they might live genuinely, truly loving themselves and the world around us as well. Marie is thrilled for the opportunity to practice, grow, and teach with the community at Longwave.

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.

Lauren Kelly

Lauren began her yoga journey in 2006 when she fell in love with the physical asana practice. Since then, she has come to find that the poses themselves are only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout the years, yoga has become a lifestyle for Lauren and she strives to teach her students the freedom, support, and love that yoga brings in all areas of life. Lauren completed her RYT 200 certification at Longwave Yoga in 2017 and hopes to pass along the incredible knowledge gained from her inspiring teachers.

Yin & Yang Yoga is equal parts movement and stillness. The yang portion of class focuses on movement and building heat through a continuous, steady flow of postures in Sun Salutations. Once the body is warm, the yin section of class focuses holding deep stretches to surrender tight muscles and connective tissue. The combination of yin and yang yoga creates a harmonious and balanced mind-body connection leaving you relaxed and centered.

Yin postures are generally held for 3-5 minutes with the support of yoga props. Please inform instructor if you are dealing with injury. With the nature of the class, Yin Yoga may be unsafe for certain injuries.
Level: Open

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 21 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Angela David
  • Sat Aug 25 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover
  • Tue Aug 28 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Angela David
  • Sat Sep 01 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Angela David
  • Tue Sep 04 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Sep 08 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Lauren Kelly
  • Tue Sep 11 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Sep 15 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover
  • Tue Sep 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Sep 22 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover
  • Tue Sep 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Sep 29 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover
  • Tue Oct 02 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice