Yin & Yang Yoga | Open


This class is taught by:

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.

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!

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.
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 Dec 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Dec 22 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Genevera Miller
  • Sat Dec 29 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover
  • Tue Jan 01 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Jan 05 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover
  • Tue Jan 08 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Jan 12 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover
  • Tue Jan 15 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Jan 19 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover
  • Tue Jan 22 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Jan 26 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover
  • Tue Jan 29 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Feb 02 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover
  • Tue Feb 05 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Feb 09 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover
  • Tue Feb 12 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kristen Nice
  • Sat Feb 16 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Marie Groover