Deep Stretch & Release | Basic


This class is taught by:

Lexi Hawks

Lexi Hawks, E-RYT 500Hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, is the founder and director of Longwave Yoga. Lexi’s teachings are rooted in her belief that the practice of Yoga is available to every body and help create a life of true connection and abundance. With over 10 years experience in her own teaching including private & public classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings Lexi has been dedicated in always remaining a student. Having traveled and studied extensively over the years, she holds immense gratitude for all her teachers and life mentors starting at a young age with dance, learning spirit through movement and the transformational yoga practices and studies she encountered as a young adult. Lexi continues to diversify her education to deliver classes that are both imaginative, fresh and intelligently sequenced. Her classes and teachings will take you on both a journey of the body, as she guides you through integrative movement that flows naturally from one posture to the next, and the spirit as she intricately weaves her intention through each class leaving you feeling connected, balanced and grounded. Her passion extends beyond the class as she finds true joy in guiding others to also become teachers. Since 2015, Lexi has been serving as the Director for the Longwave Yoga School’s 200 hour Yogic Studies and Teacher Training Program and is honored to co-direct the 300 and 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training Programs with Mary Glackmeyer and other senior staff at Longwave Yoga. Her biggest reward is not just in sharing her own knowledge of yoga to other students and teachers but when she witnesses those students and teachers come to realize that the light they find inside is of their own unfolding…
“Yoga is a gift to be celebrated and shared! Every moment, on and off the mat, is another opportunity to cultivate clarity and connection.” - Lexi Hawks

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.
Deep Stretch & Release is a yin based practice that allows the active yogi to find balance in the body and mind. Yin yoga is a slow paced, breath centered practice that targets the connective tissues in the body through long, deep, passive holds. This class is a combination of yin based asana, gentle flowing movement, and self-myofascial release techniques designed to relieve pain, enhance recovery, and improve mobility.

An active lifestyle offers many positive health benefits such as, increased strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness, but it also takes its toll on the body. Repetitive movements and stress on muscles and joints can lead to overuse injury, chronic pain, and decreased mobility. Similar effects, particularly tightness in the hips, back, and shoulders, can be experienced by anyone who works at a desk, or spends long hours traveling in a car. This class is an opportunity for yogis of all levels to go deep, unwind, increase flexibility, and enhance recovery. 

Level: Basic


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Aug 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Aug 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Aug 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Sep 03 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Wed Sep 05 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Sep 10 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Sep 12 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Sep 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Sep 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Sep 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Sep 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Oct 01 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Oct 03 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Oct 08 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Oct 10 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Oct 15 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Oct 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Oct 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Oct 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David