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, a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher, took her first yoga class in 2011. Angela reflects, “ I
initially approached yoga as a form of exercise, but I gained so much more than flexibility and strength. I
gained confidence, and became comfortable in my body. The focus on breath and movement led me to
develop inner awareness, and a sense of clarity and peace. Through my yoga practice, I’ve learned how
to cultivate balance in my life off the mat.” Angela’s teaching is grounded in her belief that knowledge
of the physical body leads to a deeper understanding of self. A nurse for twenty years, her knowledge of
anatomy and professional experience inform her teaching. Her classes are intelligently sequenced, and
designed to build strength and stability. Through concise alignment cues and compassionate guidance,
Angela seeks to empower students to take charge of their own personal practice. Angela received her
200 and 300-hour certification at Longwave Yoga under the direction of Lexi Hawks and Mary
Glackmeyer. She is currently studying under Annie Carpenter in pursuit of 300-hour certification in
SmartFLOW Yoga.
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 Oct 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Oct 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Oct 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Oct 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Nov 05 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Nov 07 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Nov 12 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Nov 14 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Nov 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Nov 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Nov 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Nov 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Dec 03 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Dec 05 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Dec 10 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Dec 12 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Dec 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Dec 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David
  • Mon Dec 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lexi Hawks
  • Wed Dec 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Angela David