Seaside Yoga | Open - Blockade Runner

This class is taught by:

Julie Pelikan

Like many, my yoga practice began as a physical practice. Over time it has grown to become much deeper than I ever imagined. “The greatest journeys in life are the ones that answer questions that in the beginning you didn’t even think to ask!” Unknown. I feel yoga has been that journey for me, and it is just the beginning! Yoga has changed my life in amazing ways. After a yoga retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica, I knew I wanted to share the gift of yoga with others. I completed my 200 hour Kunga Yoga Teacher Training at Wilmington Yoga Center with Noelle Cavanaugh and I currently am completing the WYC Teaching Internship and Mentorship.
My classes are composed of fun and powerful flows with a focus on connection to the breath. My inspirations are Music, The Ocean, Nature, Family, friends, my teachers and fellow students.

Jenelle Glenn

When I first began yoga, it was all about the work out. Before long my practice had transformed me into someone I didn’t even know was available. I began to feel a connection with my higher self and the way I moved had become much more mindful and graceful. After acknowledging the spirituality of yoga in conjunction with the asana I began practicing every day, sometimes twice a day and gradually shifted into more challenging classes. Eventually, I felt compelled to share this beautiful practice with as many people as possible and completed the Kunga Yoga Teacher Training. The training was more than I could have ever hoped for and has significantly altered my perspective on yoga. After completing my apprenticeship with Lexi Paulos at Longwave Yoga I decided to continue my education and am now completing the Longwave Yoga 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. It is my intention to bring mindfulness and spirituality to my classes while igniting courage in my students to find their edge in the asana. I have a deep love for music and structure the music of my class to be fun, empowering and unexpected depending on the intention of each particular class. I gravitate toward a power vinyasa class but am continually inspired by all types of yoga and strive to develop well-rounded sequences that will leave you feeling confident, connected and harmonic within yourself and the beings around you.

Taylor White

One of my favorite poets, Rumi, once wrote, “Look past your thoughts so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment”. These beautiful words are a humbling reminder that each moment of your existence is sacred. I truly believe that by focusing on the here and now, we allow bliss and contentment to blossom. After taking my first yoga class with a friend in 2010, I was immediately drawn to the ancient practice. Not only did I fall in love the physical movements and expressions of my body, but I noticed a place of deep inner serenity within my mind that I had never quite reached before. Personally, yoga is the profound connection to soul through breath, movement, and stillness. My hope as a teacher is to guide my students to find that connection, in whatever way speaks to them; to create a safe space where students feel comfortable and nurtured. My classes are playful and experimental, thoughtful and grounding. I hope each and every student walks away empowered with the belief that they are their own most powerful teacher. I am a certified Yoga Alliance instructor, having trained with the Wilmington Yoga Center 200 hour Kunga Yoga school, as well as with Tamal Dodge in a 200 hour Power Yoga course. These trainings and many other teachers have inspired me throughout my own journey. Every individual I meet offers an opportunity to learn and grow, on and off the mat.

Monica Sevigny

Through an invitation to a local class, Monica began her journey with yoga in 2010. She was inspired by the grace of her teachers and fascinated with the exploration of the internal world the practice of yoga offered her. The values she learned through various yogic techniques, including, asana, pranayama, self study and chanting soon permeated off of her mat and into the details of her life. Certified as a 200 hr Yoga Alliance teacher, through the Kunga School at the Wilmington Yoga Center, she feels fortunate to have the opportunity to share the gift of yoga with others. Her intention as a teacher is to provide a space where her students are encouraged to explore their bodies, breath, and spirit at a level they consciously choose. She hopes to inspire her students to unleash the joy that springs from following their own intuitive wisdom and heart.

Kate Gilbert

After over a decade of competitive swimming, I heard about yoga from a chiropractor while treating a back injury. I immediately loved the exercise and stretching that made my entire body feel brand new. It wasn't long after that I found myself wanting to dive deeper into the ancient philosophical and spiritual aspects of the practice. My goal as a teacher is to offer a safe space of exploration of the mind and body through asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation to humans of all ages, body types, and backgrounds. In my classes you'll find a fun and upbeat environment with messages of kindness, compassion, and joy towards ourselves and the world around us.

Logan Wagenseller

I have always been drawn to great stories of adventure, courage, and triumph... Through my yoga practice, I  have learned the greatest story to tell is the one of self-discovery. Through my teaching, I hope to instill confidence, strength, and self-love in a strong and powerful, yet compassionate and vulnerable way, inspiring students to unearth their potential and tell their own authentic story. After a series of events that drastically altered my life’s path, I dedicated myself to a powerful, daily asana practice. This daily practice taught me how to navigate life’s uncharted waters with grace and humor and instilled in me a desire to share that strength and that story with others. Life brought me to Wilmington and to Longwave in 2015, where I immediately connected to the studio and all of the wonderful teachers. It is because of their support and love that I decided to enroll in the 200-hour teacher training under the guidance of Lexi Hawks and Mary Glackmeyer. Without a doubt, it was the best decision I have ever made, as it has opened the door for a lifetime of learning and doing what I love, teaching. As an instructor, I strive to always give others the love, positivity, and space to be their authentic selves and will forever encourage my students to seek self-discovery and to tell their authentic story.
Take your practice to the ocean this summer in our Seaside Yoga series! Every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00- 9:00am, join us for an all-levels class on Blockade Runner Hotel’s seaside lawn. This class begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day Weekend. Practice under the summer sun, feel the salty air, and enjoy the beach horizon and lush gardens of the Blockade Runner while listening to the breaking waves on the shore. Find your seaside yoga bliss among the coastal wildlife of seabirds and beach bunnies roaming the lawn. 

**Metered parking is available on the street. To access the lawn, walk through the lobby and toward the ocean. Special event rate: $16.