Seaside Yoga | Open - Blockade Runner

This class is taught by:

Britt Butcher

Britt came to yoga in 2001 seeking freedom from injuries as a collegiate athlete. The asana practice was a natural fit for her having spent more than a decade of her youth as a competitive gymnast. As Britt’s practice evolved, so did her appreciation for her improved physical health and her newfound emotional and spiritual awareness. Britt teaches a variety of classes including vinyasa, beginner and yin yoga. She received her 200-hour certification from Pure Yoga NYC in 2010 and is currently completing her 500-hour certification with the lovely leaders of Longwave Yoga. Britt’s classes are challenging yet playful and guide practitioners toward establishing a subtle strength, inside and out. She loves sharing music that inspires her and aims to lift spirits through sound. Her intention for each class is to hold the space for her students to find whatever it is they are seeking in their practice and to enlighten them with new possibilities. She has the deepest gratitude for her teachers Kay Kay Clivio, Erica Mather, Lexi Hawks and Mary Glackmeyer.

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.

Rebecca Warfield

Rebecca could not be more excited to teach at Longwave Yoga—the very studio in which she received her RYT 200 and 300 certification under the guidance of Lexi Paulos. For many years, Rebecca intermittently explored various styles of yoga, by way of her modern dance and ballet training. However, Rebecca took a hiatus from dance and yoga to pursue a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and a career teaching college English. It wasn’t until she was searching for alternative forms of therapy that she discovered the expansiveness of yoga’s capacity to heal.She believes the vehicle toward learning, awareness, and healing presents itself in many forms. For her, the most valuable lessons have come from literature and yoga, for both require us to explore and analyze the facets of our own truth. Rebecca knows from experience that yoga affords the practitioner mindfulness, choice, empowerment, challenge, and strength—on and off the mat in the mind, body, and spirit.It is Rebecca’s hope that her students are able to recognize their own potential through their practice. Her classes aim to offer choice and the exploration of student’s personal yoga journey. Becky is currently completing the Longwave Yoga 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.

Mary Glackmeyer

Mary is a 300-hour certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor and a 350-hour Swan River Yoga instructor. Mary's teaching is dynamic and transformative. Her education in anatomy, kinesiology, and yoga therapy combined with her “natural ability to capture your attention,” creates a unique setting for one to discover their highest potential. She has lectured at Yoga Schools and festivals, taught and assisted numerous assists workshops, served as a mentor in a 350- hour Teacher Training, and managed the Scholarship Program, Front Desk and Events Departments at Swan River Yoga in New Orleans. Teaching across the U.S., her classes include joyful and profound music, creative sequencing, applicable teachings drawn from ancient scriptures, hands-on alignment instruction and adjustment, and space to just have fun!

Morgan Mott

Morgan is incredibly honored and grateful to have recently completed her 200 hour YTT at Longwave Yoga. She was first introduced to yoga by her mother at a young age, and has continued to grow in her practice ever since. She has been blessed with amazing teachers from Massachusetts to North Carolina and hopes to honor them in each class that she takes and teaches. Morgan's favorite part of yoga is that it permeates every part of her life, keeping her grounded and at the same time expanding her mind. She has decided to become a teacher to deepen her own practice, as well as share her love of yoga with others. The greatest gift that yoga has given Morgan is the ability to be present, and even though this is still a work in progress, she is excited to continue her journey!

Alyssa Winfield

I was first drawn to yoga in 2007 when I saw my friend hold a flawless scorpion pose. Coming from a dancing background, I was immediately hooked on the physicality and acrobatic aspects of the asana practice. It wasn’t long after starting my yoga journey that I realized how much yoga went beyond the physical postures. Every day I am amazed how yoga has transformed every aspect of my life - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I truly believe that if every person practiced yoga, the world would be drastically different. With this belief, and my desire to share my passion for yoga, I completed my 200-hour teacher training from Asheville Yoga Center in 2016 and am currently working on my 300-hour teacher training at Longwave Yoga. As an instructor, I try to bring joy and laughter to every class and encourage my students to try new and challenging things both on and off the mat. My mantra: Do the yoga - Be happy - Make the world a better place.

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.
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.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jul 01 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Britt Butcher
  • Sun Jul 02 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Logan Wagenseller
  • Sat Jul 08 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Longwave Yoga .
  • Sun Jul 09 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Rebecca Warfield
  • Sat Jul 15 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Mary Glackmeyer
  • Sun Jul 16 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Logan Wagenseller
  • Sat Jul 22 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Morgan Mott
  • Sun Jul 23 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Alyssa Winfield
  • Sat Jul 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Longwave Yoga .
  • Sun Jul 30 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Angela David
  • Sat Aug 05 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Mary Glackmeyer
  • Sun Aug 06 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Logan Wagenseller
  • Sat Aug 12 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Angela David
  • Sun Aug 13 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Britt Butcher
  • Sat Aug 19 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Rebecca Warfield
  • Sun Aug 20 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Logan Wagenseller
  • Sat Aug 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Britt Butcher
  • Sun Aug 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Alyssa Winfield
  • Sat Sep 02 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Britt Butcher
  • Sun Sep 03 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Rebecca Warfield