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.

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.

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.
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 Aug 19 8:00 am - 9:00 am with LIzzie Warfield
  • Sun Aug 20 8:00 am - 9:00 am with LIzzie Warfield
  • 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