Yin Yoga | Basic


This class is taught by:

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 Smith

I began practicing yoga several years ago. After taking my very first class, I knew I would develop a lifelong relationship with yoga. In winter of 2015 I had overwhelming clarity that I wanted to become a yoga teacher. That very same day, I enrolled in the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at my second home, Longwave Yoga. I have been so fortunate to learn from Lexi Hawks and Mary Glackmeyer, and recently completed an 8-week apprenticeship under the guidance of Mary Glackmeyer, where I studied the Jivamukti 14 Points, the Yoga Sutra, advanced assists, and much more. Being on my mat is where I feel the bravest and most self-accepting. My classes incorporate open-level asana, pranayama, and meditation. My hope is that all beings find clear self-awareness, stillness, and acceptance both on and off the mat, and like me, cultivate a lasting relationship to their yoga practice.

Addie Jo Bannerman

When stress began to shadow my sense of self-love and doubt became an obstacle, I knew I needed a mental and spiritual transformation. Serendipitously, a friend invited me to attend a Core Power Class. I was new to yoga, but I knew the class would help with my fitness goals. What I did not know, was within one class my life would be changed. I not only learned about myself and my body, but I found a lifelong calling and an answer to the transformation I was searching for. To this day, I still view yoga just as I did after that first class: a gift. Yoga found me, and when it did, I embraced every step of the journey. The next step of my journey became giving the gift I had received to others.

Through Tamal Dodge's teacher training I received my 200 hour certification. In my classes, you will find yourself moving through sequences inspired by Sadie Nardini’s Core Strength Vinyasa. These sequences activate and utilize core muscles with each inhale and exhale. Combined with a variety of yoga postures (asana), my students enhance their strength, flexibility, and breathing. One of my greatest pleasures in teaching is watching my students discover how once difficult postures become accessible through dedication to their practice. I am honored to be there with them through every stage.

To me, yoga is infinite. Yoga is honest. Yoga is love. Yoga is where you find who you are. It is a journey of so much more.

Yin yoga is a slow paced practice that focuses on the breath while surrendering, yielding, and unraveling the connective tissues in the body through long, passive holds. Yin yoga is said to loosen energy blockages and therefore increase pranic flow through the body while aiding in better organ function, increased flexibility, and calms the nervous system. Postures are generally held for 3-5 minutes or more, stimulating the tendons, ligaments, cartilage and joints that normally are not reached in a more active style of asana practice.
 
Please inform instructor if you are dealing with injury. With the nature of the class, Yin Yoga may be unsafe for certain injuries.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Monica Sevigny
  • Thu Aug 23 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Kate Smith
  • Mon Aug 27 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Monica Sevigny
  • Thu Aug 30 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Kate Smith
  • Mon Sep 03 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Sep 06 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Kate Smith
  • Mon Sep 10 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Sep 13 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Kate Smith
  • Mon Sep 17 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Sep 20 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Kate Smith
  • Mon Sep 24 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Sep 27 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Kate Smith
  • Mon Oct 01 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Oct 04 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Kate Smith
  • Mon Oct 08 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Oct 11 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Kate Smith
  • Mon Oct 15 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Oct 18 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Kate Smith
  • Mon Oct 22 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Addie Jo Bannerman
  • Thu Oct 25 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Kate Smith