Carolyn and yoga fell in love following a lifelong swimming career. The physical practice of yoga came naturally and helped her regain physical strength, reinforcing the connection between body and mind, and bringing an element of balance back into her life. In 2013 she completed her 200-hour RYT to deepen her practice and pursue her love of helping others. Trained in Vinyasa, meditation, pranayama and assisting technique, she places an emphasis on being a student before a teacher; learning and cultivating a personal practice in order to translate knowledge authentically to her students. She feels a strong connection to the ocean and appreciates the beautiful unannounced moments of meditative clarity that are brought about when surrounded by nature. Carolyn is committed to helping others cultivate a joyful and authentic life, no matter their unique path, finding peace within themselves. Carolyn is also a proud representative of AcroYoga as a JAMbassador, helping cultivate an inspired community based on love, sensitivity, and play in the Wilmington, NC area.

Carolyn instructs the following:
  • Slow Flow | Open
  • Slow Flow is a Vinyasa based practice that helps students develop awareness of the yogic breath while synchronizing movement. This class offers a slower pace which is nice for new students to take time in learning the poses and alignment, and offers advanced students time to explore variations. Slow flow helps to build deep transformational heat within the body while working strength and flexibility. One will leave feeling centered, calm, and connected. 

  • Restorative Yoga | Basic
  • Restorative Yoga offers the chance to unwind with a completely passive practice. Fully supported with bolsters, blankets, straps, and blocks, restorative yoga will gently and effortlessly open the body and mind to relaxation. This class is appropriate for all ages and levels, including those with limited mobility or injury. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to set up props and settle in.

    Level: Basic


  • SUP Yoga Workshop + Teacher Training
  • Looking to extend your yoga teaching outside of the studio? Learn to guide your students through the ultimate outdoor yoga-class experience... Standup Paddleboard Yoga!

    Longwave Yoga brings you a full-spectrum SUP Yoga Workshop and SUP Yoga Teacher Training - geared towards offering yoga teachers the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively lead a yoga class on the water. This 23-hour CEU course covers use of SUP equipment, SUP basics and technique, water safety, how to monitor weather patterns and chart tides, and how to appropriately adapt and sequence yoga on a paddle board for everyone from beginner yogis to expert SUP athletes. Take your yoga class out of the studio and into nature for exciting new challenges & blissful surroundings.... This premier training is one you do not want to miss!

    Prerequisites: This training is open to all adventurous yogis with the ability to swim. However, you must be a 200-Hour RYT and CPR certified to receive certification once course is complete.

    The training takes place on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

    Training includes but is not limited to SUP Yoga practices, lectures, water safety and rescue, group teaching, and partner teaching. There will not be official break times, but there will be opportunities to eat snacks and hydrate.

    Included in your tuition:
    - SUP Yoga Teacher Training Manual

    - All SUP and safety equipment

    - Purchase Longwave Yoga clothing at 15% off during training weekend.

    Applicants are not required to have any training and/or experience in Yoga or SUP. However, to receive a certificate and be granted 23 CEUs, applicant must be at least a 200-Hour RYT and be current in CPR certification. Need CPR? Check out our upcoming CPR certification course! 

    *Please visit
    to pay the $25 application fee and submit an application for the SUP Yoga Teacher Training.

    **To submit payment and reserve your spot in the training, please call the studio (910)769-3494.

    Cost: $600
    Friday- 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Saturday 7:00am- 5:00pm w/ lunch break
    Sunday 7:00am- 4:00pm w/ lunch break

  • SUP Yoga | Open
  • Enjoy the bliss of mother nature and take your yoga practice off land and into the water!
    Briefly review the fundamentals of paddleboarding and water safety on land and then join us in the water as we warm up with a paddle to a pristine "floating yoga studio" in the Intracoastal Waterways of Wrightsville Beach. Surrounded by nature, we will flow through a complete yoga practice available to all levels. SUP Yoga helps to build core strength and integration while cultivating awareness of the true present moment.
    This class is seasonal and is weather dependent. Classes will be canceled 30 minutes prior to class start time if weather is not in our favor. 
    **Please preregister by 5:00pm the night prior to class. Pay online or by calling the studio. Once registered, you will receive an email with drop in location and details. Carpooling or biking to location is highly recommended, as parking is limited.