Rebecca

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.


Rebecca instructs the following:
  • 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

     

  • Ayurvedic Yoga | Open
  • Ayurvedic Yoga - Season/Dosha Descriptions

    Ayurveda is known as the science of self-healing and longevity. In the practice of Ayurveda (the sister science of yoga), the Doshas (constitutions) have a yearly cycle, which we experience as the seasons. There are three seasons in the Ayurvedic calendar, which coincide with the conditions of climatic changes. Approximately, in North America, we experience the following cycles:
    Kapha - Mid-February through May
    Pitta - June through September
    Vata - October through Mid-February

    More specifically, in the coastal Carolinas, the primary dosha present in the environment is Kapha, and we must always think of keeping the Kapha dosha in balance. In the Longwave Yoga Ayurvedic class you will be guided in a practice appropriate to pacify the predominate seasonal dosha, while always considering which elements are most dominant in the Wilmington, NC area.

    Pitta - June through September, pacifying fire and water.
    In Ayurveda, summer is known as the Pitta time of year. The Pitta dosha/season is the combination of the elements of fire and water. When a person tends to be Pitta dominant they can especially feel out of balance during the summer, but you do not need to be a Pitta dominant type to fall into a Pitta Imbalance. The goal of Pitta is to heat and transform; however, excess Pitta can accumulate in both the mind and the body and it’s the element of heat that tends to accumulate most during this time of year. When Pitta is out of balance, agitation, anger, rashes, or digestive inflammation can all result. In addition, a fiery Pitta imbalance can result in having excessive mental activity, leading to an overactive nervous system, or feelings of intensity or impatience. To combat those excessive Pitta tendencies, Ayurveda looks to reduce excess heat through a nurturing, cooling, water-like yoga practice. To pacify Pitta, the yoga practice will offer a temperate room (78 degrees) and a creative flow that includes postures that help move heat out of the body.

     

  • Gentle Yoga | Basic
  • Gentle Yoga is a nurturing class that emphasizes self-care and mobility in the muscles and joints, while building strength and flexibility without the vigorous components of other yoga classes. Because this class has limited weight bearing in the hands and heavy prop usage, Gentle Yoga is suitable for all levels, including beginners. Students can expect to experience a well-rounded practice with time for questions and discussion. Even if you have an established practice, Gentle Yoga is a perfect time to move without intensity while refining your practice.

    Level: Basic


  • Warm Vinyasa l Open
  • Vinyasa classes mindfully unite intention, breath, and movement. This class will offer a well-rounded practice that includes meditation, pranayama, sun salutations, and fluid movement between postures in a 85-90 degree heated room. The flow-like quality of vinyasa yoga guides the mind into a peaceful connected place, while the heat keeps the body supple and flexible. All levels are welcome, as there will be modifications, specific alignment cues, and options offered throughout class. It is recommended that brand new yogis partake in beginner or basic classes before joining an open-level class.

    Level: Open


  • Hour of Power | Open
  • This one-hour class is for the yogi on the go! Hour or Power is a powerful and playful style of yoga that links movement and breath. This class focuses on strength, balance, core, intervals, and stretching. You will leave feeling energized and a little sweaty! All ability levels are welcome, as there will be modifications, options and specific alignment cues given throughout the class that appeal to all levels of practitioners. It is highly recommended that brand new yogis partake in the beginner and/or basic level classes before joining an open-level class.

    Level: Open
     

  • Warm Vinyasa l Intermediate
  • Vinyasa classes mindfully unite intention, breath, and movement. This class will offer a well-rounded practice that includes meditation, pranayama, sun salutations, and fluid movement between postures in a 85-90 degree heated room. The flow-like quality of vinyasa yoga guides the mind into a peaceful connected place, while the heat keeps the body supple and flexible. The intermediate class is sequenced for those with an established yoga practice of one year or more (or coming from another discipline that highlights body awareness and mechanics.)

    Level: Intermediate


  • Modern Stories, Ancient Yoga: Yoga and Literature Series
  • The study of language and literature is an important facet of yoga. In fact, sutra 2.44 in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali— svadhyaya ishta samprayogah— states, “By study of spiritual books comes communion with one’s chosen deity.” In other words, to read and study books of philosophical or spiritual significance, one can come closer to his or her personal Truth.

    Modern thinkers, writers, and yogis have adapted the ancient teachings of yoga into new and accessible forms. In fact, many contemporary pieces of literature have woven yoga’s teachings into artful pieces of literature. In this bi-monthly event, we will gather together in practice and satsang to explore, analyze, and discuss the teachings of yoga in modern literature. In this winter series, Rebecca Warfield will facilitate discussion, inquiry, and analysis pertaining to the month's selected book. Additionally, she will guide participants through asana related to the book's theme and intention. After each meeting, all participants will be added to a private, social media forum to continue their conversations and studies of the text outside of the meeting time.

    Rebecca holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English Literature and has taught college-level literature for a decade. Therefore, participants can expect this event to include an accessible combination of intertextual references to ancient literature, prepared handouts, mini-lectures pertaining to relevant literary theory, digital presentations, journal questions, guided discussion, and open dialogue.

    We will meet once, every other month. All levels welcome! Participants must purchase own copy of book. Please bring the book with you to the workshop. Participants should read and annotate the text before coming to the event. Please, come with questions, ideas, and a sense of adventure!


    Schedule:

    We will meet on Mondays, November 6, 2017; January 8, 2018; and March 5, 2018. All sessions are scheduled for 7:30pm-8:45pm.

    Books:
    Please purchase and read the book before attending.

    November 6: The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
    January 8: The Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeski
    March 5: S., John Updike

    Cost:
    Drop in: $30
    Attend all three and save $10 on final session!