Power Vinyasa | Open
Power Vinyasa Yoga uses mixed sequencing to build strength and flexibility through a vigorous flow. By linking together yoga postures through breath awareness and combining holds, intervals, core work, and balances, one will find this practice both challenging and transformative. The pace of the class can vary and each teacher tailors an intelligent sequence and playlist of uplifting music, to their own philosophy, offering diversity and creativity in each class.
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 beginner yogis partake in the beginner and /or basic level classes before joining an open-level class.
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.
Vata - October through mid-February
Vata is the season which brings rushing air, cool, rough, dry wind, cooling the earth and atmosphere from the fire of Pitta. It is that quality of space that brings in cool, clear, cloudless days of fall. Naturally these changes and qualities in the seasons bring similar changes to our bodies. Vata loves to move and excite, but sometimes that movement can be scattered, which elevates the Vata qualities in the body and mind. When Vata is aggravated, the movement becomes “confused.” We become drier, feel a little spacey, and skin becomes rougher to the touch. If Vata becomes out of balance in our bodies, physiologically we can become dehydrated, our joints have that snap, crackle, and pop effect happen as we begin to move, and emotionally we may feel anxious or forgetful. To pacify, we take slow, steady movement that compresses the colon, large intestine, pelvis, and sacrum. During this time of year, a yoga practice that focuses on calming the nerves and grounding that airy quality can be very beneficial in balancing Vata. The practice may be shorter, but end with a longer, restful savasana so the mind and body have ample time to settle. Poses that are ideal for pacifying Vata dosha are: Bhujangasana, Ustrasana, and Gomukasana.
Basic Yoga | Basic
Basic Yoga introduces the foundations of a vinyasa yoga (movement and breath) at a slow, mindful pace. In this class, practitioners can expect to unite movement and breath while learning the foundational concepts of a yoga practice. All levels are welcome, as there will be modifications, options and specific alignment cues given throughout the class that appeal to beginners and those refining the basics.
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.
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.
Core Flow Yoga | Open
Core Flow Yoga is a fusion of Vinyasa yoga and Interval Strength Training to cultivate deep core strength and increase overall stamina and endurance. It will help one build a deep-rooted core connection, accessing their innermost power, and stabilize muscles needed for a strong yoga practice. This is a fun and powerful class that is equal parts core work and flow, leaving one feeling balanced in body and mind.
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.
Pathway to the Peak
PATHWAY TO THE PEAK
w/ Logan Wagenseller
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. A peak pose is one that requires the most opening and strength in a series of related poses. This four-week series will journey up pathways that lead us to peak poses, the pinnacle of the practice. Along the road, there will be twists and turns and unexpected surprises that lead us to peak arm balances, inversions, backbends, and partner poses. As we travel up this pathway, we will let go of fear and discover more strength and ability than ever imagined.
This series is geared toward building strength and body mechanics needed for peak postures. Students will have the space to ask questions, explore how to safely and effectively build up to poses, and experience these peak poses with modifications. There will be elements of conditioning in order to work up the path and build muscle memory to conquer the journey to the top. This workshop will give time and opportunity for students to explore poses they may view as challenging/ holding them back.
Together we will travel The Pathway to the Peak. Logan will lead the expedition and ensures the journey is open to all levels. Traveling this pathway will encourage students to find confidence and freedom in challenging asana practices so they feel ready and equipped for these poses when they arise in traditional vinyasa classes.
Mondays November 5 - 26
7:00pm - 8:30pm
November 5th - Destination 1 - Peak Arm Balances
Arm balances are liberating postures that help us reach our highest destination. They reveal to us our own courage, agility, and intrinsic power. During this stop, we will explore peak arm balances and how we can safely and effectively fly on our hands.
November 12th - Destination 2 - Peak Inversions
At our second destination, we will stumble upon the fountain of youth. Rediscover your inner-child as we flip upside down and explore the physical and mental benefits of peak inversions.
November 19th - Destination 3 - Peak Backbends
A backbend a day not only keeps the doctor away, but also shows us that our limits are self-imposed. Travel the path to a well-rounded back bending practice and discover your own limitless potential.
November 26th - Final Destination - Peak Partner Poses
A path well-traveled is a path traveled with a partner. At our final stop, discover your own self-awareness and trust as we share our practice and journey to the peak together.
$80 for entire series