Lexi Hawks, E-RYT 500Hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, is the founder and director of Longwave Yoga. Lexi’s teachings are rooted in her belief that the practice of Yoga is available to every body and help create a life of true connection and abundance. With over 10 years experience in her own teaching including private & public classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings Lexi has been dedicated in always remaining a student. Having traveled and studied extensively over the years, she holds immense gratitude for all her teachers and life mentors starting at a young age with dance, learning spirit through movement and the transformational yoga practices and studies she encountered as a young adult. Lexi continues to diversify her education to deliver classes that are both imaginative, fresh and intelligently sequenced. Her classes and teachings will take you on both a journey of the body, as she guides you through integrative movement that flows naturally from one posture to the next, and the spirit as she intricately weaves her intention through each class leaving you feeling connected, balanced and grounded. Her passion extends beyond the class as she finds true joy in guiding others to also become teachers. Since 2015, Lexi has been serving as the Director for the Longwave Yoga School’s 200 hour Yogic Studies and Teacher Training Program and is honored to co-direct the 300 and 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training Programs with Mary Glackmeyer and other senior staff at Longwave Yoga. Her biggest reward is not just in sharing her own knowledge of yoga to other students and teachers but when she witnesses those students and teachers come to realize that the light they find inside is of their own unfolding…
“Yoga is a gift to be celebrated and shared! Every moment, on and off the mat, is another opportunity to cultivate clarity and connection.” - Lexi Hawks
Lexi instructs the following:
Deep Stretch & Release | Basic
Deep Stretch & Release is a yin based practice that allows the active yogi to find balance in the body and mind. Yin yoga is a slow paced, breath centered practice that targets the connective tissues in the body through long, deep, passive holds. This class is a combination of yin based asana, gentle flowing movement, and self-myofascial release techniques designed to relieve pain, enhance recovery, and improve mobility.
An active lifestyle offers many positive health benefits such as, increased strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness, but it also takes its toll on the body. Repetitive movements and stress on muscles and joints can lead to overuse injury, chronic pain, and decreased mobility. Similar effects, particularly tightness in the hips, back, and shoulders, can be experienced by anyone who works at a desk, or spends long hours traveling in a car. This class is an opportunity for yogis of all levels to go deep, unwind, increase flexibility, and enhance recovery.
Prenatal Yoga | Basic/Open
Prenatal Yoga supports and nourishes the body, mind, and spirit during this special phase of a women's life. This class will help prepare and contribute to the best possible pregnancy, labor and delivery by focusing on breath work, relaxation, muscle toning, and stretching. This class encourages women to savor this special time in life and provides tools to do just that! Best of all, you will share time and be supported by a group of women in a similar phase of life (yoga experience not required).
Vinyasa | Intermediate
Vinyasa classes mindfully synchronize intention, breath, and movement. This class will include meditation and pranayama (breath work) to begin, as well as warm-ups and sun salutations that heat the muscles and allow energy to flow more freely. The body will continue to build heat throughout the practice as it flows from one asana (posture) to the next, building physical strength, increasing stamina and reducing stress. The flow-like quality of vinyasa guides the mind into a peaceful and connected place. The pace of the class can vary and each teacher tailors their sequence to their own philosophy, offering diversity and creativity in each class.
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.)
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. 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.