FlyDog Yoga
Millmont Shops
1039 Millmont St
Charlottesville, VA 22903
info@flydogyoga.com
(434) 964-1964

Aerial Yoga - Restorative


This class is taught by:

Amalia Oswald

Amalia Oswald is a Virginia native with a widespread movement background including yoga, dance, and various theatre movement techniques. She is a trained children's yoga teacher from ChildLight Yoga and a trained aerial yoga teacher from AirCat Aerial. She strives to approach her mat with humility, joy, strength, and playfulness to promote being a positive individual in her community.

Jennifer Kennedy

Upon moving to Charlottesville in 2013 Jenn took Eliza's class by accident and instantly knew her practice would transform.
She found her 'home' with Flydog and completed 200-hr YTT with Eliza Whiteman while also recieving her Aerial level 1 certificate from Aircat Aerial Arts.
Her passion for teaching Aerial stems from 'stepping outside of your comfort zone'- she was hooked first flip!
Every class is taught with the intention of creating a playful yet informative experience, she likes to focus on building strength, body-breath awareness, and proper technique. She lives for the look on a students face when they achieve a skill - Priceless!

Sarah Messer

Sarah first discovered yoga in high school as a silent and peaceful way of escaping the stress and rigor of athletics and academics. Throughout her college years, she wandered across and outside the country, finding yoga in various places and eventually landing in her own solid practice that grows with her each and every day. The more yoga she does, the more peace and serenity it brings to her life. Sarah's classes reflect her various travels and adventures, emphasizing styles and poses that inspire greater self-love, appreciation of our surroundings, and wonder for the unknown.  Sarah has her 200hr certification from Opal Yoga as well as her Aerial certification from AirCat Aerial Yoga.
 
 
The perfect class to unwind and renew passion in your practice and daily life. Restorative aerial yoga is a wonderful introduction to anyone new to the art of aerial yoga practice, but is also an incredible opportunity for anyone seeking deep release and relaxation. Unlike a regular aerial class that places the hammock about hip height, restorative aerials places the hammock less than12 inches off the ground, allowing practitioners to use the floor and low hammock for greater support and deeper relief of tension in key areas, such as the hips, shoulders, and low back. This innovative practice is intentionally designed with a very slow flow, consisting of 4-6 poses held in extremely supported postures for longer holds. The extended time per posture allow the instructor to personalize the practice to each student, assisting them in use of the props, adjustment of body position, and gentle massage to encourage total relaxation Aside from the swing, blocks and bolsters are used to increase the ability of students to find gradual opening without strain. The class is structured to offer guided meditation and soft breathing techniques that will both boost the immune system and quiet the nervous system to reduce stress in the body, mind, and spirit.
 
It is very important for students to arrive a minimum of 10 minutes before the start of class so that their hammock may be sized properly. Students who do not arrive at least five minutes before the start of class may find their spot has been given to a standby student.

Clothing requirements: short or long sleeves (no tank tops); no zippers or metal. No jewelry.
Physical Restrictions: Please talk to the instructor before class if you have any concerns. 


Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Aug 18 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amalia Oswald
  • Sun Aug 20 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Fri Aug 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amalia Oswald
  • Sun Aug 27 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Fri Sep 01 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Andrea Jarvis
  • Sun Sep 03 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Fri Sep 08 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amalia Oswald
  • Sun Sep 10 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Fri Sep 15 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Messer
  • Sun Sep 17 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Fri Sep 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Messer
  • Sun Sep 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Fri Sep 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Messer
  • Sun Oct 01 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Fri Oct 06 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Messer
  • Sun Oct 08 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Fri Oct 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Messer
  • Sun Oct 15 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Fri Oct 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Messer
  • Sun Oct 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy