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

Aerial Yoga - Level 1


This class is taught by:

Sarah FitzHenry

Sarah loves to share her joy and passion by teaching others. With an active background including everything from ballet to weight lifting, she brings body positivity and love of movement into her practice. Sarah discovered FlyDog and aerial yoga while recovering from a back injury, and fell in love with the combination of healing, strength, dance, and yoga. In Sarah’s fun and playful classes, you can expect to step outside your comfort zone, build confidence, and find strength you didn’t know you had!

Elizabeth Giglio

Elizabeth first found yoga in a tiny room attached to a children's gym in Lynchburg, VA. She was instantly hooked, but it wasn't until moving to Charlottesville that she found a community of yogis where her study of yoga could flourish. She received her 200hr certification in 2016 and has been teaching ever since. Elizabeth has also completed 27 hours of Thai Yoga Massage training and incorporates many of these techniques into her hands-on assists during class. Elizabeth's mantra: "May you be happy, healthy & strong!"

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.  Jennifer also has her FDY Barre Certification as well as Aerial Level 1 & 2 Certifications from Aircat Aerial Arts.
Jennifer is the Lead Aerial Teacher at FlyDog Yoga. 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!

Lucy Smith

Lucy found yoga in high school as a way to maintain flexibility with her ballet practice and dancing for theatre. When she found aerial at FlyDog in 2017, she loved the tricks in class and the benefits she found from practicing aerial along side her traditional mat practice. She jumped at the opportunity for teacher training in October 2017. She strives to create a playful class for her students. You can expect a great work and a playlist that includes Fleetwood Mac and Cat Stevens in her classes!

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.

Lauren Jaminet

Lauren dabbled in yoga, running, and dance for years before moving to Charlottesville and finding her home at FlyDog Yoga. In 2017, she completed her first Aerial Yoga Teacher Training. She enjoys transitioning skills developed in an aerial hammock to practice on the mat and vice versa. She encourages students to let go of judgement, and find lightness and strength in their practice and in their lives.
 
Aerial Yoga Basics class is designed for students who have had little or no experience with aerial yoga and is a prerequisite for attending any other Aerial Yoga class. We will focus on developing the fundamental skills that will help you take a regular class. The skills we will cover include but are not limited to: learning how to handle the hammock, alignment, safe entry on and off equipment, introduction to basic inversions and foot locks, developing upper body and core strength, alignment and breathing.
 
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.
No yoga mats required.
Physical Restrictions: Please talk to the instructor before class if you have any concerns. People who have heart disease, high blood pressure, vertigo, eye diseases (such as glaucoma), or are pregnant should consult their doctors first before trying inversions.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 15 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah FitzHenry
  • Tue Oct 16 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Elizabeth Giglio
  • Sat Oct 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Sat Oct 20 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Lucy Smith
  • Mon Oct 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah FitzHenry
  • Tue Oct 23 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Elizabeth Giglio
  • Sat Oct 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amalia Oswald
  • Sat Oct 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Lucy Smith
  • Mon Oct 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah FitzHenry
  • Tue Oct 30 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Jaminet
  • Sat Nov 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amalia Oswald
  • Sat Nov 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Lucy Smith
  • Mon Nov 05 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah FitzHenry
  • Tue Nov 06 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Elizabeth Giglio
  • Sat Nov 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lucy Smith
  • Sat Nov 10 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Lucy Smith
  • Mon Nov 12 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah FitzHenry
  • Tue Nov 13 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Elizabeth Giglio
  • Sat Nov 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lucy Smith
  • Sat Nov 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Lucy Smith