FlyDog Yoga
Millmont Shops
1039 Millmont St
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(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!"

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.

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!

Andrea Jarvis

Andrea is a relative newcomer to yoga but fell in love instantly. The emphasis on encouraging personal growth as well as building community has enriched her life in ways that words cannot adequately express. She completed her first teacher training in 2017 and hasn't looked back. Andrea has her FlyDog Yoga Barre as well as FlyDog Yoga Aerial level 1 & 2 certifications. With a background in sports medicine, she particularly enjoys the balance between strength and flexibility and structure and playfulness that these classes provide.
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 Dec 10 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah FitzHenry
  • Tue Dec 11 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Elizabeth Giglio
  • Sat Dec 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amalia Oswald
  • Sat Dec 15 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Lucy Smith
  • Sun Dec 16 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Andrea Jarvis
  • Mon Dec 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah FitzHenry
  • Tue Dec 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Elizabeth Giglio
  • Sat Dec 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amalia Oswald
  • Sat Dec 22 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Lucy Smith
  • Sat Dec 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amalia Oswald
  • Sat Jan 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Amalia Oswald
  • Sat Jan 05 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Lucy Smith
  • Sun Jan 06 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Andrea Jarvis