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

Heated Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Eliza Whiteman

Eliza is the co-founder and Director at FlyDog Yoga. She found yoga initially as a cross trainer for her post collegiate athletics but it wasn’t until her husband was deployed for a year in 2004 that yoga figuratively and literally showed her that she could hold herself up on her own. Eliza wants every student to feel that same possibility on and off of their mat as well.

Eliza is a RYT-500, Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and graduate of the Fit to Lead Training Program. She is the lead teacher for FDY's Power Vinyasa Teacher Training and she also has certifications in Aerial Yoga, Yoga & Weights, Prenatal Yoga and Children's Yoga.

In 2017, Eliza was the winner of the Tory Burch Fellowship for Small Business Women Entrepreneurs. As a military spouse, Eliza is passionate about helping other military spouses pursue their own business dreams and goals and is on the Advisory Board of MilSpo (Military Spouse) Project and is a regular contributor to their conferences and meetings.

Courtney Newman

Courtney graduated from FlyDog Yoga 200-Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training in July of 2016.

Anne Kuehler

When Anne finally took a yoga class to help heal after a car accident, she was amazed at how good she felt afterwards. She was hooked from the first, flowy, mindful class. Her classes are inspired by the belief that yoga can heal and strengthen the body both physically and emotionally.
 
Anne teaches all levels of Vinyasa. Her classes are a Fun, creative Flow that will both challenge and inspire you. Come ready to work hard, sweat, breathe deep, and leave empowered. In her classes, you will work through invigorating sequences set to an eclectic mix of tunes, allowing you to grow, stretch, and reflect. Anne has her 200 Yoga certification from FlyDog Yoga. Her main influences are Eliza Whiteman, Mary Ann McIvor, Baron Baptiste, Rolf Gates, and Kerri Verna.

Bridget Baylin

Bridget Baylin, RYT(Feb 2015) discovered yoga 1998 and has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 2001. Bridget loves studying other methods of yoga as well, and getting creative with her approach to teaching depending on the preferences and needs of her students. She completed 200-hour Power Vinyasa Training with Eliza Whiteman at Fly Dog in 2015. Bridget is certified to teach aerial yoga (Spark Yoga, 2015) and completed the Baron Baptiste Art of Assisting Intensive in 2016. Bridget has attended workshops and studied with many renowned teachers, including Jennifer Elliott, Kino MacGregor, Tim Miller, Chuck Miller, Sharron Honeycutt and Sadie Nardini and is always eager to learn more. She is now focusing her training on Ayurveda and integrated wellness, and is eager to share what she knows about promoting balance in mind and body with her students. Bridget’s class focuses on building strength, alignment and breath control so that her students can explore the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga. She believes that anyone can do yoga and provides specific practice modifications to meet her students’ individual goals. Bridget loves to share the gifts of a structured yoga practice with others and thinks that yoga allows people to check in with their best selves. She hopes that her students of all levels can enjoy increased energy, physical well-being and serenity through yoga.
 

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!

Ashley Rydeen

For Ashley Rydeen, yoga is much more than a physical practice. Through her years of practice, Ashley has found tremendous emotional healing and self-connection all while building her physical & mental strength. She graduated from from FlyDog Yoga's 200 hour Power Vinyasa Program in 2017 studying under Eliza Whiteman and MaryAnn McIvor. She is currently working toward her 500 Hour Certification also through FlyDog Yoga studying under Eliza Whiteman. Her flows encourage students to focus on cultivating strength, stability and balance while bringing awareness to the breath and alignment. 

Kelsey Gillan

Kelsey Gillan has been practicing yoga since 2007. She is a graduate of James Madison University, where she studied Public Health which gave her the foundation to build a life dedicated to holistic living. As her practice rooted, Kelsey recognized an opportunity and desire to expand her health degree by teaching yoga. Kelsey studied under Eliza Whiteman and graduated from Fly Dog's 200 hr Teacher Training in February of 2015. Kelsey blends her health knowledge and personal experiences to develop yoga classes accessible for all levels. Kelsey teaches yin and vinyasa to the rhythm of music, with the use of props, gentle assists, and personal attention. She hopes to inspire her students' growth in their yoga journey, and to find courage that transpires off the mat.

Shannon Burns

Shannon Burns, a double WAHOO, has lived in Charlottesville for 20+ years. She has practiced yoga for over 10 years, and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through FlyDog Yoga in March 2016.
 
As a Nurse Practitioner, she uses her care, knowledge and understanding of the human body to bring calmness and strength to the body through support and empowerment.
 
During a Power Vinyasa class, Shannon hopes to motivate students to gain confidence, knowledge, and connect to the mind & body in a kind hearted and nonjudgemental way. Shannon discovered the benefits of yoga practice during a crazy, yet exciting stage of parenting and life. After years of running half marathons and being a gym rat, she decided to see what would happen if she took 25 classes in 30 days at FlyDog, and has never looked back- HOOKED. Yoga continues to bring balance into Shannon’s life, and she hopes to help you discover all of your possibilities in one of her classes!

Madison Rogas

Madison’s yoga journey began her freshman year of college as she looked for something to help manage her stress and unwind at the end of a busy day. What started as simply a relaxation tool quickly evolved into a sweaty, powerful practice of self-love and empowerment. Madison was inspired by Baron Baptiste and Kathryn Budig and has studied with Eliza Whiteman and MaryAnn McIvor. She graduated from FlyDog Yoga’s 200 Hour Vinyasa Training in March 2017, and also completed her Kids Yoga Training at Big Power Yoga in Houston. In addition to being a kids yoga teacher, Madison will start the University of Virginia’s Counselor Education Program this fall in hopes to eventually combine the principles of yoga with counseling. As a teacher, Madison is committed to authenticity and will empower you to find your edge on the mat, while moving to inspirational beats. Her teaching will constantly remind you that you are awesome just the way you are.
Heated Vinyasa ALL LEVELS. This can be a moderate to high intensity class which links breath to movement to get the heart rate up and to work the student toward a peak pose or sequence through balance, innovation, and technique. Vinyasa Flow will help to develop physical and mental strength and will lead a gradual physical and mental opening. Sequencing will vary with instructor. The room is heated between 80 and 85 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Eliza Whiteman
  • Tue Dec 11 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Courtney Newman
  • Wed Dec 12 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Anne Kuehler
  • Wed Dec 12 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Anne Kuehler
  • Wed Dec 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Bridget Baylin
  • Wed Dec 12 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Courtney Newman
  • Thu Dec 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Eliza Whiteman
  • Thu Dec 13 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Eliza Whiteman
  • Fri Dec 14 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Fri Dec 14 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Ashley Rydeen
  • Sat Dec 15 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Sun Dec 16 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Courtney Newman
  • Mon Dec 17 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelsey Gillan
  • Mon Dec 17 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Shannon Burns
  • Mon Dec 17 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Eliza Whiteman
  • Tue Dec 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Madison Rogas
  • Tue Dec 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Courtney Newman