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

Heated Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

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!

MaryAnn McIvor

MaryAnn took her first ashtanga class in 2009 and fell in love with what quickly became a physically healing and mentally calming practice. In 2012, she graduated from Charlottesville Yoga School and began teaching. She's thankful for the large yoga community in our little town, and very grateful to have had workshop opportunities with Tim Miller, Andrew Eppler, David Keil, Kino MacGregor, Richard Freeman, and Kathryn Budig.
MaryAnn is also FlyDog's Lead Barre Teacher and is in the process of getting her 500 hour Vinyasa certification from Om On Yoga in Richmond.
Her creatively sequenced vinyasa classes have a strong focus on alignment and overall strength, offering something new and different to both beginners and seasoned practitioners.

Eliza Whiteman

Eliza is the co-founder and director at FlyDog Yoga. She is an RYT-500 and Tier 2 Baptiste Power Vinyasa Teacher. Eliza 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. 

You should expect a creative, fun, athletic style that will get your blood flowing and make you sweat but at the same time tap into your potential- get inspired, be empowered and have fun! Every body is welcome, you can always modify poses and flows to fit you.
Yoga is not about perfection- it is about progress. 
 

Courtney Newman

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

Kylie Hibshman

Kylie Hibshman shifted from an avid distance runner to a yoga devotee in 2016 after a triathlon injury. She quickly realized the immense mental and physical benefits of a regular practice and has not turned back. She completed her 200-Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training under the guidance of Eliza Whiteman and MaryAnn McIvor in 2017. In her classes, Kylie offers a variety of modifications to challenge students of all skill levels. She encourages her students to find balance, strength, breath and compassion both on and off their mats. Her vinyasa and yin classes incorporate music, low heat, moderate tempo and thematic structures to promote self-inquiry and joy.

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!
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:

  • Mon Aug 20 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelsey Gillan
  • Mon Aug 20 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Shannon Burns
  • Mon Aug 20 10:00 am - 11:00 am with MaryAnn McIvor
  • Tue Aug 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Eliza Whiteman
  • Tue Aug 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Courtney Newman
  • Wed Aug 22 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kylie Hibshman
  • Wed Aug 22 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Anne Kuehler
  • Wed Aug 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Bridget Baylin
  • Wed Aug 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Courtney Newman
  • Thu Aug 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Eliza Whiteman
  • Thu Aug 23 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with MaryAnn McIvor
  • Fri Aug 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Fri Aug 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am with MaryAnn McIvor
  • Fri Aug 24 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with MaryAnn McIvor
  • Sat Aug 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with MaryAnn McIvor
  • Sun Aug 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Kelsey Gillan
  • Mon Aug 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelsey Gillan
  • Mon Aug 27 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Shannon Burns
  • Mon Aug 27 10:00 am - 11:00 am with MaryAnn McIvor
  • Tue Aug 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Eliza Whiteman