FlyDog Yoga
Millmont Shops
1039 Millmont St
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(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.

Mary Ann 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 a Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa teacher and is en route to complete her 500-hr certification in 2017.  Eliza is the lead teacher for her Power Vinyasa Teacher Training and  she also has certifications in Aerial Yoga, Yoga & Weights, Prenatal Yoga and Children's Yoga. Some of Eliza's favorite teachers that she has trained under include: Baron Baptiste, Kathryn Budig, Rolf Gates, Ray Long and Ana Forrest.

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. 

Patrick Gibson

In over eight years of practice, Patrick has gone from once-a-week asana dabbler to yoga devotee. Yoga is the pillar that supports some of the other joys in his life: being a loving husband, active father and creating hand-made ceramics. Patrick has studied with local teachers such at Eliza Whiteman, MaryAnn McIvor, Jen Fleisher, and Kevin Warren, each of whom has ignited his desire to improve his personal practice and inspired him to share his love of yoga by becoming a certified teacher. Patrick completed FlyDog Yoga’s 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training in August of 2015.
Patrick teaches an energetic Vinyasa flow, set to great music and designed to activate and open the entire body, with special emphasis on breath and alignment. We sweat together, laugh together, and share in each other’s successes. Show up, work hard and you will never be the same again.

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.

Courtney Newman

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

Jennifer Csapo

Jennifer found her passion for yoga as an undergraduate student at James Madison University. What started as a primarily asana practice became a pathway to healing and self love. She practiced under mentors Keala Mason and Amanda Saccone while working for JMU's group fitness program. Her other inspirations include Eliza Whiteman, Mary Ann McIvor, Kathryn Budig and Amy Ippoliti. She graduated from Fly Dog Yoga's 200 hour training in 2016. Inspired by creative sequencing and humor in her practice, expect to sweat, laugh, and work hard in Jennifer's vinyasa and power classes.
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 Jun 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelsey Gillan
  • Mon Jun 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Mary Ann McIvor
  • Tue Jun 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Eliza Whiteman
  • Tue Jun 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Patrick Gibson
  • Wed Jun 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelsey Gillan
  • Wed Jun 28 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Patrick Gibson
  • Wed Jun 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Bridget Baylin
  • Wed Jun 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Courtney Newman
  • Thu Jun 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Eliza Whiteman
  • Thu Jun 29 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Mary Ann McIvor
  • Fri Jun 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jennifer Csapo
  • Fri Jun 30 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Mary Ann McIvor
  • Fri Jun 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Ann McIvor
  • Sat Jul 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Mary Ann McIvor
  • Sun Jul 02 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Patrick Gibson
  • Mon Jul 03 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Mary Ann McIvor
  • Tue Jul 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Eliza Whiteman