FlyDog Yoga
Millmont Shops
1039 Millmont St
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 964-1964


This class is taught by:

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 while also recieving her Aerial level 1 certificate from Aircat Aerial Arts.
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!

Amy Ackerman

To no surprise, the first class Amy took with FlyDog was a barre class back in January of 2017. From there, Amy started taking a variety of classes and soon realized that this was a community she wanted to be more a part of. She jumped at the idea of attending FlyDog Yoga’s Barre Teacher Training and teaching at FlyDog. Amy looks forward to providing fun and upbeat classes that encourage any and all people to try barre, take barre or become a barre regular!

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.

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!

Ashleigh Owens

Ashleigh Owens, Charlottesville native and UVA alumna, has been practicing yoga since 2005. Her practice has evolved from a hobby to an integral part of her daily life which keeps her centered and sane! In following her passion, Ashleigh graduated from FlyDog Yoga's 200- hour Power Vinyasa teacher training program. Ashleigh has subsequently completed Baptiste Power Yoga Level 1, Aerial Yoga teacher training with Spark Yoga in Arlington, VA, Core Barre training from Charlotte, NC and Power Barre training from Lynchburg, VA.

Ashleigh teaches a vigorous Power Vinyasa class focused on strength and flexibility, using breath and creative sequencing to make the experience both fun & challenging. Ashleigh’s barre classes are upbeat – come strengthen and tone your body with a fusion of Pilates, barre conditioning and functional movements. Aerial yoga classes teach students how to use the aerial hammock to support and liberate the body—complementing a new or seasoned yogi’s practice. Ashleigh uses a variety of music and a no-frills approach that will both motivate you and keep you coming back for more!

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.
Expect to sweat and expect to shake! FlyDog barre classes incorporate yoga, Pilates, and ballet influenced movements and exercises to strengthen and tone, creating long, lean muscles. A barre practice is a great complement to an existing yoga practice, as it helps build strength, focus, and confidence! Come prepared to work and have fun!
The room is heated between 75-80 degrees. All equipment provided. No mat, shoes, or socks necessary. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Tue Dec 12 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Lucia Radder
  • Wed Dec 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Ackerman
  • Thu Dec 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with MaryAnn McIvor
  • Thu Dec 14 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Amy Ackerman
  • Fri Dec 15 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Sat Dec 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amy Ackerman
  • Mon Dec 18 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Shannon Burns
  • Mon Dec 18 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Ashleigh Owens
  • Tue Dec 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with MaryAnn McIvor
  • Tue Dec 19 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Amalia Oswald
  • Wed Dec 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jennifer Kennedy
  • Thu Dec 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with MaryAnn McIvor
  • Thu Dec 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Ashleigh Owens
  • Fri Dec 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jennifer Kennedy