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

Our Classes at FlyDog Yoga


Vinyasa is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. The word Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” In other words, you move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This technique is sometimes also called Vinyasa Flow, or just Flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance.  At FlyDog Yoga, we offer the most dynamic Power Vinyasa classes in the area.  These classes will challenge you and leave you with a renewed mental and physical energy.  We also offer a healthy complement of Heated Vinyasa classes that will help to develop physical and mental strength and will lead to a gradual physical and mental opening.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM VINYASA CLASSES

This style allows for a lot of variety, but will almost certainly include the Sun Salutations or some form of them. The first half of class gets the circulation of the blood going, allowing you to sweat and release the toxins and stagnant energy you have been holding onto. Sometimes there is more of a flow to class and sometimes you will hold poses or asanas to really open that part of the body up. The last part of class consists of floor postures to continue to stretch and open your legs, hips and back. Classes will always end with Savasana or a final resting pose for the last few minutes of class to allow you to relax and quiet your mind.


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.
So you are already comfortable with your hammock, basic aerial flow and basic inversions – then this class is for you!
 
With less time focused on introductions and instruction on our basic flow, we can spend more time exploring deeper inversions, challenging transitions, and more advanced aerial yoga poses!
 
Pre-Requisites: You must have attended 2 Aerial Yoga – Basics classes here at FlyDog Yoga before you can join the advanced class.
 
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.
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.
The perfect class to unwind and renew passion in your practice and daily life. Restorative aerial yoga is a wonderful introduction to anyone new to the art of aerial yoga practice, but is also an incredible opportunity for anyone seeking deep release and relaxation. Unlike a regular aerial class that places the hammock about hip height, restorative aerials places the hammock less than12 inches off the ground, allowing practitioners to use the floor and low hammock for greater support and deeper relief of tension in key areas, such as the hips, shoulders, and low back. This innovative practice is intentionally designed with a very slow flow, consisting of 4-6 poses held in extremely supported postures for longer holds. The extended time per posture allow the instructor to personalize the practice to each student, assisting them in use of the props, adjustment of body position, and gentle massage to encourage total relaxation Aside from the swing, blocks and bolsters are used to increase the ability of students to find gradual opening without strain. The class is structured to offer guided meditation and soft breathing techniques that will both boost the immune system and quiet the nervous system to reduce stress in the body, mind, and spirit.
 
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.
Physical Restrictions: Please talk to the instructor before class if you have any concerns. 

Focus on core stabilization, body control, whole body strength and balance and releasing tension to maximize your flexibility.
 
In this highly athletic class, you will have so much fun on our aerial hammocks that you won't even realize you are also building the power to do pull ups and handstands and yoga inversions with correct alignment and the support of the aerial silks.
 
Wherever you are in your practice, come and enjoy using the aerial silks to get stronger!
 
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our power sculpt classes feature high intensity intervals of yoga, weights, and cardio. Cardio bursts will get your heart rate going, upper body strength moves and hand weights will sculpt your arms, and you'll see tremendous gains in your core strength and balance. Finish off the class with a well-deserved cool down and savasana. The room temperature will be between 80 and 83 degrees and you will need a yoga mat for this class.
Power Vinyasa ALL LEVELS. This dynamic, energizing and challenging style of yoga links breath and movement through a basic Power Yoga framework combining sun salutations, standing postures and floor work but each teacher brings their own creative touch. The smooth, continuous flow deepens the breath, develops core strength, increases endurance and challenges balance and flexibility. You will leave these classes with a renewed mental and physical energy. The room is heated between 85 and 90 degrees.
Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga courtesy of SUP Shack.
 
Focus on building your practice through accessible poses chosen to allow you more time to breathe, connect and take in the beautiful views. All levels are welcome for a 90- minute session that includes 30- minutes of basic paddle and safety instruction followed by a yoga flow. If you would like to learn more about paddling we encourage you to inquire about lessons however Sup Shack can guide you no matter where you are in your journey.
 
Must be able to swim. Pre-Registration is required.
 
Minimum of 4 students for session to run.
Yin
A yin yoga practice sequences longer holds in quiet stillness with an intention to relax the muscles, opening the flow of energy through the deeper connective tissue, releasing broader range of motion in the joints of the body. Promoting a meditative awareness of breath and energy, this calm practice reveals acceptance within the present condition of the physical, emotional, and conscious layers of our being. This is an approachable class for beginners, athletes, and suitable for all backgrounds of yoga experience.
The Protect and Serve series is a weekly complimentary all-levels class for first responders past and present. The class will include a basic flow to loosen up the body and bring about a new awareness of body and breath. It is a safe, comfortable environment for first responders to be introduced to the practice of yoga by military veterans who share an understanding of serving one's nation and the impact such a career has on the body and the mind.

FlyDog Yoga is a veteran-owned business and is committed to sharing the practice of yoga with individuals who serve their communities and their nation.

The Warrior for Life series is a weekly complimentary all-levels class for those who serve and those who have served in our nation's military. The class will include a basic flow to loosen up the body and bring about a new awareness of body and breath. It is a safe, comfortable environment for service members past and present to be introduced to the practice of yoga by fellow veterans.
 
FlyDog Yoga is a veteran-owned business and is committed to sharing the practice of yoga with service members and veterans.
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