Connecticut Aerial Yoga is a boutique style aerial studio integrating traditional yoga with the aerial arts. While aerial yoga is our primary focus, we also offer foundational aerial arts classes in sling, hoop and fabric.
Jayne Dean, Owner, Instructor (Unnata™ aerial yoga, cirque/sling, aerial fitness, Shake Your Soul®: the yoga of dance) Jayne completed her 200-hour yoga certification at the Kripalu Yoga Center in 2012. She completed Unnata® Aerial Yoga Level 1 training in 2013 and soon thereafter opened Connecticut Aerial Yoga. Jayne is a circus enthusiast training in the flying trapeze and aerial fabric since 1998. Jayne’s interest in the aerial arts extends naturally from her time as a competitive gymnast. Jayne is a teacher/guide/mentor and life-long student with a passion for learning and teaching others. She completed Unnata® Level 2 aerial yoga training in August 2014 and became certified in the Aerial Play & Fitness™ method in February 2017. Jayne has attended a number of sling immersions through the New England Center for the Circus Arts (NECCA) and is currently in the process of Level 2 sling certification through the Born To Fly™ Aerial Teacher Training program under the guidance of Rebekah Leach.
Katy Lather, Instructor (Lyra, aerial fitness) is an lyra (aerial hoop) enthusiast who has had trouble staying off the hoop ever since her first straddle inversion. With a foundation in aerial hammock, she decided to expand her skills to lyra. Her lyra practice, combined with her higher education teaching background, led her to teaching hoop. Katy’s class is a safe and welcoming space to try a new apparatus or to expand and strengthen aerial skills while reaching new heights in your aerial practice.
Beth Gibbs, MA, E-RYT 500, Instructor (Unnata™ aerial yoga) is a certified yoga therapist through Integrative Yoga Therapy. She is a senior member of the IYT teaching faculty and directs the school’s Professional Yoga Therapist Internship Program. Beth has a masters degree in Yoga Therapy and Mind/Body Health from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Beth completed her Unnata® Aerial Yoga training in October 2015. She served on the Educational Standards Committee for the International Association of Yoga Therapists. For more information on Beth visit: www.proyogatherapeutics.com