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, is a Kripalu certified yoga instructor, a certified Shake Your Soul: The Dance of yoga® instructor and a certified expressive movement therapist. She completed her initial training in Unnata® Aerial Yoga in June 2013. She completed her Unnata® Level 2 training in August of 2014. She completed her training in the Aerial Play & Fitness™ method in February 2017. Jayne is a circus enthusiast training in the flying trapeze, aerial sling and aerial silks 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. Over the years, Jayne has developed and refined her approach to healing and transformation through movement, dance, yoga and somatic psychotherapy. She is a practicing psychotherapist with 30 years of experience.
Erica Panasiewicz, completed her Unnata® Aerial Yoga training in October 2015. She received her 200-hour yoga certification from Aarsha Yoga Vidya Peetham in Kerala, India in 2014. Her experience and love for aerial yoga grew rapidly as she spent countless hours honing her skills. As a teacher, she is warm, welcoming and friendly. In her class you will continually learn new things, create and achieve goals, and grow stronger physically and mentally. She shares her knowledge in accessible and creative ways, making the experience fun and rewarding.
Katy Lather, is an aerial hoop (lyra) 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, 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