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 teacher training in 2013 and Level 2  in 2014. 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 is one of only two people to achieve Level 2 sling certification through the Born To Fly™ Aerial Teacher Training program. She is certified in the Aerial Play & Fitness™ method and has attended a number of sling immersions through the New England Center for the Circus Arts (NECCA).

Katy Lather, Instructor (Lyra, sling, aerial fitness) is a 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.

Jessa Audet, Instructor (Silks, Lyra, Sling, Dance Trapeze) After a lifelong love for the circus, Jessa began her journey with aerials in 2015 at the Aircraft Aerial Arts in Somerville, MA. As her passions for the aerial arts grew, she expanded her training and began to focus on performance opportunities. In 2017, she moved to Colorado where she enrolled at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Studio in Boulder. The school’s heavy focus on performance based choreography truly helped to develop her confidence and artistry and provided the opportunity to add many traditional and invented apparatuses to her repertoire. Jessa graduated from the Frequent Flyers Intensive Training program in 2019, which solidified her foundation as a multi-faceted aerialist/choreographer, and provided her with numerous performance experiences.  Jessa is certified in lyra and silks through the Born To Fly™ Aerial Teacher Training program. As a self-proclaimed aerial theory nerd, Jessa sought to turn her love of sharing skills and techniques with others into an aerial teaching career and continues to perform and share her depth of knowledge with aerial students around the country.