Welcome to Aerial Yoga of Alaska! Shelly has been practicing and performing aerial acrobatics as well other circus acts (including but not limited to; fire dancing/spinning, stilts walking, and ring master acts) for over a decade. After extensive training and performing in aerial acts, fire spinning, as well as teaching Bikram yoga all over the country (i.e., California, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Nevada, Oregon, Georgia, and more), she moved to Fairbanks, AK in 2013. Shelly has been teaching aerial arts including aerial hammock and silks at the Artisan's courtyard since June 2013. Shelly is very passionate about teaching not just tricks, but the form and most importantly, focusing on the alignment of the body while the students are in the postures. Shelly loves to share her knowledge to kids as well as to adults and hopes to increase the "circus population" right here in Fairbanks. Whether you're just curious about what we do, or want to see what we're all about, please feel free to come by and say "hi"!!! Shelly's dream is to bring the community together and give back to the community via fun fitness. She can't wait to meet you all!
Kate Avery is a life-long student of movement with a passion for the yogic, and circus arts. She is certified in Vinyasa Yoga, Zumba, Group Power, Group Step, and has her eye on new trainings constantly. Kate has over 4 years of experience teaching yoga classes and workshops and views her foray into aerial arts as an organic evolution of her love of body training and performing. She thoroughly enjoys teaching aerial yoga, silks and lyra for everything it offers: balance, strength, flexibility and creativity. She believes in making classes fun and accessible for all ages and abilities!
Rebecca has had a lifelong devotion to exercise. She started in gymnastics at a young age and now enjoys basketball, snowboarding and trampoline. Rebecca has also taught aerobics and gymnastics for more than a decade. As a mother of 9 children and 3 grandchildren, she has been an inspiration to her peers and strives to spread the message of the importance of physical wellness. At the vibrant age of 52, she welcomes anyone interested in improving their agility and fitness to come and join her Aerial Gold class.