1st year Anniversary of Flexibility in Flight
“We are happy to celebrate our first year of introducing Aerial Yoga to Chester
and the Hudson Valley! Flexibility in Flight opened on Monday, October 8th, 2012 just one day a week at our Main Street Studio in Chester. In February, we rapidly expanded to Studio C 7 days a week, and then the outdoor silk decks in June. It’s also a pleasure to see Body Art Studio expand their business through Aerial using Flexibility in Flight’s equipment.
This next year is shaping up to be just as exciting, as we are opening a whole new studio which will incorporate 36 silks, Split and Hammock combined. Thank you for all your support, encouragement, and ideas.
Congratulations to Chrissy and her Flight Crew.”
Studio Designer and Landlord
Art in the Heart of Historic Downtown Chester NY.
The building in which Flexibility in Flight resides was built in the 1880′s as Thompson’s Hardware Store, later changed to Chester hardware Store which it remained for quite sometime.
In 1995 Mr. Farrow became the 4th owner of the building, and introduced Chester to his gallery known as MG Galleries. Over the years he expanded into antiques, café, and tea rooms, and fine arts; maintaining the interior and integrity of the original hardware store.
In 2007, Chester Hardware saw its biggest change in 100 years! Mr. Farrow designed a beautiful dance studio, then to a yoga studio 6 days a week, and Mondays were Rented to Flexibility in Flight, the Very First Aerial Silks to be introduced into Orange County, NY..and also the first in all of the Hudson Valley.
Flexibility grew quickly, and soon expanded its own 7 day a week studio in February of 2013, now known as Studio C. In June, Flexibility in flight expanded again, this time opening the First and Only Outdoor Performance Area/Studio called the Silk Deck.
Flexibility in Flight now offers 34 silks at all different heights–we have something for everyone. we have 8 foot , 12 ft, 14 ft and 16 foot silks, including Spin Tissue Silks.
Located in a magnificent historic building,overlooking the famous Onion Fields and the majestic Goose Pond mountain, where you can “Swing under the Stars”~~~
Come Fly with Us!
Our Flight Crew
Chrissy is the owner and founder of Flexibility in Flight, the First Aerial Silks Studio and School to be opened in the Hudson Valley of NY.
Chrissy has been in the fitness ,wellness, health, gym, studio, yoga, dance and performance “business” for over 30 years. She brings her years (and years) of experience and Teaching to her own studio now, as Mama Silk, teaching, loving and guiding her students and teachers to be the best they can be. Her words to live by..Let no one leave without feeling better about themselves in some way. From taking a class, to learning new skills, building strength and confidence physically and mentally, or just being in the warm, open, non judgmental studio family of Flexibility in Flight. I welcome and appreciate each and every one of you. xo chrissy
Teaching Aerial, Burlesque, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Parties
Janalee is a great asset to Flexibility in Flight, bringing over 16 years of teaching to our wonderful studio in downtown historic Chester. She has also owned and managed her own dance studio, bringing all of that experience of running a Dance School and the performance aspects to our studio. She is a professional Dancer– she currently performs in a Professional Cabaret Dance Troupe , in NYC and other areas of the tri-state. She has taught students of all ages– 3 to 75, from inner city kids to aspiring Broadway Bound kids and teens. Name a style of Dance, and Janalee can dance it and teach it. Her specialties at Flexibility in Flight are her Aerial Classes, Burlesque Dance, Yoga and kids classes. She also assists and teaches parties with Chrissy and the other members of the flight crew. Janalee, I couldn’t do this without you. xo chrissy
Aerialist , Aerial/Party Assistant, Teacher in Training
A born teacher, naturally athletic and full of encouragement for others, I was drawn to Flexibility In Flight by my friendship to Chrissy and curiosity for a fun, new, interesting alternative in workouts. As an assistant, now, I bring that love of teaching and enthusiasm and encouragement to our students, new and experienced. Aerial has helped me tone and strengthen muscles I haven’t used in a long time, as well as build confidence and trust, working at my own pace while being encouraged along by the teachers and assistants; I pass this along to new students coming in, to assure them that they, too, can find success here. Each sivasana brings new insight to myself or the relaxation I may need, adding a whole segment to my workout that I never had before- mental and emotional strength. I came in for physical growth and well being, still walk away each time with something new from the fun physical challenge, but also mentally and emotionally healthier, and am able to pass that along to others.
Teacher, Aerialist, Childrens Program Teacher,
Party Organizer and Assistant, Promotion
Ashley works as a child care provider, and has a degree in psychology. She’s been doing aerial for quite some time, and has been one of Flexibility in Flight’s students who has fallen in Love and has become part of our Flight Crew, an Aerial Teacher and assistant. She is a great asset to our children’s program, using her skills in her background in psychology and her years of working with children. She enjoys Aerial because it has built up her confidence, toned her body , and has done wonders with her self esteem. These are some of the reasons she loves being a teacher…empowering others like she has been empowered by Flexibility in Flight!
Aerial Strength Trainer, Essential Oils
Born & raised in Orange County, Jeremiah began his practice of yoga at an ashram at the ripe young age of 5. While growing up, he was very physically active, engaging not only in yoga and meditation, but also in soccer, baseball, and martial arts, where he developed perseverance and mental toughness, and a commitment to self-discipline. As a student at Bucknell University, Jeremiah rowed on the crew team, where he set multiple records. Throughout his years of vigorous training, yoga has remained an essential staple. His love for physical activity and wellness is coupled with a love for the natural world; he has had years of training in wilderness awareness and survival. When introduced to essential oils, Jeremiah immediately fell in love with them, and has since made them an integral part of everyday life. Using essential oils in his yoga practice, Jeremiah has realized increased stamina, refined focus, reduced muscle tension and a stronger body-mind connection.
Teacher, Aerialist, RYT, Dance Teacher, Privates
Kyla Wedenko began teaching 11 years ago! She began assisting a beginners jazz class with the dance school she studied at, and her ability and love for teaching grew from there. She’s taught all genre of dance for all levels and believes that everyone is a dancer at heart. She received professional dance training from American Ballet Theater as well as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, has danced professionally in NYC, CT, and NJ, is a 200 hour registered/certified yoga teacher, and an Aerialist Instructor. Each class is elegant and light, with an emphasis on core strength and meditation. Healthy physical knowledge, rich movement, and the individual artistry of each person. This is a beautiful thing– Kyla’s teaching philosophy is one of kindness, compassion, love and education. It’s based on healthy physical knowledge, rich movement, and to bring out the individual artistry and beauty of each person.
Belly Dancer, Teacher, Performer, and Belly Dance Choreographer
Taylor Gerard is a professional bellydance choreographer, instructor and performer who has been pursuing her career in this ancient art form since 2001. Her creative and fluid style of belly dance with touches of global flare keeps audiences delightfully surprised and mesmerized. A very energetic woman who takes great pride in her students progress, all while having fun. Individual Classes or 6 Week Series. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Lyden, Jr.
Aerialist, Aerial Party Assistant
Always an athlete, Ed enjoys teaching and encouraging all new students. A former Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class in charge of the navigation team, he is also an avid skier, a ski instructor, Zumba loving dancer, and is absolutely crazy about aerial silks and Flexibility in Flight. He enjoys helping students, and always sending out some positive vibes.
Acro Partner Yoga Teacher, Slack Line Certified Teacher, Yoga Teacher
Workshop coming soon!
Aerialist, Flight Crew Assistant, Kids Class Teacher
Sarah Andrews, 27, is full of life and energy and a love of children. She has been doing Aerial for a year now, and is one of our Aerial assistants for classes and parties.
Sarah is Wonderful with children…she has worked with them for the past decade, and enjoys teaching them new things. Her inspiration is her NIECE, Olivia, who is 4 years old. Sarah and Ashley were playing with Olivia in the silks and Olivia was So excited, Sarah thought to invite a few friends of Olivia’s and their Moms, , and voila! Sarah was completely inspired to share her love of life, kids, fitness, fun, and her niece with Flexibility in Flight. She is part of our Flight Crew and an asset to Flexibility in Flight.
Zumba Instructor, Aerial/Party Assistant
Fitness and Fun go hand in hand with this Zumba loving gal, Stephanie Sarno. Once we added Zumba to our schedule at Flexibility in Flight, a new energy was introduced to our studio. She brings that High Zumba energy to our Silk Classes and Parties, where she is also a fabulous assistant for our classes, parties, and events.