Begun in January, 2006, the Unnata approach is very yoga minded and inspired. More like a traditional yoga class integrating the hammock prop to increase the benefits of the Asanas (postures); versus other aerial approaches, where the hammock & flying is the focus, and yoga is more in the background.
In an Unnata Aerial Yoga class, we identify areas where tension (and stress) is chronically held, and use the hammock to help us release those areas of chronic tension. The result is relaxation of our nervous system.
The Unnata Aerial Yoga technique helps us to achieve postural alignment through relaxation rather than effort.
Unnata Aerial Yoga: ENHANCING traditional Yoga, not replacing it.
Take a sneak peek in this real-time video of a “mini” Unnata Aerial Yoga class:
How is Unnata pronounced?
Unnata is the Sanskrit word for “elevated,” meaning both elevated in spirit and physically elevated.
The “U” sounds like the “u” in blue and rhymes with zoo, too. The rest sounds like “not,” followed by “ahhh.”
Put the emphasis on the second syllable; “ooo-NOT-ahh” — Unnata.