Our Official Unnata® Teacher Trainers

Our official Unnata Aerial Yoga teacher trainers are experienced, dedicated, and highly trained yogis, who deliver exceptional Unnata Yoga courses all over the world.

All teacher trainers began as experienced yoga teachers in traditional styles before completing extensive education in the Unnata Aerial Yoga method. After several years of teaching Unnata Yoga, they were accepted into an apprentice program, and then completed substantial additional training to earn their certification as Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Course Leaders.

We hold our teacher trainers to the highest standards of any Aerial Yoga method in the world, so you can be sure that all Unnata Aerial Yoga teacher trainings deliver the same incomparable quality of experience.

Meet Our Official Teacher Training Course Leaders

Jordan Anderson

Home City: Charleston, SC
Member Since: 2009
Course Leader Since: 2015

Jordan is a yogi and aerial acrobat, and the co-founder and director of Aerial Fit® which is Charleston, SC’s only dedicated aerial facility. She was a dedicated yoga practitioner and instructor for many years before discovering aerial, and the Unnata® Aerial Yoga method speaks to her because the way it combines yoga with the use of an aerial apparatus is so powerful. Jordan has been influenced by a variety of yoga teachers including Doug Keller for his down to earth anatomical approach, Andrey Lappa for his inclusion of the energy bodies in the practice, Dharma Mittra for his kind heart, and all of her students and teachers who continue to be her greatest inspiration. Her yoga classes are a combination of breath, movement, stillness, focus, and exploration/play. She is a firm believer that the practice of yoga (all 8 limbs of it!) can enhance anyone’s quality of life.

As someone who spends much of her life in the air, Jordan is drawn to Unnata® for the sense of grounding it provides and loves how it bleeds over into every aspect of her life. Teaching is her way to share that with others.  Jordan has been teaching Unnata® since 2009 and has a passion for helping guide others along the teaching path.

Michelle Dortignac, Founder

Home City: New York, NY
Member Since: 2006
Course Leader Since: 2006

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Michelle Dortignac, founder of Unnata® Aerial Yoga, is an E-RYT 200 certified Yoga instructor of close to 20 years, while during most of those years also being a professional aerial acrobatics performer. Her most influential Yoga teachers include Dharma Mittra, Alan Finger and Cyndi Lee. Since its inception in 2006, Unnata Aerial Yoga has been influential in the growth of popularity of the aerial yoga genre. With more than 100 Unnata Aerial Yoga teachers spread worldwide, the Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher Training program has become known for its exclusive and high-quality training. Participants receive large amounts of personalized instruction, and graduates receive a great amount of continuing support.

Olika Elkina

Home City: St. Petersburg, Russia
Member Since: 2012
Course Leader Since: 2016

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Элькина Олика – инструктор по йоге айенгара с 2008 года. Закончила учительский курс Сергея Михайлова в студии Экаграта в Санкт-Петербурге в 2010г. Лицензированных инструктор по Unnata aerial yoga с 2012г. В 2014г. прошла уровень Advanced в Испании, а в 2015г. – семинар “Погружение в Аэройогу” в Санкт-Петербурге. С 2016г. – Teacher Training Coyrse Leader, ассистировала Мишель Дортиньяк в проведении семинара базового уровня в Санкт-Петербурге. По профессии – дизайнер одежды, художник, имеет две студии Аэройоги в Санкт-Петербурге.

Montse Lominchar

Home City: Ciudad Real, Spain
Member Since: 2010
Course Leader Since: 2012

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Curso dirigido por Montse Lominchar, primera profesora autorizada en formación de Yoga Aéreo Unnata, que comenzó su práctica de yoga hace 30 años y desde hace 10 años es profesora de yoga. Actualmente dirige el Centro Yogasadhana en Ciudad Real y colabora con Centroterapia en Madrid. Montse se formó como profesora de Unnata Yoga en Nueva York con Michelle Dortignac, fundadora y creadora del Yoga Aéreo Unnata.

Mina Morrgan

Home City: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Member Since: 2014
Course Leader Since: 2017

Tanya Popovich

Home City: Athens, Greece
Member Since: 2010
Course Leader Since: 2014

Tanya is the co-founder and director of Swaha Yoga Center in Athens, Greece, certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, Yoga Acharya in Sivananda tradition and Unnata® Aerial Yoga teacher. In addition, Tanya studied alignment and bio-mechanics of the body through Anusara Yoga, having completed the immersions, teacher training and Yoga Therapeutics. Tanya teaches workshops, retreats and teacher trainings internationally, directs 300hr and 500hr Teacher Training programs at Swaha Yoga Center, and teaches Philosophy and Advanced Yogic Practices at the International Yoga Therapy Institute in New York. She is currently based in Munich where she teaches at the Patrick Broome Yoga Studio and at Jivamukti Yoga Schwabing. Tanya studied Unnata® Aerial Yoga with Michelle Dortignac in 2010 in New York, and since 2014 teaches Unnata® trainings. Tanya combines her knowledge of various aspects of yoga in a teaching style that integrates therapeutic body alignment, rhythmic flow, expansion of breath and vital energy, concentration, meditation, positive mental outlook and proper rest and nutrition. She promotes yoga as a way of holistic lifestyle and most important of all she stays a life long student.

Becky Stella

Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Member Since: 2009
Course Leader Since: 2013

Both yogini and aerial acrobat, Becky is dedicated to the Unnata Aerial Yoga method. She sees the hammock as a powerful prop for people of all levels of physical ability to find wholeness, freedom, and healing, and creates a nurturing environment for yoga students to both re-examine and deepen their yoga practices on and off the mat.

Becky grew up studying dance and various movement arts and began a devoted yoga practice in her early 20s. She completed her first yoga teacher training certification in 2005 and later helped develop and coordinate the Yoga Study teacher training program at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis for five years. In 2009 Becky studied under Michelle Dortignac to became the first Unnata Aerial Yoga instructor in the Midwest.

Over the past decade she has continued her studies in emotional and physical yoga therapeutics, as well as study with Gary Kraftsow, Max Strom, and others. Now an experienced Unnata teacher trainer, she leads yoga trainings and workshops in the US and internationally.

Misato Taniguchi

Home City: Tokyo, Japan
Member Since: 2009
Course Leader Since: 2016
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1999年からヨガを始め、子供の頃からの不調が治る。
初めてのティーチャートレーニングは2006年2月シヴァナンダアシュラムにて。
2006年4月からヨガ指導を始め、自身のプラクティスと指導者の為の勉強を続ける。ヨガスタジオに社員として勤務後、独立し紹介制のプライヴェートレッスン、オフィスヨガなどのグループレッスンを開始し、好評を得る。
プライヴェートレッスンを続けることが、セラピーとしてのヨガを深めるきっかけになる。初めてエアリアルヨガを見たとき、自分の体に必要なことだと感じ、2009年8月 エアリアルヨガ創始者のミシェルのNYで初開催されたトレーニングにて、日本人初、エアリアルヨガインストラクターとなり、エアリアルヨガジャパンを設立。
ヨガ、エアリアルヨガの指導の他、2013年よりミシェルと共に日本でのエアリアルヨガ普及の為、指導者養成に携わる。
日本で唯一のウーナタ®エアリアルヨガ講師養成正式指導者。