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Inside an Unnata® Class

In an Unnata Yoga class, you’ll ground as much as elevate, and balance both earth and air. You’ll explore new and traditional asanas in the hammock, and on the mat.

All the subtlety you discover while suspended can be applied to asanas on the ground, and all the technique you master on the mat can support your posture in the air. With the support of the hammock, you can refine your regular practice, and explore advanced asanas that might not yet be accessible on the ground.

Advanced asanas can take years to learn, and even more time to understand their benefits; Unnata Yoga speeds up the process in a fun and safe manner. You can immediately discover fine balance, increase strength, deepen flexibility, and more easily invert. These skills extend to all physical activity, and result in more fluid movement through life.

An Unnata Yoga class doesn’t just take you into yogic poses, it teaches subtle distinctions about why and how these poses benefit you physically, mentally, energetically, emotionally and spiritually. Elevating your asana brings you into keen awareness of your center; it aligns the body, soothes the mind, deepens the breath, and heals the nervous system.

In an Unnata Yoga class you can…

  • Practice real yoga, elevated – not just tricks & gimmicks
  • Learn from experienced and well trained teachers
  • Enhance your understanding of traditional asana practice
  • Rapidly realize advanced poses
  • Relieve stress and find your center
  • Be playful and challenge yourself!

A Flexible Method

In an Unnata class, one thing will remain consistent, no matter who your teacher, or where in the world you practice: you’ll get an authentic, inspired experience of supported Yoga, based in Unnata Yoga’s foundational principles: relax into gravity, realign the spine, rebuild strength, and repeat.

Just like traditional Yoga, the Unnata method can meet you where you are, no matter what your level of fitness or Yogic experience. Our Unnata teachers bring their passion and expertise to the method, and because each teacher is unique, you’ll find that our classes are as diverse as our community.

Some Unnata Yoga classes are gentle and meditative, others strengthening and challenging. Some classes may focus on building a skill, like supported handstands, or deeper backbends, while others melt you into restorative bliss.

Unnata Aerial Yoga is a perfect opportunity to challenge yourself, be playful, and learn something new!

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Ingredients That Constitute an Unnata Aerial Yoga Class

Category 1: UNNATA METHOD

  • Use the hammock to help students find healthy and neutral spinal alignment.
  • Class plan(s) follows the same logic as a traditional Hatha Yoga class.
  • Class plan(s) use a pattern of Relax, Realign, Rebuild in their construction.
  • Use the hammock to help students understand how to practice traditional Yoga Asana on the floor when they are not using a hammock.
  • Periodically throughout the class, students use the floor to stand on/sit on/lie on. As a result, students never wrap up in or climb up the hammock higher than waist-height distance from the floor.

Category 2: HATHA YOGA

  • Use the hammock to help students understand how to practice the mechanics of diaphragmatic breathing.
  • Use the hammock to balance/bring to neutral the autonomic nervous system.
  • Use the hammock to help students understand any or all of the 8 limbs of Astanga Yoga as described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, including meditation and ethics.

All Unnata Aerial Yoga classes follow at least one of the above points from each category for the majority of the class.

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Preparing For Class

For your own comfort, it is recommended you:

  • Allow any food in your stomach to fully digest prior to attending class
  • Are not overly hungry when attending class, so that you do not get “light-headed” when upside-down
  • Wear clothing that covers your armpit area, backs of the knees, and entire midriff
  • Be careful of baggy clothing or low-cut/high-cut clothing that can shift around when you are hugged tightly by the hammock and upside-down
  • Wear deodorant
  • Use a Yoga mat for the floor sections of the class
  • Remove all jewelry/watches/hairclips that can get caught on the hammock

Try Unnata Yoga

Ready to try an Unnata class? Come soar with us! It could turn your world upside down and be the most fun, challenging, and inspiring Yoga experience you’ve ever explored.

Go here to find an Unnata class near you.

If you’re already certified to teach Yoga, and you’re inspired to offer Unnata classes, dive in to an Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher Training! You’ll develop the skills to deliver safe, effective, fun Unnata classes to your students, and grow into an even more capable, confident Yoga teacher, no matter what style of Yoga you teach. Learn more about our Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher Training, or find a Teacher Training program.

Unnata®. Real Yoga. Elevated.