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.

Michelle grew up in Colorado where she and her family spent a large part of their time in the Rocky Mountains hiking, camping, and contemplating the silence of nature. The athletic quality of Hatha Yoga is a natural outgrowth from those days, using strength, endurance and flexibility to seek an inner calm and peace.

In 1991, Michelle moved to NYC to study Dance and Yoga. The two practices became integrated for her. In 1998, she became certified to teach Vinyasa Yoga through the OM Yoga center, and began teaching at the center. In 2002, Michelle transitioned her Dance training from the floor to the air, learning the circus art form of Tissu/Silks. That same year, she left OM Yoga center, continuing to explore her unique vision of Aerial Dance and Yoga. She practiced at home, in Circus studios, and at the renowned Dharma Mittra Yoga center, culminating all her studies into this combined class — Unnata Aerial Yoga. Although the first classes were taught in January 2006, Unnata Aerial Yoga is an organic hybrid that has grown out of a lifetime of study on movement and meditation.

Learn more about Dharma Mittra’s Yoga center. Learn more about Michelle’s aerial performance troupe, Suspended Cirque.

See Michelle and students share their personal connections to the Unnata Aerial Yoga method, and the difference it has made in their lives: What Makes Unnata Aerial Yoga Special?


Classes with Michelle Dortignac

Michelle teaches weekly Unnata® Aerial Yoga classes at the Sacred Sounds Yoga center in New York, NY.

Additionally, she leads specialty workshops and teacher training courses around the world.

Here is her current schedule from July 2017 through September 2017:

Weekly Class Schedule

Sacred Sounds Yoga Center, New York, NY
163 Bleecker Street, 2nd Floor

  • Tuesdays at 7:30pm
  • Thursdays at 7:30pm (FREE Pranayama/Meditation Thursdays at 8:45pm) and…
  • Sundays at 7:45pm (Beginner Level)

Visit Sacred Sounds Yoga Schedule for more details.

Michelle will be teaching:

  • July 2nd, 2017
  • July 6th – 25th, 2017
  • July 30th, 2017
  • August 1st – 31st, 2017
  • September 12th – 28th, 2017

Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Programs with Michelle

(More info about the Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher Training program here)

  • Sept 21 – Sept 24, 2017: Warman, SK, Canada (Part 01 of 03)
  • October 14, 2017 (Skype Session): Warman, SK, Canada (Part 02 of 03)
  • Oct 19 – Oct 22, 2017: Warman, SK, Canada (Part 03 of 03)
  • Jan 12 – Jan 15, 2018: New York, NY (Part 1 of 2)
  • Feb 16 – Feb 19, 2018: New York, NY (Part 2 of 2)

Specialty Workshops

      No Specialty Workshops Scheduled

Private, semi-private, and private group classes can also be scheduled. Please contact: michelle@aerialyoga.com for availability.