Podcast: On and Off the Mat Interview with Michelle Dortignac

Hi Everyone!

Recently, Michelle was interviewed by Erika Belanger of the On and Off Your Mat podcasts. In this interview, Michelle dives deep into what brought her to aerial yoga, how it has changed over the years, as well as some benefits and safety precautions.
Here is a link to the podcast episode on Erika’s blog: Podcast Episode 9: Are you up for Aerial Yoga?

And you can listen to the episode here:

New and Improved “Find a Class” Map

The AerialYoga(.com) website has been making some improvements recently.

Now, studios offering Unnata Aerial Yoga classes (or individual teachers who wish to advertise the location where they teach) can supplement the information they give to those looking for Unnata Aerial Yoga classes.

How to use the “Find a Class Map”

First, zoom in on your area. Hover over your studio’s pin on the map to see the name and address.

Then, click on the pin, and you’ll get a pop-up window with a Studio Profile. Studio owners can personalize studio profiles with photos, videos, studio mission statement, and more. Students can get instant directions to the studio, and access the website directly.

To test out the example used in the above photos, take a look at the Sacred Sounds Yoga studio located in New York, New York.

Try it here:

メンバーシップ更新の重要性について

ウーナタエアリアルヨガ講師へのオープンレター:

エアリアルヨガの講師養成講座にウーナタⓇヨガを選んでいただき、誠にありがとうございます。あなたを、プロのエアリアルヨガ講師のコミュニティーの一員として迎えることを光栄に思います。

メンバーシップ更新について

これを読んでいるのでしたら、最初の講師養成講座から1年が過ぎようとしています(もしくは前回の更新から)。年一回のエアリアルヨガ講師のメンバーシップ維持をするかどうかを御検討ください。引き続き、このユニークな練習と方法の継続的な進化を、あなたと共有、発展していければ幸いです。

ウーナタのメンバーシップを更新して頂くことは、ウーナタのコミュニティー全体の成長と繁栄につながります。そしてあなたにとっては、引き続き、ウーナタエアリアルヨガ講師専用のFACEBOOKグループ(200人を超える情熱的で経験豊富なウーナタ講師がメンバーで活動的に頻繁にディスカッションが行なわれています)、教育のビデオやクラスへのアクセス、他の一般的なエアリアルヨガ講師と自分もしくは技術を区別するためのウーナタのブランドネームとロゴの使用、ウーナタウエブサイトの講師ロケータセクション一覧への記載、などのメンバーだけのサポート、教育、恩恵を受けることができます。そしてスタジオオーナーは、全てのウーナタ講師のライセンスをまとめて減額で更新することができます。

メンバーシップの更新ページで詳細をご確認ください。.

目指す将来

私たちは、ウーナタエアリアルヨガ講師養成講座卒業生のために作ったサポート体制を拡大し続けています。そこから恩恵を受け続けてほしいですし、さらに貢献していきたい所存です。

ウーナタヨガ講師の為だけのFacebookグループをキュレーション(人手で情報やコンテンツを収集・整理し、それによって新たな価値や意味を付与して共有すること)し、aerialyoga.comのウエブサイト(多言語で翻訳をしている最中です)で、あなたやあなたのクラスをPRすることに加えて、もっと多くアドバンスや継続教育の養成講座を創り、ウーナタエアリアルヨガの理論のレビューとアップデートを提供します。オンラインでのウーナタ®エアリアルヨガクラスを提供します。

重要なことですが、私たちはウーナタヨガの名前の商標保護も追求しています。
、ウーナタヨガという特別な違いを世界の人々が理解するのを促すために、US、EUの他に、日本、ロシア、中国、ブラジル、カナダで登録しています。

私たちの目標は、あなたと全てのウーナタヨガ講師に可能な限りのベストを尽くし役に立つことです。ですから、あなたのクラスがどうであるか、何かあなたのためにできることはあるか、もしくは質問や提案など、教えていただきたいです。あなたのフィードバックは非常に貴重なものです。

もう一度、下記がメンバーシップ更新のリンクです。
https://www.aerialyoga.com/unnata-license-renewal-japanese/

あなたが関わり、情熱を持ち、支持をして頂き、メンバーシップの継続をしてウーナタのコミュニティーのメンバーであることに、再び感謝申し上げます。

Regards,
Michelle Dortignac
Founder, Unnata Yoga.
敬具、
ミシェル ドーティナック
ウーナタヨガ創始者

Shanghai Daily,上海日报 takes a look into Unnata® Aerial Yoga

Unnata® Aerial Yoga is thrilled that Michelle Dortignac has been interviewed in ShanghaiDaily.com. In the interview Michelle explains her reasoning behind starting Unnata® Aerial Yoga, how it has grown throughout the years and its numerous health benefits. In the article Michelle also explains how Unnata® is specifically different from other kinds of popular aerial yoga classes, keeping the authentic traditions of yoga at the forefront of the method.

“When I first started working with an aerial apparatus, I could feel how it was helping support my yoga training,” recalled Dortignac.

“Aerial yoga can help a student develop what is necessary to eventually be able to do a headstand without the hammock assisting them,” explained Dortignac. “I think of the hammock as I do other tools used in yoga classes such as bolsters, blocks and belts.”

Read the original article by ZHU Jing on the Shanghai Daily.com website

Unnata Aerial Yoga Featured in DOYOUYOGA!

Unnata Aerial Yoga has been featured as number 2 of the 8 new styles of Yoga “You Need to Try!”

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“Aerial yoga has definitely caught on in the past few years, and it’s easy to see why. Who wouldn’t love to invert with ease, with the added bonus of feeling weightless?

Unnata Aerial Yoga got the Aerial ball rolling, and is a traditional yoga asana class that uses a hammock hung from the ceiling to help you with many of the traditional floor postures. Sometimes your body is partially supported by the hammock, and sometimes it’s supported fully.

Give this awesome style of yoga a try the next time you get a chance, and find Unnata Aerial Yoga.”

See the full article on the DOYOUYOGA website.

HEALING ILLNESS THROUGH YOGA

IMG_0027I recently had the misfortune of experiencing a severe allergic reaction. My skin erupted in all-over itching and burning, aggravated by all elements – heat, water, wind, and touch. Within a few days, my entire existence became intolerably irritated.

Up until that moment, my skin had been a guardian angel – a shield from external assaults, and a safe-keeper of my internal vitals. This time, however, the skin was being attacked from the inside, not the outside, and quite understandably, it reacted dramatically.

Once the reaction had downgraded from a potential life-threat of windpipe closure to just miserably uncomfortable, I knew all I could do was wait for my body to complete its stages of allergic response. I then reflected on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.30: “These are the obstacles that bring disturbance to the mind: disease, lack of effort, loss of interest, inapplication, attraction to things physical, false perceptions, lack of concentration, inability to maintain any achievements gained.” (Translation: Kofi Busia 1998)Read More

Being an Unnata® Aerial Yoga Teacher by Stephanie Paz

Stephanie Paz is currently a teacher at Sacred Sounds Yoga in Manhattan. She received her 200 hour Yoga certification in June of 2014 at Sacred Sounds Yoga and she recieved her Unnata® Aerial Yoga certification in February of 2015. Stephanie is also a practicing visual artist. You can read more about her as well as see her teaching schedule at www.stephaniepaz.com

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Firstly, I must tell you how significant and life changing this style of yoga has been for me and others I am close with.  Michelle’s class was the first group yoga class I’d ever gone to, back in 2009. Prior to that, I did yoga along with videos to help my chronic low back pain. The asanas in the silks, along with the chanting, meditation and pranayama Michelle integrated into this class changed everything for me. It healed me in so many ways. Without the physical release from pain I would not have been able to open my heart, soul, and mind in the ways I have. Unnata has been a true blessing in my life.

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Unnata Aerial is Coast to Coast!

Amy Charnay, certified Unnata Aerial Yoga instructor teaches at Yoga Paradise
Amy Charnay, certified Unnata Aerial Yoga instructor teaches at Yoga Paradise

Unnata Aerial Yoga is expanding more and more. Now in California, Unnata has been featured in Napa Valley Region online news blog called Windsor.

These classes are being taught by certified Unnata instructor, Amy Charnay, at Yoga Paradise, owned by Brian and Sandy Seekins.

Read the entire article here: A Fresh Outlook on Yoga