New Yoga Studio Offering Unnata Aerial Yoga in the Bay Area, CA

Thanks to Pik Chu Wong, Unnata Aerial Yoga will soon be taught in the Bay area of California. Pik Chu, like all Unnata Yoga instructors, is a seasoned Yogini and Yoga instructor of her own right. I’m always excited to introduce Unnata to other Yoga teachers, but it is especially flattering when someone with as much teaching experience as Pik Chu embraces the technique.

Pik Chu recently came to New York City to train with me, and graduated from the Unnata Teacher Training program with ease. Now she is opening her own Yoga center in Campbell, CA, and I hope you’ll go check it out! If you know anyone in the Bay Area, be sure to tell them about Pik Chu’s place, called The Yoga Studio. Even though the grand opening is scheduled for October 23, you don’t have to wait. Classes actually begin on September 27.

For more information:
The Yoga Studio
505 E. Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA
408-534-YOGA (9642)

Yoga Wisdom in Everyday Life


Here’s a quiz for you.

Can you match the following quotes with their sources?


1) “You can’t lose your power; you can only give it away.”
2) “Power is not created from staying safe; power comes from the willingness to leave the world of safety and move forward into the unknown.”
3) “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”


a) Abraham Lincoln
b) Anodea Judith
c) RuPaul

I tell you, you can find Yoga wisdom everywhere – in scholars, in politicians, and even in television personalities.

I encourage you to seek out your own personal inspiration 3 times today, as often as you take your meals. Feed your spirit as much as you feed your body.

My personal inspirations from the above quiz regarding power came from these 3 sources:
the book “Eastern Body, Western Mind,” the television show, “Drag U,” and a general search on the internet for quotes about individual power.

Oh, and here’s the answers to the above quiz:

(1) c, (2) b, (3) a

Be well, and Namaste,


Frommer’s Travel Guide: Unnata Aerial Yoga – One of New York City’s Best Yoga Studios

We’re thoroughly thrilled! Frommer’s Travel Guide has listed Unnata Aerial Yoga as one of New York City’s Best Yoga Studios!

Unnata Aerial Yoga is in some good company in the Frommer’s guide, being featured alongside such greats as Laughing Lotus Yoga, Dharma Yoga Center (Michelle takes classes at Dharma’s), Jivamukti Yoga, OM Yoga (Michelle received her Yoga training at OM), Kula Yoga Project, Integral Yoga Institute, and Virayoga.

Frommer’s’ Melinda Quintero says…

Unnata Aerial Yoga - one of NYC's Best Yoga Studios
Unnata Aerial Yoga - one of NYC's Best Yoga Studios

Take the L train one stop into Brooklyn on a Tuesday night or a Saturday afternoon for Michelle Dortignac’s Aerial Yoga, a unique hybrid of yoga and aerial dance. Dortignac blends basic aerial acrobatics with yoga to give students a deeper stretch, powerful core exercises, and a weightless yet fully supported inversion.

The article also mentions that there are over 300 yoga studios in NYC, compared to only 170 Starbucks.

Grande Yogaccino anybody?

See the entire “New York City’s Best Yoga Studios” list here »

Unnata Aerial Yoga Featured on MSN’s Practical Guide to Healthier Living

MSN Health & Fitness, along with KASHI Whole Grain Cereals is featuring Unnata Aerial Yoga on their new Healthy Living portal over at!

MSN has created The Practical Guide to Healthier Living as “a resource for inspiring videos, articles, recipes and more to help you live your best life.”

On a crazy-rainy day in late March, a small film crew came to Willamsburgh to film one of the Saturday Aerial Yoga classes for a short video feature on the Healthy Living website. Afterward, the studio was transformed into a small TV set, as they recorded a series of questions and answers with Michelle and a few of the Aerial Yoga students. (See pictures below.) To compliment the video feature, Michelle provided a written article for inclusion on the feature page.

The result is a fabulous short video about Unnata Aerial Yoga that can be seen over at the MSN Healthy Living website. While you’re there, make sure to read Michelle’s article, “The Opposite of Effort.”