Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher Training, October 2012: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Pictured above: Yelena, Lyuba, (Olga G.), Marina, (Michelle D.), Valentina, Olga, and Zulfia. (New Unnata teacher Elvira was not at the studio for the above image, but is pictured in the photo below.)

Congratulations to the 7 new Unnata Aerial Yoga Teachers here in Saint Petersburg, Russia!

Event hostess Olga Gunina became an Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher at the Oct. 2011 training in Ciudad Real, Spain. She’s now opened the first dedicated Aerial Yoga studio in Saint Petersburg, Russia! See: http://aeroyoga.ru.

Big thank you to Olga Gunina for being such an amazing teacher, leader, and host for this training at her studio. Our trip to Russia went so smoothly thanks to Olga’s caring oversight; she really went above and beyond to take care of us and all of the Unnata Aerial Yoga teachers who had travelled to Saint Petersburg for this training.

Pictured above with diplomas: Lyuba, Elvira, Zulfia, Marina, and Valentina. (New Unnata teachers Olga and Yelena had already traveled home before this image was taken.)

Advanced Unnata Aerial Yoga Workshop; NYC; Sunday, October 7

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TURNING YOUR UNNATA® AERIAL YOGA CLASS INTO AN ADVANCED PRACTICE with
MICHELLE DORTIGNAC

Sunday, October 7th, 2012, 9:00-11:00am
at the Sacred Sounds Yoga Center, NYC

This workshop is designed for regular practitioners of Unnata® Aerial Yoga
who would like to go deeper into their practice. Learn advanced postures not
commonly taught in Basics or Open-level classes, and learn techniques to
adjust common aerial yoga positions into more advanced versions without
distracting or drawing attention from other students.

Cost: $30. Pre-registration is required. Contact Sacred Sounds Yoga at:
info@sacredsoundsyoga.com or call (212) 533-YOGA (9642)

Unnata Aerial Yoga Teachers Class of Late August 2012!

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Congratulations to the Unnata Teacher Training graduates of late August 2012!

Great work folks!

Pictured: Maria Fernanda Pacheco (Costa Rica), Raven Roth (Colorado), Michele Carnesi (New Jersey), John Vilardo (Germany), Lori Lee (Saskatchewan, CA), Fabienne Moore (Washington DC).

Not pictured: Michelle Dortignac (Founder), and Becky Stella (Teaching Assistant; Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Unnata Aerial Yoga Teachers Class of August 2012!

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Congratulations to the August 2012 Unnata Teacher Training graduates!

Great work Ladies!

Pictured: Sebnem Akbulut (Turkey), Brittany McBride (New York City), Vesta Sariola (Finland), Ann Morgan (Unnata Teacher / Training Assistant), Stacey Huard (Saskatchewan, CA), Lori Anne Bryant (Ontario, CA), Lehua Kai (Hawaii), and Michelle Dortignac, Founder!

Unnata Aerial Yoga Featured in American Fitness Magazine

This is a fantastic article and a must read! Journalist, Zoie Clift, asked some really interesting questions that help to highlight what exactly is the difference between Unnata Aerial Yoga and some of the other “Aerial Yoga” classes out there.

Here’s an opportunity to look deeper into the physical practice of Unnata Aerial Yoga and Yoga in general.

According to Dortignac, some people think that this practice aims to replace traditional yoga. “Rather, it’s trying to enhance a traditional practice,” she clarified. “Most people are surprised to find we practice floor yoga asanas in class in addition to using the hammock prop. The air and the floor are not mutually exclusive – they are complements to teach other. Yin and Yang. To have a fully enriched yoga practice we need both.”

Thanks so much, Zoie!

Click here to read/see the whole article (PDF format)

First Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Conducted in Spanish

Montse Lominchar of the Yoga Sadhana in Ciudad Real, Spain will soon be leading the first Spanish Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher Training.

Last Fall, I had the pleasure of visiting the Yoga Sadhana, and got to see first-hand how beautiful it is. Montse is truly a wonderful Yoga teacher, and a very warm person. Don’t miss out! If you are interested in this teacher training, or know someone who would be interested, be sure to send them her way.

Here’s the details:
Date: June 29 to July 7, 2012
Price: 990 €.
Place: Yogasadhana, Ciudad Real- Spain
For more information: www.yogasadhana.es

Unnata Aerial Yoga at the Nantucket Yoga Festival

This summer, I’ll be traveling to Nantucket, MA for the Nantucket Yoga Festival to teach Unnata Aerial Yoga classes. Not many Yoga festivals have the capability of hanging hammocks, so I’m quite excited for this opportunity. I’ll also be contributing to the performance part of the opening ceremonies. It’s possible to rig any aerial apparatus in the venue, so I’m considering bringing an act that is a little less Yoga, a little more spectacle, just for fun.