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.)

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!

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.

Unnata Aerial Yoga Mini-Class #1

In an Unnata Aerial Yoga class we use a slow progression of postures and movements to gently introduce your body to the hammock. Through this slow progression, your body and mind both are prepared to fully release and enjoy the benefits of hanging once you get there.

In the mini-class video below, I demonstrate what could be the first 15 minutes to an Unnata Aerial Yoga class – before we would get to hanging upside-down.

Although the video does not show a complete class, it is shot in real-time, (one long take) so you can get a sense of how classes truly flow. This way, you get a chance to see what types of postures we actually do in Unnata Aerial Yoga classes as well as how long we hold positions and some of the reasons why we do what we do.