CT Aerial Yoga Workshops – Hartford, CT

In celebration of CT Aerial Yoga’s 8 year anniversary!

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Instructor: Michelle Dortignac

  • 9:30-10:45am The Unnata® Aerial Yoga Difference
  • 11:00am-12:30 Learn (or Improve) Inversions by Using a Yoga Hammock
  • 1:00-2:15pm Unnata® Aerial Yoga Flows

Location: CT Aerial Yoga
(located inside the 224 EcoSpace)
224 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Email: [email protected]
Registration link for each workshop included in the descriptions below.


Workshop 1
9:30-10:45am The Unnata® Aerial Yoga Difference – Signature Class
Open to all levels of aerial yoga experience.
Cost: $30
Register for Workshop 1 Here: ctaerialyoga.com/events/unnatadifference

Discover the original aerial yoga method created by a Yogi, for Yogis. Less an “aerial” yoga class, and more of a “supported” yoga class, the Unnata method weaves the use of the hammock into a traditional Hatha Yoga class to enhance and refine a traditional floor yoga practice. Unnata Yoga founder, Michelle Dortignac, will guide you to unwind old physical patterns, and reset to your body’s true alignment, teaching you deeper body awareness in multi-dimensional space. Expand flexibility, increase range of motion, build strength, lengthen the spine, and relax the nervous system. Unnata Yoga classes ground as much as elevate, and balance both earth and air.

Unnata is real Yoga, elevated.


Workshop 2
11:00am-12:30 Learn (or Improve) Inversions by Using a Yoga Hammock
Prior experience with aerial yoga (1-2 aerial yoga classes) is recommended in order to benefit the most from this workshop.
Cost: $40
Register for Workshop 2 Here: ctaerialyoga.com/events/inversions

Unsupported Inversions take many years to learn. Even a somewhat simple inversion such as Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana) can be more challenging to practice than on first assumption. One needs to train the body and mind to learn how to get into the inversion, how to find balance once there, how to last in the position, and how to get out of the position safely.

We will use the hammock as a tool to train your body and mind in these many aspects of inverting, so that you’ll know how to confidently practice inversions on your own, and one day you’ll be able to do perfect inversions, unsupported!


Workshop 3
1:00-2:15pm Unnata® Aerial Yoga Flows
Open to all levels of aerial yoga experience.
Cost: $30
Register for Workshop 3 Here: ctaerialyoga.com/events/flows

Many yoga lineages begin their movement sequences with Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar). During the Sun Salutation, one continuous flow of movement is synchronized to the breath’s rhythm, which immediately stills and focuses the mind as the body warms up. Even though Sun Salutations are a perfect way to dive into a challenging yoga class, most aerial yoga classes don’t start with Sun Salutations, due to the difficulty of quickly and smoothly positioning the aerial yoga hammock.
Michelle Dortignac, the developer of the aerial yoga movement, has devoted the past 15 years to creating ways to integrate the hammock into a traditional yoga class, including inventing several ways to use the hammock for Sun Salutations. In this workshop, you will learn how to use the hammock for Sun Salutations without breaking the natural flow of movement and breath, so that you can begin even the most challenging aerial yoga class from a peaceful place.

About Your Instructor

Michelle Dortignac, founder of Unnata® Aerial Yoga, is an E-RYT 500 certified Yoga instructor of close to 25 years, while during a large portion of those years also being a professional aerial acrobatics performer. Her most influential Yoga teachers include Dharma Mittra, Alan Finger, Cyndi Lee, Susan Braham and Nishit Patel.

Since its inception in 2006, Unnata Aerial Yoga led the growth of popularity and the development of the aerial yoga genre. Today the Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher Training program is world renowned for its high standards, high-quality training. Participants receive large amounts of personalized instruction, and graduates receive a great amount of continuing support.