Nantucket, MA, USA -Nantucket Yoga Festival Workshops

Workshop #1
The Unnata® Aerial Yoga Difference – Signature Class
Open to all levels of yoga/aerial yoga experience

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 use of the hammock into a traditional Hatha Yoga class to enhance and refine a traditional floor Yoga practice. The Unnata method guides 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

Learn (or Improve) Inversions by Using a Yoga Hammock
Open to all levels of yoga/aerial yoga experience

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 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’ll be able to use the hammock as a tool to train your body and mind 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
Supple Spines, Open Hearts
Open to all levels of yoga/aerial yoga experience

“You are only as old as your spine.” – Joseph Pilates
In this class, we will use the hammock to help us find increased range of motion for the spine. Whether we are pushing off of the ground, or gently falling towards it, we can move through space with grace and ease. We’ll especially focus on the area of the spine connected to the rib cage. They didn’t name it a “cage” arbitrarily! Most of us find our spinal limitations stem from stiffness in this area.

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About Your Instructor

Michelle Dortignac, founder of Unnata® Aerial Yoga, is an E-RYT 500 certified Yoga instructor of over 20 years, while during most of those years also being a professional aerial acrobatics performer. Her most influential Yoga teachers include Dharma Mittra, Alan Finger, Cyndi Lee and Susan Braham. 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.