Aerial yoga joins traditional yoga and the aerial arts creating an integrated practice using the circus fabric to partially or fully support the body in traditional yoga postures. The circus fabric hammock allows us to surrender to the force of gravity, offering a gentle invitation for the body to relax, let go, and surrender. In aerial yoga, we realign the body with the pull of gravity and then rebuild and strengthen the body from this new alignment.
Connecticut Aerial Yoga is rooted in Unnata® Aerial Yoga developed by Michelle Dortignac. Unnata is the Sanskrit word for “elevated” reflecting both physical and spiritual elevation. Unnata® Aerial yoga utilizes longer held postures, and floor to air comparisons, to improve flexibility, alignment and strength. Some traditional yoga postures are inverted with the assistance of the hammock. In Unnata® Aerial Yoga the hammock prop is integrated into a traditional Hatha yoga class. All Connecticut Aerial Yoga instructors are Unnata® Certified completing 65 hours of rigorous and comprehensive advanced training available only to previously certified yoga instructors. Our teachers are highly competent and will deliver a well sequenced, creative and exciting aerial yoga class.
Connecticut Aerial Yoga is dedicated to offering a wide variety of aerial classes ranging from a Unnata® style class a more circus inspired class where flying, flipping and aerial poses are incorporated as well as restorative and yin-style class, where rest and deep relaxation are the focus.
CAUTION: Physician consultation and caution is recommended for the following conditions: