Unlocking Yoga Locks (Yoga Bandhas)

Course Leader: Michelle Dortignac
Language: English

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Hours: 11am-1pm (11:00-13:00) Eastern USA time zone (UTC -4)
Location: Online Interactive Livestream Course
Education Investment: $65
Workshop Recording: INCLUDED
Extras: Supporting Materials (pdf) + 1 Guided Class from our archives (on demand video)
Send questions to: [email protected]

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Reinforce the “yoga” in your aerial yoga!

Workshop Overview

The Sanskrit word “bandha” is frequently translated as “lock” due to how bandhas affect the energy body when applied. Even though the word is rarely used in beginner yoga classes, anyone can learn them and use them to support one’s practice and progress towards yoga. Learn what physical action(s) create a bandha, why bandhas are important to a yoga practice, how to use aerial yoga to access them, and when to use them.

Long-lasting Benefits From This Workshop

Traditionally, bandhas are used for energetic purposes. However, they do also have positive physical benefits such as: improving posture, developing core strength, and assisting digestion.

What Is Hatha Yoga, Anyway?

Most people attend yoga classes to improve their physical fitness without realizing the original purpose for the yoga postures. The intense focus on deep breathing while practicing yoga postures was originally meant to balance our autonomic nervous system, which helps our minds be uncolored by thoughts arising out of stress, anxiety, fear, anger, sadness, or any array of emotions that push us into (and sometimes get us stuck in) the fight-flight-freeze instinct. Balancing our autonomic nervous system improves our overall well-being (both mind and body), which brings us closer to inner peace.

No matter what the goal of your yoga practice, we can use the yoga hammock to support and enhance your experience.

“When I went through the Level 1 [Unnata Aerial Yoga teacher training], I felt better than I had in 20 years… like I was a 5-year-old [kid].”

Catherine M., MN, USA

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Unnata® Aerial Yoga is the original aerial yoga method created by a yogi, for students (and teachers) who love yoga. The Unnata method weaves use of the hammock into a traditional Hatha Yoga class to enhance and refine a traditional floor yoga practice. Considered more of a “supported” yoga class than an “aerial” yoga class, students unwind old physical patterns, reset their body’s true alignment, and learn deeper body awareness in multi-dimensional space. Unnata Yoga classes ground as much as elevate, and balance both earth and air.

Unnata is real Yoga, elevated.

Michelle Dortignac, founder of Unnata® Aerial Yoga, is credited with developing the entire genre of aerial yoga. She is an E-RYT 500 certified Yoga instructor of 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 continued development of aerial yoga. 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.