Unnata® Aerial Yoga
Unnata, meaning “elevated” (spiritually and physically) in Sanskrit, skillfully combines traditional yoga mat postures with postures aided by an aerial hammock. Avoiding gimmickry, the hammock acts like a versatile strap or block intended to deepen awareness, assist alignment and breath. Students report significant transformations in their yoga mat practice after incorporating Aerial Yoga in to their routine. These “Aha!” moments on the hammock bring new life and understanding both asana and pranayama. An Unnata practice always weaves together AERIAL and TERRESTRIAL yoga postures to facilitate learning and to stay energetically balanced.
Yoga principles such as ahimsa (non-harm/safety) and mindfulness are foundations of the practice. Unnata also uses the hammock to passively teach bandhas, helping students access a more nuanced understanding of these energetic gates. Read more about Unnata on the founder’s website www.aerialyoga.com
Aerial Play & Fitness™
Discover a rhythmic and expressive way to work out on the hammock! Learn to maneuver though the fabric smoothly, manage your energy, and access deep core muscles. Many of the movement series will test your endurance, so be ready to sweat. Dynamic movement, playful hammock tricks, and mindful conditioning help you develop serious arm and core strength... not to mention, coordination and grace. Classes are taught both at waist-height and knee-height, depending on the material presented.
As long-time aerial teachers we know that SEQUENCING COUNTS, and we have perfected these sequences over 5+ years. More nuanced than typical fitness regimens, Aerial Play & Fitness is based on aerial arts and dance conditioning, focused on creating a full-body connection through arching, curling, and spiraling. The method is designed to help you eventually transition your skills to traditional tissue acrobatics and aerial dance, if that is your desire. If not, it's simply an amazing way to reshape your body!
How to Prepare (for either):
Please wear fitted pants that cover the back of knees and sleeves that cover your underarms (or use a hoodie when needed). No jewelry or metal on your clothing which may snag the fabric. Do not eat at least 1.5 hours before you practice. If you are unsure about your fitness level, the best place to start is an aerial yoga class to acclimate to the fabric. The online resources and videos provided on this site are intended for supplemental training and are not meant as a substitute for live training by a qualified teacher.
Not for those with glaucoma, heart condition, spinal injuries, unmedicated high blood pressure, or who are pregnant. If you are unsure whether it is appropriate for you, email us AND ask your doctor. Activities using aerial fabric are, by their nature, dangerous. If you do not want to accept full and unconditional responsibility for your use of this site and any consequences caused, please do not use products or videos from this site. Not all exercises are suitable for everyone, and this or any exercise program may result in injury. Consult your physician before beginning this or any exercises.