“I want you to see me naked and performing one or two dozen mad acts, which will take me less than half an hour, because if you have seen them with your own eyes, you can safely swear to any others you might wish to add.” Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Don Quixote
A lovely email written to me by Jim during the heyday of beginning naked yoga in New York City. I attached a photo of the time referenced in his email to me.
I was in the city today at the Javits Center and say the sign for the High Line, so being that I had never walked it, I did it today.
At 14th street, I noticed that I was at the location of those roof top nude yoga sessions that you had. It brought back some fond memories of those ground breaking times, most likely never to be seen again.
It looks like that building has fallen victom to the wrecking ball, but that area has gone thorough so many changes, I can not be sure.
That was such a cool thing to do and was well worth washing off 50 years of NYC dirt of my skin and my mat. (I never did get my mat clean so after that, I used it work on my motorcycle)
Please have a wonderful Christmas and I hope your new year is full of fun and adventure and may our paths cross soon.
Sweet article about the typical first time jitters to a naked yoga class. The author sites however that Bold and Naked Yoga is NYC’s first co-ed class and is obviously unaware of the long history of teachers and co-ed nude yoga in NY.
Nice Video! Self-assuredness is not required however among participants. Some show up because they are not self-assured but because they have a commitment to work on that. I LOVE the idea of cold calling studios if only for the shock factor, however, a more gentle approach I personally recommend is a google search or reaching out to a Tantric community. They tend to know where the naked yoga classes are being held. And approaching a yoga teacher to teach nude yoga is a GREAT idea!
Women’s Naked Yoga: Why I’m Taking the Women Away From Mixed-Gender Yoga Classes
by Isis Phoenix REBLOGGED via Young Naturists America
“Why are you taking the women away from us?!” exclaimed one of my most devoted male yoga students. He was a man in his late sixties and a longtime naturist who for most of his life was deeply committed to a nudist lifestyle. This was in 2008 when I was newly teaching naked yoga classes in New York and had a small but devoted following that filled up my twelve-person yoga studio several times a week. The comment came as a reaction to putting a women’s naked yoga class on the otherwise mixed-gendered weekly yoga schedule. The comment was almost childlike when it exited his mouth. “Why are you taking the women away from us?! That is a horrible idea!” he said, sounding more like an eight year old whose elementary school teacher had just informed him that recess would be cancelled rather than a mature sixty-eight year old yogi dedicated to a bi-weekly practice…. Read the FULL STORY BELOW: http://youngnaturistsamerica.com/womens-naked-yoga/