Naked yoga for men: Hove
When? February 10 and March 17, 2019. These classes take place on one Sunday (as far as possible, the second) each month.
3.30pm: YogaChill: A smooth, gentle and calming class to relax and revitalise. In a friendly, chatty, laid-back atmosphere. This is an ideal class for guys that are new to yoga and also for those who prefer a deeper connection with their bodies. Please arrive promptly to undress. Class will run for 90 minutes from about 3.45pm.
6.30pm: YogaFizz: A bright, bubbly and dynamic class to energise and lift the mood. In a friendly, chatty, playful atmosphere. This is an ideal class for fit guys that have previous experience of yoga. Please arrive promptly to undress. Class will run for 90 minutes from about 6.45pm.
If you’re unsure which class is best for you, send Nickles a message.
Please be prompt, as late-comers disrupt the class for everyone else.
Where? Body Happy, The Studio, Kingsway Court, First Avenue, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2LR. https://goo.gl/maps/wXU0D
From Second Avenue: enter Kingsway Court through the doors underneath the dark green Bali Brasserie canopy. Pass the Body Happy office on your left and go through the double doors. The Studio is immediately on your left.
From First Avenue: enter Kingsway Court through the doors underneath the dark green Bali Brasserie canopy. Pass the spa and then the Bali Brasserie on your right. The Body Happy Studio is then on your right.
How much? Drop-in/pay-on-the-day price: £12.
Buy a three-class pass for £33
Buy a six-class pass for £65
Three/six-class pass holders get priority over drop-ins, first come first served. If you prefer to buy a three/six-class pass with cash, just bring it along to a class. Passes are valid for six months from the date of purchase.
Suitable for: 18+ men.
Those with some previous yoga experience or none at all. It’s fine to take rests and options are offered, so you can practice at a level that suits you.
What does the class include?
Key yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation.
Partner poses: working in pairs or trios to help each other build skills.
What if I get a stiffie?
What if you sneeze or hiccup or blink? These are all natural things that our bodies do. Erections are part of being a man. They’re not offensive or shameful and need not be hidden. If it happens, enjoy the energy and carry on with the yoga. The ancient philosophies and spiritualities of the east, which have strong links with yoga, recognise and celebrate our sexual drive as an important life force.
What to bring:
- A yoga mat.
- A small bottle of water (you can refill at the venue).
- A towel (big enough to drape round you if you need to pop out to the loo).
You can buy a good quality mat from me for £15. Please email me in advance of the class if you want to buy one. If you prefer to source a mat yourself be sure to get what’s known as a “sticky” mat as other “exercise” mats do not have the right sort of non-slip texture. They are available pretty widely, on the internet or from stores such as Argos.
Safety first: A yoga mat is designed to help you avoid slipping. A large towel or sarong or something similar increases the chances of you slipping, so won’t do as an alternative.
It’s really important to me that, as far as possible, you stay safe and healthy in my class. If you have or have recently experienced any of the health conditions listed below, please let me know before the class so I can adapt the practice
High blood pressure
Low blood pressure/fainting
Detached retina/other eye problems
Any other conditions which might affect your mobility or are likely to cause you concern when doing yoga.
If you have any questions:
Send Nickles a message