Stretch Out The Weekend: Fridays

Naked yoga for men: Brighton/Hove

Stretch Out The Weekend: A class of specially created sequences designed to help you make the most of your weekend and leave the strains and stresses of the week behind.

When? Alternate Fridays: December 14, 2018, January 4 and 18, 2019 at 6.30pm. Please be prompt, as late-comers disrupt the class for everyone else. We’ll finish at 8.30pm. Click here for the class calendar.

Where? The Mad Hatter, 38 Montpelier Road, Brighton BN1 3BA. Click here for a map goo.gl/maps/JgW9e5CVMjs

How much? Drop-in/pay-on-the-day price: £15. Altogether Yoga three- and six-class passes are not valid for this class.

Teachers: Andy and Nickles. We’ll lead the sessions on an alternating basis (mostly).

How many? 14 students max.

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 (to use during the class and big enough to drape round you if you need to pop out to the loo. Unfortunately, the venue does not have showers).

You can buy a good quality mat from Nickles for £15. Please email Nickles 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.

Health:
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
Arthritis
Diabetes
Epilepsy
Heart problems
Asthma
Depression
Detached retina/other eye problems
Recent fractures/sprains
Recent operations
Back problems
Knee problems
Neck 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