Naked yoga for men: Central/Northern London
When? Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please arrive at 7pm to undress. Class will run from 7.15 to 8.45 (90 minutes).
Late-comers will not be admitted. If you arrive and the door is closed, please do not knock. Practice acceptance and be punctual next time. Late-comers are disruptive to the class, which isn’t fair or considerate to the students who arrive on time.
NOTE: Tuesday classes will run until April 24 and then cease.
Where? Studio H, Urdang 2, 259–263 Goswell Road, Islington, London EC1V 7AH https://goo.gl/maps/qBSg9 or scroll to the bottom of this page for a location map. The closest Underground station is Angel.
How much? £15 per class at the door.
Buy three classes in advance for £42 (£14 per class).
or six in advance for £80 (about £13.30 per class).
If you prefer to buy a three- or 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.
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.
Tuesday classes offer a slow, sensual start to the week; a chance to really feel your body moving and to savour the experience of stretching and flexing. This is an ideal class for guys that are new to yoga and also for those who prefer a deeper connection with their bodies.
Thursday classes are dynamic and energising; offering flowing sequences of postures for a deeper connection with your practice.
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. Some forms of Budhism, which has 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.
You can buy a good quality sticky 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.
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.
To book or if you have any questions:
Send Nickles a message
Location map: Urdang 2