Naked yoga for men: Central/Northern London. In association with Naturist London.
YogaBuddy: A playful, hearty, skin-on-skin, partner class to de-stress and free the spirit. In a friendly, chatty, connected atmosphere.
When? Twice per month. Thursday, July 12, and Tuesday, July 24.
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 already there.
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.
Urdang 2 is on the corner of Goswell Road and Rawstorne Street. 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.
How many? 20 students max (first come, first served). There’s no need to bring a partner, you’ll be paired with many other yogis during the class.
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. Unfortunately, the venue does not have showers).
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