Lunchtime naked yoga for men: Central and southern London
Stretchy, fluid sessions designed to help you ease away start-of-the-week/end-of-the-week stress without making you sweaty and smelly (and, if you’re heading back to work afterwards, unpopular with your colleagues).
Mondays in Vauxhall from April 16 with Andy (left).
Thursdays in Bloomsbury from April 19 with Nickles.
When? Mondays and Thursdays. Please arrive at 12.45pm to undress. Class will run from 1pm to 2pm (60 minutes).
Late-comers will not be admitted. If the buzzer is not answered (Vauxhall) or the door is closed (Bloomsbury), please practise 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.
Vauxhall: Top Room, The Bonnington Centre, 11 Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1TD. https://goo.gl/maps/1GcP8A4ZBV92 Nearest Underground stations: Vauxhall and Oval.
Bloomsbury: Downstairs at the Syrup of Soot cafe, 38 Museum St, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LP, https://goo.gl/maps/fkRUEiqHoWC2 Nearest Underground stations: Tottenham Court Road and Holborn. The cafe is almost on the doorstep of The British Museum.
How much? £12 per class at the door.
How many? 12 students max at Vauxhall, 8 students max at Bloomsbury (first come, first served).
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.
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.
The classes take place at or near thriving cafes, so you can meet for a cuppa and a bite before or after your yoga. Eating before exercise? So long as it’s only something light, it’s fine.www.syrupofsoot.com
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
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