Friendly Yoga

Naked yoga for men: Central/Northern London.

A bright, bubbly and dynamic class to energise and lift the mood. In a friendly, chatty, playful atmosphere.

When? Mondays and Thursdays.
7.30pm. 90-minute class. Please be prompt, as late-comers disrupt the class for everyone else.

There will be no classes on December 20, 23, 27, 30 and January 3.

Skin-On-Skin (partner/pair) yoga takes place (usually) on the last Monday and second Thursday of each month.

Nickles Altogether Yoga scorpion

Where? Studio H, Urdang 2, 259 Goswell Road, Islington, London EC1V 7AH, 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 

Save money with a three- or six-class pass

Covid limitations mean you need to book (by 4.30pm on the day of the class) and pay (when you book) in advance, provide an email address and be “ticked off” as you arrive at Urdang 2 by the receptionist. You’re also “encouraged” wear a face covering in the corridors.
Please add a note of the date of the class you’re booking when you pay via Paypal.
If you book a space you block someone else from booking. Therefore, if you cancel within 24 hours of the class you forfeit your payment (unless someone can be found to take your place).
If you are suddenly required to self-isolate, your booking will be transferred to a future Friendly Yoga session.

How many? 16 students max (first come, first served).

Suitable for: 18+ men (everyone who identifies as male).
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 £19. 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.

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
Heart problems
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.

Location map: Urdang 2

Naked yoga for men: Central/Northern London.