ZZZ Naked yoga: back to the studio

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? Thursdays. Please arrive at 7.30pm to undress. Please be prompt, as late-comers disrupt the class for everyone else. Covid restrictions mean it’s NOT possible to include drop-ins, places must be booked and paid for in advance.

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. Please email me at altogether.yoga@gmail.com to book your space(s) and arrange payment in advance. If you’re unable to come to the class you’ve booked or fail to arrive in good time your payment is forfeit.

Bookings for October 1, 2020: 7 spaces.

Bookings for October 8, 2020: 7 spaces.

How many? 7 students max (first booked, 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.

Naked yoga for men London. Altogether Yoga ScorpionCovid precautions: To maintain two metre spacing, there will be spaces for only seven students.

The classes will need to start at 7.30pm, to allow Urdang to clear the building of its daytime students and clean the room. The class will remain 90 minutes.

You’ll also need to book and pay in advance, provide a phone number for Track and Trace and be “ticked off” as you arrive at Urdang by the receptionist (you might have to queue on the street for a wee while). There will also be a temperature check before class starts.

You’ll need to wear a facemask in the corridors and there will be no changing facilities.

What does the class include? Key yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation.

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 £18. 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.