Friendly Yoga: Wednesday 6.30pm BST
Naked yoga for men. Online
A 90-minute class to help you celebrate your body and how it moves.
When? Wednesday at 6.30pm (UK time, BST).
PLEASE NOTE: there will be no classes in the weeks beginning September 14 and 21.
Where? Via Zoom, which can be downloaded for free here https://zoom.us Please download and test/play with it before joining the class.
How much? This is a donation-based class. Many of you are, like me, self-employed and have no other source of income, so might well struggle to pay for a yoga class. I don’t want to exclude anyone, so please pay what you can afford, even if it’s only a few pounds.
You can pay via Paypal paypal.me/
Please add the note “6.30pm class”.
How to join: Please pay for your class by 6pm BST (i.e. in advance). Just after 6pm BST I’ll send everyone who’s made a donation, via the email address your Paypal account is registered to, a message containing a Zoom link. Please ensure you’re online and ready to go by 6.25pm BST.
How many? The average class size is 12 men.
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.
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.
Safety first: Please be aware of your surroundings. If the floor is carpeted, it might be more tricky to balance. It’s still probably a good idea to use a yoga mat if you can. If not, try to find an area where you’re not likely to slip. Make sure you have enough room to fully stretch, so you don’t kick or punch anything by accident.
Please keep in mind that I won’t be able to offer you physical adjustments, so be sure to take good care of yourself.
What you need:
- Something to drink.
- A towel (we sometimes use one to help with the postures)
Health: It’s really important to me that, as far as possible, you stay safe and healthy. If you have or have recently experienced any of the health conditions listed below, please let me know before the class
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.
Social: Very often this class is followed by and online social/chinwag.
Queries? Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Naked yoga for men.