So, why naked yoga? Why
not?!! Many men enjoy practicing yoga, and many men enjoy being
naked. Here is your chance to combine the two. Though people often
equate being naked with sex, Seattle Men's Naked Yoga is not about
that. We strive to create a non-sexual experience and environment, in
which men can practice yoga and celebrate their bodies. By literally shedding our layers, we no longer hide behind our clothes and are better able to present all of who we are.
What's the room temperature in the 'hot naked' classes? We turn up the heat to about 80 degrees, just enough to get a good sweat going. Will I feel out of place if my body isn't perfect? Hmmm, how do
you define "perfect"? Mybody isn't perfect either, yet I still
practice yoga. The idea of doing yoga naked in a group could feel intimidating at first. But most men experience feeling very comfortable quite quickly. Seattle Men's Naked Yoga creates a welcoming and healing space for all guys regardless of body imperfections!
What are the benefits of yoga? There are many benefits including increased flexibility, improved posture and muscle tone, stress reduction, and a general sense of well-being.
I have never practiced yoga. Can I still attend? Most classes are structured to suit both beginners and regular practitioners of yoga. Our classes are "All Levels," meaning that every guy is at a different stage in his yoga practice. Many men attending our classes are "yoga virgins" and they do just fine. We recommend that you try several classes and see which one works best for you.
Other options: 1) contact us to schedule a clothed one-on-one session, so that we can assess your skills and offer direction and/or 2) register for one of our 6-week clothed "Introduction to Yoga" class series. Check the Workshops page for the next class.
Do I have to be flexible or limber to do yoga?
One of the goals of yoga is to
become more flexible over time. It is not a requirement at the
beginning. However, you do need to be in good health, since these
classes may be physically demanding at times. Our classes are intended for
fitness-oriented men who take care of themselves and their bodies, not
for those in need of serious physical rehabilitation or those who just
want to come and admire.
How long does it take to be good at yoga? Complete
mastery of yoga, if that's ever really possible, may take several
years. It is a gradual, growing process. Continued practice is the
key, and no matter what level you are at, you will always leave class
in a more peaceful, yet energized state.
Can I participate in classes without being naked? No. All participants must be naked in order to maintain an equal footing among members of the class. That's the whole point! You will have time to get "warmed up" before class begins. Then, the shorts should come off, if they aren't already. There are clothed classes, please check the schedule.
What if I get an erection during class? This rarely happens, but if it does, just breathe and don't worry about it. Erections happen for all sorts of reasons and are not limited to sexual attraction. Yoga poses move lots of prana (energy) in the body, and sometimes erections occur. Most of the guys in class will be so focused on their own yoga practice that it is doubtful they would even notice.
Are we allowed to touch each other?
No. Any contact of a sexual nature is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Offending member(s) will be asked to leave immediately and will not be allowed to attend future classes. They will also forfeit any remaining classes on their punch card.
What if I meet someone whom I find attractive and with whom I want to date or "hook up"? Great, just do it outside of class. The goal of our classes is to provide a safe and healthy environment for guy's to practice yoga.
Can I attend if I'm straight or bi? Definitely.
While the majority of men in our classes will most likely
be gay, the classes are open to all men regardless of sexual
Is Seattle Men's Naked Yoga appropriate for friends or couples? Absolutely! Please bring your boyfriend/partner or friend with you. And make sure he looks over the website and reads about the classes beforehand. What is the cost? The
cost for a drop-in class is $15 or $135 for a punch card of 10
classes. Please pay with cash. Punch cards are good for 6 months. Any unused classes at the
end of 6 months will expire. This rule is strictly enforced.
What do I need to bring to class? 1. yoga mat 2. towel 3. bottle of water 4. $15 cash or your punch card 5. your driver's license 6. your freshly showered self (no cologne or strong odors, please) 7. an empty stomach (try not to eat for at least 1 hour prior to class).
Do I have to sign a release form? Yes, everyone must sign a release form to protect the instructors and hosting facility.
This helps ensure the continued existence of the group. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Why do you need my driver's license? Your driver's license is required to make sure you are who you say you are and to prove you are at least 21. That's all.