What is Naked in Motion?
Naked in Motion is an organization that seeks to provide safe, inclusive spaces where people can exercise in the nude. NiM offers Naked! Yoga and Pilates classes in New York City to encourage body positivity and offer participants a unique experience of freedom. However, it’s about so much more than just getting naked in front of strangers. It’s an immersion in a counter-cultural social movement that challenges three important aspects of the status quo: a society that tells us our naked bodies are inherently shameful; media imagery and messages that assert that only certain kinds of bodies are beautiful; and a patriarchal culture that values whiteness, heteronormativity, and cisnormativity. And we're challenging the very definition of "Naked!" in favor of equity, allowing women to wear bottoms for any reason and transgender participants to make use of anything they need to affirm their gender.
Join the movement.
Your body, just as it is right now, is awesome and deserves care and love. Not the body you used to have or the one you hope to achieve, but the one you’re in right this moment. And if you are trying to change parts of your body, that’s okay too, but we think that change will happen most effectively with an attitude of self-compassion, rather than the typical self-judgement we often adopt when trying to meet “fitness goals” in this modern age of exercise fanaticism.
It is our hope that people will find our classes to be liberating experiences where they can shed their clothes, their worries about what they should look like, and the criticisms they face daily and open up their mind to the possibility of self-acceptance. We encourage people to observe the body they brought with them to class, accept what they’re working with, and learn to love and appreciate it for all the ways in which it supports them.
First, you free your body.
Then you move your body.
And hopefully, maybe with a bit of time, you will learn to
love your body.
Want to join the team?
If you're a movement/meditation/healing instructor looking to expand your audience while shattering the status quo, please email us at email@example.com or fill out the form on our Contact page.