What is Naked in Motion®?
Naked in Motion provides Naked! Yoga and Pilates classes in
New York City and Boston to offer participants
a unique experience of freedom.
We aim to hold safe spaces where people can take a collective journey
through fear towards self-discovery, compassion, and empowerment.
In an era of exercise-fanaticism and body-shame, it's easy to have negative thoughts about your body.
In a western yoga culture that enforces exclusivity, it's easy to feel unwelcome.
In a world that pushes constant productivity, it's easy to feel like you're never enough.
Sick of hating on yourself?
Tired of feeling shame about your body?
Fed up with being held back by personal and societal standards?
Ready to open the door to self-kindness and healing?
We offer you the opportunity to shed your clothing, and along with it, judgements about
your appearance, limiting personal beliefs, and critical self-talk.
We welcome bodies of all shapes, sizes, ages, colors, genders, sexual orientations, experience levels, abilities, and religious preferences. For those on a tighter budget, we offer lower-priced sliding scale tickets for our all-gender classes and cheaper scholarship spots for our monthly Women's & Trans class.
We celebrate all shapes and sizes, challenge social stigma around nudity, and decry media that glorifies certain kinds of bodies. We maintain that all people deserve love and care, and that anybody can do yoga & Pilates. We encourage people to make physical choices in class that work for their bodies and needs.
We redefine "Naked!" by allowing women and transgender participants the option to wear bottoms, championing equity over equality, and menstrual-positivity. We also establish a strong consent culture and forbid cruising to create safe spaces, walking students through the process of setting and celebrating their personal boundaries.
We encourage people of all genders and sexual orientations to attend, and for all classes, we welcome transgender participants to wear bottoms and/or make use of anything they require to affirm and support their gender. We also offer monthly Women's & Trans classes for anyone female-identifying, female-bodied, and/or transgender (male and female).