The FEAR Factor: How to Get Past Your Anxieties and Get to Naked! Yoga

Scared of naked yoga? You're the perfect candidate. In the spirit of Halloween, Naked in Motion challenges you to face your fears.

You’ve read the FAQs about our naked yoga classes and consent culture, seen the testimonials, and you’re still facing the fear factor. What’s that about? And what might you do about it so you can finally muster the courage to sign up for a naked yoga class?

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Naked in Motion’s Guide to Self-Care for Students

You, fearless New York City college student, are navigating the considerable stress of school in an often chaotic, crowded, competitive city. How do you stay sane, healthy, and happy? Naked in Motion wants to help. So we’ve put together this self-care guide to help you be fierce, focused, and take full advantage of your time living in the best city in the whole damn country.

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(VLOG) Ask Willow: What is Pilates and how can it improve my yoga practice?

Hi, I'm Willow! I'm the owner and founder or Naked in Motion. People ask me all kinds of questions, so once a month, I'll address in detail one frequently asked question about naked yoga for our "Ask Willow" segment. This month's question:

What is Pilates and how can it improve my yoga practice? Many people reach out to me with questions about Pilates, so I'm excited to share some of my thoughts about Pilates, including a brief history, what it involves, and how it's related to yoga and can benefit your yoga practice.

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Meet the Community: Nick!

Every month, we'll feature one of our students in an interview about their experience with Naked in Motion. Get to know our awesome Naked! community, read about their journeys, and join the movement.

“I was thinking about equity in the world...that there’s not a lot of really good models for equity. I started thinking about Naked in Motion: the way that you’ve spoken out about women and transgender people being allowed to wear bottoms [in the name of] equity and say that to the class. That’s actually a really great model. I didn’t really think about it, how important things like that are until that moment.”
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SELF Magazine Review & Gender in Naked Spaces

In case you haven’t heard, Naked in Motion was featured in an article by a correspondent from SELF magazine who tried out a bunch of different “off-the-beaten-track” fitness classes in NYC! It’s so exciting to be in the spotlight of such an established publication. 

Julia had a lot of wonderful things to say to me after class, and I’m really glad she had such a good time. My purpose here is to add a bit of context and to use the opportunity to discuss some challenges of operating in the naked sphere. 

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Naked! Courage: The Milans

A queer and trans activist couple talks to Naked in Motion about their marriage, yoga, and the role of self-love in a partnership.

Naked in Motion celebrates others who are making moves in their communities, doing work that we feel speaks to our intersectional feminist and body-positive message. These folks are challenging the status quo, and their courage takes the same kind of vulnerability that getting Naked! requires. Get ready to be inspired.

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Meet the Community: Corrina!

How one woman uses Naked! yoga to reclaim her body and heal from trauma

Every month, we'll feature one of our students in an interview about their experience with Naked in Motion. Get to know our awesome Naked! community, read about their journeys, and join the movement.

"It’s about my nudity not being for anyone’s consumption. I am naked in a room full of people of different sexual orientations and gender identities that may or may not be attracted to me, and it doesn’t matter, because I’m there to develop a new relationship with my naked body in the presence of other people."
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(VLOG) Meet the Community: Rabia!

Every month, we'll feature one of our students in an interview about their experience with Naked in Motion. Get to know our awesome Naked! community, read about their journeys, and join the movement. 

Feedback from Rabia: It's one of the only spaces where I feel like there's a Naked in Motion philosophy and everyone legitimately believes in that...people are really committed to the community and to making it a really respectful, welcoming, safe, and affirming space.

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Naked! Ambition: Get Naked More Places in NYC This Summer

Heat getting to you? Get naked more places in the NYC area this summer!*

So you’re down with Naked Yoga, and you just can’t come up with any good reason not to get undressed everywhere else. Fabulous! Let us be your guide.

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(VLOG) Ask Willow: Why are women & trans folk allowed to wear bottoms at Naked in Motion classes?

Hi, I'm Willow! I'm the owner and founder or Naked in Motion. People ask me all kinds of questions, so once a month, I'll address in detail one frequently asked question about naked yoga for our "Ask Willow" segment. This month's question:

Why are women & trans folk allowed to wear bottoms at Naked in Motion classes? This is a loaded question, and it has a lot to do with concerns about the skewed gender balance at nudist events. Watch the video as I explain our "bottoms rule" and discuss the barriers to participation for women. 

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The Down and Dirty: What you really want to know about Naked! yoga

So. You’ve never done a naked yoga class, and you’ve got questions. Maybe you’re not a “naked person.” Maybe you *have* taken a naked yoga class in the past, and you didn’t feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Or maybe you’re worried about unwittingly making a naked yoga faux pas. But you’re still intrigued and you’ve come here for answers. Congratulations! You are a thoughtful human being with reasonable concerns. We are here to allay your fears and give you all of the sexy transparency you deserve. Let’s get to it, shall we?

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Meet the (Boston) Community: Anne!

Every month, we'll feature one of our students in an interview about their experience with Naked in Motion. Get to know our awesome Naked! community, read about their journeys, and join the movement. Check out our very first Meet the Community interview from our class in Boston!

Thoughts from Anne about Naked! Yoga & Pilates: "...you create a really wonderful atmosphere here and a great vibe in general. I mean everyone in the room participated in creating a healthy, safe, calm, not-charged environment. I didn’t think I was I was going to be comfortable taking my clothes off; I thought for sure I was going to want to wear panties, but it was not an issue right from the beginning."

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Naked Yoga Around the Globe

Traveling this summer? Worried you’ll miss your naked yoga fix? Never fear! We’ve compiled a short list of our top picks for nude yoga classes throughout the United States and around the world. Happy Naked! travels, friends.
 

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(VLOG) Ask Willow: Can beginners do Naked Yoga?

Hi, I'm Willow! I'm the owner and founder or Naked in Motion. People ask me all kinds of questions, so once a month, I'll address in detail one frequently asked question about naked yoga for our "Ask Willow" segment. This month's question:

Can beginners do Naked Yoga? People ask me this question all the time. Yoga can be intimidating if you've never done it before, especially in today's intense, exercise-driven yoga culture that has been infused with the typical American enthusiasm for productivity, pushing yourself to "do more", and "working harder." Many people tell me that they're more afraid of the yoga practice than being naked in front of the class. Watch for tips for beginners on attending their first naked yoga class and advice for all beginners on how to listen to your body to make choices in class that work for you!

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Naked! Courage: Meet Darlinda Just Darlinda, Badass Burlesque Performer

Naked in Motion celebrates others who are making moves in their communities, doing work that we feel speaks to our intersectional feminist and body-positive message. Get ready to be inspired.

As a burlesque performer, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza and one half of the Schlep Sisters, has charmed, seduced, awed, shocked, tickled, teased, and clearly adored rapt audiences for over a decade. We talked with her about her love of the artform, her relationship to her body as a woman and as an artist, and, of course, what’s so freeing about getting naked.

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Meet the Community: Scott!

Every month, we'll feature one of our students in an interview about their experience with Naked in Motion.

Advice from Scott:...anything you enjoy, you’re always nervous the first time. If you drive a car, the first time you were nervous. If you ride a bike, the first time you were nervous. Skiing, a new job, anything you enjoy, you’ll always be nervous the first time, regardless of what you do. You might as well try. You don’t want to look back and say, “Oh, I should’ve done it.”

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Do you have the body for naked yoga?

It’s springtime in New York City, which means a few things:

1. You’re in wardrobe purgatory.
2. That winter coat is begging for some deodorizing (pro tip: watered down vodka in a spray bottle)
3. Every magazine cover, subway ad, and cheap fashion outlet is sounding the alarm, demanding you ask yourself: Do you have a beach body?!

What, are we told, is a beach body? Let’s see. . .

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Ask Willow: Is there anything sexual about naked yoga?

Hi, I'm Willow! Once a month, I'll address in detail one frequently asked question about naked yoga for our "Ask Willow" segment. This month's question:

Is there anything sexual about naked yoga? Not necessarily, but also yes. Sound complicated? It is. But I promise, it’s okay. Let’s explore this tricky topic.

Yesterday, I ran into an old friend on the train. After telling him about Naked in Motion, he recoiled and asked me nervously, “How do you stop people from just touching each other all the time?” ...What!? When does that ever even happen? And why would that happen just because people are naked? It’s not a rave, it’s a yoga class! Is that even what happens at raves? I don’t know.

 

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Meet the Community: Carly!

Every month, we'll feature one of our students in an interview about their experience with Naked in Motion.

Advice from Carly: ...if they’re women or trans that coming to the Women’s & Trans only class first is a very nice way to ease into it because it’s smaller and a little more comfortable and intimate, but for everybody else, I would just say dive into it. Try it once, it’s worth it! Once you get over the initial first thirty seconds of taking your clothes off, you’ll kind of forget about the rest of it.

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