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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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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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(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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(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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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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