Topless! $15 Women’s & Trans Yoga
for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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Every month, we host a Naked! Women's & Trans Yoga class. This October, we’re honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month* with a TOPLESS-ONLY yoga class to celebrate those with breasts, those who have had breasts, and anyone who has dealt with or is currently battling breast cancer.

Come celebrate your body,
just the way it is!

This class is specifically open to all trans & cis women, and anyone who was assigned female at birth.

We want to create a potentially more comfortable space for those who know, have known, or will know what it's like to walk the earth as a woman. Please make note of this distinction. For anyone who doesn't identify in this way, please come to our all-gender class, the details of which you can find at nakedinmotion.com/events.


The instructor will teach a Vinyasa-inspired yoga class followed by an extended, relaxing meditation (about 75 minutes total). 


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We’ll be donating 10% of the profit to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, a nonprofit that devotes its funds to research that studies the causes of breast cancer. It spends 82% of its revenue directly on programs and research, so we’re confident in the effectiveness of this organization’s work. In order to maximize our donation we’ve increased the price for this class by $5.

*We realize that Breast Cancer Awareness Month can be problematic. Many companies sell “pink products” that contain cancer-causing materials. Efforts to “raise awareness” about breast health often don’t provide adequate (or any) education about the issue or cause any real changes in health-related behaviors for prevention. Also, we glorify “beating the disease” and “survival” thereby dismissing those who experience recurrent breast cancer and those who don’t survive. People with breast cancer sometimes report feeling alienated instead of supported by October’s attempt to “slap a pink ribbon on something...and call it a day.”

We want to be sensitive to these concerns by recognizing these issues. Our goal is to take advantage of this widely-recognized movement, using a class that we already host to donate proceeds to an organization that we believe is doing truly effective work to understand breast cancer. As a body-positive organization, we also hope to provide a space where people who currently have or used to have breasts can reconnect with their top half and find compassion for whatever emotions arise.


This class is specifically TOPLESS-ONLY, so please wear underwear or shorts to class.

This class is a bit different from our regular Naked in Motion classes (where nudity is mandatory but women and trans folk have the option to wear bottoms). We’re using the class as an opportunity to reach new students who may not be comfortable yet in a class where others shed their bottoms.

Also, please make use of anything that affirms and supports your gender (e.g. binders, chest pieces, packers).

Everyone should be an active, willing participant and at least 18 years old. 


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NYC
Thursday October 17th
7-9pm with Sasha

Reflections Center for Conscious Living & Yoga
227 East 24th St.
New York, NY 10010

Please wait in the lobby upon arrival and the instructor will lead you to the space.
Doors open at 6:50pm
Event starts at 7:00pm
Event ends at 9:00pm

BOSTON
Thursday October 17th
7-9pm with Willow

314 Main St.
Charlestown, MA 02129

Doors open at 6:50pm
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN 6:50pm!
Event starts at 7:00pm
Event ends at 9:00pm

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Pricing

$15 Early Bird tickets are available through October 10th! Regular Price tickets are $20.

Space is limited, so reserve your tickets while they last!

*We strongly prefer you pay online via MindBody/Eventbrite, but if you need to pay in cash, you must email reservations@nakedinmotion.com to reserve a spot and pay cash at the door. Space is VERY limited, so if we're at capacity and you haven't emailed to reserve a spot, we may not be able to accommodate you.

All events have a 24-hour cancellation policy, so if you cancel less than 24 hours before the event, you forfeit your payment.


We encourage you to bring your own mat (and we also recommend a towel), but we do have mats available to rent for $2.
If you do need to rent a mat, YOU MUST BRING A TOWEL for sanitary reasons.

Everyone is expected to be on time to hear the rules (even if you've heard them before). We lock the doors when it’s time to undress. Once we're unclothed, no further entry will be permitted, NO EXCEPTIONS, and we don't give refunds for latecomers. Do not knock or disrupt class in an attempt to gain late entry.

Check out our other events here! Please read our Community Rules before class. If you have any questions about the overall Naked in Motion experience, please see our FAQ page.


About the Instructors

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Sasha is a queer yoga teacher, theatre maker, and activist. She is most interested in using yoga as a pathways towards community building and liberation. In class, Sasha focuses on bodyfulness, mindfulness, and connection to self and others. Much of her work revolves around LGBTQ+ spaces, substance use recovery spaces, and exploring the intersection of trauma and body. Sasha did her 200 hour training at Daya Yoga Studio and trained in trauma sensitive yoga (Trauma Center at The Justice Resource Institute). When not on the mat, you may find her on the stage or on the couch (with chocolate).

Willow is the owner and founder of Naked in Motion, as well as its only Pilates instructor. She is fiercely passionate about intersectional feminism, body/sex-positivity, and trying to make yoga & Pilates more inclusive. She is a yoga teacher and fully-certified Pilates apparatus instructor with over 800 hours of teacher training and over 3 years of teaching experience. Her movement training includes more than 20 years of classical ballet and jazz and is influenced by a decade of theatre performance. Her approach to Pilates and Yoga includes much attention to detail and enthusiasm for alignment.

She encourages students to treat themselves with kindness. She decries a competitive yoga environment, and she constantly reminds her students to do less, and make choices based on their body instead of on what they see around them. She carries on the words of her teacher: MORE IS NOT BETTER, IT'S JUST MORE!

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