Our awesome Naked! team:
(in order of when they joined us)
Location: NYC, Boston & pop-up classes elsewhere
Specialties: Classical Pilates & Vinyasa Yoga
Willow is the owner and founder of Naked in Motion, LLC, 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!
Specialty: Vinyasa Yoga
David is excited to bring his passion for yoga to the Naked in Yoga community! David's class focuses on the connection of movement and breath, a balance of stability and mindfulness, with the goal of being fully present on the mat. David is a CPA, has been involved in the Boston business community for over 20 years and credits yoga with providing a creative, energizing balance to his daily life. When not crunching numbers or practicing yoga, he can often be found dancing around his condo in Boston or at the Boston Garden watching his beloved Boston Celtics!
Specialty: Hatha/Vinyasa yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga
Sophia is a 500 hour level yoga teacher, trained at Abhaya Yoga. Sophia teaches private and public yoga classes in NYC designed to help people love themselves, regardless of their ability and body size. She also teaches private sessions and yoga based workshops to help people heal their relationship with their bodies. Her classes are a blend of flowing movement, and relaxing restorative. Sophia is also a trauma-informed yoga teacher, and volunteers for Exhale to Inhale, a non profit that brings yoga to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. When not teaching yoga Sophia is singing and playing music, and enjoying city life.
Specialty: Hatha and Vinyasa yoga
Dawn has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She encourages her students to find their own personal edge by offering posture choices and variations for all levels of experience.
She is trauma-informed, recovered anorexic, and very aware of the challenges of anxiety. She was drawn to NiM because of its mission of body positivity, diversity, acceptance, and having a safe place where we can all share our vulnerability and uniqueness. She hopes everyone can celebrate themselves with each inhale that nourishes, and the power of the exhale which releases us. -Namaste-
Specialty: Vinyasa yoga
A 200 RYT, Dean is passionate about movement, community, and feeling good in your skin no matter how you wear it. Dean was introduced to yoga at the age of 11 and started a personal practice in hir first year of college. Three years later ze discovered acroyoga, the amalgamation of acrobatics, yoga, and thai massage, and as Ze fell in love with movement, decided to pursue teaching. Yoga for Dean has been a challenging and rewarding journey of self exploration and discovery. Dean is excited to be with the NiM team teaching the art ze loves, in hopes that it can help others heal and feel at home in their own body.
Specialty: Vinyasa yoga
Alan is a certified yoga instructor, with almost 20 years of practice experience in Vinyasa, Bikram, Ashtanga, and other modalities. He has been a practicing naturist for almost the same amount of time, and has participated in nude yoga classes in Boston, New York, Austin, and Hawaii. With special attention paid to foundation and fundamental technique, his classes are ideal for beginners as well as more experienced yogis. He finds that practicing naked eliminates the distraction and constriction that clothing imposes, allowing him to more deeply connect mind and body – a way to celebrate our true selves. In addition to being a yogi, Alan is also an accomplished songwriter, singer and guitarist, and his classes move in a musical flow – sometimes dance-like, sometimes drifting on waves of sound.