Our awesome Naked! team:

(in order of when they joined us)

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Willow

Pronouns: she/her
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!


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David 

Pronouns: he/him
Location: Boston
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!  


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Sophia 

Pronouns: she/her
Location: NYC
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.


Dawn 

Pronouns: she/her
Location: NYC
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-


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Dean 

Pronouns: ze/hir
Location: NYC
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. 


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Alan

Pronouns: he/him
Location: Boston
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.


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Liz

Pronouns: she/her
Location: NYC
Specialty: Vinyasa yoga

As a mover (and shaker) of many years, Liz' yoga practice has been quietly manifesting over time, and she is so grateful to be able to share the gems of the practice with anyone who joins her! As a Black, queer woman, she thinks of her classes as a call for students that never imagined themselves on the mat, AND those that discovered the magic of flowing many moons ago. When she's not on the mat, you can find Liz dancing professionally, performing, running stuff as an arts organizer/administrator, plotting to the escape the winter, and or enjoying her time to do absolutely nothing at home in Brooklyn.


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Shelby

Pronouns: she/her
Location: NYC
Specialty: Vinyasa yoga

Shelby is oriented toward yoga as a personal, inclusive experience for all folks, which drew her to NiM as both a practitioner and 200-hour registered instructor.  A seminarian and chaplain, she is dedicated to creating spaces that allow for connection to oneself and making yoga a felt, spiritual practice of grounding, empowerment, and healing. She has a background in the arts and is excited to foster creativity and curiosity on and off the mat.  When not instructing you’ll find Shelby reading for grad school, making music, and writing poetry.


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elicia

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Boston
Specialty: Vinyasa yoga

Born with sunshine in her veins, elicia aims to make every day as bright as possible. When yoga found her in 2015, her whole world lit up like never before. With a background in dance growing up, and many years having passed since she stepped into a studio, she found in yoga the grace and community she had been craving as well as a sense of compassion and self-love she had never known before. elicia believes in prioritizing happiness and putting in the effort to create a life that is delicious and abundant in the most soul nourishing ways. She believes there should be a point in every day where you feel you are at your happiest, and it’s no secret that yoga can bring you there. Most of all, whether on the mat or out in the world, elicia believes in being kind and always leaving a positive mark on the souls and spaces we touch along the way.


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Brielle

Pronouns: she/her
Location: NYC
Specialty: Vinyasa yoga

Brielle is a certified yoga instructor who has always been drawn to movement of all sorts. She believes it is in our nature as humans to find a movement style that makes their heart sing. Being a dancer her whole life, she eventually decided to make a switch and start a yoga practice. From there, she fell in love with the whole culture of yoga. Brielle encouraged students to move intuitively, always drawing their focus back to what their bodies want/need. Teaching from a place of unconditional love, she encourages students to use yoga as movement medicine to see the divine in themselves, others, the universe, and the many lessons life has to offer on and off the mat. 


Want to join the team?

If you're a movement/meditation/healing instructor looking to expand your audience while shattering the status quo, please visit our Contact page, or email instructors@nakedinmotion.com.