Say what? No judgement, really… I just don’t get it. The owners of Bold Naked, Joschi Schwarz and Monika Werner, think that naked yoga offers participants an opportunity to find a deeper connection with the world around them. Ummmmm…doesn’t yoga in clothes do that too? How does the nakedness enhance this opportunity with the world? If I decide I have interest in naked yoga I’ll roll out my mat and strip down in my living room.
“By shedding their clothes and practicing yoga in the nude, students literally drop the masks and labels they hide behind all day,” the website says. “Practicing yoga naked frees you from negative feelings about your body and allows you to be more accepting of your physical imperfections.”
Maybe it wouldn’t surprise me to find this in Vegas but NYC? Yoga has become so trendy nothing should really shock me. I just do not see where the claimed benefits are enhanced by practicing co-ed naked yoga. I can only imagine body parts getting in the way and the co-edness being a distraction. I like everything to stay in one place, especially when it’s sweaty yoga. Hmmmm…. I wonder if I should hop over to NYC for a day and give this a shot before making assumptions. Wait no. I clicked the first time registration button out of curiosity and it asked me “body type: slim, toned, athletic, muscular or other” How on earth does this have anything to do with my opportunity to find a deeper connection with the world around me by being naked in yoga?
Yea, no thanks. Would you?