Whether it makes you say “om” or “ugh,” a new studio in New York City is offering co-ed, naked yoga.
Bold & Naked Yoga in Chelsea opened after one of the owners noticed how popular the all-male naked classes at his Le Male Yoga studio had grown, according to Outside Magazine.
“There is a sense of freedom practicing yoga naked,” trumpets the Bold & Naked Yoga website. “While many equate being naked with sex, this couldn’t be further from the truth in a naked yoga class. It’s about being comfortable in your own skin and the amazing confidence that comes with it.
“It’s about knowing, accepting and loving yourself at your core. Part of yoga is to honor and connect with your body. Practicing yoga naked frees you from negative feelings about your body and allows to to be more accepting and deeper connected with yourself and the world around you.”
So will it become the next hot yoga or paddleboard yoga? It’s unclear, but New Yorkers aren’t the only ones taking part. A Meet-up group — in Minnesota — is promoting a one-hour session.
“What’s distinctive about Bold & Naked’s teaching and coaching is that student and teacher are in it together, raw and brave,” the website says. “A rare experience of real life spirituality.”
Men, if you’re worried that co-ed, naked yoga may be too, ahem, exciting, check out the FAQ on the website.