Only in New York City, a modern-day Sodom or Gomorrah, can you take totally naked, coed yoga classes.
Bold & Naked is a new yoga studio in Chelsea that offers completely nude yoga classes that are either all male, all female or male and female, Outside magazine reports. The studio also offers some clothed classes.
Imagine doing happy baby pose. Completely. Naked. (Hopefully you’re not eating lunch right now.)
According to Bold & Naked’s website, the purpose of unclothed yoga is not to titillate. “While many equate being naked with sex, this couldn’t be further from the truth in a naked yoga class,” the website reads. “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.”
And for the gentlemen who are curious about nudie yoga, but are concerned about a rapid increase of blood flow down in their crotchal regions, not to worry!
“It rarely happens, but when it does it’s okay and nothing to be embarrassed about. It will pass quickly. Erections happen for a lot of reasons and are not limited to sexual attraction. Yoga moves a lot of energy throughout the body and sometimes erections happen. But once we start moving, there is no way an erection could be sustained, because of the physical nature of Vinyasa Yoga.”
However, Bold & Naked claims that the only type of finish you will have is when it’s time for savasana. The website warns people who are looking for a little more than a good stretch: “IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ORGASM, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE.”