After teaching a few classes for friends, we decided to expand into a Meetup and invite other men to join us!
Imagine doing yoga, liberated of clothing, surrounded by a caring and intentional community, and supported with mindful touch. No need to bring a partner! We pair up and rotate partners, and under the guidance of the instructor, we support one another in deepening our yoga poses and practices by using gentle touch to raise awareness of different parts of our bodies and poses. This unique style of “partner work” does not involve forcefully pushing or pulling, nor is it explicitly sexual; rather, it is meant to feel intimate and sensual, with ongoing communication and full respect for boundaries and needs, and all partner work is optional.
We will sometimes sweat from a physically vigorous sequence, or we might indulge in more restorative poses. Yoga novices will learn the foundations, while yoga veterans will deepen their practice. The volunteer instructor is a certified yoga teacher with advanced training in yoga for health and healing, and decades of experience addressing issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice.
This Meetup began with a majority of queer/gay/bi men and men of color, and we aim to prioritize this diversity as we expand. Trans men are welcome. To join and to participate in our events, you will need to indicate agreement to our Terms and Conditions, and your profile needs to include a your first name and a face picture. Our classes are held in members’ homes or studios around the SF Bay Area. Some events include a small event fee. Hope to meet up with you soon!