What we're about
Naked Yoga For Men has been meeting since January 2000. For most of its history it has met twice per week. Our 1,000th class was on 10 March 2011. In 2012 we began using Meetup.
Our purpose is to improve our health and also to make friends. We provide a safe environment where men can gain the physical benefits of yoga (strength, balance, focus, calmness, better blood circulation) and the social benefits of a friendly, encouraging community of men.
We get naked. We practice yoga. We don’t care if you are young or old, straight or gay, black or white, sculpted or sagging. We welcome students of all levels, including beginners. We take pride in our respectful, supportive, and friendly but non-cruisy atmosphere. We are refreshingly free of “attitude”. Class duration is 90 minutes.
Due to the nature of our class, we are careful about whom we invite to our studio. If you are accustomed to other Meetup groups where anonymous people are invited as casually as if the event were a frisbee toss in the park, please have patience. We provide a safe environment because of our intentions and the fact that we screen first-timers before inviting them.
1) You need to send an email to Bobby (https://www.meetup.com/NakedYogaForMen/members/56285622/) (not a Meetup message), the founder/organizer. He will reply with introductory messages and a copy of The Rules (https://www.meetup.com/NakedYogaForMen/pages/4572362/The_Rules). Bobby's email is firstname.lastname@example.org. If no reply after a day or two, please try Robert (https://www.meetup.com/NakedYogaForMen/members/732459/), our volunteer organizer, at email@example.com.
2) Although you are free to use a different name in class, you must provide your real name to the instructors and the two organizers. Your full name is not absolutely necessary for your first message to Bobby, but is needed to proceed further. Your nickname or screen handle is not an acceptable substitute. You must be prepared to show valid identification at your first class.
3) You must read and agree to The Rules (https://www.meetup.com/NakedYogaForMen/pages/4572362/The_Rules).
Finally, a few words about our photo uploading guidelines:
Uploaded photos should be relevant to the group, e.g., yoga poses, member photos, etc. Uploaded photos may show genitals, but making them the center of attention (by focusing in) is contrary to our message. Similarly, erections in Meetup photos are not appropriate because the implied message would be that the class is intentionally erotic, which it is not.