Borrowed from Elsewhere: In Conversation with Jordan Bellan

Would love to try this!

Estefania Wujkiw

5650425 Instructor Jordan Bellan teaches nude yoga at the Jitendra Yoga Studio. (WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

During this particularly cold winter, where exposed skin can freeze in minutes, naked yoga might get a frosty reception.

But Jitendra Yoga studio is hoping Winnipeggers will be prepared to shed their inhibitions… and more, by offering classes for those brave enough to try it.

At the start of class, the instructor is the only one naked, while the rest of the students meditate fully clothed. A yoga bolster is required and it is mandatory to wrap a towel around it for hygienic reasons. A bell rings to indicate the start of class and the instructor locks the door for privacy. Through a series of meditative steps, the instructor invites the students to think about how it feels to experience a naked body instructing their mind. The students then begin massaging their arms…

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One comment

  1. The tenets and practice of traditional yoga (not the new yoga done to music for weight loss and body toning) clearly indicate that yoga should be done naked. The goal is to achieve oneness of body and spirit with the universe. Body shame and restrictive clothing is certainly a hinderance to that. I figure that naked yoga done in groups is OK if done for the right reasons, but I think that I would lose concentration just with having others about (nevermind the nakedness). Naked yoga at home, alone or with a friend is ideal.

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