What is Body Positive Yoga and Why?
Body Positive Yoga is a Clothing Optional Healing Space rooted in self love and forgiveness. Clothing Optional classes allow participants to embark on a self exploratory journey that releases the layers of ego. Clothing can act as a veil of restriction society places on us telling us to be ashamed of our bodies and hide our imperfections. Clothing Optional Yoga dissolves the need to hide and celebrates the rawness that is authentically you. Some people live their whole lives uncomfortable in their own skin, disconnected to their bodies. When we reconnect to our physical bodies we can truly drop into the present moment. That is what we are all reaching for, presentness that is true enlightenment isn´t it? The ability to remain completely in the moment not attached to the future or past.
Yoga reminds us to be here, now, uniting the mind, body and soul to a higher source.
Clothing Optional Yoga allows us to delve deeper into what we have been attaching to and let it go!
I began teaching Yoga right out of my Teacher Training in 2017. It was a year later that a colleague and friend of mine invited me to attend his Naked Painted Yoga Class.
Weary of the thought of being naked in Yoga positions around people I have never met. I told him I would think about it. See I have always been a nudist. My Momma will tell you, ever since I was little shes said to me¨you don´t ever want to wear no damn clothes"and things like ¨what if there´s ever a fire, you can´t sleep butt naked!¨. But I´d always felt comfortable and free being naked. Like my soul was born in the 60´s.
But Yoga, naked, with strangers? So I sat on it. And spirit spoke to me and said let go of your fear of trying something vulnerable and new. You trust your friend, you are protected and supported, go paint and get naked and build community with people like you! SO I went, And my spirit was like a kid at recess, playful and free!
A few short weeks later that same friend and I started our own mixed gender Naked Yoga classes and I have been teaching them ever since!
You do not have to be an experienced Yogi to attend my classes. You do not have to be a nudist to give it a try!
Whatever brought you to my website, whatever led you to my life is a sign that your spirit is ready to peel off old layers and be born again.
So lets embark on this journey together.
Sign up for one of my offerings and watch your soul soar un-apolegetically.
They say you can be reborn again at any given moment. That ¨rebirth can happen time and time again,¨ and my life is a testament to that. I have witnessed my death, rebirth, self acceptance and surrender all in one breath.
We often walk in a fear of starting over that can paralyze and prevent many of us from reaching the pinnacle of our freedom.
The beautiful thing about starting fresh is that we have the ability to choose freely every step of the journey. What we do with our energy and how we spend your time is completely up to us. So we are both the farmer and the crop. Our harvest, in many ways, relies on our decisions.
This reality takes self accountability and self love. I am not talking about whats trending on social media for Self care Sunday or even ¨good vibes only¨. It´s accepting the things you cannot change and taking responsibility for the things that you can. It´s treating your body like your temple, being particular about what things you put inside of it, what people you share time and space with, being intentional with your words and being kind to yourself from the way you think to how you speak about yourself. Self love is a unconditional relationship you are building with yourself to honor your higher self.
Transformation isn't an overnight experience. It takes time, practice and immense patience with yourself.
And also, finding stillness in silence, seeing the lesson in painful moments, walking in alignment, and giving your best every step of the way will prove to be the life changing choices that bring us to be able to embody the life of our dreams.