Phillip Coupal

Counselling + Coaching + Bodywork

Awaken Studio Toronto

 
 

 


The ROSE Path

Naked Yoga

For ALL Men

Thursday Evening


Naked Yoga for ALL Men

90 minute classes

Thursday Evenings at 8:00 pm



 

Thursday Evening Practice

Modern Yoga for the Male Body

Asana - Posture Based Practice

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

with Will Richards

Naked Yoga

for ALL Men


Naked Yoga for ALL Men classes offered

  • October 1
  • October 8
  • October 15
  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19
  • November 26
  • December 3

Register with:

  • 10 Class Pass in the Awaken Studio
  • 5 Class Pass in the Awaken Studio
  • 1 Class Pass in the Awaken Studio
  • 10 Class Pass via Video Conference
  • 5 Class Pass via Video Conference
  • 1 Class Pass via Video Conference


Modern Yoga

for the Male Body

Thursday Evening Class 


Register for Single Thursday Evening Naked Yoga Class

Purchase 5 Class Pass for Thursday Evening

Purchase 10 Class Pass for Thursday Evening




Covid Information

All registrations and payments must now be made on-line and in advance. In Person attendance must be confirmed 48 hours in advance, on-line registration must be confirmed 24 hours in advance.

All In Person participants will be required to answer a screening questionaire prior to attendance.

In Person participants must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.

Participants must arrive wearing a mask or facial covering.

Participants will be assigned individual islands on which they will practice. These islands ensure physical distance as we communally create a safe and hygienic environment.

Participants will be given containers for clothing, all cloths must be placed into the covered container.

Participants will be required to wipe down their island and all equipment, with provided, Health Canada approved disinfectants. This must take place at arrival before the class and again as the participants leave.

Participants will be provided with studio supplied yoga mats and sanitized towels. 

Participants will be provided with sanitized and disinfected: blocks, straps and other equipment. 

Outside equipment can not be brought into the studio.

We will have a few minutes at the close of the class for questions and feedback for the instructor and the studio

At the end of class, participants will dress and disassemble in an orderly way. We all miss the hugs and close physical interactions that we have been able to be blessed with in the past and we look forward to the time when we will be able to resume with these very pleasant intimacies. We look forward to the future.

We are very thankful for the men who practice together as we create a community offering compassion and kindness. 


Etiquette

Please make certain to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the class. 

The door is locked at 10 minutes prior to the class start and latecomers are not admitted. 

Please ensure your cell phones and communication devices are turned off as you enter and not turned on until after you leave. 

Please be respectful of the space and the others that are sharing their practice with you. 

Please stay until the class is finished and the last posture is completed.

Disrespectful, inconsiderate, exclusionary, assaultive, and aggressive behaviours will not be tolerated. This is a class dedicated to peace and honours the personal boundaries of each participant and respects the focus of the class. 

Please know that there is no touching  in this class. The only touch that is accommodated is for the teacher to create an adjustment of the posture or provide a light and gentle massage of the neck at the end of the class. These adjustments will not be offered at this time as we practice physical distancing and mantain a safe and supportive space.



Thursday Evening Practice

Modern Yoga for the Male Body

Asana - Posture Based Practice

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

with Will Richards

Naked Yoga

for ALL Men



More about Thursday Evening with Will

Focus of this class:

Thursday evenings 90-minute naked yoga class provides the opportunity to simultaneously experience vulnerability while developing strength, flexibility and focus through asana (postural) and pranayama (breathing) practice.  


Intended towards students of intermediate ability, first-timers and beginners are encouraged and welcomed.  

Benefit of this class:

Results develop through the season-session and may be observed in both the short-term and long-term.  Props such as blocks and straps are used to advance postural interpretation. Each student is encouraged to move and develop at their own pace. 

Why we practice together as men:

The exclusivity of a men-only class provides a safe environment for men to explore their bodies and develop an awareness of the conversation within.  

    Why we practice together while naked:

    Practicing naked is:

    • practical, clothing can be restraining,
    • spiritual, the sacred tribal connection. and
    • honest, no hiding anything here!

    Naked students benefit from instruction that is more biomechanically aware.

    While the class is naked, visually the instructor can assess students postures with more accuracy,

    Students benefit from clearly seeing the instructor and other students as clear examples of the form of a posture.

    Everyone's experience of practising while naked will be ever-changing and a chance for discovery.


    From Will

    Speaking of his Yoga Journey

    "Will’s training incorporated a variety of postural practices such as 

    • Ashtanga
    • Hatha,
    • Restorative
    • Yin,
    • Suspension and
    • Chair 

    His continued professional development has included exploration of:

    • Broga,
    • Scaravelli 

    in addition to other philosophies of uniting breath and movement.  


    Off the mat, Will enjoys kayaking, hiking, cycling and travel.  Will owns a business providing financial management services to law firms.  Will is currently studying math and statistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through the online portal EdX.  


    In addition to classes at Awaken Studio, Will offers private instruction in his home. 

    Will Richards

    August 2020


    Will Richards

    Awaken Studio Toronto

    Naked Yoga for ALL Men

    Thursday Evening

    Modern Yoga

    for the Male Body

    "Will has developed the Thursday evening Naked Yoga practice for men at the Awaken Studio, for the past 4 years. Will first attended the Naked Yoga classes as a participant, the relationship to the studio developed as Will developed as a teacher.

    Four years ago Will began to teach this new class. Will has brought his enthusiasm and smiling countenance to the Thursday evening practice. Will brings his gifts of communication and energetic awareness to the men who attend. It is a pleasure to see Will inspire the men as they explore their practice with vulnerability and clear focus."

    Phillip Coupal

    August 2020


    All men are welcome to take part in the practice of Naked Yoga at the Awaken Studio. 

    Free yourself to treat yourself to an 
    experience unlike any other in the city. 

    This practice is open to all men and
    the Awaken Studio welcomes all DIVERSITY.

    There is no experience qualification, body shape or size restriction or age restriction.

    Please be over 19 years of age. 

    Free your MIND - Relax and JOIN IN

    Fees and Passes

    Single Class Fees

    In Person Single Class fee is $30.00

    On Line Single Class fee is $15.00


    Passes

    5 Classes 5 Consecutive Classes

    In Person 5 Class Pass fee $100.00 $20.00 per class

    On Line 5 Class Pass fee $50.00  $10.00 per class

    10 Classes 10 Consecutive Classes

    In Person 10 Class Pass fee $175.00 $17.50 per class

    On Line 10 Class Pass fee $75.00  $7.50 per class


    With the purchase of each pass participants will be registered within 24 hours for the next  consecutive classes. Class passes are limited to the particular class that has been defined by the pass. 


    Questions or more information:

    Contact Phillip - phillip@phillipcoupal.ca


    Payment must accompany registration.

    Practicing - Compassion and Kindness and Building Community.

    If for some reason you are unable to pay for the classes at the Awaken Studio in Toronto we will do our best to create an accommodation for your attendance. If you are under employed, unemployed or suffering from a financial hardship and you wish to attend, we will do our very best to create an accommodation for you. Please be kind you yourself and make sure to contact Phillip for more information.

    All you have to do is ASK!

    Naked Yoga for ALL Men 




    Upcoming NAKED Yoga Classes at the Awaken Studio



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