Phillip Coupal

Counselling + Coaching + Bodywork

Awaken Studio Toronto



he Awaken Studio - Yoga for Men

Over the almost ten years of the Awaken Studios life  there has been a constant and focused attention on Men and their bodies. No only their physical body but the mental and emotional body. Although we have tried cloths on classes we have continuously found that the Men who attend the Awaken Studio would prefer to practice in the nude.

This begs a question that we often ask, "Why do you practice in the nude?" Everyone will have a different answer. From our perspective and experience the practice of yoga with the intention of developing a deeper understanding of ourselves and our bodies is better sought, without the armor and protection of clothing, and with the vulnerability and openness of a naked body.

Naked Yoga experience will focus on gentle and safe exploration through an asana or posture and alignment-based practice. The emphasis is on the asana (posture), breath and awakening the body to it's full potential. NEW Classes that explore the integration of the practice of YOGA start October 2019.

NEW for 2019/2020

8 Limbs of Yoga

New for the 2019/2020 season are Naked Yoga classes for men that will focus on an indepth exploration of the 8 Limbs of Yoga.

Please visit the: 

8 Limbs of Yoga Integrated Practice for Men 

All men are welcome.

At this class there is NUDITY

Naked Yoga for Men

8 Limbs Integrative Practice

Awaken Studio Toronto

Universal Virtures & Social Care
Personal Ethics $ Self Care
Movement Practices
Contact & Expand Life Energies
Turning Inwards & Stillness
Concentration & Focus
Meditation & Letting Go
Bliss - Harmony & Integration

Please note that in these classes there is NO individual, shared or mutual touch. There are many touch events offered at the studio and this is not one of them. If you are interested in something that is more stimulating of erotic energy please contact Phillip for more information. email

The Naked Yoga sessions at the Awaken Studio are held on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings from 8-9:30 pm and Saturday mornings from 10-11:30 pm. 8 Limbs of Yoga Integrated Practice for Men is held on 8 - Sunday mornings from October to June. This is an In-Depth study class and takes place for 150 minutes from 10:00 to 12:30.

The Awaken Studio is located at: 

276 Carlaw Ave Upstairs Unit 217B. 

This is a quiet, warm and private space to make discoveries and deepen our practice. There is a washroom onsite.

These classes are offered weekly. 
There are currently no practices scheduled from December 22nd, 2016 through the winter holiday until their resumption on January 5th, 2017 

There are no classes scheduled over the summer break through the month of August of 2016 or again through the month of August of 2017.

All men are welcome, no matter your level of experience. Newcomers to Yoga are honoured for their dedication.

The most important asset that one can bring is your curiosity and willingness to move ones body, breath and surrender to your body. If you do not have a yoga mat, we have extras. We also have all of the props required and extra towels if you are unable to bring your own.

Information - Questions - Concerns 
Please email Phillip directly at:

Naked Yoga at Awaken Studio

  • Drop in spaces are always available on a first arrival basis. 
  • Deference is always given to those who are registered on the website or hold a class pass.

It is highly recommended to email for availability in advance.

First time participants are welcome to drop in to a single class to try the practice out. Rest assured that you will be welcomed and your concerns can be taken care of with your early arrival to meet the teacher, get yourself acquainted with the space and begin the opening posture.

There are a limited number of spaces available in each class so notice of your attendance is encouraged. If you would like to attend please let Phillip know as soon as possible.

At Awaken Studio we are grateful to share this space and WELCOME diversity.Please feel free to email or call if you have any questions.

Naked Yoga - Teachers

Teacher Jean Francois Alleno

Jean Francois is deeply focused on a practice that includes extended Yin style postures and a dynamic practice that includes, alignment, balance and stretch.

You will find Jean Francois most often at the Studio on Sunday mornings as he leads the 8 Limbs Integrated Practice for Men. This new program offers many new explorations into taking yoga up off the mat and integrating our yoga into everyday practice.

Teacher Will Richards

Will is beginning his 3rd full season at the Awaken Studio.  Will brings a dedication to men and their bodies as they develop flexibility, tone and focus.

You will find Will most often at the Awaken Studio on Thursday evenings as he leads our most dynamic and energetic class. Will's Thursday class draws from Ashtanga technique and draws yoga students into a deeper sense of accomplishment and vitality.

Teacher Kevin Smith

Kevin is beginning his sixth full season at the Awaken Studio. Kevin brings a passion for a daily practice for all men. The classes that Kevin leads offers a great introduction to a practice routine that is sustainable and easily transferable into a home practice.

You will most often find Kevin at the Awaken Studio, on Saturday mornings.  In the Saturday morning class Kevin leads a class that is evenly paced and understandable. Kevin offers the men who attend his classes a platform for bring yoga, breath and meditation deeply into a sustained practice.

Teacher Andy Sinclair

Andy has been practising yoga for thirteen years and graduated from The Yoga Sanctuary's Evolving Spirit 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training. He has also practised with Ron Stewart at Skyclad Yoga while living in Vancouver from 2005-2008. Andy has experience teaching Ashtanga, Hatha and Restorative yoga classes, both privately and in studios. Andy is beginning his seventh season leading and sharing Naked Yoga practices at the Awaken Studio.

You will most often find Andy at the Awaken Studio on Tuesday evenings. Andy's Tuesday evening class offer the men who attend a deep sense of relaxation and well being. This class is the most meditaional and slowest class based in drawing the participant into their bodies as they create a gentle examination of themselves and their form. 

Please email Phillip for further details or information at


Yoga for Men

Naked Yoga for Men
90 minute classes offered: 

    • Tuesday Evenings at 8:00 pm
    • Thursday Evenings at 8:00 pm
    • Saturday mornings at 10 am 
Classes offered
Tuesday 8:00 pm
September 11 to December 18 - 2018
January 8 to July 22 - 2019
Thursday 8:00 pm
September 13 to December 20 - 2018
January 10 to July 25 - 2019
Saturday 10:00 am
September 15 to December 22 - 2018
January 27 to July 22 - 2019

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. 
The door will close 5 minutes 
prior to the start of the class. 
Latecomers are not admitted.

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. 
Attendance and Pricing
Drop-In attendance is welcomed. 
Single Class fee is $20.00
Bring your payment to the class

Men who are subscribed to the website
register and pay in advance through the website 
Single Class fee is $17.50
Subscribe to the website

Eight week passes are sold at a reduced rate. 
Eight week pass is $140.00
Purchase a pass

For Complete Information Please Visit:
Yoga for Men

Purchase class passes, register for classes, detailed schedule information for all dates.

Join this unusual & fulfilling class as we enter our 6th season.


Yoga for Men 

at the Awaken Studio Toronto

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