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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
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 email@example.com
Naked Yoga Classes for Men