Chair Yoga for Really Stiff Men Saturday Afternoon Practice
Chair Practice Explore Movement and Flexibility
Awaken - Restore - Rejuvenate
for the Male Body
Flexibility Development Based Chair Practice
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (1 hour class)
with Jean-Francois Alleno
4 Week Series 4
- May 1
- May 8
- May 15
- May 22 - NO Class - May Long Weekend
- May 29
Chair Yoga for ALL Stiff Men
More about Saturday Morning with JF
Focus of this class:
The Saturday morning class will provide a gentle and slow practice that will bring awareness to the body. The practice will incorporate movement and breath in order to move stagnant energies, awaken the body and increase flexibility and strength. In this experience the class will practice observation of body, mind and spirit to better know ourselves.
This class is presented for all levels, all ages and body types with a focus on men who are stiff and have inflexible bodies. The focus of this class is towards feeling and leading the body into a posture that will provide knowledge of energy and energetic flow through the physical body as well as the mental body.
Benefit of this class:
Participants will take from the class a deeper sense of energies within the body and an awareness of how movement and breath can help to form a deeper understanding of one's self and one's body.
Men will leave the class both feeling refreshed and rejuvenated (restored)
Why we practice together as men:
Why we practice together while naked:
The root of the word yoga itself comes from the Sanskrit root
yug = union.
I believe that as trees in the forest are connected sharing energy and power, the exact same sharing of energy and power happens when we practice together as men. The practice grows stronger and steadier as we practice as a group.
Practicing together is a great way of building a community around yourself. In this community you can find encouragement and support.
Our Yoga practices can be a time for yourself, where you can be yourself and be surrounded by other like-minded men.
The goal of practicing naked is to accept ourselves: exactly as we are.
Practicing while being completely naked can help us become familiar and accepting of our naked self.
Practicing naked is also a great way to work with acceptance in general.
- acceptance of our strengths,
- acceptance of our weaknesses,
- and also acceptance of "what is".
A great mantra to practice, while naked can be
- "there are no such things as imperfections, only differences" or
- "everyone has beauty in them"
Everyone's experience of practicing while naked will be ever-changing and a chance for discovery.
Speaking of his Yoga Journey
I came into yoga after a Pilates instructor invited me to one of her classes. I immediately fell in love with the practice and that connection between body and mind.
After a few years of practicing in the studio, I decided to deepen my practice and began a 200-hr yoga teacher training. Since then I have also completed a 40-h yin yoga training, as it beautifully combines the practice of yoga and meditation.
The practice of yoga is a beautiful opportunity for being an eternal student, even as a teacher. The more you practice, the more you share, and the more you know about yourself. I love that yoga is for everybody, and for every type of body. Practicing Yoga offers a vibrant holistic way to really take care of yourself.
JF Jean Francois Alleno
Awaken Studio Toronto
Naked Yoga for ALL Men
Move - Restore - Rejuvenate
for the Male Body
"JF is continuing his journey with Naked Yoga for ALL Men by offering the NEW Saturday morning class. JF has lead the Awaken Studio with the offering of the 8 Limbs series offered in the 2019/2020 season. I am delighted that JF brings his practice, dedication and experience to the Naked Yoga offerings at the Awaken Studio. I look forward to the revelations, insight and magic that JF brings to the classes that he shares within our community."
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
4 Class Series
On Line 4 Class Series fee is $60.00
There are no passes offered at this time
Questions or more information:
Contact Phillip - firstname.lastname@example.org
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