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Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for ALL Men Tuesday with Andy Sinclair

Naked Yoga for ALL Men

Modern Yoga for the Male Body
Tuesday Evening with Andy Sinclair

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Naked Yoga

for ALL Men 

at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Modern Yoga for the Male Body

Tuesday Practices

with Andy Sinclair

Modern Yoga for the Male Body

Focus Class 1

Warm-Up Repertoire

Tuesday 6:30 pm - 60 minutes

with Andy Sinclair

In this Tuesday evening class we will discover and revisit light activation exercises for the whole body.

 

An intent is to renew our inherent knowledge of low-impact movement possibilities

-- whether for day-to-day activities, sports, or anything else.

 

Gentle core engagement, easy balance play and working through spinal directions will be integrated into each class. 

 

We will seek to develop mindful yet intuitive movement habits and refine our relationship towards physical effort. Transferring body knowledge "off the mat" will be addressed. 

Focus Class 2

Gentle Movement Exploration 

Tuesday 8:00 pm - 90 minutes

with Andy Sinclair

In this Tuesday evening class we will seek to create body awareness via: imagery, breath study, and simple supine movement.

 

We will keep a low centre of gravity as we travel through some lower and upper body study. We will query our beliefs surrounding effort, as well as our relationships with our own bodies.

 

Nakedness as an evolving concept will be a focus of practice. We will touch on meditation technique.

 

Working together, we will seek to strengthen our experience within the body and to question how our movement is informed.

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Who are these classes for?

This class is presented for all levels, all ages

and body types. Men who are seeking relief from strain or pain with movement. Men  seeking new awareness of aleviation of pain informed by how we move our body will find a great fit in the Tuesday evening classes.

What are some of the benefits of these classes?

 

Participants can take away new skills and practises directed towards:

  • awareness,

  • stillness and

  • peace.

These awarenesses are transferable to more complicated situations and movements off the mat while we live our everyday lives

Men will leave the class, feeling both aware and relaxed and perhaps even with a sense of deeper well being.

Why we practice 

together as men:

As men we gather together to:

  • nurture discipline in the work,

  • to know that we are not alone,

  • and to find the fellowship

The discipline, knowledge and fellowship can continue to express itself even after we have left the studio.

Our Yoga practices can be a time for yourself, where you can be yourself and be surrounded by other like-minded men. 

Why we practice

together while naked:

 

Our reasons for practising while naked include:

  • showing one's whole self,

  • enhancing honesty and

  • finding freedom from shame and

  • the breakdown of inhibition.

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

Mindful Intuitive Movement

Modern Yoga for the Male Body

Tuesday Evening

Class 1

Warm Up Repertoire  - 60 minute

  • 6:30 am to 7:30 pm

Class 2

Gentle Movement Exploration - 90 Minute

  • 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Andy Sinclair

From Andy

Speaking of his Yoga Journey

 

I was exposed to yoga asana as a young athlete and practised sporadically until 2010 when I found several Toronto teachers who guided me through other areas of practice.

 

I was a student in the Yoga Sanctuary's Evolving Spirit teacher training in 2012-13 and began teaching both naked and clothed yoga thereafter.

 

Over time my offerings have specialized to reflect what I most value in the practice -- stillness, awareness, and peace. "

 

Andy Sinclair

August 2020

“Intuition is always right in at least two important ways:
It is always in response to something,
it always has our

best interest at heart”

~ Gavin de Becker

Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for ALL Men Tuesday with Andy Sinclair

Andy Sinclair

Awaken Studio Toronto

Naked Yoga for ALL Men

Mindful Intuitive Movement

Tuesday Evening

Class 1

Warm Up Repertoire  - 60 minute

6:30 am to 7:30 pm

Class 2

Gentle Movement Exploration - 90 Minute

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for ALL Men Tuesday with Andy Sinclair
Serving the Community of Gay Men and Male Couples from the Awaken Studio Toronto
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Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for ALL Men Tuesday with Andy Sinclair

Practice

Tuesday 

with Andy Sinclair

Modern Yoga for the Male Body

Welcome

 

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. 

Please bring your courage, your curiosity and your open beginners mind.

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

maximum age restriction.

Please be over 19 years of age

Gratitude for Andy

and the classes that he

offers at the

Awaken Studio Toronto

Andy has shared his yoga practice with men at the Awaken Studio Toronto, from the beginning. The first classes were offered in the fall of 2013.

 

The courage and strength that Andy brought to this new program has provided a supportive and innovative platform for the Naked Yoga classes at the Awaken Studio.

Andy set the tone and was the first to ask, "Why do we gather as men and why do practice naked?" I am grateful for both of these questions as they have been a guide as the progams have developed and grown over the years.

Andy has brought his grounded, soft and insightful energy to our weekly practices to this day. I am glad for Andy's dedication, centered approach and compassionate care for the men who attend the Tuesday Evening Naked Yoga classes.

 

I am looking forward to the newest expansion and additions to our classes as we traverse into new territory again. There will be new energy, new information and bright new awareness. I am truly grateful and humbled for the gifts that Andy brings to the Awaken Studio.

Phillip Coupal June - 2021

Class Schedule 

Naked Yoga for ALL Men 

at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Modern Yoga for the Male Body

 

Fall Session 2021

 

All Classes are offered weekly from 

September  21 to December 11, 2021

Tuesday

  • 60 minute class at 6:30 pm​

  • 90 minute class at 8:00 pm

​​

  • September 21

  • September 28

  • October 5

  • October 12

  • October 19

  • October 26

  • November 2

  • November 9

  • November 16

  • November 23

  • November 30

  • December 7

Fees & Passes

Purchase Single Classes 

& Passes On-Line

Single Classes are offered for:

In-Person attendance

Multi Class Passes are offered for

In-Person attendance or

On-Line via LIVE Video Conference

24 Class Pass holders will attend

In-Person at the Awaken Studio Toronto

12 Class Pass holders 

4 Class Pass holders will attend

In-Person at the Awaken Studio Toronto 

or 

On-Line via Live Video Conference

 

Sorry there are no Single Classes available for On-Line LIVE Video Conference classes.

FEES

 

In Person attendance at the

Awaken Studio Toronto

 

In Person - 90 Minute Class

  • Single Class fee is $30.00

  • 4 Class Pass fee is $100.00 or $25.00 per class

  • 12 Class Pass fee is $250.00 or $20.83 per class

In Person - 60 Minute Class

  • Single Class fee is $25.00

  • 4 Class Pass fee is $80.00 or $20.00 per class

  • 12 Class Pass fee is $225.00 or $18.75 per class

In Person - 24 Class Pass

  • 24 Classes over 12 weeks is $425.00

On-Line Distance attendance via

LIVE Video Conference

On-Line - 90 Minute Class

  • Single Class fee is not available

  • 4 Class Pass fee is $60.00 or $15.00 per class

  • 12 Class Pass fee is $125.00 or $10.42 per class

On-Line - 60 Minute Class

  • Single Class fee is not available

  • 4 Class Pass fee is $60.00 or $15.00 per class

  • 12 Class Pass fee is $125.00 or $10.42 per class

On-Line Single Class

On-Line - 24 Class Pass

  • Sorry there are no passes available for these

On-Line options

Practicing

 

Kindness

Compassion

Grace

 

Kindness, compassion, grace and conscious construction of community are basic tenants of the Awaken Studio Toronto. It is our practice to exist in the world living from a place of gracious and radical acceptance.

 

If for some reason you are unable to pay for the services offered by Phillip Coupal or

the Awaken Studio in Toronto we will do our

best to create an accommodation for your need.

Although classes can not be free of any financial exchange, the Awaken Studio and Phillip are always open to negotiation.

 

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 made for you. Mutually agreed and negotiated in a kind and understanding manner.

 

Please be kind you yourself and make sure to contact :

Phillip for more information. 

phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

All you have to do is ASK!

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Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for ALL Men Tuesday with Andy Sinclair
Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for ALL Men Tuesday with Andy Sinclair

What's This About Naked Yoga for Men

Written by J. Colby Smith ~ Shankara Studio

" ...In many ways, naked yoga is one of the most equalizing practices you can engage in. For better or worse, we all walk around covered by layers. We have our work persona, our home persona, our gym persona, and so on. Sometimes these personas integrate. But oftentimes these personas, these layers, change the way we interact with one another. Not only that, they can change the way we interact with and see ourselves.

I often say at the beginning of class, “This is an opportunity to free ourselves of those layers—obviously the physical layers of clothing—but more importantly, the layers of stuff we carry between each of us.”

Once the clothes are gone, I find it’s much easier to genuinely connect, genuinely see one another, and put down all of the perceived crap between us. We’re people. We’re bodies. We’re beautiful. Each body is inherently different. We may have different skin tones, different bone structures, different habits with regard to how we hold ourselves and move, different muscle tone or lack thereof.

...

Our society is continually bombarded with images of perfection—perfect bodies, perfect abs, perfect hair and teeth. Everywhere we look we’re confronted with a product that will help us achieve that perfection. It turns out, it won’t. And it turns out, those bodies aren’t perfect. Most aren’t even healthy or achievable without airbrushing.

I recognize this on a conscious level; and yet, I still have such a hard time not comparing. For me, naked yoga is truly the only time I feel 100% comfortable in my own skin. It may seem crazy, but it’s true. ... "

Originally published on ShankaraStudio.net

Serving the Community of Gay Men and Male Couples from the Awaken Studio Toronto
 

Naked Yoga for ALL Men
Tuesday with Andy Sinclair
60 minute class at 6:30 pm - 90 minute class at 8:00 pm

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