Why do Yoga naked?
There is a powerful sense of freedom in being naked and this speaks to the heart of a yoga practice. We can begin to experience ourselves beyond the constraints of conditioning and thought patterns and past experiences. We unfold out into more of who we really are. We do this by getting in touch with your own body, connecting with the breath, working on physical strength and flexibility, observing, understanding and calming the mind.
What happens if I get an erection?
The practice of yoga moves energy around the body and sometimes vitality and vigour can manifest in this way. At yoganu, we work to harness this energy for health, productivity and wellbeing.
Do I need a partner for the partner yoga?
No, in the class we usually pair up with different students throughout to explore the many different connections we can experience. Some students are single and some have partners at home, and we honour and respect all these relationships.
Tantra traditionally emphasises the importance of 1-1 connections in all their forms and teaches us to focus our energy first in order to raise it.
Partner yoga is where we learn to intensify this focus and begin to raise this energy, learning techniques and lessons we can then bring into your intimate 1-1 relationship with your boyfriend or husband, or if you are single to explore with lovers.
What’s the connection between spirituality and sexuality?
Sexuality is a key driving force in our lives and in traditional Tantra this has always been honoured and understood. Yoganu acknowledges our sexuality as powerful, something to be celebrated, something that can help, not hinder our spiritual development.
There is no right or wrong here, there is just your own personal experience, and therefore only you can decide. Yoganu offers an opportunity to explore how this integration could work for you personally.
Is this just another excuse for gay men to get off together?
There is no shortage of places for gay men to have sex so this environment offers something different. It offers an opportunity for gay men to explore relating to each other in a new and different way.
Who is Yoganu geared towards?
Yoganu is open to students with different levels of experience, active beginners to more advanced students are very welcome. If you’re a beginner or unsure then just contact one of the team and we’ll guide you in the right direction.
If you are looking to take up yoga following injury or illness, or to help with some other physical challenges, you might want to contact us directly about any physical conditions specifically so that we can advise if the class will beneficial for you or if 1-1 or Yoga therapy sessions would be more appropriate (Which can be provided by Andy or Richard).
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a yoga mat, a towel and a bottle of water. (Some spare mats are available).
What if I have never practiced yoga before?
We welcome active beginners just fill out the registration questionnaire and send a photo in and we will recommend the path which is right for you.
How many men will I expect to find in each class?
Class numbers vary from week to week depending on the time of year, weather, holidays and other unknown factors but the average is about 15.