Background

"No other path is there to salvation and happiness in this life or in that to come
like unto that shown by the Tantras which give both happiness and liberation."

⁓ Mahānirvāṇa Tantra

Naked yoga, also known as nagna yoga, can be traced back to ancient times when a sect in India called Naga Sadhus chose nudity as a form of breaking free from the material side of human life and the demands of the outer world.

The Naga Sadhus still honor this tradition today, along with many Westerners who choose to be naked as a way of breaking free from physical, material, and emotional attachments.

Our Tantric Yoga practice is not based on sex alone. It is based on the guiding principles of Nava Tantra and Non-dual Saiva Tantra:

  1. We honor our erogenous energy ~ the highest form of energy known to man
  2. We recognize the fact that as human beings we are all one and the same ~ we experience the same emotions of suffering and happiness (dukkha and sukkah)
  3. We accept the fact that the best way to be happy is to make others happy
  4. We know that we have but one physical life to live, so we make being happy and making others happy the most important priority in life. As Marian Wright said: “We were created to help each other, to be of service to each other. It is the purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.”

As to its physical aspects, the yoga we practice is Mindfulness Yoga (Raja Yoga) where we are mindful of:

  1. the breath,
  2. the somatic, visceral, and kinesthetic sensations we experience in the body as we hold the postures or perform the movements,
  3. where our mind is focused on the present moment, and
  4. where we recognize the impermanence of dharma (all phenomena).

To practice this form of yoga you don’t have to have a perfect body. No one does! But, you do need to be in good health, since these classes may be somewhat challenging at times. Men who are new to yoga and those wishing to continue their practice are welcome to attend.

Men of all shapes, sizes, ages and physical abilities are welcome to attend. Whether you are straight, gay or bisexual, transgender, new to yoga, or a longtime yogi, you are welcome.