All posts tagged: man

Clothes Free Yogi January -Isaac

The clothes free yogi you should know for January is Isaac. When we did our firstfeature of clothes free yogis Isaac unfortunately missed the cut off date. So when we decided to add it as a regular feature he came to mind immediately. So he is our first clothes free yogi of 2016 and the first man to be featured. We want to introduce you to this multi-faceted clothes free yogi, we think you should know. My name is Isaac McCrimmon. I am a 32 year old, single father of two residing in Reading, Pennsylvania. I am a veteran of the United States Navy and I am currently working as a Massage therapist, Yoga instructor and a Chef. It’s fairly easy to judge a man after taking a single look. What’s difficult, is taking the necessary time to understand his heart. Give him the chance to bare his soul for you, and I promise you that he will. I see this after coming to face with a judgement call that, at first, I was offended by …

adventure and lessons: reflections on a clothing optional event

This year, I dove into a number of public clothes free events. All of them were magnificent, as I’ve written in various posts. With these wonderful experiences under my belt, I felt confident and ready to step into an experience where I wouldn’t know anyone at all, no previous contact or connection. This one was a little closer: Maryland Area Naturist Association (MARNA) (meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/MARNAINMD/). I had been avoiding this since February, as I was afraid to go alone. I am glad that I finally braved it. However, on the whole, I wouldn’t say that it was an experience that ranked at the same level as my other spring and summer adventures.

“reminding people how great they are” – an interview w/ katherine medina of nakedyogayyc

Introduction from hontouniheart: I had the pleasure of conversing with Katherine Medina of NakedYogaYYC in Calgary, Alberta CANADA about her experience in practicing and teaching naked yoga. I appreciated so much of what Katherine shared in terms of the hurdles and  resistance that came initially. Then she shared about the wonderful things that students experience now that the classes have been up and running for a while. I am so moved by Katherine’s journey, and I hope this lights you with inspiration as it did for me.

The ironic absurdity of the fashion industry

Our society tends to think of clothes free folks as pervs and sex fiends. To protect “normal” people we are meant to be kept hidden away from view with our abnormal behavior. The perception of the body as purely sexual has been perpetuated to some degree by the fashion industry. Designers often use sex and the sexualization of the body to sell clothing. Case in point menswear designer Rick Owens showing at the recent Paris Fashion Week. For years the clothes free community has been trying to reduce the stigma male genitalia in full view when a man is clothes free. Now the designer has created a reinforcement of the sexualization make full frontal with his designs. See example below. By completely covering the model’s body except the genital area with clothes he bring the focus to the sexual organs. Furthermore they are presented in a peephole kind of way. It is ironic that it clothes are sexualizing the body not being clothes free. I am no prude but believe wholehearted that non sexual nudity …

Clothes free fitness activities growing in Toronto

Phillip Coupal, a professionally trained counselor and body-worker, finds that naked yoga allows people to free up their bodies. “When people practice yoga without their $150 lululemon pants, they are in their body,” Coupal said. “It levels the playing field, because the clothes aren’t making you who you are.” Read more http://torontoobserver.ca/2014/09/18/nude-yoga-classes-for-men/