Naked Yoga and Pilates

July 27–28, 2024
Daily, Times vary
Cost: $30
Firelight Yoga
1475 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Naked in Motion provides Naked Yoga and Pilates classes to offer participants a unique experience of freedom. The aim is to hold safer spaces where people can take a collective journey through fear toward self-discovery, compassion, and empowerment. Here, you have the opportunity to shed your clothing, and along with it, judgments about your appearance, limiting personal beliefs, and critical self-talk.

All levels and genders are welcome. This class combines Vinyasa yoga and Pilates, followed by a relaxing meditation (about 75 minutes total).

  • Nudity is mandatory, but accommodations are made for accessibility. For example, people need different tools for managing menstruation. Having your period doesn’t necessitate wearing bottoms, though; it’s okay if your tampon string shows or you leak a bit on your mat and towel. Participants may opt to use items such as binders, bottoms, or prosthetics to manage trauma or gender dysphoria.
  • The goal of being naked is to practice self-compassion and body acceptance, which requires experiencing bodies as they are, and this can be challenging for many people. The purpose of accommodations is not to avoid this challenge but to remove obstacles that prevent engaging with it.
  • Comments on others' accommodations and appearance are not allowed. If you have a concern, ask privately. These examples are not exhaustive, so ask if you need accommodation.

Everyone MUST be an active, willing participant and at least 18 years old. Please bring a valid photo ID for age verification. You will be required to enter an accurate date of birth upon registration.
Everyone is expected to be on time to hear the rules (even if you've heard them before). We lock the doors when it’s time to undress. Once the door is locked with the sign on the door, no further entry will be permitted, NO EXCEPTIONS, and we don't give refunds for latecomers. Do not knock or disrupt class in an attempt to gain late entry.
*ASL-Friendly. Willow has learned to sign along with her teaching to accommodate Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Saturday, July 27
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28
6:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.