Before you get any further, we'd like to apologize to any female FitPerez readers because this explicit experience at Brooklyn's Naked Space is only for men.
Not necessarily gay men either (we know you were thinking it), just men in general who are looking to shed their clothes and egos in search of positive enlightenment through yoga.
"A layer of ego can be shed along with the clothes; more anatomical information is available to both teacher and student; it feels liberating; the experience of trust and community that exists in a group of naked people can be deeply healing."
Here are quick answers to all the questions that the founder of this enterprise thinks may be racing through your mind. Yes, you have to get COMPLETELY naked (no socks, no watches, no jewelry) and yes, you CAN bring a buddy along for the experience.
Some classes at Naked Space are co-ed, but naked yoga is taught "specifically to men" for no definite reason that we could determine from their explanation. Last, but not least, erections are totally okay! LOL!
We didn't make that up. A question on their FAQ asks, "What if I get an erection?" That's easy! Congratulate yourself. Nope, not making that answer up either. The site reads:
"Congratulate yourself for having a healthy reproductive system. Seriously, erections are natural. Some guys will get them, some won't; either way, it's not a problem. What you choose to do with your erection is another matter. Be responsible for your actions and aware of the other people sharing the space."
Yeah, no hanky-panky with yourself in the corner. Ha!
This isn't the only naked yoga studio on the East Coast either. There are similar studios in Washington D.C., Manhattan, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Go forth and get naked!