I have been practicing nude yoga for almost as long as my twelve years experience with yoga itself. Having explored various nude practices from Montreal to New York, San Francisco to Sydney, I now teach a class in London where there is a rich community of naked yoga classes for men (and coed classes for women too!). As a gay man, the practice of shedding clothes in an all male environment brought up new layers to explore, ideas of self image and my body, manifestations of my sexuality, and my relationships to myself and to other men. No other yoga class has managed to reveal such depth. While I also like to do clothed yoga too (I’m a sucker for fabulous leggings), naked yoga, when done right, allows for a deeper connection with my body and embrace of the full spectrum of my energy. And it can also build community around genuine connection and authenticity.