We want you to be as comfortable and welcome as possible when attending your first class, however know that DC Naked Yoga is a small business run by just one person, Dan. Please do not hesitate to reach out to him, but know that Dan teaches 20-30 yoga classes a week and might take a little while to respond to your note. In the meantime check out the FAQs which were created based on emails we received regularly and are good to know before attending class.
What if I get aroused during the class? This happens less than you’d think. We’re moving pretty energetically so it’s pretty hard to get too aroused. When it does happen we encourage students to sit in a resting posture til they’re ready to rejoin class
Are the classes coed? We currently only offer classes for men. If you are a female instructor who would be interested in leading a female group or a coed group with me please reach out as I get lots of inquiries.
Where are the classes? All classes take place at The Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness (1330 U St NW Third Floor) with the exception of our Sunday 1:30pm class at Past Tense Studio (3253 Mt. Pleasant St. NW).
How much do the classes cost? $20 for a drop-in, or $16 with a five class pass ($80 total).
What are the other students like? We have an extremely diverse community, our youngest students are in their early 20s and our oldest are in their 70s. We have students of all races and sexual orientations.
Do I need to pre-register? Yes, please do! Our classes fill up far in advance. You are welcome to show up day of, but there are no guarantees we will have any open spots.
How do I pay? We take cash, checks and all major credit cards. We do not take venmo, paypal, apple pay or other digital payment services.
What should I bring? At both locations we have mats and props, but please bring a towel to cover your mat. If you get thirsty during exercise you’ll want to bring water. If you sweat a lot you might want a small sweat towel as well.
Will I sweat? YES.
What are the benefits of naked yoga? The benefits really depend on what you want to get from the practice. On the most practical level our teachers are better able to see and understand your body to give more helpful adjusts and assists during class. Energetically there is also an unshielding that happens when one takes off their clothes. We are better able to let our guards down and be honest about who we are in our self-reflection and interactions with others. For some of us it’s just fun to be naked!
How long are the classes? The classes range from 60-75 minutes.
How challenging are the classes? Beginners classes move slowly and teach fundamentals. Intermediate classes move quickly and include peak postures like arm balances and core work. All Levels will include inclusive cueing for beginner, intermediate and advanced students although it’s up to each student to choose the postures that challenge them without being too overwhelming.
Is this a sexual environment? No and any inappropriate behavior is grounds for dismissal. While the practice can be sensual, sexual misconduct is not tolerated.