Naked yoga Rocks! I like it so much I don’t want to go to a “regular” yoga class. The Instructors are amazing and caring. The mend are friendly and supportive. Take a risk, try a naked yoga class. You won’t be disappointed! -Lee J.
Whenever I am in SF, I make sure I do at least one session of Naked Yoga. My first class was with Darren Main in 2006.
As someone who is somewhat of a wallflower, I was very nervous and apprehensive that first time and am still not 100% comfortable with my nude body in front of others until ten or so minutes into the class and then I eventually get over myself.
All of the instructors are very professional and all of the guys I have met in the classes are nothing but kind and supportive. When everyone is naked, it seems to bring everyone’s guard and walls down.
There are men in the classes of all different shapes, sizes, colors, backgrounds, and with varying degrees of yoga experience. Nobody will judge your body or the amount of yoga experience you have (except maybe yourself). I recommend everyone try Naked Yoga SF at least once. -Brian A.
I’ve been going to Naked Yoga now for about a year and a half and I love it. All the teachers have a different style and are great in their own ways. It is a completely liberating experience and I always leave feeling rejuvenated. The environment is always respectful and the people that attend create a wonderful social atmosphere. After having attended this studio, I have a hard time ever wanting to do yoga at another location or with my clothes on. Can’t recommend this studio and these teachers enough! -Daniel
I was interested in trying this for a long time when a friend invited me to join him for a naked men’s yoga class, and I’ve been back several times now, on different days and with different teachers. It’s always a good experience, and sometimes it’s a stellar experience.
The vibe is really accepting and not intimidating at all. The guys who go are welcoming and friendly, and they come in all shapes, sizes, races, and ages. There aren’t a lot of venues where you can say that.
The teachers are caring and helpful, and they know their stuff. The yoga itself is sometimes challenging, sometimes not challenging enough for my taste; but I always get something out of it, and I always leave feeling renewed. -Dave R.
Why do naked yoga? Besides the obvious question of “Why NOT?” and the freedom of moving through poses without the restrictions of clothing, there’s something very gently intimate about taking down the layers of fabric we use to wall ourselves off from each other in subtle but real ways.
Moreover, mens naked yoga provides a healthy space in which to do so. As far as I can tell, it doesn’t matter what age you are or what your body is like. It’s not about that here.
All the teachers I’ve worked with have been super sweet, created a very safe and accepting environment, and took us through great yoga.
The folks in class have likewise been sweet and open… the vibe is very down to earth and real. I have never experienced a creepy sexual vibe or encountered anything that felt like judgment in this space. -Josh A.
Ken is responsible for me starting my yogic journey and I finally had the pleasure of taking his Tuesday naked yoga class in San Francisco Sun Room. I have known Ken on/off for a number of years and have always thought of him as a gentle soul with a kind heart. His actions in class proved my impression of him to be accurate. Ken is courteous, professional, kind, gentle, playful, and attentive to all. He provided modifications continuously so everyone could attempt the poses irregardless of our yoga experience. It’s a honor to call Ken a friend and now (another) one of my yoga teachers who inspires me….I look forward to taking more of his classes. -Peter W.
I never seem to comprehend the phrase “perfect yoga voice” until I practice yoga with Ken, both in an individual basis and in class. His gentle, soothing, yet deep and confident voice makes yoga directions easy to follow. Aside from his voice, he is very patient and understands the needs of his students and gauge the intensity of the class quite well. In a class setting, he would provide several alternatives to a yoga pose that accomodate the different level of yoga practice between the students. In other words, whether you are a new yoga student or someone that practice it for a long time, you can still benefit from taking his class. Ken is warm and friendly and certainly provide adequate attention for new and returning students. I thoroughly enjoy his classes as I have seen great improvement in my flexibility and coordination over the past year. I am an exercise physiologist and I usually recommend clients to practice yoga as part of his/her flexibilty training component and Ken would be the top name on my list whom I refer my clients to! -Tim
Ken is full of energy and love – you can feel that being around him and in his class. Come check it out. -Errol Feria
When you want to learn yoga the right way, you need a great teacher!
Attending one of Ken’s classes not only benefits you physically but mentally and spiritually as well.
Ken has a wonderful, fun, challenging sense of humor and knows how to teach a mixed level class.
He has great intuition on helping everyone regardless of level, always walking around the room checking and helping.
His partner and or circle pose’s are a lot of fun and let you connect with others.
The fact he is not only beautiful on the inside but also on the outside doesn’t hurt either!
Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed. I highly recommend him! -Jouke Lanning
“Ken’s classes are always infused with Light, humor, gentleness, openness, clarity, spirituality and lovely guidance. He is really one of my favorite yoga teachers. I enjoy the short spiritual readings he does to offer wisdom words to the mind at the beginning of class and the optional lavender lotion at the end of class that makes me feel totally nourished and nurtured. The classes are just the right balance of challenging physicality blended with time to deepen postures, listen to one’s own body intuition, and relax deeply. He has a beautiful energy and deep knowledge of the practice of yoga without artifice or ego.” -K.D.