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Doing it in the altogether is what makes this yoga practice altogether free from distractions
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/05 | Carolyne Zinko

Posted on 05/24/2005 11:05:21 AM PDT by TFFKAMM

Some fitness fads require sporty gear and equipment, but the practice of yoga requires only the bare essentials: loose clothes, a mat and time to do the exercises. The latest trend in yoga requires even less. We're not talking about aqua yoga, done in a pool, or disco yoga, set to dance tunes, or "boga," boxing yoga, done with gloves.

No, a San Francisco community center is offering naked yoga, where bare essentials means just that: Men and women are completely nude during the 90- minute class.

This is not the invention of "naked yoga guy" George Monty Davis, who made headlines last year for (legally) striking naked yoga poses at Fisherman's Wharf, nor a "hot nude yoga" class for gay men, popular in Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles, or in any way connected to Internet-sold videos of voluptuous women doing naked yoga on wave-washed beaches with horses galloping by.

No, the new naked yoga class on Sunday mornings at the One Taste Urban Retreat Center on Folsom Street is meant to be transforming, not titillating. That's a concept that American culture, with its taboos on nudity, might find difficult to grasp. The center, which opened 10 months ago, was founded by Nicole Daedone, also a co-founder of 111 Minna Gallery. It offers dance classes and massage, has a small cafe and an art gallery, and hosts various events....

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


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Good ol' San Francisco! The original article (see link) has some nice photos that I can't post here...
1 posted on 05/24/2005 11:05:23 AM PDT by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM; BerthaDee; teenyelliott; pissant

"No, the new naked yoga class on Sunday mornings at the One Taste Urban Retreat Center on Folsom Street is meant to be transforming, not titillating."

Then what's the point???????


2 posted on 05/24/2005 11:07:19 AM PDT by thag (Vegetables: What My Dinner Had For Lunch!)
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To: pissant

Hey Pissant!

Over here!

8^)


3 posted on 05/24/2005 11:08:27 AM PDT by The SISU kid (Defiantly coloring outside the lines since 1964)
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To: TFFKAMM

You better bring your own mat.


4 posted on 05/24/2005 11:08:34 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: TFFKAMM

I want to see them do that one where they put their legs behind their head....


5 posted on 05/24/2005 11:10:34 AM PDT by freebilly (Go Santa Cruz Baseball! Win CCS!)
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To: TFFKAMM
the new naked yoga class on Sunday mornings at the One Taste Urban Retreat Center on Folsom Street is meant to be transforming, not titillating

Hehe.... she said titillating... hehehe....

6 posted on 05/24/2005 11:13:21 AM PDT by freebilly (Go Santa Cruz Baseball! Win CCS!)
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To: TFFKAMM

I think this is what Seinfeld would call "bad naked".


7 posted on 05/24/2005 11:35:15 AM PDT by SeamusVA
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To: So Cal Rocket; pissant; The SISU kid

Naked Yoga is for women that do not have more than an *A* Cup and for men Holy cajone's! would be called
Floppin Yoga!


8 posted on 05/24/2005 11:35:47 AM PDT by missyme (with)
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To: missyme

How about "Naked Yoga in Zero G"??

8^)


9 posted on 05/24/2005 11:41:12 AM PDT by The SISU kid (Defiantly coloring outside the lines since 1964)
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To: The SISU kid

??? Me no understand..:(


10 posted on 05/24/2005 11:45:31 AM PDT by missyme (with)
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To: missyme

Zero Gravity...

?comprenda me amiga?

8^)


11 posted on 05/24/2005 11:50:12 AM PDT by The SISU kid (Defiantly coloring outside the lines since 1964)
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To: The SISU kid

:)
SI Seno'r!

Thanks! LOL...


12 posted on 05/24/2005 11:54:51 AM PDT by missyme (with)
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To: missyme

13 posted on 05/24/2005 12:05:25 PM PDT by The SISU kid (Defiantly coloring outside the lines since 1964)
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To: thag; teenyelliott
Man, all those naked bits spread around for all to see and smell

Ick.

Imagine downward facing dog -- whatever you do, do not look up.

14 posted on 05/24/2005 12:15:11 PM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: The SISU kid; thag

Screw Yoga, I think this is the sil.....Wait, did someone say "Screw Yoga"...hmmmmm


15 posted on 05/24/2005 12:18:28 PM PDT by pissant (I've got a headache)
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To: missyme

I thought Free Willy was a movie about whales!


16 posted on 05/24/2005 12:21:05 PM PDT by pissant (I've got a headache)
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To: pissant

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 05/24/2005 12:23:25 PM PDT by The SISU kid (Defiantly coloring outside the lines since 1964)
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To: BerthaDee; pissant; teenyelliott

"Man, all those naked bits spread around for all to see and smell"

*sniff* *sniff*


18 posted on 05/24/2005 12:24:54 PM PDT by thag (Vegetables: What My Dinner Had For Lunch!)
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To: The SISU kid; pissant

Frankly you guys need to get on the Pig Thread!


19 posted on 05/24/2005 12:25:39 PM PDT by missyme (with)
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To: thag

scratch & sniff...........finger


20 posted on 05/24/2005 12:25:58 PM PDT by pissant (I've got a headache)
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To: thag; pissant
Bad boy!

Smack!

Get yer nose out of my . . .

21 posted on 05/24/2005 12:27:25 PM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: The SISU kid

I'm a Pilates Chick!


22 posted on 05/24/2005 12:28:46 PM PDT by missyme (with)
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To: missyme; pissant; BerthaDee; teenyelliott

OINK! OINK!


23 posted on 05/24/2005 12:28:56 PM PDT by thag (When Life Hands You a Lemon, Make Lemon Juice. Then You Can Squirt it in Your Enemy's Eyes......)
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To: pissant; missyme
Screw Yoga, I think this is the sil.....Wait, did someone say "Screw Yoga"...hmmmmm

Hey PA, you may be on to something, "Yoga-sutra"!!

8^)

24 posted on 05/24/2005 12:29:40 PM PDT by The SISU kid (Defiantly coloring outside the lines since 1964)
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To: pissant; thag

Oh, man, pissy, you should be banned for that.


25 posted on 05/24/2005 12:30:13 PM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: BerthaDee

"Bad boy!
Smack!

Get yer nose out of my . . ."

But...butt...I thought you LIKED it there!!!!


26 posted on 05/24/2005 12:30:17 PM PDT by thag (When Life Hands You a Lemon, Make Lemon Juice. Then You Can Squirt it in Your Enemy's Eyes......)
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To: thag

I'm so glad I only exercise at home.
Ever.


27 posted on 05/24/2005 12:31:18 PM PDT by najida (www.lotusdance.com/GreenAcres.html)
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To: najida

Pictures???

>:-)
(Devil grin)


28 posted on 05/24/2005 12:32:27 PM PDT by thag (When Life Hands You a Lemon, Make Lemon Juice. Then You Can Squirt it in Your Enemy's Eyes......)
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To: thag
Oh, man.

Jeeze, I''ve . . .

I'm speechless.

Thaggy, you've taken my breath away.

Thag: 1

Bertha: 0

29 posted on 05/24/2005 12:32:58 PM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: pissant

"Screw Yoga?" Don't be inelegant. It's called Tantric Yoga, and it takes two.


30 posted on 05/24/2005 12:33:12 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions Freely Dispensed as Advice)
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To: pissant
scratch & sniff...........finger

Finger yoga???

8^)

31 posted on 05/24/2005 12:35:53 PM PDT by The SISU kid (Defiantly coloring outside the lines since 1964)
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To: The SISU kid

LOL


32 posted on 05/24/2005 12:38:52 PM PDT by pissant (I've got a headache)
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To: missyme
I'm a Pilates Chick!

So is my wife....

8^)

33 posted on 05/24/2005 12:40:14 PM PDT by The SISU kid (Defiantly coloring outside the lines since 1964)
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To: missyme; pissant
Frankly you guys need to get on the Pig Thread!

The pigs cannot understand that the pearls are superior. You are blaming the pigs, but Christ is blaming the man who throws pearls to them. Naturally they think it is food and try to eat it, but find it is pebbles. So of course they are angry and want to bite him. It is no fault in the pigs. Don't throw pearls to swine: it is not fair on the swine.'

8^)

34 posted on 05/24/2005 12:44:06 PM PDT by The SISU kid (Defiantly coloring outside the lines since 1964)
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To: Veto!
"Screw Yoga?" Don't be inelegant. It's called Tantric Yoga, and it takes two.

I don't like to beat around the bush!. Nevermind, scratch that!

35 posted on 05/24/2005 12:44:37 PM PDT by pissant (I've got a headache)
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To: pissant

Naked, did someone say? Shower I must sometimes, yes?

36 posted on 05/24/2005 12:52:04 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: missyme
Floppin Yoga!

When eight hundred years old you reach, to you sometimes happen this will!

37 posted on 05/24/2005 12:57:22 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: Oberon

You look good today!


38 posted on 05/24/2005 1:05:06 PM PDT by pissant (headache gone!)
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To: pissant

That pic looks like how I feel. I'm running on about four hours of sleep. Zzzzz....


39 posted on 05/24/2005 1:10:21 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: TFFKAMM

Arrrghhh! As someone who loves yoga, I would never do it naked or want to be in class with anyone naked. I have seen the horrors of the old man who refuses to wear underpants during class & that is bad enough. Not to mention those "free spirits" who think it is OK to fart in class. I do not need pubes on my yoga mat!


40 posted on 05/24/2005 1:24:34 PM PDT by Feiny (My keyboard makes luts if typos)
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To: The SISU kid
So does this mean that Christ is blaming me for throwing that pearl of an article before all you porcine Freepers? :-)
41 posted on 05/24/2005 1:42:26 PM PDT by TFFKAMM
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To: BerthaDee; thag; pissant; carolinacrazy
Yet another reminder of why I am sooooo happy to not live in that dumb city.

Bertha is correct. No way could I "open my heart" with everyone else opening up their should-be-clothed foldy places.

42 posted on 05/24/2005 2:18:43 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: feinswinesuksass

Yikes. I'd find a new class!


43 posted on 05/24/2005 2:22:47 PM PDT by pissant (headache gone!)
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To: teenyelliott; thag; BerthaDee

OK Teeny. You be naked and we'll wear our sweats. Now we'll all be happy.


44 posted on 05/24/2005 2:23:52 PM PDT by pissant (headache gone!)
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To: pissant; BerthaDee; thag

Nakididity is not a sport I enjoy. I am a huge fan of clothing.


45 posted on 05/24/2005 2:25:32 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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foldy places.

ha ha ha.

Foldy places.

hoo hoo.

Foldy . . .

46 posted on 05/24/2005 2:26:41 PM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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I will not be happy seeing my sister in the downward dog nekkit.

Bad pissant!

47 posted on 05/24/2005 2:27:57 PM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: pissant

Due to an injury (not my eyes) I have not been to a class in 2 years. Funny thing is, one instructer used to promote her class by putting up posters that had NUDE YOGA in giant letters & then underneath in smaller letters she wrote "Now that I have your attention...."


48 posted on 05/24/2005 2:29:18 PM PDT by Feiny (My keyboard makes luts if typos)
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well, 1/2 of us would be happy!


49 posted on 05/24/2005 2:31:14 PM PDT by pissant (headache gone!)
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To: pissant

Not the half that matters.


50 posted on 05/24/2005 2:32:57 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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