Bold & Naked Yoga’s New Year’s Resolution for 2014: Be Your Authentic Self

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Everyone puts on a mask to leave the house but wouldn’t it be so much simpler to just be who you are and not hide behind a façade? Bold & Naked Yoga in New York City encourages students to be their authentic self, show up as they are and liberate themselves from other people’s perceptions and opinions by practicing Nude Yoga.

Naked Yoga helps you to liberate yourself and be free of other people's perception. Self-liberation comes at a price and that price is getting out of your comfort zone.

A recent New York Times article describes Yoga as leaving home and going naked, which is exactly what Bold & Naked Yoga in New York City is practicing. Joschi Schwarz and Monika Werner - co-owners of NYC’s first Nude Yoga studio - encourage their students to show up with the right attitude, develop awareness, be their authentic self and feel comfortable in their own skin. By shedding their clothes and practicing Yoga in the nude, students literally drop the masks and labels they hide behind all day.

Nudity today is still a venture into the socially taboo realm. Many people are afraid to show up as they are without their protective layers for fear of consequently being judged by other people. But when students are completely comfortable with who they are and aren’t obsessed with thinking about how they look and what others may think of them, interpersonal connections and a deeper connection to themselves will surface.

As a catalyst for living an authentic life, Bold & Naked Yoga encourages their students to not change in order to fit in, but rather embrace their differences and uniqueness in order to stand out. As Kurt Cobain said it so perfectly: ‘I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.’

Sure, social nakedness can be intimidating and a little bit scary at times, but like anything else worth having, self-liberation comes at a price and that price is getting out of your comfort zone.

About Bold & Naked Yoga:

Bold & Naked Yoga is a welcoming and intimate urban base, a vibrant hub of New York culture and a personal gateway into what is one of the coolest 'BOLD & NAKED' places around.

Bold & Naked Yoga is a great place to take a yoga class, chat and enjoy the low-key, relaxed atmosphere that makes for an undemanding and unpretentious experience.

Bold & Naked offers Yoga classes in the nude and clothed, Naked Yoga Private Sessions, Yoga Life Coaching, Tantric Yogassage and Yoga Teacher Trainings as well as Continuing Education Programs in New York City and world wide.

Bold & Naked is not about being naked for naked's sake, even though that's perfectly fine. It is about being comfortable in ones own skin and the amazing confidence that comes with it. It's about knowing, accepting and loving oneself at the core - perfect and capable of anything.

What's distinctive about Bold & Naked's teaching and coaching is that student and teacher are in it together, raw and brave. A rare experience of real life spirituality.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Monika at info(at)boldnaked(dot)com.

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