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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Naked Step Dance 8: Choreography A (Level: Advanced Beginner) -48C

(Level: Advanced Beginner) FULL VIDEO: vimeo.com/91678699 Teacher: Skye, Student: Wara Step Dance is a high energy, dynamic and specific form of dance. Its takes tremendous effort on the body and mind, but is loads of fun and you can add so many dance forms into it. In this video I added a bit of tap, […]

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Naked Step Dance 7: Combo B (Level: Advanced Beginner) -0048B

Full Video: vimeo.com/91678037 (Level: Advanced Beginner) Teacher: Skye, Student: Wara Step Dance is a high energy, dynamic and specific form of dance. Its takes tremendous effort on the body and mind, but is loads of fun. In this video Wara and I are learning a combo that has a variety of physical formations. It’s important […]

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Naked Step Dance 6: Combo A (Level: Advanced Beginner) -48A

(Level: Advanced Beginner) Teacher: Skye, Student: Wara Step Dance is a high energy, dynamic and specific form of dance.  Its takes tremendous effort on the body and mind, but is loads of fun. in this video Wara and I are learning a combo that has all the step basics: clapping hands, stomping feet, using the […]

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Naked Good Night Yoga 2: Evening Hatha Practice! (Beginner level) -50C

(Beginner level) Teacher: Gray Student: Collibrina In this video Gray leads Collibrina through a short Yoga practice designed for the end of the day.  The practice begins with Collibrina lying and slowing her breath and moves into gentle twisting, which is the main focus of this particular sequence.  Twisting poses can help release tension that […]

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Naked Morning Yoga 2: Morning Hatha Practice! (Beginner level) -50B

(Beginner level) Teacher: Gray Student: Collibrina This beginner practice is designed for the start of the day, to warm the body and begin to energize it. Gray has Collibrina begin with attention on her breath and warming her body through Kapalabhati. This is followed by gentle movement before coming to a standing pose and easy Sun Salutations.  […]

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Naked Yin Yoga 9: Beginning! (Level: All) -0050A

(Level: All) Teacher: Collibrina Teacher: Gray Student: Collibrina Yin Yoga works on the connective tissue in the body while most yoga practices affect the muscles.  It is a quiet, meditative practice in which poses are held for long periods to allow the tough connective tissue to slowly stretch.  In this practice Gray leads Collibrina through […]

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Gentle Awakenings (Trailer) – 0049D

(Level: All) Cast: Collibrina This gentle Qigong inspired practice is an ideal practice for less than ideal days. This is a great practice to help reinvigorate the immune system without overtaxing the body. The practice is seated and is suitable for elderly and/or disabled practitioners. (NYV0049D) Click HERE (to see the full video).

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Simple Practice! (Level: All) -49A

(Level: All) Cast: Collibrina Collibrina is guided through a practice comprised of fundamental poses that are the foundation for a wide range of ashtanga based and vinyasa practices. The beginning practitioner can quickly become acquainted with the benefits of an asana practice by simply learning this sequence while a more advanced practitioner can use this […]

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Naked Kirtan Yoga 2: Sun of Sound (Level: All) – 49C

(Level: All) Cast: Collibrina This practice explores integrating sound into a traditional hatha practice. Collibrina explores the use of sound in her meditation practice while also incorporating sound into her physical practice as such exploring the relationship between sound, breath and movement. (NYV0049C) Click HERE (to see the full video).

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Naked Heat Yoga 2: Heat Down! (Level: All) -0038

(All Levels) Teacher: Hope In this series we continue to explore a way to profit from the well acknowledged benefits of practicing gentle yoga asana in heat. This practice does not require any special equipment just a well heated bathroom, or if the bathroom isn’t naturally warm, a space which can be warmed mindfully using […]

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Naked Kirtan Yoga 1: Yin of Sound! (Level: All) -0049B

(Level: All) Cast: Collibrina Like asana practice chanting is regarded as a pathway to activating the chakras, and bringing clarity to the practitioner. Collibrina is guided through a simple chant and a basic yin practice. Both practices are complementary to more widely known hatha based asana practices. (NYV0049B) Click HERE (to see the full video).

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Naked Heat Yoga 1: Heat Up! (Level: All): 0038

(Level: All) In this series we explore a way to profit from the well acknowledged benefits of practicing gentle yoga asana in heat. Again this practice does not require any special equipment just a well heated bathroom, or if the bathroom isn’t naturally warm one which can be warmed mindfully using steam from the shower. […]

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Naked Office Yoga 12: Yoga for Knee Pain (Level: Beginner)

(Level: Beginner) If we practice without mindfulness, the knees can suffer in yoga.  If you experience knee pain in daily life or during yoga practice, this gentle sequence will teach you to treat your knees with kindness as you gain the benefits of more vigorous variations.  Beginning in tadasana (mountain pose), we bring awareness to […]

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Naked Office Yoga 11: Asana for Back Pain (Beginner level)

(Beginner level) Between commuting with heavy bags, sitting in a chair for much of the day, holding our arms in a fixed tying position, those of us who work a regular office job place a lot of strain on our spines, resulting in chronic back pain.  This series stretches and strengthens the spine, preventing future […]

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Naked Office Yoga 10: Asana At Your Desk (Beginner level)

(Beginner level) Good news – you don’t even have to leave your desk to perform some simple yoga poses that will help relieve stress and fatigue.  Even if you’re pressed for time, you can still enjoy the benefits of a few moments of movement and self-awareness in the middle of your busy day.  All of […]

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Naked Office Yoga 9: Shoulder Openers (Level: Beginner to intermediate)

(Level: Beginner to intermediate) In today’s world we are constantly using our computers and mobile devices, both of which promote a rounded upper back and closed shoulder girdle.  This series focuses on shoulder opening poses that open the heart as well, so with regular practice you’ll feel emotional benefits as well as physical ones.  We […]

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Naked Office Yoga 8: Wrist Strengtheners (Level: Beginner)

(Level: Beginner) Continuing our series on preventing and healing work-related injuries, we will focus today on the wrists.  We counterbalance the repetitive stress from hours of tying or other repetitive motion with soothing wrist stretches.  Cat/Cow is performed with flipped palms, intensely opening tight muscles in the wrists and forearms. Click HERE (to see the […]

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Naked Breakdance 6: Freestyle Battle! (Level: All)

(Level: All) Now that we have some dance moves, it’s time to use them. A great way to work through emotions is to use them to fuel your movements; if you’re having a great day or tough day, let it out! Having a CONVERSATION back-and-forth battle is also a great way to come up with […]

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Naked Breakdance 5: An Intro to Popping (Level: Beginner)

(Level: Beginner) Popping is another street style, but is very different from break dancing. We will go over a few basic elements of popping- theory, IN hits, OUT hits, and wrist hits. This is very alien movement, so it may take a lot of practice to begin to feel all of these new muscle activations. […]

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Naked Breakdance 4: Floor Moves (Level: Intermediate)

(Level: Intermediate) Break dancing- many of us picture big, explosive movements on the floor, flips, and other insane feats of strength. At the base of it all are FOUNDATION moves, and we will go over a few. If you haven’t watched the PREPARING FOR BREAK DANCING video yet, I strongly advise you to do so […]

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Naked Breakdance 3: Top Rock (Level: Beginner)

(Level: Beginner) In this video we will go over a few basic standing moves that you can modify and make your own. We will focus on getting the FEEL of the dance right versus the LOOK. Once you get the FEELING, your own personal style will start to develop. Katie, the student, gives a lot […]

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Naked Breakdance 2: Preparing for Break Dancing

(Level: All) In this video we will be focusing on how to prepare for break dancing. This is especially important if you have no experience with dance, but is a good reminder for everyone. Our wrists, elbows, ankles, and knees are prone to injury in break dancing, especially with floor moves; this is why it […]

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Nude Taoist Yoga 8: Opening the Front Gate

Here we explore Opening the Front Gate & Expanded Warrior. A Taoist Yoga variation of Warrior one and warrior two of Hatha Yoga fused with Taoist intention and other movements. The idea is to learn how to develop effortlessness while cultivating the activation of the core (abdominal muscles) This sequence is both grounding, activating and […]

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Nude Taoist Yoga 7: Taoist Squats (Level: Intermediate)

(Level: Intermediate) Here we go deeper into Taoist Yoga. The benefits of these movements can be felt immediately and really add up over time when practiced with discipline. Sinking the Chi : Here we gather the higher vibration chi (heavenly chi) a very healing Qi and we draw it down into the body.  Expanding your […]

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Nude Taoist Yoga 6: Warm ups & Swinging (All Levels)

(All Levels) Here we work with two powerful methods for awakening & activating the bodies energy. They also serve to melt tension and create a sense of groundness and peace of mind. Swinging methods open & stimulate the spine and channels, to prepare for the cultivation of chi (life force). These theories are also explored. […]

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Nude Taoist Yoga 5: Full Breath Method (Level: All)

(Level: All) Building upon the idea of the follower modifying the leader’s movements in the Echoing exercise, here will go a bit further. In Contrasting, we will aim to be the opposite of our partner. For example, if one person decides to do fast movement, the other does slow movement; if one is doing sharp, […]

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Nude Yoga for Beauty 3: Pretty Feet (Level: Beginner)

(Level: Beginner) Especially for women who clomp around on hard pavement in high heels all day, the feet often become a source of pain and discomfort rather than a strong, healthy base for the whole body.  This sequence stretches and strengthens the feet, giving them some nice release from all the hard work we impose on […]

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Nude Yoga for Beauty 2: Glowing Skin (Level: All)

(Level: All) At all ages, fresh and glowing skin is an unmistakable marker of health and beauty.  In this sequence, we will move into poses that stimulate blood flow to the face and neck, aiding circulation.  We begin with Anuloma Viloma breath to equalize the two halves of the brain and calm stress, as stress […]

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Nude Yoga for Beauty 1: Fat Loss

(Level: Beginner-Intermediate) A strong, healthy body cuts across all different cultural ideals of beauty.  For those of us who have a mainly sedentary lifestyle, fat accumulation impedes us looking and and feeling our best.  A vigorous vinyasa flow practice engages the metabolism and Right-Sizes the body.  We begin this sequence with kapalabhati breath, which stimulates […]

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Nude Facial Yoga (Level: All)

(Level: All) In this fun facial yoga sequence, we learn the exercises that people have been using for thousands of years before Nip and Tuck to keep their faces looking youthful.  Tap into the kid at heart, because we’re going to do funny faces like Lion’s Breath, Smiling Fish Face, and Temple Dancer Eyes, along […]

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