Last year, a yoga studio in Chelsea phased out women and rebranded as Le Male Yoga, offering up all nude classes to a testosterone-fueled clientele. Le Male Yoga has now re-rebranded as Bold & Naked Yoga, and is welcoming women back into the fold—and along with them come women-only and coed naked yoga classes. But there's nothing sexual about it.
The women-only classes will be different from the studio's all-male, over-55 naked classes: "We work a little more in emotional psychologies, to really help women to feel good about themselves," owner Joschi Schwarz told DNAInfo.
"It's a different way of thinking in yoga land." As for the coed classes, Schwarz insists there's nothing sexual about it—on the website, it even states, "If you are looking for an orgasm, you are in the wrong place."
"I know sexuality is always in people's minds and I have a feeling that a lot of people don’t know that yoga has nothing to do with sex at all — it has to do with sensuality, there’s nothing wrong with that," Schwarz added. There are of course also regular old vanilla clothed yoga classes at the studio, but it's not quite as exciting when it's something you can do in the back of the cab.