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Monday December 19th, 2022 is the last Men's Naked Beginner Class and the last Men's Naked Partner Class of 2022.
Beginner Class resumes at 6pm on Monday, January 9th, 2023!
BearNakedYogi.com/classes
I appreciate every one of you, you've made it possible for me to elevate this little business a bit more for 2023!

THANK YOU!

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
Anne Frank

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Saturday 11:30am - Men's Naked Beginner Yoga - In Person Class | BearNakedYogi 12/17/2022

Saturday 11:30am - Men's Naked Beginner Yoga - In Person Class | BearNakedYogi

Today is the last Saturday of 2022 that I am teaching the Beginner Yoga class on Saturdays.
https://www.bearnakedyogi.com/event-details/saturday-11-30am-mens-naked-beginner-yoga-in-person-class-2022-12-17-11-30
We'll resume this class on January 14, 2023!
I've noticed lately that men have been building up and holding a lot of stress in their hips and psoas muscles , likely due to the approaching holiday season. Today in practice we'll be focusing on how to open, flex, and stretch the hips properly.
Also, it's cold outside in AZ! The studio has heat but we'll review 'breath of fire' today so you can learn how to warm yourself up quickly.
If you want to see some yoga poses that target the hips, visit my blog at BearNakedYogi.com!

Saturday 11:30am - Men's Naked Beginner Yoga - In Person Class | BearNakedYogi This is a Men's Naked Yoga Class. When we are naked we are all the same!

Photos from Bear Naked Yogi's post 12/14/2022

The last Men's Naked Yin Yoga class of 2022 is tonight in Phoenix at 7:30pm. I noticed that attendance tonight is already off to quite a start!
Click here to RSVP or find out more about Men's Naked Yin Yoga:
www.bearnakedyogi.com/event-details/wednesday-7-30pm-mens-naked-yin-yoga-in-person-class-2022-12-14-19-30
Final Classes of 2022:
Saturday, December 17th, 2022
Beginner Yoga 11:30am
Monday, December 19th, 2022
Beginner Yoga 6:00pm
Partner Yoga 7:30pm

If I do not see you in class before December 19th, I hope you spend the next couple of weeks with family and friends and you have everything you need.

See you back on January 9th, 2023!

12/14/2022

I love the reflection we get in the newly surfaced pool. We opted for black pebble tech to replace the white plaster. The cold snap has caused the fire stick to glow all hours so I managed to catch this while having coffee outside.

12/10/2022

My asparagus is bigger than yours.

12/03/2022

PINDASANA (Embryo Pose)
Guys, Have you ever gone to a yoga class and within the first 15 minutes you blurt out "you want me to put my what where??!?".
Try Beginner Yoga instead!
Because athletic abilities may vary greatly, I constantly tailor poses to accommodate individual skill levels and flexibility. Those new to yoga should not be discouraged or intimidated just because they can’t do complicated acrobatic moves on their first try. It is about participating versus getting everything perfect.
🕉
https://www.bearnakedyogi.com/event-details/saturday-11-30am-mens-naked-beginner-yoga-in-person-class-2022-12-03-11-30

12/03/2022

Get a haircut!

🥵🥵🥵. How you wanna look? How you wanna feel? Get your hair together.

11/30/2022

November 30th. Wednesday Yin Yoga is cancelled this week. Back on Saturday and next week.
I rarely cancel a class but I have a very good reason!

11/28/2022

I hope your Thanksgiving 2022 went well and that you were surrounded by family friends and food. I took last week off to spend time with my family; and now that they are home safe I am back to classes starting tonight!

Monday, November 28th, 2022:
Beginner Yoga at 6:00pm
Partner Yoga at 7:30pm
All classes are $20
Studio 4 - 6201 N 7th Street, Phoenix AZ.
Entrance is on Rose Lane. Upstairs door is to the right once you enter.
Go upstairs and back to Studio 4.
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11/26/2022

WHY WOULD YOU TRY TO CLAIM MY BUSINESS????

11/17/2022

Yin Yoga is TONIGHT - Wednesday, November 16th at 7:30pm.
BearNakedYogi.com/classes
NEXT WEEK is THANKSGIVING and BNY is CLOSED!
Classes resume Monday, November 28th.

Happy Turkey Day!

11/10/2022

Reclined Swan is a great hip opener and is a little gentler than a regular Swan pose. With this configuration, the body moves a little more with each inhale and exhale and makes the breath a bit more controlled and mindful. Pull in on the exhale with the hands on the hamstring or for greater intensity, move the hands to the shin to really feel the hip stretch.

Men's Naked Yin Yoga
November 09, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM MST
Studio 4 (Central Phoenix), 6201 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, USA
Classes are $20. Entrance is on Rose Lane, Studio 4 is located on the 2nd Floor up the stairs to the right. Bring your yoga mat, block, strap or we have what you need.

11/03/2022

Wednesday's are for Yin Yoga
4 Tenets of Yin Yoga
1. Find an Appropriate Edge
2. Be Still
3. Hold for a While
4. Release with Care

All of our poses are on the floor and deliciously calm. Forrest will guide your chill Wednesday night so you can really let go and let yourself be guided from a brief ‘sugar high’ mediation in the beginning, then flow through your yin poses to your bliss.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM MST
Studio 4 (Central Phoenix), 6201 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, USA
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Wednesday's are for Yin Yoga! 11/03/2022

Wednesday's are for Yin Yoga!

Wednesday's are for Yin Yoga
4 Tenets of Yin Yoga

Bring your Yin Yoga practice to a deeper level by keeping these intentions in mind.

1. Find an Appropriate Edge
As you enter a pose, move slowly and gently into the suggested shape—without a picture of how far you should go. There's no aesthetic ideal; there's no end result we're looking for. Pause and listen to the body. Wait for feedback before moving deeper into the posture. Many people, especially dancers and athletes, have lost much of their sensitivity to the signals of the body and are used to overriding those messages. Look for an appropriate amount of intensity, a balance between sensation and space. Relax into the body; discover and explore each subtle layer along the way to your deep resting place.

2. Be Still
Resolve not to fidget. Don't try to fix or change the pose, to intensify it, or to escape the sensations. Consciously try to release (or even just imagine releasing) into the shape. Doing that helps you relax the muscles around the connective tissues you are most attempting to influence. In addition, moving can cause unsafe stress on the connective tissue, causing injury: To be safe, hold statically at the edge of your range of motion and engage muscles around sensitive areas or use props when needed.

3. Hold for a While
Hold times anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes for beginners and up to 5 minutes or more for advanced practitioners. Use a timer so you can relax without watching the clock. Substantial holds train the mind to respond skillfully to difficult circumstances. They teach you that you don't need comfort to feel at ease. Instead of contracting around feelings and sensations, invite space and breathe steadily.

4. Release with Care
In Yin practice you put your body into long holds with joints in vulnerable positions—positions that might be dangerous if you move into or out of them quickly or aggressively. As you come out of the poses (for example, Dragonfly), use your hands to support your legs and to lightly contract the muscles that oppose the openings you've been working. It can help to do a very brief, actively practiced counterpose: After doing Saddle (the Yin version of Supta Virasana), for example, sit with your legs out straight and engage your quads.
You are challenging very deep tissues that the body usually protects from lengthening—because if they're stretched suddenly, they're easily damaged. You may experience discomfort, shakiness, and instability when you come out. Don't worry; these sensations will change.

All of our poses are on the floor and deliciously calm. Forrest will guide your chill Wednesday night so you can really let go and let yourself be guided from a brief ‘sugar high’ mediation in the beginning, then flow through your yin poses to your bliss.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM MST
Studio 4 (Central Phoenix), 6201 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, USA

Wednesday's are for Yin Yoga! Wednesday's are for Yin Yoga 4 Tenets of Yin Yoga Bring your Yin Yoga practice to a deeper level by keeping these intentions in mind. 1. Find an Appropriate Edge As you enter a pose, move slowly and gently into the suggested shape—without a picture of how far you should go. There's no aesthetic id...

Photos from Bear Naked Yogi's post 10/29/2022

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I'll be running the Saturday Beginner Class for the foreseeable future into 2023 as long as I can keep renting Studio 4. I did not want to make this class too early, but I wanted to make sure you guys were not eating lunch too late or holding up social plans.
We are still going through some basics in the Beginner Class, which also happens on Monday's at 6pm if your weekends are usually booked. Most of you who have been coming have discovered that after awhile I'll challenge you a little bit to get out of your comfort zone and try a new pose. Whatever pose we still workshop and explore, there will continue to be modifications and props available and I'll still show you how to start out in an easy comfortable way which still gives you the benefits of the pose without twisting you up like a pretzel on the first try.
TODAY we'll explore some back bending exercises to energize your afternoon. Back bends can be invigorating when done properly, and I'll give some tips on how to make sure you're safe and supported. All while naked!

Saturday 11:30am - Men's Naked Beginner Yoga
Oct 29, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM MST
Studio 4 (Central Phoenix), 6201 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, USA

Now, let's see if the Metaverse let's me get away with these photos!
Nah, just kidding, I'll have to get creative to hide the peen.
Photos by on Instagram

10/28/2022

Ha!

Halloween Weekend at the farm 🎃YES we are dressing the goats up. YES we are getting festive! YES you can dress up. YES, we are giving away prizes (from the soap & gift shops) and goat yoga classes for the BEST COSTUME. Hint: anyone dressed like a goat will surely win 🧡This is the perfect Halloween date! Here are the classes to sign up for…

Saturday 9:30 am with for baby goat yoga! Yoga teacher to the stars 🤩 $40

Sunday 9:00 am Yin Yoga with baby goats and the farm owner 🫶 GOAT MAMA queen! $25

Sunday 10:30 am Baby Goat Yoga with .atherne yoga mama animal lover extrodinaire! $40

We have the best teachers and staff we could ever hope for! They literally make this experience 💕 along with our beloved goats that is!

Come see what the craze is all about and what a goat looks like wearing a tutu doing yoga!

10/23/2022
10/10/2022
10/09/2022

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New Blog Post 09/23/2022

New Blog Post

Hi Guys,
I am usually the last guy to tell you to spend a lot of money on your yoga practice. Some of you have already learned that eventually your cheaper yoga mats will wear out and you'll have to get a new one. Some of them are so cheap that they are also rather poor quality and don't really cushion your knees.
THEN I go and tell you I buy my mats from Manduka.com for $129. I learned quickly that my Ashtanga practice was going to chew up a cheap mat every week. There's a 10 year warranty on these mats if you really do wear them out fast and I actually did already replace the first one I ever bought for free due to the warranty.
They have other yoga mats to choose from but the Manduka PRO mat is by far the most solid and durable mat which has a 6mm thickness to it for help with sore knees. There is currently a 15% off coupon with code ASANA15 for this website right now.
I am NOT telling you that you have to buy a mat like this for my classes or any classes. What I am saying is that if you feel your practice is going to consistently evolve, it's worth considering an investment into a better yoga mat. One that is solid and durable so you don't have to go buy a new one every couple of months. It's YOUR PRACTICE after all, so it's OK to treat yourself.
Thanks for your practice, see you this Saturday for Beginner Yoga at 11:30am!
Forrest

New Blog Post Manduka PRO Yoga Mats on Sale

09/17/2022
09/16/2022

It's Monsoon season.

09/14/2022

Wow Naked Yogis! Attendance is back up this week. You must have all come back from a Labor Day vacation!
Tonight we'll have all of the laser projectors going and a suggested playlist from one of you to help our Yin practice stay soft and still tonight. Calm, easy and all on the floor.
See you on your mat tonight at 7:30pm!
www.nakedmensyinyoga.com

Are you guys back in town yet?
I'm still here tonight! Yin Yoga is calm, relaxing and all on the floor. No strain, no stress, just stretch and going inward.
Also, with naked men.
www.bearnakedyogi.com/event-details/wednesday-7-30pm-mens-naked-yin-yoga-in-person-class-2022-09-07-19-30

Men's Naked Beginner Yoga is back! 09/10/2022

Men's Naked Beginner Yoga is back!

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Men's Naked Beginner Yoga is back!
Just a couple of days ago I was in touch with the owner of Studio 4 who was finally able to clear up some times and days of the week for me to rent the space. Men's Naked Beginner Yoga is back for Fall 2022! Saturday's at 11:30am and Monday's at 6:00pm. These classes are easy and give you the foundations you need to cultivate your yoga practice. Whether you'd like to get back into it or try yoga out for the very first time, I won't have you upside down suspended on 2 fingers. We start with breath and meditation, and approach yoga poses from an incremental 'flow' which allows you to discover your limits without pushing yourself to an uncomfortable or painful place. I use props and modifications to help you into the pose when you are struggling.
Bear Naked Yogi classes are $20 each or there is a monthly subscription available for $160. Bring a mat, towel and your water bottle. We have everything else and even extra mats if you forgot yours.
Studio 4 is located upstairs at the Ballet Theatre of Phoenix, 6201 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, USA on the corner of 7th Street & Rose Lane. Park in the lot or you can park east of the 'No Parking' signs on Rose Lane.
I am so excited to get back to this class and make yoga accessible to everyone. When we are naked, we are all the same.
Forrest

Men's Naked Beginner Yoga is back! Men's Naked Beginner Yoga is back!

09/06/2022

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www.mensnakedpartneryoga.com
Rarely on a Monday can I say 'come unwind from the long weekend' but here we are! It's good to be home and not traveling over a holiday or spending long periods of time away to take care of family obligations in other states. It was so good to see friends this weekend and made me grateful for this community of naked men Jim and I are a part of and the relationships we've built with others. This strong group of men in Phoenix really shines and reeks of acceptance; everyone is able to lovingly witness other naked men without judgement. When I am with these guys I feel safe, supported and elevated unconditionally.
This is what I hope to bring to you every Monday at 7:30pm with Men's Naked Partner Yoga. It's a great opportunity to face your own thoughts and emotions as we stand, sit, or lie naked with each other in a supportive and loving yoga poses. Everyone can benefit from improved intimacy and better communication.
When we are naked we are all the same!

09/01/2022

Yin Yoga is a calm, quiet practice that targets major connective tissues in the body – ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones. One’s body naturally dries and contracts over the course of a lifetime and the Yin poses prompt the body to rehydrate and nourish the tissues. Yin poses require the muscles to mostly relax. The practice is primarily mat based, and poses are held for 3-5 minutes. I don't count breaths so much in this class as I use a stopwatch and allow you to concentrate on your stretch.

Yin Yoga is a powerful contemplative practice. The stillness of the poses allows the mind to relax, giving the yogi a meditative experience. It The main areas of focus are the spine, pelvis and lower limbs. The practice is appropriate for students of all levels.
Feel at ease in your body and to clear some chaos from the mind. Trying a Yin class yourself is the only way to understand this. OH and did I mention this class is conducted in a studio with other naked men?
RSVP Here:
Wednesday Men's Naked Yin Yoga 7:30pm in Central Phoenix

What is Yin Yoga? - Definition from Yogapedia 08/10/2022

What is Yin Yoga? - Definition from Yogapedia

Men's Naked Yin Yoga is every Wednesday night at 7:30pm. I am still teaching in Central Phoenix at Studio 4 located on the northeast corner of 7th Street & Rose Lane. A reminder, the extra parking at Salon Denmark next door is now GONE and they are actively following people in order to tow cars. You can see class details and RSVP here:

https://www.bearnakedyogi.com/event-details/wednesday-7-30pm-mens-naked-yin-yoga-in-person-class-2022-08-10-19-30

I found a definition for Yin Yoga here: https://www.yogapedia.com/definition/5216/yin-yoga
Yin Yoga is a slower-paced, more meditative version of the popular physical and spiritual discipline of yoga. In Yin yoga, the poses are held for a long period of time (typically three to five minutes or longer) to target the connective tissues (such as the ligaments) rather than focusing on the muscles.

We invite into our practice the elements of sacred masculinity, naked practice, 6 laser projectors and a really great group of yogis. What could be more wholesome?

What is Yin Yoga? - Definition from Yogapedia This definition explains the meaning of Yin Yoga and why it matters.

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