Yoga SilhouetteIn yoga, you seekYoga in the nude harmony between your body and mind, work on the eternal competition between reality and ideal, seek the slow perfecting of your physical reality and the approach to a set goal – and every step in this direction means fulfilment and happiness. If you succeed in forming mind and body into a perfect unity, yoga brings you closer to perfection in meditation.
That you might need clothes for such a self-centred activity as yoga – no one would ever think of that. The fact, that most yoga meetings in the world take place dressed nevertheless, is due to the bad habits of people: About 25 centuries ago, people slowly got used to wearing clothes for common activities, and now they often don't even take them off when bathing or at home. Yoga, especially yoga in the nude, shows a way back to your own nature.
Perfect Bend Down
Perfect Bend Down
Yoga teacher, 32
He's still practising
He's still practising
Yoga student, 72
When – as in yoga – it is about physical exercises, that require suppleness, flexibility, and deep concentration, Yoga in the nudeclothing can only be disturbing. German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT (registration required to read) reported in an article “Nackt Yoga-Unterricht wie es wirklich ist” ( about nude yoga: “There are no clothes, that pinch your bottom or stick to your body soaked with sweat. This allows you to concentrate more on the figures, achieve a deeper relaxation, and perceive yourself more intensely.”.

In Germany, there are regular nude yoga sessions every two weeks in Munich, even weekly in Berlin, occasionally in Cologne or Freiburg. In other centres or in smaller towns, you usually have to look a little harder to find nude yoga classes. When searching on the Internet, there are of course many objects on offer, which misuse nude yoga as a bait for sex topics – but you can quickly recognise them. However, there are quite a few yoga studios in Germany, which occasionally offer clothes-free classes. Searching – or asking – is worthwhile!

Altes Zollhaus [en: Old Customs House] Nude Yoga Exercises – Photo courtesy of the hotelYou can plan a special nude yoga experience for your next vacation in eastern Germany: The Yoga-Kunst-Hotel Altes Zollhaus in Hermsdorf (Erzgebirge Mountains) offers regular wellness stays with nude yoga classes, both for women only and together for men and women

The yoga classes are conducted by the engaged nude yoga pioneer Elke Lerchner. The yoga stays in the Altes Zollhaus are complemented by numerous other wellness offers such as various saunas, massage, and cosmetics, as well as restaurant offers with Saxon, Italian, Ayurvedic cuisine.

Good to know: The hotelier family is also open-minded about other nude activities, e.g. nude bathing and sunbathing at a forest lake. If there is a corresponding demand, further events could be offered after consultation.


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