I loved this article enclosed in this blog. She expresses so clearly the liberation and the layers upon layers I remove with my Nude Yoga. One of the layers as I have mentioned before disrobing was my sexual assault I suffered years again. The images and the thoughts so eloquently written expresses the feelings I wish all can achieve upon practicing yoga in my class. Enjoy the article and hope to see you soon.
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NUREVEAL YOGA AND BLISSFUL LOTUS
Love Without Limits: A Discovery Into Open Relationships:
A Retreat for Couples to learn more about Love through Nude Yoga and Intimate Discussion
ORLANDO, FL: NuReveal Yoga announces collaboration with Blissful Lotus School of Loving Arts to bring you a new and exciting retreat for couples. This two-day retreat will cover topics regarding open relationships, their components and elements and love in three different forms (self- love, love for your partner and love beyond the couple without hurting the couple). This retreat will feature the best from the two experts collaborating for this project. Both believe that one needs to love oneself in order to love another individual as well as developing positive views on issues that society may deem as untraditional. It is this knowledge and experience that these ladies bring to the couples’ attention in this retreat.
Stacey from Blissful Lotus School of Loving Arts will take on the Open Relationship discussion with 10-11 couples on Day One. On Day Two, Luna from NuReveal Yoga will take the elements discussed on Day One and introduce the elements of Love in three forms through nude yogic movements. This event will be held at the Knowledge for Spiritual Living Center, otherwise known as the CommUnity Center 729 located at 729 N. Thornton Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803 from June 27-28, 2015 starting at 1:00pm and ending at 6:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am -6:00PM on Sunday. This event will provide you with answers to all the questions one might have regarding open relationships, nude yoga, love, tantric practices, sexuality, etc.
Cost: $595 per couple until May 27
After May 27, $795
SPECIAL PRICING FOR MILITARY/VETERAN
Provide Payment via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note of MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL Couples Workshop and only pay $395 per couple. This special ends Tuesday, May 26 at 12:01am Eastern Standard Time.
TWO EXPERTS. TWO DAYS. ONE EVENT.
NuReveal Yoga offers co-ed nude yoga classes at this location on Tuesdays at noon and two other locations in Orlando. One is located across the street on Mills Avenue, while the third location is in the Dr. Phillips Area in a private residence. Classes on Mills Avenue are held every Friday at 5:30pm, while classes at the private residence are held upon appointment. Other services available are private classes, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Faciliation/MyoFascial Release Session, Couple/Partner Yoga Classes, Chakra Re-alignment, Personal Training, Speaking Engagements and Spiritual/Life Coaching.
Blissful Lotus offers private coaching, classes, Speaking Engagements, Workshops, and Teleseminars.
ABOUT BLISSFUL LOTUS: Founded in 2009. Blissful Lotus is a company that offers various services to couples and singles both women and men in regards to love, alternative relationships, seduction and intimacy. Blissful Lotus is owned and operated by Stacey Murphy. Stacey Murphy is a Certified Intimacy Coach, Erotic Education Director and a Level 2 Initiate in Ipsalu Tantra. She graduated with a Certification as a Master Sex Expert from Loveology University in 2011. Blissful Lotus has been featured in several local magazines and was honored twice by Orlando Weekly as the Best Adult Entertainment 2010 & 2011, 3rd Place. You can find Stacey at www.theBlissfulLotus.com, BlissfulLotus@gmail.com and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/blissfullotusromanceboutique).
ABOUT NUREVEAL YOGA: Founded in 2012 and incorporated in 2014, NuReveal Yoga is a company that caters to the nudist and naturist communities as well as those who are willing to learn yoga in the nude. It is run by the President, Luna Phoenix. Luna is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer and Black Belt holder in Tae Kwon Do. The goal of the company is to enhance the union of the spiritual, emotional and physical plane in a naturist state using an unmasking ceremony that uses the removal of clothing as a symbol of the removal of the “masks” we place on ourselves to perform our daily duties in society. This yogic practice leaves us to our true form.
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NuReveal Yoga starts every yoga session with an unmasking ceremony. I use clothing as symbols to be removed during the yogic practice. What symbols are we removing? Our mayas! Mayas are sanskrit for veils, perception, illusion. A veil that covers our truth and our light. In other words, the mask we place on ourselves to protect our light from the outside world. The mask we place on ourselves to live among society. We all wear different masks for different roles. Now Yoga is to assist the individual to peel away the Maya however, the unmasking ceremony takes it a little deeper in Nude Yoga.
At the beginning of every class, the unmasking ceremony begins in Tadasana with our feet grounded to the ground by our four corners of our feet and then elevate our hands to the Universe with interlaced fingers except for the Pointer fingers and thumbs. In this position, we breathe deeply into our rib cage expanding from the sides and exhale deeply. The purpose is to breathe in light to cover your aura on the outside of your physical and breathe out anything that no longer serves you from within. Allowing your pointer fingers and your thumbs to be the insertion point of the light from the Universe as well as the exit point of the doubts, fears and whatever else no longer serves you to the Universe. We take another inhale and upon the exhale, we connect our elbows in front of our face and then our thumbs to the temple to unzipper the first layer of maya off the physical body. (The removal of our tops so we may be topless.) Return to Tadasana and bring to awareness to how you may feel from when you walked into the door. Observe for a few breaths and return to the practice of elevating arms and breath. Connecting to the Universe once again. We repeat the process again until we remove the lower half of our mayas. (The removal of our bottoms to the side so that we are now naked.) It is after this ceremony, that we are now prepared to see our truth. We are now ready to receive more light from the Universe rejuvenating our inner bodies, enhance our connection to the Divine Intelligence of it all, and prepare to move our bodies fluidly to enhance our relationship with it.
Every Year in Orlando and Tampa, Nude Nite displays an array of artwork and live art shows for three nights in each town. Every February around Valentine’s Day, it is in Orlando and then on the first full weekend in March, they go to Tampa. This year they had a live art installment called “Shredding Garments”. Its purpose and live display reminded me of what we, NuReveal Yoga do during the Unmasking Ceremony.
Shredding Garment Description and its sign
If you are interested in participating in this live art installment, go to Nude Nite Tampa tonight or tomorrow night. Otherwise, to shred the mayas on a daily basis, come to a NuReveal Yoga class. I would love to help you out.
Good month of Love to you all. How are your resolutions coming along? Have they fallen to the wayside already or are you just beginning? Well, I vowed that this year would be different. Every year, I make so many resolutions for health, wealth, education and spiritual changes. Every year, I succeed in some and fail in others. Come December, I access and evaluate my year and create new resolutions for the following year. It has been an endless cycle for as long as I can remember. Well, this year, is a different year. This year I vowed evolution not change. I decided not to write any resolutions that had a deadline this year instead I concentrated on major goals and broke it down to simple steps that lead to those goals.
Well, one of those goals was to increase my financial abundance and reorganize my business. So, I decided to take a 28 day Finding Flow Challenge to see what I may be missing in my business. I wanted to discover the missing link that would elevate my business from its plateau.
For 28 days in January, I shared assignments and Flow Play with the organizer and my fellow Finding Flow Challengers on Facebook. I learned a lot of business strategies, marketing techniques and basic business time management skills. I met a lot of great entrepreneurs and I wish them the very best. Yet, this challenge opened up my eyes to what my focus really should be.
When I created NuReveal Yoga, my goal was to bring nude yoga to the masses. Yoga studios are abundant in Central Florida but there are not many studios that offer nude yoga. The only studios that offer nude yoga are for men only. I am a female. Where would I be able to participate? A question which I felt that other women were asking as well. Where can women and men do yoga together in a safe nude setting? There was no place where both men and women could come together to do nude yoga and experience the spiritual energies that come from both sexes until I came along.
My primary focus was to display the physical benefits of performing yoga in the nude while connecting to your Highest Power. Using my skills as a yoga instructor and personal trainer, I assisted my clients and students in alignment oriented, physically challenging asanas and ended in a hypnotic spiritually infused savasana. I wanted everyone who came to have an invigorating class with an awe-spiring cool-down.
Classes grew very fast, a little too fast. When something grows as fast as what my classes did, only two things can happen: continued growth or a crash and burn. Lucky for me, I just experienced a plateau’ed effect. The loyal students were there but I was not getting any new clients. I would advertise. I would offer discounted prices. I would offer free meet and greets. Offered more classes in better environments. A few new heads popped in but the numbers did not go up as much as I desired.
The 28 Day Challenge and my BIG LESSON
After the Challenge, I had an opportunity to speak to the organizer of the Challenge. Mind you, I had spoken to her before two and half years prior when I had quit my day job and started my fitness career working as a Personal Trainer in a gym by day and Nude Yoga Instructor on the weekends. I called her then to kick start my new career and here I am again calling her to kick start my now fulltime Nude Yoga business. Our discussion lead to a major decision: focus on my Nude Yoga business and advertise only to naturist and nudist or separate myself from my NuReveal Yoga brand use it occasionally and focus on working with Chiropractors and other medical/therapy professionals as a Yoga Therapist.
Although the phone call lasted only fifteen minutes, it felt like a long dragged out fight with my ego and my passion. I understood her advice. Nudity is not mainstream. People have strong emotions when it comes to nudity. Some feel that it is immoral. Some see it as fascinating but scared of the social stigma of harsh judgment. Some are obsessed with nudity as a sexual object. It would be okay to teach nude yoga to those who are interested but if I wish to make money and have career in this then I am to go mainstream. Central Florida is just not the home for co-ed nude yoga classes. Central Florida is not ready. If I really wish to do this then I need to focus on where the nudists/naturists live and play.
After the phone call, I felt drained and very disappointed. It left me with any questions. I love Orlando. It offers so many things here for my children that fits their needs and activities. Do I really need to move to South Florida or to a different state that nude yoga will be more attractive and lucrative? Do I really have to shy away from my brand and focus on being a Yoga Therapist to the mainstream masses? Is it really necessary just to focus on the nudist/naturist group? Would the mainstream masses never accepted nudity as a natural thing? Something deep inside of me just couldn’t accept that fact.
I have been teaching nude yoga for three years. Two of those three, I did it on a part time basis. I felt like I lived a double life. Working as a secretary or as a personal trainer by day, teaching nude yoga on the weekends. I wasn’t able to tell people at my day job the yoga I taught because of the social stigma my bosses anticipated. They felt it may hurt my day job. To shy away from my NuReveal Yoga brand after I officially incorporated the business in May 2014 felt as if I was betraying myself; betraying the clients I have grown to love and teach the beauty of nude yoga. To go into Yoga Therapy in the medical field would be fantastic and assist my other passion of helping people heal that doing away from NuReveal Yoga made me feel as if I am currently doing something dirty and needs to be kept secret. I felt as if I would be undermining the nudist/naturist community as nothing but a bunch of cheapos or giving up on the Mainstream public as a bunch of hopeless immature individuals that are doomed to remain ignorant to the beauty and benefits of nudity?
I refuse to believe to either scenario. So what was my conclusion My conclusion is that my focus will no longer be YOGA but NUDITY. Do not get me wrong I will still spread the word about fitness, healing, energy and yoga. I love it. It has transformed me in so many ways. However, I need to bring NUDITY into the forefront. I need to spread to the world that nudity does not equal sex. It can be a part of it. It can be sexy but it does not constitute sex. Being nude with myself and performing yoga in the nude allowed me to gain my body back for myself after my sexual assaults. I can not deem nudity as dirty. Yoga taught me that my Inner Body holds a precious Light that is connected to a Universal Divine which in turn connects us, human beings to one another. Therefore my physical body is a temple for the Precious Being within. When the Physical Body is ill, the Inner Body is affected as well and vice versa. So the relationship between the two is very important. The Body is no longer an object for me. It is a precious temple of the Precious Divine Light within me.
If being nude is truly evil, then as babies we would be born with covering or clothing. Think of it. When did the message of nudity being immoral came about? I have studied the Bible for several years and nowhere have I found that nudity is evil. Disrobing in front of family members was mentioned in the Bible but we need to take into context what they were talking about. It was really about sex not nudity. Again if nudity was evil, why would God ask Adam and Eve how they knew they were naked in the Garden of Eden? He is the all seeing all knowing so it is a redundant question then isn’t it?
I do believe that if we return back to when Nudity was a sense of being and not of sense of sexuality we would be able to remove the negative stigma of nudity. Therefore, if we change our perspective of the naked human body, we can alter behavior and attitudes towards the human body. So that will be my goal for this year: to educate the masses and change their minds about nudity. So with that in mind, I have faith that the attitude of the mainstream can be changed to a positive reaction towards nudity. It will take awhile but I am willing to lead the fight here in Central Florida while my fellow Nudies will lead the passageway in other states. Together we will change the minds of all.
Thank you for the Finding Flow Challenge for helping to find my 2015 focus. Thank you, Isis Phoenix for bringing us nudie yogis together in the Naked Yoga Alliance. I am so excited about the mission and can’t wait to assist in pioneering this new wave of enlightenment.
Nude Yoga and two beautiful bodies outside in nature. See the harmony in this picture? See the love? I find this to be a beautiful image of acceptance, harmony, pure surrender to the environment and connectivity to the Universe as one entity. Come and join me in Nude Yoga. Let us be harmonious with our environment and Universe.