Desire and repulsion are equally distracting from the path of self-discovery and enlightenment. Get comfortable in your skin and experience the deep healing of personal acceptance.
Trust your naked self with friends and strangers.
Connect the world within to the world without.
Exist as an intentional participant of life.
Feel the body.
Focus the mind.
Free the spirit.
Naked Space has become a singular and unique place in my life in New York City. A place where I have been able to re-connect with essential parts of myself and practice a path of mind-body-spirit re-integration in a safe and open environment. Michael is an amazing guide: deeply intuitive, extremely knowledgeable and a genuinely inspiring man.
I have been working with Michael as a student of yoga for the past 7 months. His teaching ability is amazing even though it never feels like a teacher/student relationship. Aside from his unbelievable knowledge of the body and the many different yoga poses, he has the ability to incorporate all this with meditation and touch, to make the body and mind feel whole and complete as well as relaxed and calm. Most importantly Michael has taught me how to incorporate all this into my daily routines whether it be at a corporate board meeting or while I am lecturing to hundreds of people. I thank Michael for keeping me focused.
My experience with Naked Space is that it is a special place; an original practice and idea, reflecting the unique qualities of its host/teacher, Michael.
I can't over-emphasize the gentle, accepting, open nature of Michael's practice, so indicative of his personality and style. Although he clearly knows what he is doing and is hightly trained, his corrections and guidance is lovingly done; there is never the feeling of a teacher "telling" students what to do; the practice is truly a shared one.
If you have ever been intimidated by the idea of practicing yoga naked, or by the experience you've had at other similar places, I really recommend this as a place to try. It is a positive, nourishing place, utterly unlike any other studios I have tried, and definitely worthy of our support!
I've never had so much attention paid to my inner body.
Naked space provides a quiet and welcoming atmosphere where we can come together—shed our clothes, our inhibitions, our stress, our everyday—and work on both mind and body. The benefit to the individual comes from being open to the work of the group—meditation, touch, breathing, massage, yoga. There is a spirit in the room that lends to a sense of grounding and freeing—one of the rare opportunities for this to happen in our urban lives.
I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful experience last July doing the restorative yoga session with you. I was so magically comfortable with you, and your loving, non-judgemental spirit was truly felt. I wanted to let you know that.