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Being a Relationship Coach and a Yoga Instructor, it would be ludicrous for me not to teach Couples Yoga! Right? And why not teach the class in the nude?
The experience is magnified – by a thousand – and brings the couples into a closer connection with each other without it being a ‘sexual’ connection per se (just because we’re naked, doesn’t mean it has to be sexual). Naturally, it is quite a sensual practice, however the concept is to create a bond of ‘non-sexual intimacy’, and couples soon realise after 5 minutes of being naked that it is FAR more of a spiritual connection, than a sexual connection taking place. Teaching Nude Yoga feels like natural progression for me; something I was born to share with the world. So after teaching our first workshop on the weekend in Perth, I wanted to scream it from the rooftops! I interviewed one of the couples who attended, Kendall and Todd, to share their experience with us about how they felt throughout the practice and what to expect (or not expect)…

Being a Relationship Coach and a Yoga Instructor, it would be ludicrous for me not to teach Couples Yoga! Right? And why not teach the class in the nude?
The experience is magnified - by a thousand - and brings the couples into a closer connection with each other without it being a 'sexual' connection per se (just because we're naked, doesn't mean it has to be sexual). Naturally, it is quite a sensual practice, however the concept is to create a bond of 'non-sexual intimacy', and couples soon realise after 5 minutes of being naked that it is FAR more of a spiritual connection, than a sexual connection taking place. Teaching Nude Yoga feels like natural progression for me; something I was born to share with the world. So after teaching our first workshop on the weekend in Perth, I wanted to scream it from the rooftops! I interviewed one of the couples who attended, Kendall and Todd, to share their experience with us about how they felt throughout the practice and what to expect (or not expect)...

Expressing your truth can be an uncomfortable, tedious and sometimes, terrifying experience. But it also doesn't have to be. I recently had a session with an incredible healer, who, whilst doing Reiki on my body, found a huge blockage in my throat Chakra. On the drive home, whilst feeling lighter but also highly emotional, I realised how much I wasn't expressing...or if I was expressing, it was not in a very healthy way (i.e. mini tantrums, passive aggressiveness, bottling up). As it turns out, I had communication blockages with my partner, in a business relationship, home-life, family and friendships. Some major and impacting the direction of my life, others minor frustrations amongst housemates.  And of course, the way life works, they all came at once! What I realised is that true communication takes courage, healing takes work, and walking around on eggshells with people is damn painful!


When I tell people I teach Nude Yoga, I get all kinds of responses and facial expressions. I have heard every nude yoga joke in the book and every excuse as to why not come and attend a workshop. Such as: "Eww, I don't want to see other people's dangly bits." "Naked downward dog...interesting." "You couldn't pay me to do that." "Thanks, I think I'll pass." "I don't think I am there yet...wherever 'there' is." "Mmmm. Maybe...if I lost 10 kilos." "No one wants to see that!"  And so on and so forth. I was determined to break the taboo and extinguish Nude Yoga's bad reputation by creating a beautiful, safe space for people to come and experience complete acceptance of their physical bodies. I yearn for people to be able to access, express and release their raw bodies and stored emotions, in a safe and supportive space. I want people to be set free and allow fresh life force energy back in to nourish their bodies and souls with pleasure and vitality...and do it all in the nud!

'Sadhana' simply means spiritual daily practice.
 
I have always felt resistance to having a daily practice of anything. In fact, I used to take pleasure in how un-routine my life was. Mundanity, ritual and monotony were the enemy; no day was ever the same and I loved it that way.
 
*Rebel Fist Pump*
 
I thrived on uncertainty, diversity and variety - it is what got me through the days when I worked in a salesy corporate job in an life-less office environment I despised (i.e. 'hmmm which route should I run to work today?', 'I wonder who will I shag tonight?', 'coffee, tea or vodka?').
 
A daily practice of yoga, meditation or anything worthwhile annoyed me. Besides if I wanted to practice it I wanted it sporadically and if it wasn't spontaneous, it was routine, which was so...blah.
[Note this is before I discovered Kundalini Yoga. I often talk about my life in terms of 'before KY' and 'after KY', kind of like BC and AC].
 
Since my extended play-time dancing with my shadow self during my singledom days (her name is 'Roxy'), I realised that this resistance is in fact the reason WHY I SHOULD have a daily practice, whereit be yoga, meditation, prayer, affirmations, gratitude or self pleasuring.
More on that soon...
 

Guest post by Ares Chaplin Anyone who classifies themselves as a 'sex geek', has ever watched porn, or who has a genuine interest in sex, is most probably familiar with the recent ‘explosion’ of female ejaculation or ‘squirting’ videos ‘flooding’ the internet. If you are like most people, including me, and you have ever seen one of these videos online, you probably thought the girls were just peeing and in some cases you may have been right. Not withstanding, the phenomenon of female ejaculation is indeed very real and I know this because; not only is there lots of very real and valid science behind it, I also have had personal experiences with it… as has my partner, and many of our amazing friends.

I met Susana Frioni back in 2013 when I was in a less-than-healthy space. At the time I was in an office job I resented, I was still binge drinking myself to an oblivion on the weekends as a coping mechanism, smoking cigarettes regularly to 'calm' myself, and in a secret relationship with a man who was completely...unavailable. I was unhappily single and lost, but still extremely determined to pull myself out of this mess. *Having experienced all this personally makes me such a damn good coach because I have been there, done that. And I GET IT.*

Tantra isn't just for people in relationships, and it certainly goes beyond sexuality.  In tantra, the most important relationship that exists is the relationship with the self, as this effects our external relationships - everyone is a mirror. We are the internal microcosm with the external macrocosm (our inner landscape reflects our outer landscape) and it's key that we harness and cultivate that relationship with the self - both human (physical) and divine (God/spiritual) - first and foremost. 

What makes Tara Bliss so damn sexy is her conversation. Her chat is awesome (just read this interview and you will see what I mean!) but so is her soul mission.  Bliss is a coach, author and fellow Kundalini Yoga Teacher (with swagger) and is deeply passionate about guiding women to stretch beyond what is reasonable, or what feels possible. Named a ‘self-help guru’ by ELLE magazine, her teachings have been featured in Cleo, The Sunday Mail, The Daily Love and Mind Body Green. So keep an eye out for this shining star! And read on for how she embodies 'sexy'...  

As a single woman trolling through Tinder for the better half of 2014...I ended up meeting my boyfriend organically, i.e. by natural causes.  Go figure! The truth is, as soon as I let go, did some serious soul work, cut energetic and physical chords with other men hanging around, and incorporated a daily 'sensual self-loving sadhana'...I had an amazing man walk into my life. But boy oh boy it took almost two years to get to that point!

Christal is a Las Vegas-dwelling entrepreneur, who runs a successful coaching business for women called  'The Ladies Coach'. Christal's videos and musings are not only ridiculously empowering and educational they are also hilarious, sassy and super-creative productions. I discovered Christal through being a mutual Tony Robbins groupie and felt I needed to share her enthusiasm for Beyoncé, the word 'AROUSE' and chocolate coated strawberries. Read on to see what these three things have in common...

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