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Instructors

Victor is the founder of NWY, and has only ever worked with men in his entire yoga career since 2004. He has a fine understanding of the male physique and its capabilities. He began his studies at the Astanga Institute in Rome, Italy, and after he became a teacher, he moved to LA where he discovered a small group of guys who were practicing together naked in an apartment. Victor helped that group grow as studio assistant and instructor, and soon they were holding multiple classes a week in three studios across greater LA. When the opportunity came to be the leader of  Naked Yoga Los Angeles, he took it, and was soon leading guys on retreats from northern California to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He is married to and business partners with his awesome husband Christopher, who is a Naked Warrior himself!

 

His class style ranges from restorative/yin, and vinyasa, and will always focus on proper breathing and alignment. His goal is to share with this unique community the powers of yoga: uniting body, mind, and spirit in a way that can only be shared by naked men together.

Photo credit: Josè Arroyo Photography

Cole is from northern California and has been teaching yoga in Los Angeles for over two years. He comes from a lifetime of sports and athletics. In high school Cole was a wrestler and in college he pursued  weightlifting and dance. Cole discovered yoga in 2011 while studying music in college and instantly connected to the meditative practice of uniting physical movement with breath and rhythm. He began teaching Power Yoga and Yoga Sculpt at CorePower Yoga studios around Los Angeles. Over the years he has taught yoga classes in many formats, including: Vinyasa/Power, Bikram/Hot Power Fusion, Yin/Restorative and Hatha. He is loaded with certifications! 

 

Cole’s style offers a modern, sexy twist of Vinyasa that combines strength training principles with the pillars of yoga flow: Breath, Flow, Focused Gaze, Core Engagement, Alignment/Safety, Strength, Relaxation, Meditation, and Psychology. In addition to teaching yoga, Cole is an experienced CrossFit coach, touring singer/songwriter and guitar teacher. Cole utilizes his unique skill set to cultivate a fun and dynamic class that encourages his students to connect with their minds, bodies and community.

Cameron is a 500hr RYT and has studied with Rocky HeronNoah MazéMichael Baez and Peach Friedman. He is also a conscious dancer and movement medicine facilitator. Years ago, while recovering from a series of traumatic experiences, he turned to yoga and meditation and his life was transformed. He believes that yoga is a way of living that helps us embrace our whole imperfect self - akin to Wabi Sabi, a Japanese aesthetic philosophy that seeks to find beauty in the imperfect. His class is ever-evolving, but like the phases of the moon, doing our best looks a little different each day - that doesn’t make it any less beautiful, or wondrous or worthy.  Cameronebecame a teacher to share this truth and to facilitate physical and emotional healing on a deeply human level.  He says he knows he can’t save the whole world, but he can stand up in front of a group of Naked Warriors and be a beacon on their path toward letting go, toward self love, and embracing our own radical authenticity. 

 

Photo credit: Ryan Stanford (@ryanstanfordphotography)

Therapists

Kyle received his professional degree from Emperor's College, the top Chinese Medicine school in California and the second highest ranking school in the nation. His intuitive nature, empathic focus and skillful knowledge of the body’s systems of health allow Kyle to facilitate his patients' achieving wellness in all areas of life. Kyle uses acupuncture along with other specialized techniques such as: cupping, herbal medicine, essential oils, e-stim, massage and intuitive energy work. Beyond Kyle’s technical skills as a practitioner, he approaches each patient with compassion, allowing for a professionally rewarding and healing relationship. Kyle is currently in the last quarter of earning his Doctorate in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with a focus on men’s health and prostate pathologies. Please contact us directly to schedule with Kyle.

Luke  has joined us to co-lead our body workshops designed around Kahuna Bodywork, a Hawaiian-style massage using forearms, elbows, and hands for a deep, therapeutic, and intimate connection. He has been working with Kahuna Bodywork for 6 years, completing multiple levels of the training at home in Australia. In our workshop, we'll begin with a warm-up of an hour of gentle single and partnered yoga, and then have two hours of learning techniques and then practicing on each other. You'll have the extra pleasure of having two sets of hands on you at a time.

Andy is the owner of Cubby Care, and is our resident 'Nearly-naked' esthetician. So many happy clients recommend him for the amazing facials and skin care regimens for men.  Andy has specialized in men's skin's needs, and that is why he is the perfect addition to our group. He is almost finished with his clinical license, and then will be able to provide even more services! Please contact us directly to schedule with Andy.