Ready to explore what the world looks like upside down? Come join us for an introduction to headstands and handstands. After a stretch and warm up, Rachel will teach a step-by-step process to learn these fun and challenging inversions. Advanced students will enjoy learning in-depth strengthening techniques to hold the inversions longer and attempt some variations. Exact entry instructions will be sent with ticket confirmation. Doors will open at 7:20 and close at 7:40. If you are late you will not be allowed entry.
7:20 - doors open, clothed mingling
7:40 - doors closed, brief preamble, disrobing
7:50 - inversion workshop
9:10 - workshop concludes, socializing with light snacks and beverages
9:30 - event ends, attendees depart
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This is Rachel: a body intelligence explorer, connector, gymnastics teacher, and creative. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rachel moved to NYC to pursue a creative job in welding and woodworking. As she adjusted to life in NYC, her path began to create itself and its direction shifted from welding and woodworking to the art of human connection and wellness. She believes that human connection is activism, activism that is actively planting seeds towards a more fulfilling, vulnerable, permission giving, and expansive (inwards and outwards) culture.
Just Naked’s Principles
These are the principles that guide most of our events. Event leaders are allowed some flexibility, so please read the details of each event before attending. While these guidelines are common sense for most, our goal is to calmly guide anyone for whom this information is not obvious.
For our coed events, men need to be fully nude and women are allowed to wear bottoms. Why? For a woman, going topless or even breastfeeding in public can be seen as a subversive or erotic display, while men enjoy much more clothes-freedom. Because nudity may present menstruating women and trans people with technical or psychological difficulties, we allow anyone with these concerns to wear bottoms and any other gender-affirming devices (breastplates/packers/etc).
Cruising means looking for a date or sex. You might be perceived as a cruiser if you do any of the following:
- ask someone to meet outside of the event
- ask about someone’s relationship status
- compliment someone’s physical features
- maintain a close distance during conversation
- follow someone around an event (be friendly, not clingy)
- stare at a person’s body during conversation
There are some circumstances when the above behaviors might be appropriate at a platonic event, but this is not likely to be the case between two people who barely know each other. We suggest that you err on the side of caution if you have any doubt. If you are the recipient of unwanted attention, please inform an event coordinator and/or ask the person to stop.
Nudity is not an invitation. At our events, you must ask permission before touching anyone with whom you are not very familiar. This includes non-sexual touch, such as a hand on the shoulder or a hug.
The Erection Question
Men, if you feel yourself getting an erection, please know that this is a very NORMAL bodily function; however, we are trying to uncouple and distinguish the difference between nudity and explicit sexuality (and yes, it's possible!). We ask that you become aware of your arousal, take a moment to yourself to celebrate the fact you are human and then to please excuse yourself until your fire cools. We don't want to shame any erections, but want to be respectful to others in the group.
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While some of our events allow responsible BYOB, this will never be the featured activity. If you are visibly intoxicated, you will be asked to leave.
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