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How the Media creates Body Issues

How the Media creates Body Issues

Each second our brain receives millions of single impressions. After receiving 40 of them consciously, the rest is being processed unconsciously, as it would otherwise be completely overwhelmed. Being stored in the unconscious mind, this information suddenly comes up...

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5 Most Popular Body Shaming

5 Most Popular Body Shaming

Throughout history, people have always shamed others for how their bodies looked. But in a world where you do not even have to show your face to do so, but can just hide behind a fake persona online, it has become even crueler. Body Shaming means the derision of...

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How to tell your parents you are a Nudist

How to tell your parents you are a Nudist

For many, there comes a point sooner or later where you want to share your love for nudity with your family. Making yourself vulnerable, especially if you are not completely sure about how they will react to the news, can be a rather daunting experience. You might...

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The world’s first algae blended Coffee & Honey

The world’s first algae blended Coffee & Honey

Are you one of the many who cannot start their day without a cup of coffee? Have you been worrying about the health factor of this habit? A certain amount of coffee is in fact good for you - as long as you do not overdo it with too much. Quality should always be...

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How To Become A Nudist

How To Become A Nudist

All of us are born naked and being naked connects us more deeply with nature and reminds us that we are a part of it. In other societies nudity is still the norm/widely accepted. Over the years western society has made the human body a taboo and built-up shame around...

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Naked Censorship

Naked Censorship

Social media platforms apply very strict rules on nudity. In the media in general, the female body still tends to be sexualised. A female nipple is seen as obscene, whereas a male one is considered a body part, without any sexual associations to it. But when you...

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The best yoga mats for your needs

The best yoga mats for your needs

One of the great things about yoga is that you can basically practise it anywhere at any time. Unlike other forms of movement and exercise, you do not need to buy expensive equipment or go to a gym to practice. Yes, there is a lot of props you can get, like blocks and...

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3 ways to relax for International Relaxation Day

3 ways to relax for International Relaxation Day

August 15th is International Relaxation Day. This day was founded in 1985. It is a reminder to pause and relax. Too much stress makes our bodies and minds sick which is why taking care of ourselves and slowing down regularly should be a top priority. 2020 has been a...

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3 Christmas gifts ideas for well-being

3 Christmas gifts ideas for well-being

Christmas is right around the corner, but are you still wondering what gifts to give to your loved ones this year? If they are interested in well-being, or simply need to find a moment to pause, I got you covered. Read below to find out more about three of my...

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Intro 2 Yoga Course

Intro 2 Yoga Course

The 6-week Intro 2 Yoga course is coming again soon!  The course will run from 6 of January to 10 February 2020, every Monday from 8pm to 9.30pm. BOOK NOW In this programme, we will learn the essentials and fundamentals of yoga practice. So if you have never done yoga...

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The unexpected effects of nudism

The unexpected effects of nudism

Many recent studies have found several unexpected effects of nudism. What was of particular interest to me was that nudism is connected with a positive body image, and overall happiness - and this is precisely what Doria Yoga is all about. So I wanted to write a few...

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Candlelight Women-Only Naked Yoga

Candlelight Women-Only Naked Yoga

Join me in November 2019 for a 4-week Candlelight Women-Only Naked Yoga classes.  This course is designed to explore the 4 different personality types related to the Earth 🌍 Water 💧 Fire 🔥 Air 💨 through Yin Naked Yoga. We will concentrate on one element for each...

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Why you should try a ‘Nacation’

Why you should try a ‘Nacation’

Have you heard about 'Nacations'? That is: going on vacation, but all in the nude. Whilst this is not a new idea, it is something that has gained exposure and momentum quite recently. I personally always have enjoyed my naked vacations. Today, I will share with you...

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Join my 6-week Beginners Yin Naked Yoga Course (Chakras)

Join my 6-week Beginners Yin Naked Yoga Course (Chakras)

Namaste, yoga lovers! 🙏 Are you ready to finally take up yoga? Have you been fearing not being prepared enough to join a class? Well, that's no longer an excuse: for those of you who need a gentle but extensive introduction, on Monday 23 September I will be running...

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My 2 Favourite Body Positivity Books

My 2 Favourite Body Positivity Books

As you know by now, Doria Yoga is all about body positivity. It's something I deeply believe in, and that I want to help everyone achieve. I love working with people 1-2-1 to create meaningful conversations about how they perceive their relationship with their own...

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The 3 Best Natural Sunscreens

The 3 Best Natural Sunscreens

If you are quite often in the bare and there is some sun, you probably already wondered what the best way to protect your skin is. This is especially true for areas you are not used to put sunscreen on, which are more sensitive! I totally get the issue. I did some...

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The 7 Best Nudist Beaches in the World

The 7 Best Nudist Beaches in the World

What are your plans for this summer? Chances are that you will be going to the beach. If that's the case, why not choose a nudist one this time? I find it really powerful and liberating to sunbathe naked. This is why I listed for you my favourite nudist beaches around...

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Why you should practice yoga outdoors

Why you should practice yoga outdoors

We are right in the middle of July and the sun is shining. All you want is to spend as much time as you can outside. I totally get you. That's why you should try practicing yoga outdoorsI This is something I really enjoy doing and you should give it a go if you can....

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3 Healthy Snacks for Yogis

3 Healthy Snacks for Yogis

As I run Naked Yoga classes all day long, I definitely need some snacks to keep me going. Away from the main meals, snacks can give you the required boost you need before and after your yoga practice. But be mindful: if not chosen correctly, these small bites could do...

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3 Healthy Yogi Drinks

3 Healthy Yogi Drinks

Drinking water regularly is so important for your body balance. It helps eliminate toxins and boosts your immune system. It is also super helpful to have hydrated skin, and it even is efficient in weight management, to name just a few of its many benefits. All of this...

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3 Types of Healthy Smoothies for Yogis

3 Types of Healthy Smoothies for Yogis

Summer days are here, and what better way to celebrate than to drink delicious smoothies! Smoothies are really versatile, and a convenient way to help you have the fruits and vegetables you need daily. And they're better than juices, as smoothies maintain all the...

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3 Yoga Breakfast Ideas

3 Yoga Breakfast Ideas

Did you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Having breakfast every morning is key to a balanced day and a balanced diet. You really shouldn't skip it. I experiment quite often with my breakfasts, and I came up with three that I'm sure you will...

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New Intro 2 Yoga Course

New Intro 2 Yoga Course

I am so excited to tell you that I am launching a new 6-week Intro 2 Yoga course! The course will run from 17 of June to 22 July, every Monday from 8pm to 9.30pm. In this programme, we will learn the essentials and fundamentals of yoga practice. So if you have never...

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How to use Mantras for body positivity

How to use Mantras for body positivity

I recently told you about Om as one of the most recognised spiritual symbols. So, this week, I decided to tell you more about mantras. What are mantras, and how can we use them for body positivity purposes? Mantras are spiritual messages that have been used for 3,000...

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The 6 most recognised spiritual symbols, explained

The 6 most recognised spiritual symbols, explained

When you embark on a yoga journey, you will be setting onto a spiritual path, as well as physical. Even if you don’t fully embrace it spiritually to begin with, as you carry on learning about yoga you will come across symbols that, like yoga itself, have developed...

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5 Ways couples yoga will help your relationship

5 Ways couples yoga will help your relationship

Most people practice yoga as a form of personal improvement, to enhance physical form, aid mental health, and at the very least combat stress and boost their mood. Then have you thought about applying the same principles, and practicing yoga as a couple to bring the...

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The best naked events of 2019

The best naked events of 2019

Although still a niche choice, the world seems to be getting ready to celebrate nudity! There are events or celebrations days all over the world, and all year round. Here is my selection of the best for you to pencil in your diary, get naked, and attend!  ...

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5 New Year’s resolutions inspired by yoga

5 New Year’s resolutions inspired by yoga

Happy New Year to you all! I've taken a great few days off to enjoy Christmas and New Year with my family in Italy, and I'm now back in London, ready as ever to start afresh! How did you spend your holidays? Did you take time to reflect on the year just past, and...

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4 Ways you can be more yogi over lazy Christmas days

4 Ways you can be more yogi over lazy Christmas days

Ready for the Christmas holidays? After a long year of grafting, and with the long hours of darkness, I'm all for hybernating a bit, so my advice for the holidays is: relax! But in between watching films and eating chocolate, I think there is still space to...

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4 Podcasts on Body Positivity you should listen to

4 Podcasts on Body Positivity you should listen to

Another chapter in my blog mini-series about great learning resources to inspire your journey to Body Positivity. Today, I bring you four hugely interesting and successful podcasts. I would love to hear if you know these, if you know any other good ones, and perhaps...

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2019 Candlelight Women-Only Naked Yoga Classes

2019 Candlelight Women-Only Naked Yoga Classes

Join me in January for a 4-week Candlelight Women-Only Naked Yoga classes, which will set you on the path of improved wellbeing for the new year. For this new cycle, we will practice Yin yoga and bring our focus on our relationship with the four elements: Earth,...

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8 Brands leading the nude revolution

8 Brands leading the nude revolution

The starting point of the Naked Yoga movement is to encourage people to feel comfortable in their own skin - both metaphorically and physically. And for years it seems like the fashion, beauty and many more industries only looked at white skin as the norm, making...

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5 Tips to choose the right yoga retreat

5 Tips to choose the right yoga retreat

In my yoga journey, I have both participated in and organised a number of retreats. And I can tell you for sure that there are no set rules for the perfect one. There is no specific location, time, or yoga style that will ensure it's a 100% successful retreat, or that...

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3 Films about Yoga you should watch

3 Films about Yoga you should watch

Last week, I started this new blog mini-series where I'm going to share with you the things I read, watch or listen to, that inspire me in sharing this message and in promoting a mindful practice. This week, I would like to recommend 3 films about yoga that I'm sure...

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3 Books about Body Positivity you should read

3 Books about Body Positivity you should read

I believe in Body Positivity and I want to share with you the things I read, watch or listen to, that inspire me in sharing this message. I want to start with 3 books that I think are a great read, to understand why our bodies are subjected to such harsh restrictions...

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Join my 6-week Beginners Yin Naked Yoga Course (Chakras)

Join my 6-week Beginners Yin Naked Yoga Course (Chakras)

Namaste, yoga lovers! 🙏 Are you ready to finally take up yoga? Have you been fearing not being prepared enough to join a class? Well, that's no longer an excuse: for those of you who need a gentle but extensive introduction, on Monday 23 September I will be running...

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Women In Naturism

Women In Naturism

Clothing Optional” Body Positive Activity Day Join me on Saturday 22nd September @3:30pm for 1 hr of "clothing optional yoga". All women naturists – including those thinking about it – are invited to attend this women-only event on Saturday 22 September. The venue is...

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STILLNESS

STILLNESS

noun 1 silence; quiet; hush. 2 the absence of motion. * You probably have days when it feels like your life is out of control. You may be overscheduled, trying to squeeze everything in and trying to make everybody happy. * Wrong! * Being a people pleaser is hard and...

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STORY

STORY

There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. * She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs down and holds on to the vines. Looking down, she sees that there...

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FEAR OF BEING JUDGED

FEAR OF BEING JUDGED

Exactly 12 months ago I taught my first co-ed naked yoga class in London. * I remember I was so scared of being judged that only the idea of it made me feel sick. * Despite the fact that I was petrified of teaching in a room full of naked strangers, I put my “super...

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