Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be naked?
Physical nudity is not our aim; it supports our journey by bringing awareness to the relationship with our body. Each participant prioritises their own path and all directions are optional. You will be invited to make your own personal choices of whatever feels right for you at any particular moment. Personal responsibility and respect for others’ journeys and boundaries is encouraged.
Will it be weird if I keep my clothes on?
It will be as weird as you allowed yourself to feel as level of nudity doesn’t impact the experience. It might reassure other people or invite them to double check their own boundaries.
What if I’m invited to join a person / group I dislike?
There are going to be exercises, people, energies, venues, tracks you dislike. Discomfort has its own movement that can be expressed. You’re welcome to ignore any directions, have a change of heart half way and / or say no (“no thank you” is very powerful for both the giver and the receiver).
I can't dance. Can I join?
We all have the ability to tap into our natural rhythms. We tune into our body to find its language through movement.
I’m not fit / beautiful / flexible. Can I join?
If you have a body and the willingness to respect our practice agreements you’re welcome. One of our goals is to identify what stories are holding us back and create new positive references for ourselves, our gender and society.
What happens if I get aroused?
Arousal is a natural response to different stimuli (fear, nudity, opposite or same gender, movement). Participants are invited to stay very present with the journey that fluctuates from moment to moment and encouraged to go deeply into every aspect of their experience fully accepting themselves as they are without shame, judgement and / or fear. If being witnessed aroused in public feels uncomfortable, focused or concentrated energy can be dissipated using breath, visualisation methods, having a break, shifting our attention to other sensations and many other options we’ll all continue to discover. Naked movement is a strictly non-sexual experience. Whole-hearted exchanges are most welcome.
But what exactly happens in a session?
If you are still wondering what Naked Movement is about, maybe this account from journalist Charlotte Grant-West published in Boots Health and Beauty magazine can help. Sessions are co-created by participants so all are different.