About Naked Movement
Naked movement was inspired by life and created by Calu, out of integrating two of her passions: movement and nudity. Both explorations allowed her to be more present and celebrate her body in multiple creative ways. Weaving themselves into her relationship with life, movement and nudity have inspired her to create spaces to honour herself and others. Both journeys have grounded her deeply and allowed her to reach states of bliss, joy and ecstasy.
By bringing together two transformative practices we invite ourselves to let go of our fears, release our conditionings and present ourselves more authentically.
Loving ourselves naked is loving ourselves vulnerable, exposed, flawed, complicated, undone… it is loving our censored, edited, hidden self.
We usually open the space by setting a personal intention and exploring boundaries. Layer by layer we have the opportunity to connect with curiosity and playfulness; we have a chance to see ourselves mirrored by other explorers. By staying committed to the journey we use our resistance to reach subtler and deeper stories stored in our body. We navigate peaks and depths throughout the session and receive from the experience as much as we are willing to risk.
Meet your inner child in the playfulness of the beat, your wild self in the intensity of the rhythm and your essence in the simplicity of the empty spaces in between.
Calu is a gender fierce queer activist passionate about decolonising identities, visibility, anti-oppression work, inclusive intimacy and creative pleasure. They facilitate genderqueer rituals, events and spaces for personal and communal growth. Their story has been shaped by internal and external migration journeys that has led them to advocate for body autonomy, LGBTQ+ rights and intersectional feminism.
Through their own clothing-optional movement meditation practice, Calu has facilitated journeys for hundreds of participants from all walks of life. Encouraging people to connect with themselves and others beyond the labels and the layers of our identities, is at the core of their sessions. Calu deeply believes the body is a gateway for our healing journeys as individuals and as a community.
As a feminist Calu promotes inclusive spaces, works on anti-oppression challenging prejudice and identity based violence and raises awareness of sexual and gender diversity.
Calu is an experienced facilitator and space holder and has been part of co-creating workshops, rituals, retreats and festivals in Germany, Portugal, Poland and the UK.