NUDE TANTRIC YOGA CAIRNS 

By practising tantric yoga, you become your own physician. Tantric Yoga gives you the tools to remedy problems in body and mind before they become major issues. What’s more, it’s simple and fun! The goal of Nude Tantra Yoga Cairns is to provide people with a safe, confidential and supportive environment to enjoy practising yoga and tantra without the restriction of clothing.

WHY PRACTISE YOGA AND TANTRA?

Here are some good reasons:

  • improve cardiovascular health

  • enhance muscle tone

  • regain flexibility

  • improve balance and coordination

  • be less susceptible to mood swings

  • strengthen your immunity to diseases

  • develop your virtuous qualities

  • learn to meditate and deeply relax your mind and body

  • learn to harness your powerful sexual energy and transform it into creative inspiration that can be used in all areas of your life

  • benefit from practices specifically tailored for your physiology

  • enjoy challenging arm and leg balances, and inverted poses

  • enjoy the company of like-minded people

  • find your voice again with the mantras we chant

  • be part of a supportive social network

  • and as class numbers are limited to only a few participants, you get good quality instruction.

 

WHY GO NAKED?

  • enjoy more freedom of movement while practising yoga postures

  • feel more sensual and alive

  • learn to be more comfortable in your own skin

  • dispel any fear of being naked around other people

  • form deeper friendships based on trust and mutual respect

 

Note: Yoga can be a spiritual experience, but it’s not a form of religion and thus is compatible with any established religious practice

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

You can apply to join at any time. Just be over 18 years of age. Complete and send the Confidential Health Questionnaire. I’ll let you know of your success or otherwise. (Applicants with current serious health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes or cancer are encouraged to seek medical advice before undertaking any yoga program.)

 

When you receive your acceptance you can secure your spot by paying the course fee. Once payment is received, I’ll let you know the location. To protect the privacy and security of all students the location of the class will only be known to those attending.

 

COURSE DETAILS

CLASS TIMES

Mondays 5.30–7pm • Please arrive no later than 5.20pm.

Saturdays 7–8.30am (starting February 13, 2021) • Please arrive no later than 6.50am.

Arriving late disturbs the others who will be relaxing

Venue: Parramatta Park, Cairns. Venue location advised after enrolment has been finalised.

Both nude classes are only for humans with penises or those who identify as male. I have plans to offer a co-ed class on a Friday night. Please let me know if this interests you by using the CONTACT FORM.

 

TERMS IN 2021

I run classes in six-week blocks with a rest week in between. You can start at any point in the term, but closer to the beginning is better. The classes will maintain 1.5m physical distancing between students with Covid-19 hygiene protocols inline with Australian Government Health Department regulations.

More about Nude Yoga during Covid-19

FEES

  • If you’re paying for a term in advance, each class is $25. If you’re paying each class casually, it’s $30

  • Concession cardholders (pensioner, health care or full-time student), deduct 10%. Please show your card at your first class

  • Direct debit 

    • Account name: Wholistic Solutions 

    • BSB: 923100 

    • Account number: 65024313 

    • Please identify your transaction with the words Cairns Tantra Yoga and your name in the relevant fields.

  • If paying by cash, please bring the exact amount, as I only carry limited change.

  • Visa or MasterCard only accepted. There’s a surcharge of 2%.

  • Please let me know in advance if you’d like a receipt.

  • For Cairns residents, your  first class will be free of charge with no obligations. This gives you an opportunity to sample the experience and decide if it’s for you. If you’re visiting Cairns from interstate, it's $30 for your first class, the standard casual rate.

  • Attendance: Regular attendance gives optimum results. If something beyond your control precludes you from attending classes you’ve paid for, please let me know.

  

WHAT TO BRING 

  • a sticky-backed yoga mat is essential. Towels or other kinds of rubber exercise mats don't work. You can buy yoga mats at modest cost from most leading discount stores such as K-Mart and Target and most sports equipment stores. Alternatively shop online. The choice is up to you. I do not recommend any particular brand or reseller. If you’re caught short for your first class let me know in advance and you can hire one of the spare mats for $5 (covers cleaning costs)

  • a towel to be used as a prop; or if desired, to cover your body for extra warmth during relaxation

  • a bottle of water; you’ll need to stay hydrated

  • an extra towel, if you want to shower at the venue before class

  • an empty stomach; it’s better if you stop eating two hours before the class, otherwise you’re likely to feel nauseous

  • any yoga props you like to use, such as straps, blocks and bolsters

 

CLASS ETIQUETTE

  • We get sweaty, so please shower before the class. If you need to use the shower at the venue, please factor in an extra 10 minutes.

  • For the comfort of other students, please don’t wear strong aftershaves or perfumes as we will be in a small room.

  • ​Cameras, mobile phones, and other image recording devices must be turned off before entering the classroom and are not to be used during class.

  • Arrive ahead of time to allow for greetings and set-up.

 

ABOUT ME

My name’s Gregory Barnes. I was born and raised in Perth, WA. I lived and worked in Canberra between 1995 and mid-2020 after which I moved to Cairns. Fuelled by a strong desire to learn more about myself and be of more assistance to others, I began what turned out to be an intense study that still continues today. So far, I’ve completed courses in Massage Therapy, Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies, Foot Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Scar Tissue Massage, Touch for Health 1, Posture and Flexibility, Functional Anatomy, Sports Massage, Chinese Dietary Therapy, Basic Western Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Theta Healing, Playback and Improvisational Theatre, Body Electric Erotic Massage, and Satyananda, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Tantric Yoga

 

My official qualifications are B.A., Dip. Yoga teaching, Dip. Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies, Cert. Tantric Yoga Teaching, Cert. Remedial Massage, Reiki Master, Advanced Theta Healer

 

My mission is to encourage people to develop a better relationship with themselves: body, mind, and spirit. My background in wholistic therapies underpins my belief that we are an intricate mix of physical substances, thoughts, memories and feelings all held together by our spiritual self: the essence of who we are. We’re all on a journey called life’ and my intention is to be a strong positive influence, a patient and encouraging support for you during our interactions. I'll also be cheeky quite often

 

I’ve had a regular yoga practice since 1994 and yoga is now an integral part of all areas of my life. I’m a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher with IYTA as well as extensive experience in leading spirituality groups and facilitating various tantric workshops for men in Perth, country Victoria and NSW, as well as Canberra and Cairns. I teach a variety of clothed and nude yoga classes each week in the Cairns region. (The first nude yoga classes for Canberra students began in August 2007.) I also hold a respected position as a natural therapist, musician and horticulturist — yep, I keep pretty busy!

 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD 

There’s a very small budget for advertising, so people will mostly find out about nude yoga by word of mouth. Therefore, we need your help to keep this going. With discernment, please share this weblink with anyone you think may be interested. After contacting me, I’ll send you our CNTY Welcome Pack, which includes more info on the classes and etiquette and some other free goodness.

 

MEANTIME, WAIT NO MORE. Read the FAQ and complete Confidential Health Questionnaire. Let's get going on your new adventure in yoga!

RESOURCES

Nude Yoga FAQ

Ten yamas and niyamas

Ten guidelines

Naked yoga: the next big thing

Naked yoga 9MSN

Wikipedia

Yoga Journal story

Vancouver Sun story

SFGate story

Andrew Anthonys blog: My first naked yoga class

You can support Andrew by ‘clapping’ on the blog to spread the word about nude yoga.

TESTIMONIALS

Been to classes by some 20 different teachers over the last 10 years, and none came close to your level of instruction and care. Thanks.

John, Cairns City

 

 

For more information, please use the CONTACT FORM.