These were the instructors for ANY Camp 2014. Next year, new teachers will join us and dear friends will return.
We strive to provide a variety of instructors in various styles and modalities. Naked Yoga Camp will provide you a wide array of classes and workshops to enhance your well being. All yoga and pilates instructors are certified to teach.
Cary believes using yoga to increase your fitness and mental calmness is not something with a final destination, but a path to be traveled throughout one's life, with many obstacles, achievements, and milestones. Finding the right motivation to maintain an active lifestyle can be a challenge, but very rewarding with the benefits of increased activity, mental calmness, and introspection that helps one find the appropriate path to travel.
Cary has been a practicing yogi since 1999 and has been teaching since 2002, having been trained in Hatha, Hatha Flow, and Vinyasa style classes. In 2010 he received the great and humbling honor to be named a Yoga Elder with the International Independent Yoga Network. However, his main inspiration for his classes is the saying, "When one person teaches, two people learn," for he has learned so much from his students over the years.
A native Texan born and raised in the El Paso area, Andrés discovered the power of breath work, movement, touch, and connection at a time of considerable challenges in his life. He learned of the healing that exists in getting out of his head and into his body, and his life has never been the same. His path has led him to learn more about, and coach men on, the power of touch, ritual, Tantric living, creative expression, and sacred intimacy.
Andres is the Texas men's coordinator for the Body Electric School, where he is pursuing work in embodiment, sacred intimacy, and ritual healing for men, and has taken and assisted in many of the school’s introductory and advanced offerings. In his spare time he enjoys yoga, racquetball, traveling, and finding new ways to explore creative expression.
Originally from a small East Texas town, Todd has found his home in Austin, a liberal oasis in Texas. Yoga is very popular in Austin and Todd began practicing yoga in 1998, and a decade later, he became a registered yoga teacher and co-manager of Austin Naked Yoga. Todd is also a certified Pilates instructor, so it's not unusual for a little Pilates to sneak into his yoga classes. After years of practicing naked yoga, Todd says, "I can't imagine it any other way…naked yoga is honest, natural, sacred and beautiful."
Learn more about Todd at Austin Naked Yoga (http://www.austinnakedyoga.com/) and Todd Pilates (http://www.toddpilates.com/)
Jericho is…a man like me; A relatively groovy person who enjoys a good cup of tea and conversation about the weather—
In practice since 1999, I now enjoy teaching the art of yoga, always remembering to merge the ancient groove to your specific abilities. As a certified personal trainer, I tend to blend the western training with the eastern to give a more balanced experience that can be carried 'off the mat' and into your world. Hey, it is time…what are you waiting for?!
Roger is a native to Austin, TX and enjoys sports, music, and of course being naked. Roger has been teaching fitness classes since 2008 with certifications in both Zumba and Pilates. Roger looks forward to leading the guys at yoga camp in naked Latin dance.
John received his MFA from Goddard College and his BFA in Ballet from Texas Christian University where he trained under Stephanie McFarlane Rand, Li Chou Cheng of Beijiing Ballet and Fernando Bujones of American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet.
He has been teaching in New York City and around the country since 2000. His methodology has been taught at the Eastern Michigan University, Kalani Retreat Center in Hawaii, Atmananda Yoga Sequence, Baruch College, CUNY Hostos, CUNY in the Heights, Easton Mountain Retreat Center and every summer at the Ollom Movement Art Summer Program at Smith College.
In 2010-2011, John Ollom was chosen as the Artist in Residence at the Eastern Michigan University Dance Department. Since 2002, John has served as the Artistic Director of Ollom Movement Art/Prismatic Productions, Inc. where he has choreographed such works as The Catalyst, Love and Longing, the Journey, John Ollom's The Journey, Anatomy of Woman, Dido and Aeneas, The Other Species, Love Stories, Internal Landscapes, Man of War, M.U.D. (Men Under Dirt), Kuan Yin's Compassion, Nemetona, The Portal, and Prisoner of My Projection. His choreography and direction can also be seen in the film "Karpos and Kalamos".
John's work has been the subject of three documentary films: "Late Bloomers" by Annette Cyr, Professor of Art at the National University in San Diego; "The Making of M.U.D.: An Exploration of the Work of John Ollom and Ollom Movement Art" by Robert Kazmayer, MA; and, "There's Something About John" by Emma McCagg.
The movement arts have always been a major interest since Maek discovered he could move to his own rhythm. He has devoted his life to expression in an attempt to learn about the self. An endearing love for movement, and its inherent connection with the self, continues to encourage him to study dance and yoga. He currently studies contact improvisation, a modern dance form, with his ‘dance family’, as well as Kundalini and children’s yoga. He completed Yoga Yoga’s 200-hour Kundalini Level 1 Teacher Training in May 2011. He has also completed two modules of Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training, which included a component about working with ADHD, autistic, and differently-abled children. He is currently working to complete a 95-hour Radiant Child Yoga Specialization and the 500-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher certification.
Maek’s experiences as a Kundalini and children’s yoga teacher have led him to believe that peace is only ever a breath cycle away. In his classes, you can expect to hear consistent cues for the breath, introductions and applications of a variety of breath techniques, and moments where you are instructed to just breathe. Bringing a “gentle” consciousness to the breath can lighten us. Maek also believes that many of the mental discomforts that the modern person faces stem from a disregard or distraction from the natural rhythm of the body. In his classes, you can expect to be given the space to discover these rhythms and the opportunity to work within this natural flow.
Maek considers Yogi Bhajan, Mehtab, Guru Karam, Siri Bahadur, Shakta Kaur Khalsa and the little things in life to be his most influential teachers. When Maek is not teaching yoga, he can be found working as the Assistant Center Manager of Yoga Yoga North—and when he is not at work he is playing the Native American flute or writing about what things come to mind.
As a somatic sex educator and coach, Trey organizes and directs communal erotic celebrations for men. He knows that erotic energy is at the core of who we are and that we have an obligation to explore and understand our bodies. Like yoga, a healthy sexuality is learned through practice, preferably in groups of naked and aroused men. He has led Three Circle Ritual and erotic massage classes for Austin Naked Yoga for four years. Austin is his home.
Originally from Kansas, Jason Thomas' early gymnastics training led him to London in 2003 to complete a year-long apprenticeship and Pilates certification program with Master Trainer Paul Anthony McLinden (PDTC, Royal Academy of Dance).During his 10 years of teaching, Jason has demonstrated Classical Pilates technique to hundreds of fellow instructors throughout Europe and Australia, most recently conducting workshops in 2013 at the Pilates Akademie in Vienna, Austria and at the 5-star Tigmi Resort outside of Marrakech, Morocco. He is featured in the instructional DVDs "Pilates for Dancers" and "Your Pilates Home Program."
Jason remains an active member of Europe’s largest Pilates training organization, the Body Control Pilates Association, and is a former Associate Lecturer on movement for dancers at the University of Chichester.
His dedicated client base includes single moms, construction workers, professional dancers, athletes, and a handful of high-profile Hollywood celebrities. Jason is the owner and co-founder of Ocean Wave Pilates, located near his seaside home in Brighton, England.