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There's A Topless Yoga Class & Sound Bath In A Candlelit DTLA Loft
If getting in shape is one of your New Year's Resolutions, you might consider Free the Nipple Yoga, which is exactly what it sounds like. The Free the Nipple movement has long been advocating for women's rights to bare their breasts, just as men can. While men and women both have nipples, women's nipples are sexualized by our society, while men's nipples are not—meaning women are confined to awkward tan lines while men get to jog around the block topless.
We've already got Go Topless Day's annual topless demonstration, which is held around the world and locally in Venice Beach. Now, advocates of topless rights can attend an "all-inclusive, body positive" yoga class and sound bath.
Beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 20, Free the Nipple Yoga will take place weekly at Astroetic Studios in downtown Los Angeles.
The studio offers a candlelit loft space with floor-to-ceiling windows, so you can gaze down at the city while doing your breezy downward dogs. You'll need to bring a mat, water and towel, but you will not need to bring a top. You will need to wear bottoms, however, and be at least 18 years old to join. The class is suitable for yoga practitioners of any experience level, and will also include sound bath meditation. The first class will feature a 2 for $30 special where you can bring along a pal, and there will be other specials throughout the first month. Otherwise, It's $20/person per class.
Astroetic Studios is located at 224 E. 11th Street, Suite 700 in downtown Los Angeles. Free the Nipple Yoga takes place on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. starting Jan. 20. $20.
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