Our Full Monte Life…

Naked Yoga – Don’t lose the shirt from your back

Yoga_mastheadIs naked yoga becoming more mainstream? Recent UK articles in the Independent, Daily Mail and a significant increase in the number of social media streams dedicated to naked yoga suggest that it is. Likewise, it’s not uncommon to hear yoga enthusiasts admit that in the privacy of their own home yoga is far more enjoyable when naked.

We’ve always thought that the relaxed, clothing optional, community atmosphere we try to create in our natural setting at Camp Full Monte would make it a perfect venue for yoga workshops, clothed or otherwise. Indeed we’ve had plenty of guests who have taken themselves off to a quiet spot on-site to go through their daily routines.

So we thought we’d get some bare facts from the world of the yoga enthusiast to gauge demand for retreats or workshops. We were surprised by the level of popularity but were frankly horrified at the sums being charged (and paid) to participate. It seemed that clothes weren’t the only things being ripped off.

So we set about trying to come up with a way to offer a yoga retreat to those on a low budget or those yet to be convinced that naked yoga is for them. In our, perhaps naive view (neither Denise or I know too much about yoga), we got to thinking that all that we need to do is to create the space and time on the campsite so yoga practitioners & devotees could come together at Camp Full Monte as a community and largely organize their own workshops.

What an opportunity then, when Aimee applied to be a volunteer!  She’s a yoga enthusiast staying with us for a week from 7th June to 14th June. In 2011 she received her 200 hour certificate to teach yoga vinyasa through Frog Lotus Yoga and is currently training in acro yoga and thai massage, she’s interested in facilitating yoga sessions for volunteers and guests during her stay. So were planning a clothing optional yoga themed week at Camp Full Monte.  Are you interested in joining us?

We won’t charge a premium for this – yoga will simply be the theme for the week. Participation would be optional (though we’d definitely be up for giving it a try) and our normal camping rates would apply. Together with our volunteer we’ll facilitate one or more yoga sessions a day – still leaving time for visitors to see plenty of Montenegro during their stay.

It’s really cool that this week coincides with a full moon on the 13th June so no doubt there will be a barbeque party and maybe some howling at the moon!  What a great introduction to Camp Full Monte for any newcomers…

There are several low budget airlines now offering routes to Podgorica in Montenegro and nearby Dubrovnik in Croatia. If you’re interested in joining us between the 7th & 14th of June for this event please contact us via holidays@full-monte.com. We’ll be happy to answer any queries you may have.

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