As our class wound into a close, we could hear Astarius’s booming voice starting the opening ceremony. There was a collective idea of joining them all while we were still naked, but we decided to shelve that part of Evolvefest’s development for next year. While there was space for it at Evolvefest, nakedness was for the most part featured to the “Naked City” campground hosted by FKK and my naked yoga class. Astarius shared with me that at one point in the festival he seen a group of young people around a campfire who were sharing rite and story. He joined them, bemused that a few of them were “in the holy buff” and were very open to spontaneous ritual, song, dance and celebration.

A couple festival attendees came up to me after class and during the ending of the festival and mentioned how refreshing it was to practice yoga and observe their bodies unclothed in a group environment. Others went on to tell me that naked yoga and naked city was the most therapeutic part of the whole festival in their opinion. I am reminded in this second that Evolvefest desired naked yoga just as much as naked yoga wanted Evolvefest. Evolvefest is a festival for all paths. All paths lead to the one path of unity. Thank you, Evolvefest, for holding a vision large enough to comprise cognizant celebratory nudity as part of our human and spiritual evolution.
[A note from Felicity: Our “Naked City” was wonderful. At night in the dark with only our glowsticks and lanterns for light, we were not certain we’d get anyone to join us. But they did and they had an excellent time! For most it was their very first time in social nudity. We employed glow-in-the-dark body paint, danced to the music, laughed and spoke. We welcomed the light rain on our liberated bodies after a humid, hot day. And as Astarius mentions, many remained naked even after leaving the “city.” Evolvefest Naked City = success, especially thanks to a few wonderful FKK’ers who helped make it happen. Now if only they’d let’s skinny dip in the pool next year]
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Isis Phoenix and Rev. Goddess Charmaine are hosting a CLOTHES OPTIONAL HOLY BODY REFUGE featuring naked yoga, nude church, trance dancing and a group healing circle in New York City Sunday, September 29th 10am-2pm at the ABC Sanctuary 638 E 6th St. New York, NY 10009
In case you are a current member of FKK you can receive $5 off by entering the code “FKK” on the Eventbrite page. Be sure to bring your FKK card with you the day of the big event.
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Topless Equality For All!
Go Topless – “Free your boobies and free your mind!” “Put the breasts back in Constitutional!” These chants ring out loud over and over in my own head in reflection to the recent Go Topless parade held in Venice Beach, California back on August 21, 2011.
For months I’d planned to experience this rare bang in my life, the strategy to experience the sense of feeling the wind and sunlight against my breasts on a public playa in LA County, the plan to experience the feeling of true equality as a woman vs. a guy within the physical kingdom of societal expectations. Finally was I given the chance to Go Toplessor shall I say topfree?
nude beauty pageants began marching promptly at 2 pm near Elm Street as scheduled. I showed up a few minutes late and found myself jumping right on in and scouted out for individuals who were holding onto the nipple pasties and electrical tape. Before I found someone, that man discovered me and my top came off quicker than the speed of light.
Even while this was a day of equality, I couldn’t help but feel myself standing out with the other women amidst the crowd mostly populated by nudism family pics . There were people all around us shoulder to shoulder who were either marching with us or were taking photos of us. In a way, I felt like a celeb.
Never before had I envisioned that marching for independence would create this kind of tremendous spectacle. Usually, I’m not one to polish for the limelight; however, I found myself marching alongside these liberalists with a smile ear to ear.
It was a true smile of happiness and liberation while soaking those hot sun rays into the skin of my bosom. I thought to myself that this must function as same sensation that guys first felt when liberated from their suppression sometime after the Victorian Era.
Go Topless Parade 2011
In the early 1900’s and earlier, Western culture deplored nudity of any measure including bare-chested male swimmers at beaches or swimming facilities. Only at that time, guys took great pains to cover themselves both below and above their waste.