Everything You Need to Know About Nude Yoga Girl

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2018)

Nude Yoga Girl is the yoga sensation that really did blow up the internet (sorry Kimmy). Everyone was captivated by the stunning, strong, beautifully photographed images of Nude Yoga Girl posing her asana off on Instagram, and she made headlines around the world. Not bad for anonymous yoga pics!

We already know that her photos are tastefully done and that she’s toned, taut and talented, but let’s find out what else the internet knows about Nude Yoga Girl. 


She’s Anonymous

She’s chosen to keep her identity a secret and none of her photos reveal any feature that could identify her. Maintaining her anonymity in this day and age is another amazing feat she can add to her list of talents.

She’s A Model

Nude Yoga Girl has been working as a model since she was 15.


She’s A Talented Photographer

While her boyfriend pushes the button on the camera, Nude Yoga Girl, stages and lights every shot herself. She started photography four years ago and has been really passionate about photography and Photoshopping since then. She says that on her Instagram account, she only Photoshop’s out the necessary things like nipples because of the guidelines.

Most of her Instagram images are taken at her home studio. She says that she usually does one or two photo shoots each week and plans the poses in advance. She browses the internet for some of her inspiration and some of the poses come from experimentation. Some photos work out the first time while others take several shots to get right. She says that she wants the lines of the body to be precise in the pictures, and when she’s happy with the photos, she makes them black and white on her laptop.  

She says that it’s a challenge to create nude poses without being provocative or too revealing. “It’s not always easy to find a way to do a beautiful pose. But if the photography sessions were easy, it wouldn’t be that fascinating.”


She Takes Online Yoga Classes

See, she’s almost like the rest of us! Nude Yoga Girl says “I do yoga mainly at home but sometimes also in studios, and I do guided yoga classes on the internet.”


English Isn’t Her First Language

And we don’t know what language that is.


Her Most Liked Image Has Been Liked

22,000 times


Her Most Viewed Video Post Has Been Viewed

186,000 times


Her Profile Picture Is The Fifth Image She Posted To Instagram

In it, she stands with her legs crossed, bent at the knees. She’s bent at the waist and her arms are crossed in front of her. The caption for the photo reads

‘We can shape our life. We can shape our body’


The ‘Y’ in the Nude Yoga Girl Logo is Formed From Her Body

The image is taken from the 64th post on her account and is of Nude Yoga Girl posing in a headstand with splits.


She’s Classy

All of the intimate parts of her body are angled away from the camera, in shadow or with extra shadow edited in to make them suitable for posting on social media. With the resulting images being sophisticated, elegant, artistic and breathtaking.


Her Images Are Works Of Art

Apart from being an apt description of Nude Yoga Girls photos her images are works of art in the sense that you can buy them from her site and hang them on your wall.


She Beat Social Media’s No Nude Photos Policies

While Instagram has very strict anti-nudity guidelines (guidelines that have irritated quite a few people) Nude Yoga Girl has managed to contort her body into nude works of art and managed to keep her account from being shut down.

Instagram’s terms and conditions state: “We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram.”

While Rihanna, Chrissy Teigen, Miley Cyrus, and Kendall Jenner have all had photos of themselves taken down by Instagram, Nude Yoga Girl is still going strong, although she admits to a few mishaps. She says that she’s had 3 photos removed for showing nipple and wrote, ‘Now I’m gonna Photoshop nipples away (they were under a shadow before). Not so real now, but I want to follow guidelines of course!’


She Hints At Having Had An Eating Disorder

She’s says she’s now stopped keeping the restrictive diet she used to follow, because she realized it made her unhappy. Now, when she’s craving a piece of chocolate she’ll give in and not allow herself to feel guilty about it. She hopes that her followers will help others love their bodies, too.


Nude Yoga Girl Has A Website Too

NudeYogaGirl.com  Where she shares her thoughts and her art, and you can find her prints for sale.


She Says That Yoga Is for Everyone

That it doesn’t matter if you are overweight, inflexible, or not sporty.  It doesn’t matter if you can’t sit down, relax or listen to your breath. Or if you have terrible balance, or if you’ve never tried yoga before. “Because yoga is perfect for people who are not perfect (so everyone?).” She says it’s like that because yoga gives you good feelings and acceptance.


Yoga Has Helped Nude Yoga Girl To Love Her Body…

And find self-acceptance and peace within herself. “In the past, I was very insecure with my body and I wanted to change parts of it all the time. Yoga has helped me in finding self-acceptance and loving my body,”


She says that with NYG she found a new way to express herself in an artistic way and share her message.

She’s Relatable and Open

Sharing her thoughts and feeling with her followers on every post.


She debuted on Instagram in November of 2015

On a very ordinary Sunday last November Nude Yoga Girl was born. Her first image was posted on November 8 2015. After just one month she had 40,000 followers, and as of this writing in October 2016 Nude Yoga Girl has 481,000 followers and 253 posts. Her first image has received 8,081 likes.


Her Inspiration For Nude Yoga Girl Was…

Wanting to bring together two of her passions – yoga and photography. She also “loves to write about healthy and happy lifestyles, and inspire people to love themselves”.

About the reason for posing nude she says “I want to show that nudity is not just sexual. For me, it’s more artistic when you can see the poses, shapes, and lines very clearly.”  She also says that the  simple, raw, and natural, images support her account´s message which is ”You are beautiful exactly the way you are.”


She’s Been Featured All Over The Media

  • New York Magazine
  • Vogue
  • The Huffington Post
  • The Daily Mail
  • Marie Claire
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Self
  • Bazaar


She Presents Her Images In Black And White

Nude Yoga Girl says “I wanted to make the photos look very simple and minimalistic; I thought black and white would work the best for this.” Using black and white images also makes it easier to hide the intimate parts of her body with shadows allowing her to maintain her modesty. She says that in black and white photos the nudity doesn’t come across so aggressively, but in a more artistic way.


She Wasn’t Always Happy With Her Body

She says that in the past she saw faults in her body all the time, and that made it impossible for her to fully love herself. Yoga has helped her to accept her body exactly as it is.

She believes that the way you look doesn’t matter, that anybody can see faults and have that feeling of not liking themselves and hopes to inspire people with her account.  To help them realize that everybody is very beautiful and capable of doing amazing things with their bodies.

She comments that “nowadays people can easily get a very false idea of ideal beauty and what nudity truly means because it’s shown mostly in a sexual and unrealistic way.”


Her tag line is “You are beautiful exactly the way you are”

She explains the reason for that saying that “nowadays, a lot of people feel that they are not good enough. This account’s message is that you don’t have to be anything more than you already are. Our society and social media give a false and wrong idea of beauty. Every single one of us is unique, and the human body is such a wonderful mechanism that is capable of beautiful things. I want to encourage people to love themselves. It’s very important.”


She Only started A Daily Yoga Practice About One Year Before She Opened Her Instagram Account

She says that having done yoga for several years, she really got into it about a year before she started posting her sensational photos online. She practices yoga almost every day now. Some days she’ll practice for many hours and some days it will just be a few sun salutations or handstand practices. Nude Yoga Girl says she’s always been very sporty and done a variety of different kinds of sports, which has helped her to learn some of the asanas.

 Nude Yoga Girl

Yoga Is One Of Her Favorite Things To Do Each Day

When asked how important her yoga practice is to her and how it affects her clarity and sense of self. Nude Yoga Girl Said “I love how yoga calms my mind, gets me relaxed, and gives me energy. After yoga I always feel good. Yoga is one of my favorite things in the day, and it also gives me challenges and a feeling of joy when I improve.”

She says that one of the most important things is that yoga makes her concentrate on how she feels on the inside and how it brings her more self-confidence and self-knowledge. She’s able to be only in the present moment and is happy to know that no matter what will happen in her life, she will always have yoga and her mat.


She Feels Most Beautiful When She’s Dancing…

“I just enjoy life and how free my body can move in the rhythm of music.“


… And When She Helps Others

“Or after helping someone. It’s easy to like yourself when you try to be a good person and kind to everyone.”


She Loves The People Following Nude Yoga Girl

She says she loves how positive, honest, and supportive her followers are to her and to each other. She says she “really wanted to create a community where everyone can be just the way they are in a natural way, and they can feel that they are good exactly like that.”  

And that she “wanted to bring together people who can also empower one another. People have seen and realized they really aren’t the only ones struggling with self-acceptance and loving their body. It gives everyone a feeling of support.”

“Absolutely the best part of this account” she says “is that many have said that in some way my account has helped them. Helped to accept and love their body, brought more confidence and courage, or they have found yoga.”

Nude Yoga Girl says she’s so happy and grateful that people have understood her message in the right way.


She Rarely Gets Comments Of An Explicit Nature

Comments on her posts generally consist of positive feedback,  ‘stunning’, ‘amazing’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘inspiring’,  although some comments are sexual in nature. Nude Yoga Girl says ”I’m very thankful for the amount of comments I have received – I never thought that I would get so many. I’m even more grateful that almost all of the comments show me that people understand my art and message in the right way. I’ve received so few comments of sexual nature so it doesn’t really matter.”


She Sometimes Does Yoga With Her Clothes On

“I do yoga with my clothes on and sometimes naked. Doing nude yoga gives me a feeling of freedom. So it depends on my feeling before the yoga practice, mainly.”


She’s Never Taken A Nude Yoga Class

She says that she’s read about nude yoga classes, but doesn’t think that nude classes are for her. For her the point of her account isn’t promoting nude yoga or being comfortable naked in front of others.


She Created A Nude Yoga Sequence As Part Of Nude Week For Harper’s Bazaar

You can watch the exclusive video on their YouTube channel

 Nude Yoga Girl

Inspiring Words From Nude Yoga Girl

On Enthusiasm – “Enthusiasm is the best feeling that I know. It’s like falling in love… I’m not hungry anymore, I need less sleep and lose the sense of time. I’m more present in the moment, my focus is brilliant and the flow just continues. I feel happy.”

On Fear Of The Unknown – “I want to say: trust life and yourself. Don’t let fear take away the good that is in this moment. We can’t control every single thing and we can’t know what tomorrow is going to bring. I want to believe and trust that it’s going to bring something good. It makes this moment much better.”

On Creativity “It’s good to focus on things that you are passionate about but you should still keep your eyes open for other things too. It’s wise to be consciously curious. You might not benefit from all the information now but in the future that information might be very useful. So if you want to be more creative. Read, look and listen.”

On Taking Things For Granted – “I notice daily, how I take some things for granted if I don’t stop to think about them… Health, freedom, peace, work, clean water, electricity, being able to move, family, friends, home. Only when you lose one thing, you realize how precious and important it truly is.”

On Self Acceptance – “I just want to say that many of us want to be skinnier or bigger, taller or shorter, younger or older, lighter or darker, curvy or less curvy. But that’s very heavy, pointless and tiresome. And life is too short for that. We should be proud that we are unique and because of that we are special.”

On Nudity – “Our bodies are capable of amazing things. I wanted to show nudity is natural. Nudity is not only about “sexy” poses in front of mirrors and showing off your toned body… Being in peace with yourself means accepting your body. And you should. Because you are beautiful exactly the way you are.”

On Beauty – “A rose can never be a sunflower and a sunflower can never be a rose. But all flowers are beautiful. You are also beautiful in your own way.”

On Materialism – “Who we are does not equal what we own. I believe it’s something much more deeper. Materials trap you and make you selfish. Freedom comes when your happiness and satisfaction doesn’t depend on materialistic things.”

On Practise – “In photography and yoga It’s absolutely true to say that the more you do it the better you get at it.”

On Being Supportive – “Today I just wanted to remind you on what a great impact you can have on your loved ones. Would you like to be a positive contributor or the one who paints devils on the wall? What kind of people do you gather around you? Remember that you are the sum of the five closest humans to you. So the only way to get better is to surround yourself with people who believe in you.”

So there you have it, everything that the internet knows about the anonymous, beautiful, strong, inspiring and wonderful Nude Yoga Girl.

Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.