I started my @nude_yogagirl Instagram account in November 2015, when I was 25-years old. I found a new way to express myself by bringing all of my passions together: photography, yoga, writing and art.
My boyfriend helps me a lot and he is the one who takes the photos. We started this yoga photography journey from our own little home studio.
When I was younger I did modelling and I struggled a lot with loving my body exactly the way it is. When I looked in the mirror I just saw faults. Yoga helped me to accept and love myself fully. I learned that it doesn’t matter how we look on the outside, everything starts from our mind.
I want to encourage others to try yoga but also to be who they really are. I think my yoga art supports my message “You are beautiful exactly the way you are”.
For me the most important thing has been the community. I’ve created the hashtag #NUDAisnormal (previously #nuedisnormal). Thousands have shared their stories about self-love through nude yoga photos under this hashtag.
It has been amazing to see how people support each other and take time to celebrate their unique bodies.
To grow the community further I created Nuda Sisters. In Nuda sisters I photograph together with yoga sisters around the world!
Nuda Sisters is for all women. All body shapes and sizes – YOU. Nuda Sisters was created for women to be part and grow a community together where we celebrate ourselves and our bodies exactly the way they are. A community to empower each other. #NUDAisnormal
When I started I never could have guessed that all of this would happen. After a few months I had already 300 000 followers and after 4 years more than 1 Million.
I want to stay anonymous. Mainly because it’s not about who but about what my account stands for. NYG represent everyone, not just me.
Even if I’m anonymous, I still feel that I have given a lot of myself because I’m very honest and open in my Instagram captions. I feel a very close connection with the people who have shared this journey with me so far.
Someone asks why naked? I think nude is the most natural way – we are born like that. When I tried this kind of photos for the first time I thought I was able to show nudity in a ‘’not sexual way’’.
Without clothes it’s more challenging to photograph: I like to think about what kind of shapes I can create with my body so that my most intimate parts and face is hidden or covered with shadows.
I want to remind people that we all are unique and that’s our power. You are unique and that’s amazing.