“As a teacher I’ve been to yoga in different places around the world. About 90 per cent of participants — teachers and students — are female,” he said.
“It just seems (men) are missing out.”
Fellow Lighten Up teacher Oliver Crossley, 24, said yoga was about calming the mind and finding stillness.
“It’s not a very masculine thing in our culture, especially Australian culture, to pay attention internally,” Mr Crossley said.
He encouraged men to take advantage of the male-only classes and to not dismiss yoga as a fitness option because of the “feminine” connotations attached to the practice.
“The yoga I practise is a little stronger. It makes it more attractive to guys because they see that there’s strength and flexibility to be gained,” Mr Crossley said.