On Friday, April 5, 2019, IYNAUS sent this email blast to its members:
The body of the letter contained this paragraph:
Maybe 15 days was a typo. Maybe it was supposed to be 1500 days, because as of today, it has been 462 days since we were told it would be available on the website for 15 days , and it is still up there. Does that seem vindictive? Move on, IYNAUS! Manouso has and so have all his students. We are happily studying with him daily. Stop chasing the CIYT’s who have chosen not to believe the one-sided report. Stop demanding that CIYTs remove Manouso’s name from their bio’s and penalizing them when they will not. Stop shaming and silencing CIYT’s. Move on, IYNAUS. It’s time. You won. GG!
Silence is what allows people to suffer without recourse, what allows hypocrisies and lies to grow and flourish, crimes to go unpunished. If our voices are essential aspects of our humanity, to be rendered voiceless is to be dehumanized or excluded from one’s humanity.Rebecca Solnit from her book The Mother of All Questions
- Do you find your fellow teachers guilty of the “crimes” of having the opinion that IYNAUS’s Manouso report is flawed and, based on that opinion, continuing their study with Manouso during their off-duty hours? And do you, therefore, judge your fellow teachers as being unethical, and do you support (as Abhi intends) their decertification and termination – effectively, their expulsion from the Iyengar community? OR
- Do you reject the organizations and individuals that violate our fellow teachers’ human rights and the law? – Organizations and individuals that attempt to control our fellow teachers’ private lives, speech, thoughts, associations and religious practice? Organizations and individuals that have deprived our fellow teachers of their livelihoods, and slandered them as unethical?