This post is dedicated with gratitude to the selfless and inspiring teachings of Manouso Manos. Here are the reasons I chose Manouso as my teacher and continue to study with him. Manouso knows his shit. His knowledge of the physical body and the intricacies of how each asana affects the mind body experience is astounding.Continue reading “Manouso Manos”
Thank you for reading my blog. It’s happened throughout history. Same old story — power, greed, betrayal, repeat. Iyengar yoga has morphed into something unrecognizable compared to the original teachings of BKS Iyengar. Move on. Adapt. Keep studying with Manouso.
Originally posted February 2020 I love Geeta Iyengar so much. The first time I went to India to study at RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute) Geeta was not well and was not teaching. BKS Iyengar was not well either but would show up at the practice hall. I had waited a long time to goContinue reading “Manouso Manos Allegations and Geeta Iyengar”
Back when Manouso was being skewered on social media and before the interviews came out that were called an independent investigation, the owner of the Iyengar yoga studio where I taught invited me to dinner to talk about the Manouso situation. I liked the owner of the Iyengar studio and still do, though we haveContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Hypocrisy”
I left IYNAUS with great relief last year. I did join another nation’s association. But I don’t care one whit if somehow I am “outed”. Manouso is my teacher. I stand by him. I stand by Rita. How much so will come clear soon. This is Insane. When did yoga teachers become the Nazi Stasi?Continue reading “Comments on “How much are you willing to hide and lie to keep your Iyengar yoga certification?””
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 andContinue reading “How much are you willing to hide and lie to keep your Iyengar yoga certification?”
There are many reasons for the rapid decline of Iyengar yoga. No doubt the global pandemic has contributed. For years it has been required that certified Iyengar yoga teachers (CIYTS) of a certain level travel to India to study with the Iyengar family, but not only has the global pandemic curtailed the travel to India,Continue reading “The Decline of Iyengar Yoga”
Manouso, as usual, taught a brilliant class today. I continue to be amazed at his ability to inspire and challenge me on a daily basis five days a week for well over a year. My middle back especially thanks him today as I slump over my laptop writing this blog. I’ve noticed an uptick onContinue reading “Manouso Manos and Me Too”
Abhijata Iyengar adjusting a student while a senior Iyengar teacher watches.