HIP, HIP, HYPOCRISY!

Wow, what a sequence Manouso taught yesterday! I always appreciate a good hip sequence, and Manouso is second to none when it comes to Iyengar yoga therapeutics. The sequence focused on strengthening the outer buttock/outer upper thigh to stabilize the femur in the hip socket. He had the 600 or so students (my estimate) workingContinue reading “HIP, HIP, HYPOCRISY!”

Allegations Against Manouso Manos

IYNAUS continued to solicit complaints about Manouso after the one-sided report was published. In a two week span, I received three official Iyengar communications soliciting complaints about Manouso. The fact that Manouso denied and continues to deny the charges was conspicuously absent from all these communications. I am not alone in my opinion that theContinue reading “Allegations Against Manouso Manos”

The Truth is a Moving Target

In early 2018, two CIYTs from Nashville, Tennessee made a poster for Manouso. It was a gesture of gratitude for Manouso’s teachings and a little tongue and cheek nod to his status as a “rockstar” yogi, an image he had no interest in cultivating. They chose the tag line “The Truth is a Moving Target”Continue reading “The Truth is a Moving Target”

Manouso’s Yoga Teaching

I continue to be amazed by the genius of Manouso’s sequencing, and I have no doubt that his daily online classes are being repeated by yoga teachers in their classes around the world. Manouso credits BKS Iyengar in every class he teaches, but I wonder if teachers are crediting Manouso in their classes. I amContinue reading “Manouso’s Yoga Teaching”

Move on, IYNAUS!!!

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 websiteContinue reading “Move on, IYNAUS!!!”

Good Standing

The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings. Albert Schweitzer The schedule for the four-day free class given by the star-studded cast of elderly Iyengar teachers has been adjusted to allow for Prashant’s online class. Oh my. You must have a recommendation from a teacher whoContinue reading “Good Standing”

FUIYNAUS

It’s sad that during a global crisis IYNAUS has revoked the certification of teachers who are assisting Manouso’s online classes. It’s hard enough to make a living as a yoga teacher during a raging pandemic with most yoga studios closed and the online zoom market saturated with free classes. Manouso continues to pay his teachersContinue reading “FUIYNAUS”

Who Runs IYNAUS?

Unfortunate slip of the pen for IYNAUS considering a CIYT of color is calling out IYNAUS for its history of racist and oppressive practices. The call to action is gaining momentum on Facebook, and interestingly most of the supporters are outside the Iyengar system, though I did notice a lot of #BLM virtue signaling byContinue reading “Who Runs IYNAUS?”

Virtue Signaling, White Fragility, COVID-19, and Iyengar Yoga

Wow! What a time to be alive. Nobody is comfortable. Nobody. I, along with hundreds of other people, take refuge in Manouso’s daily online classes. They are a godsend amidst this onslaught of uncertainty. I heard 601 students registered for Manouso’s class today! Many of you will know why I make such a statement. Gross.Continue reading “Virtue Signaling, White Fragility, COVID-19, and Iyengar Yoga”

Iyengar Yoga and COVID-19

I love Iyengar yoga as I understand it from the teachings of BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, Manouso Manos, and a few other teachers I have had along the way. Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar is a fine teacher, and she may very well develop the level of sophistication that her granddad and aunt posessed, but I doubtContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga and COVID-19”