Manouso Manos and Me Too

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”

Manouso takes his show on the road

There are certain things you can count on in an Iyengar yoga class with Manouso Manos: He will start and end on time He will be wearing a white polo and blue bloomers He will credit his teacher BKS Iyengar You will understand his instructions He won’t babble in Sanskrit He will relate the classContinue reading “Manouso takes his show on the road”

RIP the Abode of Iyengar Yoga

All things must pass. The pandemic has ravaged the world and things will never be the same. Many yoga studios have stood empty for over a year and students and teachers have grown accustomed to virtual classes. A WAPO article revealed that health and fitness equipment revenue more than doubled, to $2.3 billion, from MarchContinue reading “RIP the Abode of Iyengar Yoga”

Happy Birthday, Manouso!

Manouso says that some people say he’s a better storyteller than yoga teacher. I’m not sure anybody actually says that, but I appreciate how he uses storytelling to drive a yoga point home. It works. His 69th birthday was Saturday. On Friday his assistants decorated the walls behind them with birthday wishes after counting downContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Manouso!”

#Truth Part 2

Just a short blog recap of events– in 2018, a CIYT complained that she had been groped by Manouso in a public yoga class in 2013, in which I happened to be a participant. This woman threatened in her original complaint that she would take her story to the media and she made good onContinue reading “#Truth Part 2”

Iyengar Yoga Politics

What happened at the US Capitol Wednesday reminded me of the last Iyengar yoga convention in Dallas. Herd mentality and conspiracy theories don’t mix well, just as herd mentality and righteous yogis dripping in white privilege don’t mix. I hear the words…”Don’t be a sheep”. Manouso responded in the most beautiful of ways with aContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Politics”

Tribute to BKS Iyengar

Every class Manouso teaches is a tribute to BKS Iyengar, and this was especially so on Monday, December 14–BKS Iyengar’s birthday. The guru would have been 102 years old. I continue to be amazed by Manouso’s artistry in weaving together a yoga class that leaves me awestruck. On Monday, Iyengar’s birthday, Manouso led us throughContinue reading “Tribute to BKS Iyengar”

Iyengar Yoga is so WOKE!

What would Geeta Iyengar think? I think it was Geeta who said, “There can be no Iyengar yoga without touch.” Happy Birthday Geeta. May your teachings and BKS Iyengar’s teachings survive Iyengar yoga.

#TRUTH

I’ve taken a break from writing this blog for no other reason than I have been busy. Obviously blog writing is not my source of income, it’s just my way of taking action against something I feel is hugely unjust against someone I consider amazingly generous and giving. Such is life, but sometimes standing idlyContinue reading “#TRUTH”