Iyengar Yoga Hypocrisy

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”

Comments on “How much are you willing to hide and lie to keep your Iyengar yoga certification?”

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?””

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?”

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”