Manouso Manos Yoga

“The world would be a happier place than it is if acquisitiveness were always stronger than rivalry. But in fact, a great many men will cheerfully face impoverishment if they can thereby secure complete ruin for their rivals. ” From Bertrand Russell’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech The world will never be the same. The COVID-19 pandemicContinue reading “Manouso Manos Yoga”

Abhijata Iyengar’s Letter

So along the way, the team (YP, Yoga Police, The Advocate, Crystal Dildo Girl and the original accuser) accumulated a few followers who were more than happy to jump on the bandwagon, many of them never having taken a class with Manouso. They went to great lengths on social media to call out anyone, especiallyContinue reading “Abhijata Iyengar’s Letter”

Taking Care of Humanity

Moral courage is the ability to distinguish right from wrong and having so distinguished it, be prepared to say so, irrespective of the views held by your superiors or subordinates and of consequences to yourself. Moral superiority is the belief or attitude that one’s position and actions are justified by having higher moral values than others. It can referContinue reading “Taking Care of Humanity”

Manouso Manos Workshop Chicago 2018

I was in Chicago on business in November 2018, three weeks after the independent investigation was launched, and so I registered for Manouso’s workshop which was being held at the studio owned by the IYNAUS president. I don’t know the yoga community in Chicago so I kept to myself. I was aware of a devotedContinue reading “Manouso Manos Workshop Chicago 2018”

THE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF MANOUSO MANOS

The only advice, indeed, that one person can give another about reading is to take no advice, to follow your own instincts, to use your own reason, to come to your own conclusions. -Virginia Woolf Maybe it’s just coincidence that IYNAUS selected an independent investigator recommended by Yoga Alliance and then joined forces with YogaContinue reading “THE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF MANOUSO MANOS”

THE IYNAUS ETHICS COMMITTEE

The Ethics Committee who handled the orginal compaint against Manouso was comprised of four capable and intelligent women. The chair of the Ethics Committe has a Ph.D in Forensics and is a consummate professional. After watching the vitriolic scourge of incorrect and inflammatory assertions about Manouso on social media, I was relieved when the EthicsContinue reading “THE IYNAUS ETHICS COMMITTEE”

Manouso Manos Allegations and Geeta Iyengar

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 go to India to studyContinue reading “Manouso Manos Allegations and Geeta Iyengar”

THE YEAR OF YOGA HATE! MANOUSO MANOS ALLEGATIONS

My Iyengar yoga practice changed a lot in the year 2019. The shift came when in 2018 a student a longtime student of Manouso’s filed a sexual assault complaint against him for an adjustment in a public class in 2013. Initially the accuser opted for anonymity , then violated a confidentiality agreement with the EthicsContinue reading “THE YEAR OF YOGA HATE! MANOUSO MANOS ALLEGATIONS”

Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training

Eventually after teaching for a few years, I decided to pursue Iyengar Yoga certification more seriously. The studio owner decided she wanted to change the name of her studio and wanted to use the Iyengar name. In order to do that all teachers must be certified and no other styles of yoga can be taught,Continue reading “Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training”