Manouso Manos Allegations and Geeta Iyengar

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”

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?”

The Decline of Iyengar Yoga

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 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”

Just Thank You.

It’s been nearly a year since Manouso started his daily online classes. What a godsend they have been for so many of us. I don’t think any of us could ever have imagined that a pandemic would afflict our entire planet, cloister us in our homes for months on end, and transform how we do school, shop, socialize,Continue reading “Just Thank You.”

BKS Iyengar teachings by Manouso Manos

Manouso’s classes are now available for rent on Vimeo. What a gift! If you want to know what it was like to study with BKS Iyengar, Manouso is about as close as it gets. I daresay, even better. Check it out! Spread the word. Confidence, clarity and compassion are essential qualities of a teacher. BKSContinue reading “BKS Iyengar teachings by Manouso Manos”

Disillusioned With Iyengar Yoga

Thank you to all who read this blog. I am stunned that so many of you have found your way to it, as I have done nothing to promote it. I told no one about it but somehow word has spread. I feel for my Iyengar Yoga comrades (CIYTs) who are forced to hide thatContinue reading “Disillusioned With Iyengar Yoga”