Iyengar Yoga Intimidation

Several years ago I was in a Manouso workshop at IYILA (the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles). I was sitting toward the front of the class and watched as a thin student approached Manouso and introduced herself as a student of Patricia Walden’s (the only other teacher who holds the same certificate as ManousoContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Intimidation”

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”

#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”

Iyengar Yoga Dilemma

I recently watched the documentary “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix. This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.   In the movie, a tech executive says that fake news travels six times faster than the truth.  As shocking as that is, I wasn’tContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Dilemma”

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”

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?”

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”