Good Standing

The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings. Albert Schweitzer The schedule for the four-day free class given by the star-studded cast of elderly Iyengar teachers has been adjusted to allow for Prashant’s online class. Oh my. You must have a recommendation from a teacher whoContinue reading “Good Standing”

FUIYNAUS

It’s sad that during a global crisis IYNAUS has revoked the certification of teachers who are assisting Manouso’s online classes. It’s hard enough to make a living as a yoga teacher during a raging pandemic with most yoga studios closed and the online zoom market saturated with free classes. Manouso continues to pay his teachersContinue reading “FUIYNAUS”

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?”

Virtue Signaling, White Fragility, COVID-19, and Iyengar Yoga

Wow! What a time to be alive. Nobody is comfortable. Nobody. I, along with hundreds of other people, take refuge in Manouso’s daily online classes. They are a godsend amidst this onslaught of uncertainty. I heard 601 students registered for Manouso’s class today! Many of you will know why I make such a statement. Gross.Continue reading “Virtue Signaling, White Fragility, COVID-19, and Iyengar Yoga”

Iyengar Yoga and COVID-19

I love Iyengar yoga as I understand it from the teachings of BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, Manouso Manos, and a few other teachers I have had along the way. Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar is a fine teacher, and she may very well develop the level of sophistication that her granddad and aunt posessed, but I doubtContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga and COVID-19”

Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar

Truth always rests with the minority… because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion. Soren Kierkegaard Abhijata Iyengar is teaching an online yoga class this week. Only IYNAUS members are eligble to take theContinue reading “Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar”

Inconvenient Satya

It’s been a few days since the drop-dead date for CIYT’s to declare their allegiance to IYNAUS. This is such a paradox considering yoga means union. While the letter posted above was being painstakingly composed by the senior teachers and their association IYNAUS, the coronvirus was spreading across America. Several weeks later we would findContinue reading “Inconvenient Satya”

From Arjuna

Below is a letter from a CIYT which is being widely circulated. Make up your own mind, but it’s important to have all the information to make a decision. The narrative about Manouso has been tightly controlled and one-sided. The letter below has been slightly edited for readibility because names have been removed. Friends inContinue reading “From Arjuna”

Is Iyengar Yoga a Cult?

The letter below was widely circulated and was re-written as an official complaint by the author. It was ignored by the institute to which it was sent. Hi Manouso,I am writing you because I received the letter you’ve recently written (looks like around 2/5).  Thank you for, as always, being the voice of sanity!I’m sorryContinue reading “Is Iyengar Yoga a Cult?”