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”

The Abode of Yoga

I am so thankful for Manouso Manos’s daily online one-hour classes. They have been a godsend for me during this difficult time of a global pandemic, tanking economy, raging wildfires, natural disasters, racial tensions, violence, and political polarization. And, that’s just in the United States. These problems exist daily world wide. Air pollution doesn’t seemContinue reading “The Abode of Yoga”

PRAMANA

I question the integrity and validity of the independent investigation against Manouso Manos for many reasons: I was in the class where the alleged assault occurred. Though I repeatedly communicated that I was in the class, I was not contacted by the independent investigator until I requested to be interviewed. I checked my notes withContinue reading “PRAMANA”

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”

The Truth is a Moving Target

In early 2018, two CIYTs from Nashville, Tennessee made a poster for Manouso. It was a gesture of gratitude for Manouso’s teachings and a little tongue and cheek nod to his status as a “rockstar” yogi, an image he had no interest in cultivating. They chose the tag line “The Truth is a Moving Target”Continue reading “The Truth is a Moving Target”

Manouso’s Yoga Teaching

I continue to be amazed by the genius of Manouso’s sequencing, and I have no doubt that his daily online classes are being repeated by yoga teachers in their classes around the world. Manouso credits BKS Iyengar in every class he teaches, but I wonder if teachers are crediting Manouso in their classes. I amContinue reading “Manouso’s Yoga Teaching”

AT LAST

“To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox from her 1914 poem- “Protest” At last, a senior Iyengar yoga teacher musters the courage to write a requiem for the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles and gives us a little glimpse at the underbelly of Iyengar yogaContinue reading “AT LAST”

Good Trouble

Anchor the eternity of love in your own soul…. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart… Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge…. But when it is your time don’t be afraid to stand up, speak up, and speak out against injustice. John Lewis We lost a civilContinue reading “Good Trouble”

Move on, IYNAUS!!!

On Friday, April 5, 2019, IYNAUS sent this email blast to its members: The body of the letter contained this paragraph: Maybe 15 days was a typo. Maybe it was supposed to be 1500 days, because as of today, it has been 462 days since we were told it would be available on the websiteContinue reading “Move on, IYNAUS!!!”