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”

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”

Who is Manouso Manos?

If you saw Manouso on the street you would never guess in a million years that he is a gifted yoga teacher. He’s almost always dressed in a white polo, dad sweater, blue slacks, and non-descript black shoes that tie not slip on. These days he looks more and more like a grandpa because heContinue reading “Who is 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”