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”

Disillusioned with the Independent Investigation of Manouso Manos

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 “Disillusioned with the Independent Investigation of Manouso Manos”

HIP, HIP, HYPOCRISY!

Wow, what a sequence Manouso taught yesterday! I always appreciate a good hip sequence, and Manouso is second to none when it comes to Iyengar yoga therapeutics. The sequence was focused on strengthening the outer buttock/outer upper thigh to stabilize the femur in the hip socket. He had the 600 or so students (my estimate)Continue reading “HIP, HIP, HYPOCRISY!”

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”

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”

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!!!”

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”