Just IYNAUS and Sunk Cost Fallacy

I’ve been thinking why anyone would join IYNAUS and/or become a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT). Back in late 2018, I inquired to the IYNAUS Director of Operations (the one who is now circulating a letter regarding the power abuses of the IYNAUS president) about the number of IYNAUS members. She replied around 5000. TheContinue reading “Just IYNAUS and Sunk Cost Fallacy”

IYNAUS

“There’s been a quantum leap technologically in our age, but unless there’s another quantum leap in human relations, unless we learn to live in a new way towards one another, there will be a catastrophe.”  Albert Einstein The former Director of Operation at IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States) is circulating aContinue reading “IYNAUS”

Iyengar Yoga Online with Manouso Manos

Don’t be a sheep. The real thing. Daily. Register here

I’m with the Banned!

Thank you for all the comments on my last post. I only published a few. My last post was my attempt at being proactive because of of previous experiences in the Iyengar yoga community and the recent interest in me and my blog by certain teachers in the Iyengar community. It’s ironic how sales soarContinue reading “I’m with the Banned!”

Manouso Manos

This post is dedicated with gratitude to the selfless and inspiring teachings of Manouso Manos. Here are the reasons I chose Manouso as my teacher and continue to study with him. Manouso knows his shit. His knowledge of the physical body and the intricacies of how each asana affects the mind body experience is astounding.Continue reading “Manouso Manos”

HOW IYENGAR YOGA ATE ITSELF

Thank you for reading my blog. It’s happened throughout history. Same old story — power, greed, betrayal, repeat. Iyengar yoga has morphed into something unrecognizable compared to the original teachings of BKS Iyengar. Move on. Adapt. Keep studying with Manouso.

Manouso Manos Allegations and Geeta Iyengar

Originally posted February 2020 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 goContinue reading “Manouso Manos Allegations and Geeta Iyengar”

Iyengar Yoga Hypocrisy

Back when Manouso was being skewered on social media and before the interviews came out that were called an independent investigation, the owner of the Iyengar yoga studio where I taught invited me to dinner to talk about the Manouso situation. I liked the owner of the Iyengar studio and still do, though we haveContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Hypocrisy”

Comments on “How much are you willing to hide and lie to keep your Iyengar yoga certification?”

I left IYNAUS with great relief last year. I did join another nation’s association. But I don’t care one whit if somehow I am “outed”. Manouso is my teacher. I stand by him. I stand by Rita. How much so will come clear soon. This is Insane. When did yoga teachers become the Nazi Stasi?Continue reading “Comments on “How much are you willing to hide and lie to keep your Iyengar yoga certification?””

How much are you willing to hide and lie to keep your Iyengar yoga certification?

Do you find your fellow teachers guilty of the “crimes” of having the opinion that IYNAUS’s Manouso report is flawed and, based on that opinion, continuing their study with Manouso during their off-duty hours? And do you, therefore, judge your fellow teachers as being unethical, and do you support (as Abhi intends) their decertification andContinue reading “How much are you willing to hide and lie to keep your Iyengar yoga certification?”