Tuesday, February 28, 2012

no Friend of mine (yoga scandal)

John Friend, the founder of Anusara, one of the world’s very popular styles of yoga, told followers that he was stepping down for an indefinite period of “self-reflection, therapy and personal retreat.”    This comes, apparently, after accusations of sexual impropriety with female students.

I find it a bit heart-breaking, as the uninformed extremists that label yoga as "Sin" are going to have a ball with this one.   
More details on the full, icky story here.   Though please read with an open mind, as I have one problem with this article: I have been to hundreds of classes and the thinking "yoga and scandal?  no surpise here" is unfair.