Wow, Campbell Brown’s blog is ablaze with yoga scandalocity! It’s not a new story per se, but now this Dahn Yoga cult mischief is finally stirring enough buzz to snag the big kids. And rightly so, really. There have been a multitude of allegations against potential miscreant Mr. Ilchi Lee, and his massive wellness, some say cultish corporation, Dahn Yoga (Forbes mag estimated $34 million profit in 2009). With all it’s “brain wave vibration” whosiwhatsits it sounds more like a psychiatric unit than yoga, and many of the alleged victims have cited brainwashing, along with abuse and sexual assault. Clearly this is a poignant topic: the two CNN blog posts already have over 30 comments going, and our very own post on the subject has over 30 as well (and they’re longwinded and extremely eye-opening). To top it off it all hit a little close to home when it was revealed last November that NYC school’s “Brain Education” program was washed with Ichi-isms! Our take? It’s kinda NOT yoga.
Anyways, if you’re watching the tube tonight turn on CNN at 8pm EST for part 1 of the Special Investigation unit series (!) on Dahn Yoga. A sure bet for frustration and utter irksville, besides a show of CNN cheesified graphics.
Want more? Check out Glamour magazine’s coverage on The Scary Yoga Obsession.