If you’ve been following the Dahn Yoga cult scandal then you know it’s been a massive uproar involving brainwashing allegations and serious accusations of abuse. If you haven’t, the story is finally reaching mass media news outlets and is spilling over from the active online discussions and comments of support from former members. With CNN Special Investigation coverage in January and now Rolling Stone magazine’s own take on the “Yoga Cult” this is your yououghtaknow alert:
The Yoga Cult
How a Korean guru has created a fanatical following on college campuses that is part Moonies, part New Age boot camp and pure profit
by SABRINA RUBIN ERDELY
We know that Dahn is not the yoga we’ve come to know and love…but when the media picks this up as a “Yoga Cult”, does it do damage to public opinion of what yoga is? We don’t need to give Gabourey Sidibe another reason to hate, hate yoga.
Could it chafe Bikram’s chances of the Olympic dream? Or has the culture of yoga permeated popular culture enough these days that this will hardly cause a tremble?