Lady loses her top to prove her point. Yogis lose their patience. Who comes out on top on the topless issue?
Topless activist Moira Johnston can be seen strolling the streets of the East Village or perusing the veggies at Union Square's Green Market completely topless. No it is not a crime.
Most American yoga studios offer donation classes, either as an ongoing method of giving back to the community or as an event-specific relief effort. There’s no doubt that it’s a wonderful practice; giving away instruction and giving away money are both laudable, valuable gestures. It was in light of this established standard that the idea [...]
We've drawn some heat over coverage of the Graspin' Aspen Yoga teacher scandal - as if this isn't an incredibly important topic that yogadorks great and small should be aware of and feel open to discuss. This is the world we live in! And for the record, we do not wish ill to the accused [...]
[Because It's Monday!] Yoga Teacher FAIL? Yikes! Um...we're kinda speechless about this one. A keen-eyed tipster tipped us off to this rather, uh, gripping snapshot from the ridiculously popular cheezburger failblog. And we're fairly certain this is the late Pattabhi Jois, anyone confirm? Obviously we know (can assume?) nothing scandalous is going on here. Butt...*cringe* [...]
A gimmick? a trend? A Movement? Oh Nudieness is growing all right..(esp in SF) did you know about Skinbook? It's a whole social-networking site specifically for nudists! Sure with all this jib jabbing about who's wearing what to yoga class and the cost of making your tush look firm, it does kinda make you want [...]
Ahoy! More controversy surrounding 'Eat, Pray, Love' film! OK there wasn't really much controversy before per se, unless you want to count the crime of we yogadorks not making it down to the east village to gawk at moviestars. (thank goodness there are pics). So what's the problem? It all comes down to the Ashram, [...]
Uht oh, we smell trouble. Some of you may recall the sleaziest, and let's face it, one of the dimmest of yogs we've seen, Mr. Ogden: the Inappropriate Yoga Guy. He was an internet sensation on the youtube, and Yoga Journal snapped him up to be "guest editor" in their humorous online video series, which [...]
Well this is off-beat news for a Thursday and actually quite appropriate for the week we've had here. You feel a draft? Mohd Abdullah is a 48-year-old university level computer science teacher in Kamaloops, BC Canada. He's also been a pilates and yoga instructor at a nearby fitness center for the past year, which was [...]
Do you prefer your yoga with a side of bacon? or is it tempeh bacon? Yes we are opening that can of curry! (should curry come in a can it is so open right now) elephant journal posted a very interesting article a few months ago extolling the virtues of a veggie-yoga lifestyle, finding the [...]
With all the fluff of Celebriyogi week it's taken a moment to locate our serious YD hat. We found it a lot easier after reading about this... India's Yoga prince Swami Ramdev has already made the controversial claim that yoga can cure all, so of course the big news came when last week the Delhi [...]
Here's a fun one! On this Wednesday afternoon - as we're pining for Friday to get here already! - comes the eternal question of the (happy) hour, "To booze or not to booze before yoga class?" "Asanas on Ice" wrote in to Chow.com with the query, requesting an ethical/health check on pre-yoga buzz form A [...]
For those following the Graspin' Aspen case, Steven Roger, the CO yoga teacher accused of sexual assault, faced the judge this past for a preliminary hearing of lawyerly evidencey stuff presented for deliberation. The Charges: Two felony counts of sexual assault and related misdemeanors stemming from alleged incidents within the past few years. The incidents [...]
Ed. Note: We didn't make this up, though the piddling of odd details may lead you to believe otherwise. See? Now this is just the kooky news stuff we yogsters can live without! A yoga couple in Seattle is pressing charges against a philandering guru in an alleged crime involving groping, peeing and hypnotism! According [...]
An update to the Graspin' Aspen Yoga teacher scandal! Steven Jon Roger was arrested in January on charges of sexual assault alleged by female students at O2 Aspen yoga studio. As you may recall, the accused was originally facing 1 felony count of sexual assault and 4 misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct. Well, since his [...]
Stop the presses! Lululemon Flatiron IS Lululemon Union Square. Is STILL exploiting President Obama, now with the help of First Lady Michelle! Blast! Wouldn't you know those sneaky goalsetters at Lululemon have pulled a fast one. It's true, they've gone ahead and shuttered the Flatiron store in light of the finally unleashed Union Square outpost [...]