How many gurus' feet have you kissed? Asana kissers are everywhere, even in yoga, but that's not what this is about. It is about power dynamics and student-teacher relations and cult-ish environments. And sexual harassment and boundaries, and integrity and dignity. In February, news broke about yet another sex scandal in the yoga community. A [...]
This does not involve Bikram Choudhury. A Jivamukti Yoga teacher has been accused of sexually harassing a student in a $1.6 million civil lawsuit filed against the teacher and the studio, a major staple in the NYC yoga scene for decades. Yoga teacher Holly Faurot says 20-year veteran Jivamukti Yoga teacher Ruth Lauer-Manenti sexually harassed [...]
Last Wednesday in New York City, local yogi-poets gathered at The Jivamukti School for the first official book launch event of The Poetry of Yoga. Co-hosted by two soulful pioneers, Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti yoga, and HawaH, poet, artist, yogi and seminal editor of The Poetry of Yoga, the evening was a deeply moving, uplifting and inspiring entrée of yoga’s natural and nuanced companion, poetry, to the fore.
Via Well+Good NYC Naked bums for our animal chums! NYC yoga teachers go au naturale in support of PETA. Sadly, all we're missing are Jivamukti founders Sharon Gannon and David Life. ----- Earlier... Tara Stiles Launches ‘Slim, Calm, Sexy’ Yoga to Acclaim, Insult, Revolt (see marketing) Caption This: BKS Iyengar Blesses Bikram Choudhury in India? [...]
Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti has a new book (sorta, it dropped Nov 1, 2008). It's called Yoga and Vegetarianism: The Diet of Enlightenment, and Ecorazzi has an exclusive interview on the mesmerizing capacity of words, why she chose the subject, and everyone's favorite Celebriyogi pal Russell Simmons. Oh and the pending Apocalypse. Our favorite bits... [...]