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Kausthub Desikachar

Just over two years ago, well-known yoga teacher and spiritual leader Kausthub Desikachar (son of T.K.V. Desikachar,  grandson of Sri T. Krishnamacharya) was accused by several students of sexual, mental and emotional abuse. What unfolded afterwards was a spiral of sad details, new questions about the power play between teacher-student relationships and what would happen next. What we do [...]

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Not too long ago, Kausthub Desikachar, son of T.K.V. Desikachar, grandson of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, was formally accused of abuse of power, sexual harassment and systematically intimidating five of his students, allegations which were backed by fellow practitioners as well as well-respected KYM teachers. An official announcement from the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation arrived via email September 22, [...]

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In the age of prominent gurus being outed one by one as power-crazed, sexual assailants rather than agents of ethics, we’ve been subjected to stories (and accusations and lawsuits) of them leading students from light to dark, not the other way around. (Sigh…we know.) But when the mighty fall, what (if any) penance should they pay [...]

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Though we have crossed the threshold into a fresh year, so far free from guru-related scandal, many are still feeling the rippling effects of all the shit that went down last year. Pardon, but really, it was shit. Though we might not want to talk about it, it’s kind of a big deal and may [...]

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(image: ascentmagazine.com) An update to the latest scandal and sad disappointment to reach the yoga public involving Kausthub Desikachar, son of T.K.V. Desikachar, grandson of Sri T. Krishnamacharya: a letter sent Tuesday, October 16th to an estimated 700 email recipients spanning “respected friends, colleagues, well-wishers of KYM and of Sri T.K.V. Desikachar and members of KHYF” from longtime [...]

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So, as you know, we do not take this stuff lightly. Unfortunately the yoga world is served yet another scandal, this time involving Kausthub Desikachar, who also happens to be the grandson of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and son of TKV Desikachar (yes, that Krishnamacharya and that TKV Desikachar).  An official announcement from the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation arrived via email September [...]

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