Texas Monthly On The John Friend Anusara Yoga Scandal

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Texas Monthly just published their in-depth look into the scandal surrounding John Friend, founder of Anusara -- a school of yoga that he turned into a major global brand over 15 years. After a curious and large-scale exodus of more than 30 teachers from his practice late last year, allegations started to emerge. A former employee created a website, JFExposed.com, that listed the accusations: Friend was allegedly sending inappropriate sexual material to students, conducting an affair with a married woman and mistreating employees by freezing their pensions without their knowledge.

Writer Mimi Swartz delves into the nature of the bizarre claims against Friend -- as well as his attempts at public redemption -- bringing insight from her personal encounters with the yoga master over more than a decade -- first as a student and subsequently as a profiler for the New York Times Magazine and now, Texas Monthly.

Read the piece here.

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