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Living in Shades of Grey: Anusara, John Friend and the Guru Syndrome

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 05.02.2012 | Health and Fitness
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

It's hard to read any yoga blog these days without coming across the lengthy, messy break-up currently unfolding in the Anusara yoga community following the disclosure of Anusara founder John Friend's, well, rather philandering ways.

Oh Yoga! I Know That Change Is Gonna Come

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

We do need external teachers for a while to guide, teach and hone our understanding and skills. But, at some point, all a teacher can do is lead us inward. Like a big cosmic U-turn, the guru is ultimately only trying to lead us home.

Misconduct In The Yoga World

Elena Brower | Posted 04.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

I love the methodology of Anusara yoga. Even though I resigned my certification those months ago as a means of separating from the aspects for which I don't stand, now I stand for forgiveness.

The Anusara Yoga Scandal: Can a $6 Billion Industry Salvage Its Image?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Stewart J. Lawrence

As the increasingly ugly Anusara scandal unfolds, yoga and yogis in America seem to be approaching yet another defining moment. Do the movement's most sincere and thoughtful leaders have the strength -- and humility -- to push their industry to reform its ways?