That’s right, kiddies. According to comments made by Rainbeau Mars in response to a recent post over at It’s All Yoga Baby, the purveyor of something called “Yoga for Beauty” has decided to “move on” from being a yoga teacher, which she admits she “could never be” anyway, in order to follow her true calling: “make movies and television.”
From the comments:
“Thats [sic] why I am moving on and just sending all you yogis love. I am doing now what I was to [sic] meant to do… Make movies and television. I hope you’ll watch them. “As if… off the shoulders to all them haters…” [sic] Did I just make fun of myself… [sic] YUP… eat [sic] your heart… [sic] all you.. [sic] MEAN YOGIS…. have [sic] you ever hear [sic] of if you can’t say something nice… to just not say it…[sic] AHIMSA – NON HARM… Isn’t that one of the eight limbs..[sic] I could never be a yoga teacher… as I am left clueless and confused about this yoga world. a [sic] yogini for life though..[sic] Dear God… give us some insight into truth and real love.”
Me thinks acquiring a publicist with a tight leash on public speaking is in order, as this sort of response is not going to hold up well in the oh-so-welcoming movie and television world. I mean, seriously. Rainbeau, if you think yoga culture is full of mean people…. Sister, we need to talk about where you’re headed!
But, now I’m starting to wonder…. Could Mars’ move be the precursor to an all out exodus of yogilebrities from commercial yoga culture? Is Mars’ jump from celebrity-yogi to celebrity-proper be a foreshadowing of things to come? Will more celebriyogis soon be fleeing the big mean streets of yoga culture in order to seek out softer greener pastures within the peaceful world of television? Sadie Nardini is already flirting with the tube with her “Rock Your Yoga” stunts.
And, both her and Mars share a penchant for goofing around in front of Be Fit’s be-skinny cameras.
Will Ms. Nardini be next?
Maybe (gasp!) yogilebrities are simply buying their time, using the popularity of yoga merely as a springboard to leap into the secular spotlight. Perhaps sites like IAYB are just wasting their time writing about this stuff, since maybe the commercially obsessed will soon just pack up and leave on their own!
Could it be that easy?
God, I hope not. If all the silly heads leave, what the hell else are we gonna write about?!
Please help us, Sonic Youth….