Monthly Archives: February 2013

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The Problems with Kelly Morris’ Latest Wanderlust Talk

I’ve said this before, and will say it again and again and again, speaking in public is difficult for many people. And, while Kelly certainly has a handle on how to do it, I don’t believe it’s right to hold

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The Problems with Kelly Morris’ Latest Wanderlust Talk

I’ve said this before, and will say it again and again and again, speaking in public is difficult for many people. And, while Kelly certainly has a handle on how to do it, I don’t believe it’s right to hold

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This Kelly Morris Video is Easily One of the Worst (Things I Have Ever Sat Through)

Because this is long, I am putting it up on its own for you to watch. We are gonna talk about this tomorrow, but figured you’d might like the day to process it. I promise you, it’s a tough one….

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This Kelly Morris Video is Easily One of the Worst (Things I Have Ever Sat Through)

Because this is long, I am putting it up on its own for you to watch. We are gonna talk about this tomorrow, but figured you’d might like the day to process it. I promise you, it’s a tough one….

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This Sprint Commercial Captures the True Spirit of Commercial Yoga Culture /// Sadie Nardini Makes Yoga Sound Like a Daytime Commercial

Commercial yoga culture relies on the belief that whatever you want can, and should, be had at this very moment. And, not only that, but yoga is the means by which to get it. Yoga presented as “data dressed as

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This Sprint Commercial Captures the True Spirit of Commercial Yoga Culture /// Sadie Nardini Makes Yoga Sound Like a Daytime Commercial

Commercial yoga culture relies on the belief that whatever you want can, and should, be had at this very moment. And, not only that, but yoga is the means by which to get it. Yoga presented as “data dressed as

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Homework for You /// We Back Monday

The past two weeks ended up being a perfect storm of extracurricular conflicts for the Baba Team, making our posting fanciness a little shy on the sum (What the fuck does that mean?) Don’t fret, champions. We are back on

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Homework for You /// We Back Monday

The past two weeks ended up being a perfect storm of extracurricular conflicts for the Baba Team, making our posting fanciness a little shy on the sum (What the fuck does that mean?) Don’t fret, champions. We are back on

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Kelly Morris is a Shaman /// Apparently the World Really Did End in 2012

Someone tipped me off to this @kellymorrisyoga Twitter page the other day, but I had to check it out for myself. Apparently, it is true…. Kelly Morris is an official self-proclaimed “shaman.” Now, I know Kelly has been throwing around

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Kelly Morris is a Shaman /// Apparently the World Really Did End in 2012

Someone tipped me off to this @kellymorrisyoga Twitter page the other day, but I had to check it out for myself. Apparently, it is true…. Kelly Morris is an official self-proclaimed “shaman.” Now, I know Kelly has been throwing around

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Let’s Play Role Reversal! /// Now You’re the One in Need /// Also, Some Countries Make Ads That Talk About Real Stuff

Racism. Privilege. Teaching yoga in Africa because you’re afraid of your black neighbors. All pretty “safe” talking points, right? Good lord! Sometimes the week just has a mind of its own. Anyway, sticking with our unofficial theme for this week,

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Let’s Play Role Reversal! /// Now You’re the One in Need /// Also, Some Countries Make Ads That Talk About Real Stuff

Racism. Privilege. Teaching yoga in Africa because you’re afraid of your black neighbors. All pretty “safe” talking points, right? Good lord! Sometimes the week just has a mind of its own. Anyway, sticking with our unofficial theme for this week,

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Helping is Fine /// But Maybe It’s an Outdated Term Signifying a Subtle Egoism

Yesterday a commenter responded to our critique of “saving Africa with yoga” with a simple, and presumably snarky, question: Who did you help today? [emphasis added]. Luckily for me, the question happened to be asked on a day when I

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Helping is Fine /// But Maybe It’s an Outdated Term Signifying a Subtle Egoism

Yesterday a commenter responded to our critique of “saving Africa with yoga” with a simple, and presumably snarky, question: Who did you help today? [emphasis added]. Luckily for me, the question happened to be asked on a day when I

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Is Wanting to Help Africa a Nice Way to Avoid Helping Your Neighbor?

The other day I got hipped to this article featuring a classic video discussing a YogaOne project that’s using “yoga raves” to help raise money to send some people to Africa. The bit says things like: “Yoga One is sending

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Is Wanting to Help Africa a Nice Way to Avoid Helping Your Neighbor?

The other day I got hipped to this article featuring a classic video discussing a YogaOne project that’s using “yoga raves” to help raise money to send some people to Africa. The bit says things like: “Yoga One is sending

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Is Yoga Advertising and Branding An Inherently Skewed Power Dynamic?

Lets, for shits and gigglies, apply to yesterday’s post this delicious quote from late French postmodern theorist, Jean Baudrillard. (You know, the guy who wrote The Gulf War Did Not Take Place): “[The media] are what finally forbids response, what

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Is Yoga Advertising and Branding An Inherently Skewed Power Dynamic?

Lets, for shits and gigglies, apply to yesterday’s post this delicious quote from late French postmodern theorist, Jean Baudrillard. (You know, the guy who wrote The Gulf War Did Not Take Place): “[The media] are what finally forbids response, what

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Thinking About Branding /// Presence vs Absence /// Yogilebrities as Valueless Links in Value Chains

This weekend I got to thinking about branding (again) and how the branding of yoga teachers relates to the idea of presence and absence. SCENARIO #1 Imagine a yoga instructor who is both well-liked and sought after by enthusiastic students.

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Thinking About Branding /// Presence vs Absence /// Yogilebrities as Valueless Links in Value Chains

This weekend I got to thinking about branding (again) and how the branding of yoga teachers relates to the idea of presence and absence. SCENARIO #1 Imagine a yoga instructor who is both well-liked and sought after by enthusiastic students.

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[IMAGE POST] Find Sai Baba #2

You know how goth kids get really excited about Halloween ’cause it’s the one time of year they can dress like The Crow and not get a royal ass tanning? I have a similar thought every time I see a

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[IMAGE POST] Find Sai Baba #2

You know how goth kids get really excited about Halloween ’cause it’s the one time of year they can dress like The Crow and not get a royal ass tanning? I have a similar thought every time I see a

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[AUDIO AGHORI] Listen to Aghori B Talk This Shizz into Action /// Being Intimidated by Yoga is OK

Greetings, Babarazzi readers. Being offline has been a blessing and has forced us to get creative with the kinds of posts we can put up. And, tonight is no different. Welcome to our first ever audio blog featuring Aghori Babarazzi.

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[AUDIO AGHORI] Listen to Aghori B Talk This Shizz into Action /// Being Intimidated by Yoga is OK

Greetings, Babarazzi readers. Being offline has been a blessing and has forced us to get creative with the kinds of posts we can put up. And, tonight is no different. Welcome to our first ever audio blog featuring Aghori Babarazzi.