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Another “Wanna Make More Money and Be a Big Shot Yoga Teacher?” Video /// These Will Probably Not Age Very Well

This video from Anusara resignee, Amy Ippoliti, discusses how to become a big time, hot shot, everyone wants to yank your jock, yoga instructor. It’s also designed to get the part of your brain that constantly says, “I wish everyone

Another “Wanna Make More Money and Be a Big Shot Yoga Teacher?” Video /// These Will Probably Not Age Very Well

This video from Anusara resignee, Amy Ippoliti, discusses how to become a big time, hot shot, everyone wants to yank your jock, yoga instructor. It’s also designed to get the part of your brain that constantly says, “I wish everyone

16 Gurus as Guilty Pleasures /// Deelish

Yes, yes. Obviously your guru is the axis upon which the cosmos turns. We get that. But the cosmos is BIG, and includes a lot more than stars, right? Like, pillows, and rainbows, and donkeys, right? So, if Guru is

16 Gurus as Guilty Pleasures /// Deelish

Yes, yes. Obviously your guru is the axis upon which the cosmos turns. We get that. But the cosmos is BIG, and includes a lot more than stars, right? Like, pillows, and rainbows, and donkeys, right? So, if Guru is

[INTERVIEW] Ex-Certified Anusara Teacher Opens Up /// What’s Behind the Hurt?

Last week a video of John Friend was released that, judging on who you speak to, either showed a bro riffing high and exuberantly on the imminence of his future success, or a deviant scoundrel further enclosing himself within a

[INTERVIEW] Ex-Certified Anusara Teacher Opens Up /// What’s Behind the Hurt?

Last week a video of John Friend was released that, judging on who you speak to, either showed a bro riffing high and exuberantly on the imminence of his future success, or a deviant scoundrel further enclosing himself within a

[YOGA BLEACHING?] Apparently These Juil Sandals Will Reconnect You to the Earth /// Shiva Rea Thinks So

Speaking of feet: So let’s see. What is this video telling us? For hundreds of thousands of years our bodies were in tune with the rhythms of the Earth. Yoga is a practice that is done barefoot, and thus reconnects

[YOGA BLEACHING?] Apparently These Juil Sandals Will Reconnect You to the Earth /// Shiva Rea Thinks So

Speaking of feet: So let’s see. What is this video telling us? For hundreds of thousands of years our bodies were in tune with the rhythms of the Earth. Yoga is a practice that is done barefoot, and thus reconnects

Two NYC Yoga Instructors Step on Hindu Murti /// WTF Do Major Yoga Studios Teach?

“[F]eet hold a powerful symbolism with Hindu culture. You take off your shoes when you enter a temple. When sitting you never point your feet towards people, especially seniors, and you never spread your feet before an altar or towards

Two NYC Yoga Instructors Step on Hindu Murti /// WTF Do Major Yoga Studios Teach?

“[F]eet hold a powerful symbolism with Hindu culture. You take off your shoes when you enter a temple. When sitting you never point your feet towards people, especially seniors, and you never spread your feet before an altar or towards

“It’s All Yoga, Baby” Keeps up the Pressure on Sadie Nardini “Lose Weight” “Yoga” Course

Way back on April 19th It’s All Yoga, Baby (IAYB) ran a piece questioning the language used in Sadie Nardini’s seemingly viral weight loss course, which included an ad placed on Facebook that looked like this… as well as the

“It’s All Yoga, Baby” Keeps up the Pressure on Sadie Nardini “Lose Weight” “Yoga” Course

Way back on April 19th It’s All Yoga, Baby (IAYB) ran a piece questioning the language used in Sadie Nardini’s seemingly viral weight loss course, which included an ad placed on Facebook that looked like this… as well as the

[VIDEO] These Are Your Yoga Teachers, NYC /// Hmmm… I Hear Delaware Has Nice Weather….

Do you ever find yourself strolling around the internet looking for nothing in particular when all of sudden you realize you’ve entered a black hole of BS that you just keep looking at even though with every passing minute it

[VIDEO] These Are Your Yoga Teachers, NYC /// Hmmm… I Hear Delaware Has Nice Weather….

Do you ever find yourself strolling around the internet looking for nothing in particular when all of sudden you realize you’ve entered a black hole of BS that you just keep looking at even though with every passing minute it

[VIDEO] Chogyam Trungpa on Spiritual Materialism

See…. Trungpa coined “spiritual materialism.” We coined “yoga bleaching.” Insane minds really do think alike: Pick it up ’round minute 1:40. “Spiritual materialism…. It will not only destroy you, but destroy whole wisdom of humanity. It is, in fact, satanism.”

[VIDEO] Chogyam Trungpa on Spiritual Materialism

See…. Trungpa coined “spiritual materialism.” We coined “yoga bleaching.” Insane minds really do think alike: Pick it up ’round minute 1:40. “Spiritual materialism…. It will not only destroy you, but destroy whole wisdom of humanity. It is, in fact, satanism.”

Yoga Anatomy Teacher Considers Right Wing Prop Piece To Be “Brilliant, Succinct, and Moving” /// How Would You Describe It?

On Thursday, April 26th, author of Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff, posted the video below, which he called “[b]rilliant, succinct, and moving.” Tell us what you think: The video you just watched is a product of the website FreeMarketAmerica.org, an off-shoot

Yoga Anatomy Teacher Considers Right Wing Prop Piece To Be “Brilliant, Succinct, and Moving” /// How Would You Describe It?

On Thursday, April 26th, author of Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff, posted the video below, which he called “[b]rilliant, succinct, and moving.” Tell us what you think: The video you just watched is a product of the website FreeMarketAmerica.org, an off-shoot

An Interview with The Babarazzi

Last week The Babarazzi were contacted by YogaCityNYC and asked if we could be interviewed. We’ve had a number of requests offered for such meetings, however, YCNYC was the first to respect our “conditions” in regards to personal interviews. We

An Interview with The Babarazzi

Last week The Babarazzi were contacted by YogaCityNYC and asked if we could be interviewed. We’ve had a number of requests offered for such meetings, however, YCNYC was the first to respect our “conditions” in regards to personal interviews. We

Open Response To Leslie Kaminoff’s Non-Response To Anonymous Bloggers

A few days ago, Leslie Kaminoff, author of the justifiably ubiquitous Yoga Anatomy, and founder of YAMA Talent, Ava Taylor, posted a video responding to an article of ours, which begged the question: Is the celebrification of the yogic tradition

Open Response To Leslie Kaminoff’s Non-Response To Anonymous Bloggers

A few days ago, Leslie Kaminoff, author of the justifiably ubiquitous Yoga Anatomy, and founder of YAMA Talent, Ava Taylor, posted a video responding to an article of ours, which begged the question: Is the celebrification of the yogic tradition

On Being Dropped From Elephant Journal

Ah. What. A. Weekend! For those of you who don’t know, yesterday our article “Is YAMA Talent More Harmful To The ‘Yoga Community’ Than John Friend’s Penis Pursuits?” was removed from Elephant Journal. While Waylon Lewis, as well as Kate

On Being Dropped From Elephant Journal

Ah. What. A. Weekend! For those of you who don’t know, yesterday our article “Is YAMA Talent More Harmful To The ‘Yoga Community’ Than John Friend’s Penis Pursuits?” was removed from Elephant Journal. While Waylon Lewis, as well as Kate