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August 16, 2011

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Tina

Obviously, yoga should be practiced—and not performed—in a more sacred space than what was chosen ...

Nor should anyone who is interested in taking up yoga, feel that a certain body type, range of motion, or degree of youth or natural ability are prerequisites ...

http://gawker.com/5835022/

These are yoga teachers, who have probably done very little for yoga, and have possibly set it back a few decades ...

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Laura Venecia Rodriguez

Thanks again for sharing, Tina. Such horror stories of yoga classes. Guess there are bad apples everywhere! I do think that in the examples you gave, the instructors seem to have lost the entire point of yoga!

Tina

Here is another article, a little more recent - because not everyone studies the same style (Ashtanga) as does Ecoyogini:

http://blisstree.com/move/yoga/listening-to-my-body-instead-of-my-bullying-yoga-teacher/

Article points up to the fact that there is a bit of a backlash and commercialized yoga is about to jump its own shark - as in, if you can't teach anything new, then just be a throwback to the aerobics drill sergeants of the '80s in America ...

The thing is, yoga is not aerobics. I would never think to teach yoga, not back then and not now that it's too-trendy, but I HAD entertained the idea of teaching step aerobics ...

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