I’m going to be doing quite a bit of substitute teaching at Durham Yoga Company during the next month.
I’m going to be leading the Free Yoga in the Park practice in Durham tomorrow morning.
Their website has details about location and such, though they don’t actually have me on the schedule or anything.
Anyway, come on out and have a nice free class in our beautiful end of summer weather.
I’ll be subbing for Paul and Sommer’s Anusara 1/2 class at 9:00am at Carrboro Yoga Company, 200 N. Greensboro St., Suite C1, Carroboro, NC 27510.
In the wake of the allegations of ethical misconduct against John Friend–which I believe he has largely confirmed–I have decided to not renew my license with Anusara, Inc. at this time.
As a consequence, I will have to change the name of one of my classes–the content (for better or worse 🙂 will stay the same.
To be clear: I remain dedicated to the powerful principles of this system of yoga, and I continue to think of myself as part of the community that grew up around it. However, at this moment, the structure of Anusara, Inc.–which seems inextricably bound up with John Friend, and which he has ruled in an autocratic style, using his position of power to manipulate, threaten and punish teachers–is not one I feel I can support.
I leave open the possibility that if Anusara, Inc. succeeds in reshaping itself into a less autocratic, more open and transparent structure that I feel aligns clearly with what I value, that I may seek to renew my affiliation at some point in the future, as I value many the things this organization has facilitated. Just not so much that I would choose to validate or enable the sort of behavior that has come to light of late.
Above all, I have the deepest gratitude for the teachings I have received, love for the community that has welcomed me, and hope for the man who was instrumental in bringing these things into the world.
I will not be teaching my normal Anusara-Inspired Level 2 practice class at InsideOut Body Therapies, Durham, NC, 10am, 12/25.
I’ll be subbing for Paul’s Anusara Practice class at 5:45pm and his Anusara 1-2 class at 7:30pm at Triangle Yoga, Chapel Hill, NC, 12/14.
Due to unexpected commitments, Sommer and I have had to reschedule the last meeting of the Friday Meditation Series, to be 12/2, at Sfeer Studio, Chapel Hill, NC. Hope to see you then.
I’ll be subbing for Paul’s Mixed Levels yoga class at Carolina Friends School, Durham, NC, 12/13, 6pm
I’ll be subbing for Sommer’s Mixed Levels practice class at Sfeer Studio, Chapel Hill, NC, 12/19, 6pm.
I’ll be subbing for Sommer’s Anusara Level 1 class at Triangle Yoga, Chapel Hill, NC, 5:45pm 11/22.