My respect and gratitude to Mary Taylor who is coming out in support of Karen Rain in her latest blog article. Mary powerfully writes, “I see this as a time when the ashtanga lineage has an opportunity to evolve into one that is founded in truth rather than avoidance or denial, openness rather than tunnel vision, caring for others rather than putting ourselves first.”
My respect again to Karen Rain. You taught all of us a lot through your interview in which you were so vulnerable and authentic but at the same time so lucid and clear. My apologies again for burying my head in the sand for too long. Through my silence I have enabled a culture of domination, silencing and coercion to continue.
Your speaking out has created for us all a platform to come together to renew and cleanse our yoga. For that I am truly grateful to you. While I came on board late, I will continue to be here to support you in your (and our) journey of healing.
Let us work together so that this cannot happen again
- Why Didn’t Somebody Warn Me? A Pattabhi Jois #MeToo Story by Jubilee Cooke - July 19, 2018
- Questioning Authorities - July 7, 2018
- Ashtanga or only Ekanga Yoga? - June 23, 2018
- Ashtanga’s Flawed Teacher Accreditation Process - June 9, 2018
- Mary Taylor’s response to Karen Rain’s interview - May 31, 2018
- My Initial Response to Karen Rain’s Interview About Sexual Abuse - May 17, 2018
- Ashtanga Yoga Stories from Norman Blair - May 15, 2018
- Yoga’s Culture of Sexual Abuse by Matthew Remski - May 15, 2018
- The Five States of the Afflictions - May 12, 2018
- Mayurasana (peacock posture) - April 28, 2018