01 Mar '12, 10pm

Yoga Founder Steps Down Due to Scandal

Yoga Founder Steps Down Due to Scandal

The founder of Anusara yoga, John Friend has taken a leave of absence after complaints of misconduct – both sexual and financial – have emerged. The website Yoga Dork published a timeline of the events leading up to his announcement. On February 3 they posted the following accusations: “sexual misconduct, financial corruption within Anusara, Inc., illegal drug use and involvement in Wicca Covens as a sexual misuse of power.” (Source: Yoga Dork ) John Friend responded by writing a letter admitting he has made mistakes, which was posted online: “I am deeply sorry for choices I made, which have caused such a firestorm of pain and suffering in our community. I have profound grief for the damage done to our Anusara yoga community: teachers, students, and friends.” It was reported he will write another longer letter describing the situation in more detail. Yoga Dork said 60-75 A...

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