Come see the Canyon (it’s beautiful)


Lower Antelope Canyon 478

I am finally published on elephant journal. In retrospect, perhaps I should have identified the noise with echoes in the canyon, rather than shouting, which is what it sounds like. But I have already been called on that in the comments, and can’t very well beg for the editor to change it. Perhaps it will stand as a reminder to humility, like the intentionally placed flaw in an Amish quilt. But it is exciting to give voice to what we are experiencing who haven’t been a part of these discussions.

After reading Betsey Downing and Suzie Hurley’s Honoring Truth on elephant journal, and having had a few days to reflect Bernadette Birney’s Under the Influence, I had the distinct impression that a great chasm, or rather canyon, separates the Yoga Coalition and the Kula Evolution, the latter affiliated with the Interim Steering Committee that is trying to negotiate with John Friend over the eventual disposition of Anusara, Inc.

The Yoga Coalition has ridden the shiny new social media bus to the top of one side of the canyon, and is trying to speak through the megaphones of elephant journal and Facebook down into it, where they think the Kula Evolution folks are. The latter are actually halfway up the opposite side of the canyon, and scaling the sheer face of it. In the belly of the canyon only John Friend himself remains, holding the ropes of the climbers.

It’s really hard to climb with the speeches coming from the megaphones, and it’s hard for the speakers to feel they’re being heard with all of that climbing.

read the rest at Anusara: The Great Chasm. ~ Richard Hudak | elephant journal.

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About Richard Hudak

I am Senior Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and I have been a practitioner of Anusara™ yoga. I have completed 200 hours of teacher training within its diaspora community, consistent with its philosophy and alignment principles.
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