Tag Archives: John Friend

The Yogi Doth Protest Too Much


I feel like I have just walked past the girls’ locker room when some conversation spilled out. Of course, this occurs over 30 years too late for me, because I went to an all boys’ high school. But it would take yoga to flush out an awareness of this dynamic I had not had before. Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Maneuver – Radiolab


RadioLab reports, “Until the 1970s, thousands of people choked to death — leading to more accidental deaths than guns. But since then, thousands and thousands — maybe even millions — have been rescued by the Heimlich maneuver. Yet the story of the man who invented it may not have such a happy ending.” I think John Friend’s is a similar story. Continue reading

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A Place of Profound Individuality


The full moon of earlier this week has come and gone, and tonight the astronomical calendar to which I subscribe tells me it’s a “Disseminating Moon (75%).” Still, it has been quite rainy and cloudy here, so I have been … Continue reading

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Intractability


At the bottom of my previous post, I mention the Kula Evolution’s most recent statement about a proposed dinner between John Friend and Roger Pressman. I think this speaks less to Pressman’s admitted “error in judgement” or the capacity of … Continue reading

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Anusara Controversy: Overview and Timeline


I have omitted the list of teachers who have resigned, and of studios no longer exclusively Anusara. One can go to the full post for those. In addition, although the post was updated May 28, this does not include more … Continue reading

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my resignation


“Sweet friends,” as she would intone before giving us a challenge, meet my teacher. The depth, balance, and wisdom you read here is why I follow her. Reading this, I understand a little better the mystery of why I choose … Continue reading

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Unwritten


I have written about my first yoga teacher in the post “A Splendid Awakening,” the post about my decision to learn how to teach yoga. She was a big fan of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten,” which was popular back when I … Continue reading

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Come see the Canyon (it’s beautiful)


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 … Continue reading

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Wanderlust Festival announces that John Friend is off summer lineups : YOGANONYMOUS


This seems like a balanced finding and reasonable approach. Some yoga friends were just wondering about this the other day. I’m sorry I missed Wanderlust last year, but the cost was just too prohibitive for me (just sayin’). Over the … Continue reading

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Under the Influence of Kool-Aid. | elephant journal


Bernadette Birney, whom I respect, has another post about the Anusara revelations up on Elephant Journal. Some aspects of what she has proposed have left me uncomfortable, and so I responded thusly in the comments section. While we’re being confessional … Continue reading

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