Nothing says calm, peaceful meditation like someone fiddling around on their phone in the middle of a yoga class. Which is why one instructor who was leading a group at Facebook says she told her students to leave phones off during the session. She says a Facebook employee didn’t like being told to stay away from her phone, costing the instructor her job. [More]
For many travelers, the idea of just going to the airport — and finding a place to park, checking your bags, picking up your ticket, waiting at security, hoping you don’t get the extra-special touchy-feely pat-down, putting all your stuff back together after going through the checkpoint, finding your gate, paying $5 for a bottle of water — is a bit of a stressful situation. So the folks at San Francisco International are opening a yoga room for you to work out all that tension while waiting for your connecting flight. [More]
To the uninitiated, yoga is an unapproachable Jedi dojo of spandex-wearing gymnasts with the flexibility of rubber bands. Attempting your first class can be intimidating, so it helps to tag along with someone familiar with the discipline. [More]
Former employees have filed a suit against Dahn Yoga, an Arizona-based chain of yoga centers. According to CNN, the suit charges that the chain is a “a totalistic, high-demand cult group” and that employees are submitted to “psychological manipulation, indoctrination and various techniques of coercive thought reform designed to induce them to become [founder] Ilchi Lee’s disciples and devote themselves to serving him and his ‘vision.'” [More]
After finding her resume on Monster, TruePersonalTrainer offered Linda what sounded like a great deal. If she created a yoga instruction video, True Personal Trainer said, they would sell it on their site and she could make up to $5,000 per week, depending on how many people downloaded it.
Here’s a tip: if you’re ever out on a date with a girl and she tells you she’s into Pilates, don’t quip: “Pontius Pilates? Me too!” then immediately start asking her what she thought of Pilates’ philosophical dilemma in Master and Margarita. While it may emit a chuckle around the Down’s Syndrome Algonquin Round Table which you chair, it doesn’t really fly among the exercise set.