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.
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.
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.
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.'”
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.