Stop Sexual Abuse in Yoga - I Am My Own Guru

Let's Make Yoga Safe Again... Every Class, Every Time!
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Lucas Rockwood
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Torrance, California
United States
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Stop Sexually Abusive Yoga Teachers

Sadly, sex scandals are nothing new in the yoga world.

Students often make excuses for womanizers and even abusive leaders within their communities to the extent that many go on teaching years despite legal action and clear misconduct.

But at some point, enough is enough.

In response to recent sex scandal allegations about yoga gurus John Friend, Kausthub Desikachar, and Bikram Choudhury (some of the most publicized teachers of modern times), a purple-bracelet wearing clan of yoga students have stepped up to make yoga safe for everyone again.



Their moniker? “I Am My Own Guru”

The movement hopes to change all that by uniting his fellow students and colleagues in an effort to not only stop the abuse, but to stop the blind-faith guru system all together.

"There are no ethics committees or watchdog groups for yoga students, and yet teachers with huge power and influence are clearly taking advantage, and in some cases, even assaulting their students who came to class to get fit or relieve stress.

Yoga is not a religion, it’s a practice. We don’t need gurus, we need good teachers who we can trust to be safe and responsible. ‘I Am My Own Guru’ is about giving the power back to the students, and taking action against abusers.”

Wear a Purple Bracelet  - Change Yoga for the Better

Purple Bracelet

“I Am My Own Guru” is a statement, a movement, and a complete paradigm shift away from the broken (and dangerous) model of guru/disciple group think, toward a healthier system where individuals are respected, honored, and above all, made to feel safe in what should be the safest of safe places – their yoga studio.

When you wear the bracelet, it says loud and clear, “enough is enough.”

100% of Donations Given to The Art of Yoga Project

Art of Yoga

The yoga community is 80% women, and yet sadly, women are most-often the victims of abuse. In an attempt to course correct, all proceeds raised from this project will be donated to, The Art of Yoga, a grassroots charity that uses yoga to transform the lives of young women in the California juvenile justice system, many of whom have been victims of abuse themselves.

 

Activate Your Community  

When you wear your “I Am My Own Guru” bracelet, it says you’re strong and self-empowered. It says that you’ve come to yoga class to take care of your body and mind – not to get manipulated, groped or assaulted.

Can a purple bracelet really change yoga? Only time will tell.


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