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4/16/14 10:41 P

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Yeah, that Cameron Shayne's reputation is like Teflon ...

I really don't care if he taught Jennifer Aniston.

If I felt any affinity towards the practice he teaches, I might have bitten.

But I do not like, in vivo, running into teachers with "guru syndrome", irrespective of whether they cheat on their partners. I already had that ill luck; and while I'd come away with a home practice template to-die-for (at the time ...) ... well, knowing that kind of pied piper and what he does do to the Beginner Level classes (obviously for benefit of the high-value, frequent-attending customers who wanted to learn more advanced poses), is NEVER worth it, because that class pandering gravitates to the students who are stressed, and just want to relax and NOT learn headstand or koundinyasana ... sorry, but we still exist in this Cross-Fit age ...

Anyway, cardio dance is coming back into fashion. And NO cardio dance teacher, would ever do a similar thing, such as gun it up high, knee-jarring impact, with the nostalgic GenX ers or boomers in the class. I know that first hand ...

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 4/16/2014 (22:57)

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2015TODAY Posts: 2,357
4/16/14 3:25 A

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Thanks for sharing.

I've not heard of yoga teachers sleeping with their students. I do know a yoga teacher though who is apparently unhealed emotionally and keeps 'fishing' for compliments and approval from his students.
This person would also inquire before class which (of the female students in particular) was having aches and pains or strong emotions and would then adjust the yoga lesson 'just for them' so they would feel better. All in a subtle manner so that they could feel 'special' without it being too obvious. And the students would then be soooo grateful after class.
What to think of this?

He gets away with it because he poses as a very 'wise' and 'experienced' teacher. Do I sould resentful? Probably. I 'fell' for it too and paid a lot of money for the classes AND for the 'coaching' he advertises for in his yoga classes. Indeed as the article says someone who comes to a yoga teacher is vulnerable and looking for guidance. Not to fulfill the unmet emotional (and finacial) needs of the teacher.

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4/14/14 2:08 P

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I don't see a problem with a mutual attraction, but I think, ethically speaking, that sleeping with your yoga instructor means that you should use a different instructor. Like any place of work, it would be distracting and unfair for the other students in practice. Interesting article... Sad that people take advantage of those of us that want to live a healthier lifestyle.

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4/14/14 11:58 A

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Very thoughtful and thought provoking article. I would love to think that all yoga teachers espouse his perspective, however, like any other group, yoga teachers are human. I even quit going to one teacher's class because she and I wanted to be friends and that relationship was not compatible in either of our estimations with my staying in class.


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I found this article interesting.

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