Since some area gyms (PSC, Sweat) are closing early and/or canceling some classes, here’s a heads-up on some yoga for a good cause in QV:
Sunday, April 8th ( easter), ellen will be teaching a Donation yoga class (all levels are welcome) at 10 am. All proceeds will be donated to Philabundance to help them in their work to feed the hungry in our area.
Please give whatever you like or use your class card. This will be the only class on Sunday, Saturdays schedule remains as usual.
Dig Yoga, coming to Queen Village at 412 Monroe St, is listed among a number of teachers and studios distancing themselves from Anusara, Inc. amidst a scandal and shakeup in that branch of the yoga world.
Yoga … scandal?
Some weeks ago, John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga, was outed for sexual misconduct, financial irresponsibility, drug use, and sexual misuse of power. Read a timeline of the scandal or check out the article on HuffPo.
Up until this scandal, Dig Yoga has been associated with the Anusara brand, and even still has mentions of Anusara affiliations in all of their teacher bios. However, Dig Yoga has joined the Yoga Coalition (mentioning the to-open Philadelphia location), described as “… a group of yoga teachers who have recently distanced themselves from John Friend and Anusara, Inc.”
One wonders how the flux of the Anusara community will impact the way the upcoming location brands itself.
Looks like PYS is celebrating 10 years next Wednesday (February 1st).
They sent out a note about their plans via email:
On Thursday night, February 2nd, ellen will be teaching a special anniversary class to celebrate 10 years.
It will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and it’s your choice, it can be free, or we will be accepting donations for P.A.W.S. to help support their work in the community with homeless animals.
(please note: the level I class at 7:30 pm will not be held that night).