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Lululemon Diaries: My Life in an Exploitative Libertarian Happiness Cult

In years past, Lululemon has made the news most frequently in matters related to founder Chip Wilson, a man prone to tone-deaf statements who brought his company into permanent association with strange health claims, Ayn Rand devotion, and an aversion to large bodies. After Wilson vacated his management role in 2012… » 7/15/15 12:10pm 7/15/15 12:10pm

Russian City Bans Yoga Due to Occult Links

Sad news for yoga fans living in the Russian city of Nizhnevartovsk. Government officials are trying to stop people from engaging in the practice of Hatha yoga, citing it as having “an occult character.” That downward facing dog pose you’re doing? Total sorcery. Hatha yoga originates from Hinduism and is used to… » 7/02/15 5:30pm 7/02/15 5:30pm

CA Court: Yoga Doesn't Violate Religious Freedom 

California parents Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock were upset that the Encinitas Union school district offered yoga to good Christian children. The idea that the their two children would have to perform Hindu rituals and bow down to the sun (or something) led the Sedlocks to sue the school district, claiming that the… » 4/04/15 12:15pm 4/04/15 12:15pm

Resellers Hope Idiots Will Pay $800 For Lululemon Shorts

Lululemon isn't just for yoga anymore. The athleisure (this is a word?) brand's clothing is quickly becoming less exercise wear and more a sign of a healthy and inspirational lifestyle —and with pieces being discontinued as quickly as they're coming on to the market, the brand's offerings are a reseller's dream. Now… » 3/13/15 1:50pm 3/13/15 1:50pm

Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Leaves, Feels Like He's 'Been in Prison'

Dennis "Chip" Wilson, the Lululemon co-founder whose mouth poops offensive statements, announced Monday that he's stepping down from his board post at the overpriced yoga pants shrine that he and his wife built. In light of his exit, The New York Times spoke to the extremely Zen clothier for a lengthy profile, in… » 2/02/15 5:30pm 2/02/15 5:30pm

This $347 Yoga Mat Doubles as an Instructor, Better Be Worth It

If you ever wanted to have a one-sided conversation with your yoga mat, then that is very cool. But also, you're in luck because there is a thing called a SmartMat. It's smart, it's a yoga mat, and it uses your measurements to guide your alignment and alert you whenever your cat poses are a little too catty. » 10/06/14 7:45pm 10/06/14 7:45pm

​Judge Issues Final Dismissals of Lululemon Lawsuits

The long, convoluted, and just plain awful battle between sheer leggings purveyor Lululemon and its shareholders has finally come to an unfulfilling end because apparently there's no real legal statue regarding being an asshole. Chicago Tribune reports that in the past week or so, US District Judge Katherine Forrest… » 4/20/14 12:30pm 4/20/14 12:30pm

I Lead Inspirational Retreats… And I'm Struggling With Depression

I'm tired. I just spent a week leading a retreat with 22 women, and although I mostly love what I do, I found myself this week understanding, for the first time really, what it means to be emotionally exhausted. I'm awake and filled with gratitude, but I'm drained. How long can one person wear so many hats? Yoga… » 4/15/14 3:00pm 4/15/14 3:00pm

Yoga Isn't 'For Ladies' and Weights Aren't 'For Men'

Women make up slightly less than half of the NFL's fanbase. They're going to college in larger numbers than men. They're the Senators grabbing the legislative branch by the collar and dragging the country away from fiscal precipice. And yet! it's still weird for us when we try to use the weight room at a new gym.… » 10/24/13 11:04am 10/24/13 11:04am