One side would have you believe that this is a story of a David—Dana Falsetti, an independent yoga instructor and influencer sued by a massive corporation—and a Goliath—Alo Yoga, hawker of fitness spandex sets and the aspiration that you, too, might quit your job to perform pigeon pose in front of a waterfall. It is…
You know that feeling when all you wanted was a little extra traction for stretching into meditative poses, then suddenly you’re kind of a drug mule?
Imagine this: it’s the year 2021 and you’ve just retreated to your Lululemon Home™. You’ve just spent all day doing barre workouts and posting photos of your favorite luxury bee pollen on your Instagram account. Now, you just want to lounge on your couch made of naturally breathable, sweat-wicking Luxtreme™ fabric.
A Catholic college in Kansas has decided to do away with its yoga classes, recasting them instead as “lifestyle fitness.” Administrators are concerned that offering yoga will give the mistaken impression that the Catholic Church is down with Hindu mysticism. It’s not! It swears!!
For years, the internet has been celebrating the accomplishments of Täo Porchon-Lynch, a 98-year-old author, ballroom dancer, and yoga instructor, who—throughout her adventurous and travel-enriched life—has spent time with Mahatma Gandhi, Noël Coward, Marilyn Monroe, and the Dalai Lama. Now, lucky her, the New York…
The Hill’s annual ‘50 Most Beautiful’ list is up—an important reminder to us all that even in D.C., people are attractive.
It’s not exactly a secret that yoga pants, like all athletic wear, get very funky, very fast.
There was only one time I wanted to cry after yoga. It wasn’t because I hurt myself, it was because I couldn’t do a headstand. I was at a yoga studio here in Los Angeles (it shall remain nameless), and we all were sent to the wall to do headstands. I went even though I can’t do them but, hey, maybe today? So there I…
The most mindful and centered man in the universe got a flight from Hawaii to Japan turned around when he refused to stop doing yoga in the aisle. The Associated Press reports that the 72-year-old didn’t want to go back to his seat. He wanted to nama-stay where he was. (I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.)
Administrators at Bullard Elementary School in Kennesaw, Georgia, have had to change elements of its yoga and mindfulness practices after parents protested that their children were being corrupted by evil non-Christian beliefs.
On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury ordered Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury to pay an additional $6.4 million in punitive damages to his former legal advisor, Minakshi Jafa-Bodden. Jafa-Bodden had initially sued (and won over $900,000) for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination.
Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury has been ordered to pay $924,500 to a lawyer who sued him for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination.
The Centre for Students With Disabilities at the University of Ottawa has shut down a yoga class, designed to be inclusive towards people with disabilities, because “there are cultural issues of implication involved in the practice.”
For some of you, today is Columbus Day. For others it is Indigenous Peoples day and for the rest of you, it’s Monday.
On Thursday, a court ruled that the sequence of 26 poses and breathing exercises that makes up Bikram Yoga is ineligible for copyright for the same reason a life-saving surgery is: it’s designed to make people healthier, and only a monster would want a monopoly on saving lives.
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…
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…
Please, let me experience this cat yoga studio session once in my lifetime.
Janelle Monáe performed her stimulating dance single “Yoga” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night. The greatest thing about this performance is Monáe starting it off by declaring “Yoga” as the song of the summer.
Lululemon is attempting to expand its reach by courting the gents. But could their logo be a problem? Could it be just a tad too... feminine?