Yoga Barn, Bali: Another guru falls. Vampires and predators have been hiding in the yoga flock. I’ve been crying wolf for a while, and finally there are others speaking out. Sexual predation is not an anomaly out here in Yogaland. It is rife. Pyramid schemes, scams, misuse of persuasion, influence, yoga’s own gifts of siddhis … More Yoga Guru, or Sex Predator? ~ will the real Mark Whitwell please stand up!
Where are the true leaders of the yoga movement? Who are the Good men and women in the spirituality business? When will they rise with the jewels of the practice? And how can you tell if your Yoga Teacher is just another a blood-sucking vampire? The New York Times took a massive bite at the … More Invasion of the Yoga Vampires ~ who will save you from your yoga teacher?
Head injuries, psychotic breaks, burns, sex abuse, eating disorders, suicide, molestation, pyramid schemes, fake shaman, predation, ostracism, bullying, porn and drugs… could Bali’s spirituality business be in crisis? Last week in Bali, Canadian spirituality entrepreneur Nik Wood sustained massive brain and head injuries in an ‘accident’ at a healing retreat led by Marcel Hof, of … More Becoming SuperToxic ~ has Bali’s ‘Spirituality Bubble’ gone bad?
Letters from Ubud: Dark things tread here…. how vampires, creeps and predators are feasting on the soul of the world – and why it actually matters. [Extracts from notes to editor: This mission has gone sideways. Things are derailed. The bad guys are winning. This story is a goddamn shambles! It’s A war zone out … More The Vampire in the Lotus
Has the Cinderella of the wonderful female power adventure escaped the ugly step-sisters of intimidation and exclusion, only to wander into a pit of vipers? Has Cinderella escaped the ugly sisters at all? T he idea that we live in a cosmos that is one giant vagina has certain limitations. It’s sister idea, right now, is … More Big Trouble in the Yoni-verse ~ walking in the shadow of the Empowered Woman
Cool guy, powerful artist, teacher and transformation guru, Jamie Catto says that if you want to be delicious, you need to stir the pot! “Enlightenment is… loving the freaky, wounded creature you are – right now!” JC Jamie Catto has done some SERIOUSLY cool stuff! Famous musician, ground-breaking film-maker, world-traveler, life-changer, world-bridger and Professional Good … More How to Make Yogi-Soup
A little ditty for elephant journal…. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/06/angel-or-ahole-jade-richardson/
Ubud, Bali: Musings on the alphabet piano So it’s been a while… about a year? But I have good news friends! The best! You won’t believe it! I am happy, sitting at a hand-carved Timorese writing desk, with my rescue kitten triplets bashing themselves up amid a tumble of fallen frangipanis by the pool, to … More The Excellent Death of Mr. Happy