Lots of yoga in the news this week. Let's take a look.
On Monday, former Anusara Yoga leader John Friend announced his newest yoga enterprise to his newsletter subscribers. Building on his incorporation of Denver, Colorado yoga teacher Desi Springer's "The Roots" sequence, the new system is called Shri Daiva. In the announcement, Friend elaborates on how Shri Daiva will differentiate itself from Anusara, namely a slightly different (and seemingly more complex) alignment technique, a whole-lifestyle approach, and refraining from offering professional certification (let's see how long that lasts). Read more at YogaDork.
Wednesday night's Nightline on ABC aired a segment on Bikram Choudhury, which left the Bikram Yoga founder looking delusional, sexist, and racist. Not yoga's finest moment in the spotlight. See for yourself.
Yoga Journal's San Francisco Conference began today, but not without a little controversy. The event is taking place at a Hyatt Hotel, despite calls for a boycott of the hotel chain based on its ongoing labor dispute with employees. It's All Yoga, Baby has a good account, including letters of response from Yoga Journal and presenter Seane Corn.