Manouso Manos

October 13, 2018

Why Manouso Manos Was Suspended: Meeting Notes and Internal Yoga Journal Communications from 1989/90

The faculty meeting notes show that a motion was tabled to suspend Manos indefinitely from all teaching responsibilities at the Institute. It passed. Manos was also removed from "assessments", "India selection", and from his advisory role to the 1990 San Diego convention. Manos attended the first part of the meeting and admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student over four and a half years. The notes record that Manos said he was seeking psychiatric help.
September 24, 2018

Manos Disciple To Manos Accuser: “If You Felt Assaulted, Please Try to Figure Out Why.”

An abuse crisis will often force a high-demand group to show outsiders what they inflict on insiders every day: loaded language, self-sealed reasoning, leader idealization, grandiose claims and image management techniques. If the group must admit abuse, it will show its unique harm calculus, and every emotional bargaining trick in the book.