The Nature of the Yoga Guru in the West

Yoga Discovery

05-05-2022 • 56 mins

An introduction to the tradition of the yoga guru, with specific attention given to the differences between the yoga guru in the East and the yoga guru found in the West's Modern Postural Yoga. Brenda considers the shift in dynamics of the 1:1 teacher-student relationship that has existed for centuries vs. the modern global guru in which the relationship is frequently surrounded by controversy. This includes an examination of the allegations of misconduct and criminal activity of a few well-known gurus to determine if the nature of the modern guru is a contradiction when compared to the guru traditions that were in place before the rise of Modern Postural Yoga.

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