Waylon Really Pissed Me Off…What about you?

Via Open Yoga Blogging Community
on Jul 21, 2011
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Lululemon Pants
Grateful, as always, to lululemon for the photo

Who does this guy think he is? Did you catch his column, Spiritual Wisdom from an Idiot? He says, “This article goes out to all you spiritual-lite yoga teacher wannabes out there. It also goes out to all the amateur-hour shrinks without degrees who send articles of second-hand impersonal wisdom to elephant.”


  1. Last time I checked you were making a living publishing this “second-hand impersonal wisdom.” And here I am sending it in for free. See what happens when I stop sending. I’ll do it. Just test me.
  2. “Yoga: yoga is so important. It’s, like, saved my life.” Well it did. And it will save yours, too. Come to my class and find out how (Full schedule available on my website. Drop-in rate $16.)
  3. ‘My Self. Two words, capitalizing “Self.”’ Do you even get the significance of this? I’ve spent thousands of dollars to develop My Self. I would never spend that money on myself.
  4. Lululemon? Seriously, you’re going to criticize lululemon? Have you seen my ass in those pants?

What made you laugh, what hit home, and what just plain pissed you off? What do you think is the misperception of all of us “who’ve graduated from two week teacher trainings at a local McYoga studio”? What do we do well, and what is truly complete bullshit?

Weigh in below. If you can come up with a response matching the wit of Waylon’s original article, you’ll find yourself published as a featured author on Elephant Journal (and you’ll be the champion defender of spiritual-lite yoga teacher wannabes everywhere). Somebody help me out here … he criticized lululemon!


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65 Responses to “Waylon Really Pissed Me Off…What about you?”

  1. All I can politely suggest, Thaddeus, is speak for yourself!

    Maybe it depends what you're coming from and where you are in your life.

    I came to Yoga after a lifetime of the heaviest kind of self-discipline and self-control, both spiritual and professional. The last thing I needed was a new discipline in my life. I needed a philosophy that transported me beyond discipline.

    I can see how someone else might come to Yoga as a different time in their life and from a less overly disciplined perspective and value Yoga precisely for its discipline and rigor.

    Please, different Yoga strokes for different Yoga folks! Not one size fits all. The variety of needs and approaches is written into the Gita itself.

    A lot of us need to learn to loosen up and just experience things more, not still more incessant self-control and discipline.

    Thanks for this engaging interchange.


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  3. Thaddeus1 says:

    I think the best any of us can do Bob, is speak for ourselves.

    I truly appreciate your perspective and am in no way trying to imply that you should adopt my perspective, anymore than I imagine you believe I should adopt yours. As you said, different strokes for different folks.

    Thanks again, always a pleasure to dialogue.

  4. It's been a pleasure for me, too, Thaddeus. Thank you.

  5. Emily KC says:

    Who wrote this original article "Waylon Really Pissed Me Off… What about you" ? Please include the author next time!
    Thank you!


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  7. DaxBakken says:

    lululemon TOTALLY makes your ass look awesome, Waylon.

  8. Anyone who criticizes those psycho fuckers over at Lululemon is in my good book.

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  10. hayley says:

    i hate lululemon. almost all their clothes are now made in china… we yogis shouldn't stand for that…

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