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April 16, 2012

Perhaps the 1st quality, real piece of journalism to cover John Friend Scandal.

Read it here:

“Karma Crash: Sex and the fall of an all-American yogi,”

by Vanessa Grigoriadis, via New York Magazine.

It’s the first real interview (my “interview,” until now the only one, in which John first admitted to affairs and directly addressed pension accusations with legal documents—was vetted through his inner circle and lawyers—I received answers to my questions days later) with John Friend—one of the world’s leading yoga teachers and movers & shakers who was taken down by new media coverage of an anonymous, agenda-driven web site and subsequent sex-obsessed, tabloid-y media coverage, his own community and teachers‘ outrage, and perhaps most crucially his own (lack of) openness, blame-accepting or even conventional crisis management (obfuscation is not a winning strategy when it comes to yogis).

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