Support Manouso Manos, restore his image

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Tracey Hale
Apr 15, 2020
I thought he was a true spirited person, I had sex with him but was amazing

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vicki vollmer
Mar 10, 2020
I am grateful for his teaching

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Maureen Whitaker
Feb 13, 2020
I've studied with Manouso Manos for almost 30 years. He takes teaching seriously, as a profession & has always performed his job in a professional manner.

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Melinda Morey
Jan 25, 2020
I'm signing this petition because I am heartsick about what has happened to my teacher of 30 years. In all that time I have been treated with respect, empathy and compassion. Every physical adjustment (and there have been many) I've received has been succinct and deeply instructive, and NEVER felt inappropriate or intrusive. Finally, in the 5 years that I assisted for Manouso's public classes, I did not witness anything amiss. What I did experience was him going out of his way to help people feel safe, and do everything in his power to help them along the yogic path.

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Dr. Carlos Gonzalez
Oct 20, 2019
I took a couple of classes with Manouso and he was great!!! Also I enjoy and work with his videos on standing poses.

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Marilyn Rubin
1 year ago
Manouso. Has been my teacher since 1981! I have received many adjustments from him that have always been helpful and instructive. He is a an exceptional teacher with a gifted eye, tremendous knowledge and a good heart

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Melodie Batchelor
1 year ago
I have never seen any inappropriate behaviour from Manouso Manos.
I have experienced his enlightened teaching and have been grateful for his help in class on many occasions.

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Ava Tyler
1 year ago
I WAS THRILLED TO BEGIN STUDYING WITH MANOUSO. MY EXPERIENCE IN HIS WORKSHOPS HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT INSPIRING, HONEST,AND HIGHLY KNOWLEDGEABLE.
IT IS MY HOPE THAT MY TRUTH RESONATES WITH SO MANY OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO FIND HIM.

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mb sartain
1 year ago
I believe in Manouso's integrity. I have been sickened by the brutal characterizations of Manouso on social media. It saddens me how people form alliances on social media based on a mutual cause(good or bad) though, in reality, if they were all in the same room together, they may not have anything to say to each other. I have been soliticed to submit a complaint against my teacher and shamed for supporting him. I have witnessed and experienced so much hostility, hypocrisy, and hate in the Iyengar community because of my support for Manouso that I no longer feel the community at large is aligned with my values of human dignity and mutual respect. It did not surprise me that all four members of the IYNAUS ethics commmitee resigned.
I have no faith in the validity of the one-sided independent investigation and here's why:
I was interviewed.
It was one-sided.
The investigator had no knowledge of Iyengar yoga or adjustments.
Rules of due process were not followed.
It was left to this investigator, with no knowledge of Iyengar yoga and adjustments, to collect and verify evidence. John Schumacher could not possibly give an expert opinion on Manouso's adjustments based on a one-sided interpretation of the adjustment.
It is well known by many in the community that one of Manouso's accusers has a history of accusations against yoga teachers and has a personal vendetta against Manouso. It would take very little investigative effort to uncover this, as it is known by many.

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Anastasia Semenova
1 year ago
I agree with his teaching as far as I can see or think!