Sex Swami's PR disaster
- "I was in samadhi"
(Mar. 15, 2010) The disgraced godman Nithyananda said his sex video was morphed but did not deny it was his image with the actress... Swami, who has been slapped with cases of cheating after the video footage came to light on March 8th, said the video will be sent to experts... "I believe I do not have any lust. One hundred percent, I am sure that I do not have any need for other person," Swami said. He said the video has been misrepresented by an onlooker.
- Nithyananda: I didn't run away; I was at Kumbh Mela
CHENNAI, India - Even as speculation continues over the whereabouts of Swami Nithyananda, who is at the center of a sex scandal, his lawyer on Friday claimed that the godman had not absconded but was in Varanasi. "He is attending the Kumbh Mela..."
Alexandra Cheney (DNAinfo, New York)
Yoga teachers may soon have cause to praise Vishnu. Within the next ten days, Governor David Paterson is expected to approve a bill that would exempt yoga teachers from state regulation of their training programs.
The likely exemption comes after almost a year of rallies and protests by yoga instructors to avoid the licensing process. "Small studios don't have the umbrella of large studios and can't even afford licensing procedures to hold teacher trainings," said Caitlin Casella, a yoga teacher and teacher-trainer at YogaWorks.
Paterson has until March 24 to sign the bill, which both the State Assembly and State Senate have approved. The Education Department has also backed the bill, despite the fact that they were part of the initial push for the licensing of yoga teachers. More>>