Yoga Roundup Take Ten: Dec. 8 – Dec. 14 2013

The Week’s Top Yoga News, According to the People at Tula Software

Dinner, Movie and a Yoga Class?

Tired of the blind dates, crowded bars, cooking classes and every other run of the mill way to meet someone? Londoners are turning to yoga dating classes, where singles are paired up with strangers for partner yoga. If the partners hit it off, they’re likely to head to the pub for a pint or two. Yoga and a beer, or two? We see these classes becoming the dating trend of 2014.

Yoga is Always a Good Idea

Good news for the traveling yogis: Chicago’s O’Hare airport has opened a yoga room for its passengers, making the hectic and stressful world of airport travel a little less so.

Goodbye Mr. Chip

It seems it was a just a matter of time that Lululemon founder Chip Wilson would be rolling up his yoga mat. Wilson will be resigning as chairman next summer and the company’s CEO, Christine Day, will be replaced by former TOMS Shoes president Laurent Potdevin in January. Actions speak louder than words.

Stealing Your Moves

In the realm of online yoga classes, imitation is apparently not the best form of flattery. YogaGlo, an online yoga class website, has had its patent for a particular camera angle during its classes approved. Competitors of YogaGlo who were using the same angle were sent cease and desist letters in September while their patent was pending. This story falls into that category of the awkwardness that is creating a yogic community, while trying to run a profitable business. Whether YogaGlo should have shared the wealth or protected their business is for the yogis to decide.

Speaking of Being Un-Yogic…

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court in India overturned its laws and reinstated the ban against gay sex in the country. In a nation that holds roughly 17 percent of the world’s population, this is an issue. What’s more, is that one of the country’s popular spiritual leaders, who is “known for popularizing yoga” is now offering yoga classes to men whom are afflicted with being gay.  He hopes to help “cure” these men through the healing powers that we all know yoga possesses. What he doesn’t realize though, is that being gay is not a affliction and that no one should have to feel like they need to be cured.