Tony Vedanta Wilmot Yoga Predator

Tony Vedanta Wilmot

Tony Vedanta Wilmot (SadhanaOm Yoga) is a yoga teacher from Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Tony Vedanta Wilmot has been accused of being a sexual predator by students, using his position to manipulate women. You can red one woman’s story of being sexually exploited and manipulated by him by clicking the link above. Tony Vedanta Wilmot is not a famous ‘Celebrity Guru’. He is generally an unassuming and seemingly sincere professional Yoga teacher. He teaches in small gyms and community halls and struggles to make a living from Yoga. This is all the more scary because he just blends into daily life and is not a ‘tall poppy’ for students or followers to cut down. Never the less, he has been accused of using his position of power, as a Yoga teacher, for his own benefit by manipulating vulnerable female students into sexual acts. He has practiced yoga for over…

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Amrit Desai

Original founder of Kripalu Centre Amrit, married, confessed to three affairs in 1994 and was forced to resign as spiritual director of his own ashram. While Amrit’s website makes no mention of the affairs or his expulsion from Kripalu, it does says that: In 2000, after a period of personal reflection and sadhana, Gurudev founded the Amrit Yoga Institute, first located Sumneytown, Pennsylvania and then moved to its current location in Salt Springs, Florida. Kripalu survived the falling of it’s guru and founder, and restructured its organization to be led by a professional management team, including people who had long been ashram residents. It has thereby became; “The first traditional yoga ashram founded on the guru-disciple model to transition to a new paradigm of spiritual education.” However, their website makes no mention of the scandal that almost destroyed them, summing it up in just one innocuous sentence. In 1994 Yogi Desai…

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Swami Maheshwarananda

When 20-year-old yoga fanatic Natalie was summoned to visit Swamiji Maheshwarananda one evening, while staying at his ashram in India, she was excited at the prospect of benefiting from his spiritual wisdom. In a small room lit by a candle flame, she accepted a hug and obeyed his command to look into his eyes. Minutes passed as the young devotee attempted to melt into his gaze. Her concentration was disrupted when another young woman appeared and sat quietly at their yoga master’s feet, but he remained focused on Natalie. “What do you give me?” he asked Natalie, who thought for a moment before answering: “I give you my mind.” “Only?” he implored. Confused and ashamed that her offering had been deemed inadequate, she tried again. “I give you my heart.” “Only?” he repeated. “My body and soul,” she answered, before reciting some lines from a prayer in a bid to…

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Pattabhi Jois

Since his death in 2009 a steady stream of incriminating photos, videos and stories have been circulating about Jois, the beloved guru of the hugely popular Ashtanga tradition. The key accusations are that his adjustments were dangerous, fear producing, and injurious, and that Jois sexually harassed his female students. You can see why his students such as Tony Vedanta Wilmot of Birmingham UK feel it is OK to behave as sexual predators. Ashtangi Anneke Lucas recounts her power paso doble with the late master Sri K Pattabhi Jois. In short, Anneke was, in her own words, groped by Jois in Halasana. In absolute shock I rolled to sitting and found myself staring across the room at Sharath, Pattabhi Jois’ grandson, who stared back looking as horrified as I felt. I heard Pattabhi Jois remonstrating: “Bad Lady!” and the mild laughter of the crowd at the guru’s old joke. In disbelief,…

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