Warning: you might not want to read this site if….
You might not want to read the collection of Recovering Yogi confessions if you are at all attached to your naïve and idealistic perception of the yoga world.
If you think that “yoga” is the same thing as “the yoga scene” and you have any glimmer of a hope that your local yoga studio is going to be your sanctuary and your yoga “guru” your salvation.
If you think it’s inconceivable or even unlikely that your favorite yoga teacher is sleeping with his/her students, or if you are capable of acknowledging this might be true but chalk it up to your teacher’s authentic, flawed “realness” as a human being.
If you believe in manifesting abundance. Or manifesting anything. In general.
If you think yoga studios exist sheerly for the good of mankind and somehow magically exist outside of the capitalist system we in the West live in.
If you think your yoga is better than their yoga. If you think your teaching style is the best one. If you think that all yogis are created equal, but some are more equal than others.
If you like to tell other people what to do, think, believe, or feel. This includes telling people how often, or for how long they need to practice.
If you pride yourself on your vegetarianism/veganism/rawism/any-ism and fervently believe the world would be a better place if everyone believed and practiced your ism and only your ism.
If you think that anyone at a party wants to hear about the latest yoga workshop you attended.
If you think that going to a teacher training or ten entitles you to diagnose anything other than a student’s foot placement.
If you have a problem with swearing.
In other words, if you like your yoga bubble, by all means, stay in it! This site is not for the feint of heart.
However, if you are in spiritual recovery, so to speak, from the world of vacuous, meaningless yoga-speak and narcissistic yogis and yoginis, welcome to Recovering Yogi. You are home.