In this month's L.A. Yoga, Sam Slovick interviews Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee and oddly there's nary a mention of the disturbing lawsuit that was filed against Dahn Yoga and its Health Centers (there are 130 schools around the world). I've heard and read about allegations of weirdness from the Dahn camp for years so I was surprised to see L.A. Yoga gave Dahn any play.
Now, courtesy of Yoga Dork, I was able to read the complaint filed by 26 former students. The allegations aren't pretty -- very expensive workshops, isolation from friends and family all to "tap into the infinite potential of your brain through brain wave vibration" -- whatever that means. And not very clean either. It appears the Sedona Arizona center forgot all about saucha:
At Dahn’s Sedona, Arizona Center....retreats there also included “competitive events where losers were punished by sticking their heads in the toilet, drinking toilet water, licking and kissing the other members’ feet on the floor of the men’s bathroom."Ewww. One Dahn recruit alleged she was forced to have sex with Lee (juicy details on p. 33-34 of the complaint). So much for Lee's claims of "boosting brain power" by performing "spiritual surgery."
Anyone have first-hand experience with the Dahn school?