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Julie Salter in the 1980s when she was working as the personal assistant to Kuttan Nair, also known as Swami Vishnudevananda. Photo courtesy of Julie Salter.

How a #MeToo Facebook Post Toppled a Yoga Icon

An ex-disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda reveals a decade of abuse, sparking a crisis in Sivananda yoga that is still unfolding

EEarly on December 10, 2019, in the dark of her modest redbrick apartment, Julie Salter, 63, sat at a spartan desk before a glowing blue screen. The dialogue box displayed nine…




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Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski

Investigative journo: conspirituality & cults. Co-host at Bylines: GEN, The Walrus. More @

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