Wait, why do they want to scare them away? What are they doing?
@punkahontas YES. Not all male yoga teachers are like that, of course. Some I think are so concerned about overstepping bounds that they don't touch women at all. But once in a while I've gotten guy instructors or "assistants" who seem to touch way more than any woman instructor ever would. I don't think it's that they're coming on to me specifically, I think they just don't understand personal space when it comes to the ladies.
@elly jonez@twitter It's in Cincinnati, and it's called World Peace. If you happen to be here, I'd definitely recommend it!
bahahaha thank you for this. I love yoga because I like the actual poses and stretching and such. However, I pretty clearly do not fit into "yoga culture" and that makes me always slightly uncomfortable in classes. Although there is one hippy studio I love going to because everybody is SO far into "yoga culture" that they are the nicest people ever. The place smells like weed and is on the second floor of an otherwise-abandoned building and they try to get you to stay for their prayer groups and vegan potlucks and they keep a jar of birdseed by the door so you can feed birds on your way out and all the male instructors wear buns on their heads but....it's one of the most relaxing studios I've ever been to.