Kausthub Desikachar slanders senior teachers taught by TKV Desikachar while he is the one with the history sexual abuse and unethical conduct.
Kausthub Desikachar attempts to defend his takeover of Viniyoga with evasions and falsehoods. We ask him to reply with facts.
The trademark does not appear to be registered in India where Kausthub Desikachar claims to lead the worldwide headquarters of Viniyoga®, nor in the USA.
If Kausthub Desikachar has secret and special teachings from Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar, where are they? Beware the yoga guru who claims secret knowledge and his “specialness” as his selling point.
KHYF has sent out a defensive misdirection email stating that it is a “safe sanctuary” for women. They doth protest too much, methinks.
Viniyoga was used by many senior teachers from the 1980s to represent individualized yoga instruction, at the suggestion of TKV Desikachar. Kausthub Desikachar has now copyrighted the name to own it, and is threatening legal action against all those who use it.
A disturbing thread of power, myth making, silencing, and sex can be seen in Kausthub Desikachar’s publications, statements, and actions over many years and it continues now. If this is not checked, victims will not get justice and more vulnerable women will be hurt.
Kausthub Desikachar appears to think he is entitled to Krishnamacharya and Desikachar’s yoga as his birthright, claiming himself superior to teachers with decades more of practice and teaching.