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#MeToo Unmasks the Open Secret of Sexual Abuse in Yoga

A KQED callout for #MeToo accounts in the Bay Area yoga world and my ensuing investigation revealed a range of allegations by seven women against five teachers: from inappropriate massage to a violating touch in class, from drugging to unlawful sex with a minor. I found that the yoga community is struggling to rein in this sexual misconduct and abuse in its ranks. Some experts believe the lack of oversight of teachers and schools is adding to the problems of an industry experiencing explosive growth, where touch and trust are a fundamental part of the practice. Read the nine-month investigation.

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