Possibly the most scary Yoga Video I have ever seen.

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posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by scojak
This guy needs to stop taking his crazy pills, or start taking his crazy pills, or maybe just pop a bunch of xanax and lay on his couch all day...ya, that's probably best.

BTW, why does it exclaim "EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE!" at the end?


I had thought the same thing, unless that was edited in by the person that posted the clip as a way to put a disclaimer on it or something.

Even the way he ends the clip seems ominous...its just plain creepy.

Shivers,
YogaGinns




posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by pop_science

The ones who are so easily to point out "predators" are typically just trying to take the attention off themselves and their own dirty thoughts.


Pfft grow up. You'll find that most people who are worried about this sort of thing are genuinely concerned for kids welfare rather than taking the limelight off of themselves.

I think it's because he seems like a creepy dude and seems to enjoy it (more than he should, probably) that throws people off. He doesn't fill me with confidence and certainly doesn't have a 'professional' feel about him.

But hey if you want to let him to teach your kids yoga, go ahead....



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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So I walked into this thread and was like..

Oh god why is that man touching little girls doing yoga?!



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 07:39 PM
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Not the most disturbing vid i have ever seen but pretty creepy none the less.
I saw a vid of a coach helping a student stretch, she was prolly a contotionist and she looked waaay too young to be touched in that way.
I just figured it must be ok in some other maybe European culture or something, not for my kids though, thank you.



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
Ok, bearing in mind I watched this without sound, I really just thought the video was retro-kids t.v. I didn't think it was anymore creepy then other children's programming (i.e. Mr Rogers) though. It just looks like early-cable, low-budget, boring stuff... Is it any more creepy then Richard Simmons? (yes, I know that was not for kids) but it's all the same cinematic (or lack thereof)... In any case, I think kids these days would laugh that guy off stage.


When you get a chance watch it again with sound.....it makes a difference I guarantee you.
Regards, iwinder



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by Mandog
I am a yoga instructor who teaches both adults and children. The adjustments are not any that I wouldn't use on my adult students, but in today's world, one would definitely be cautious about ever adjusting children...even with adults you have to be careful and always, always ask permission first. I have viewed many childrens yoga videos...haven't seen one quite like this before. All the hugging seems odd and he definitely comes off with a weird vibe.

The Wiggles creep me out too.



I agree with you on making adjustments, and not everything he did was wrong. But even when working with adults there is a need to be careful. Thanks for your input as I wanted another instructor's viewpoint.

YogaGinns



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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Who is the “EiEi Yoga” Farmer? Meet Max Thomas, aka “Yogi Oki Doki”


Hey all, we received a surprise comment yesterday and felt compelled to share it with everyone in post form.

You wanna know who it was from? We imagine you haven’t forgotten the Hippie Yoga Farmer. Well guess what? It’s a real show with a real yogi named Max Thomas, a dedicated yog who’s been an integral part of the LA Yoga circuit for 30 years, and whose late 90′s kids show (“EiEi Yoga“) has been positively reviewed in Yoga Journal AND The New York Times (read). In our/your face!


A Los Angeles pedophile yoga instructor positively reviewed by the New York Times. Anyone surprised?



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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I remember seeing a video like that one, not too long ago in fact. Couldn't believe how far she was moved into the pose. Would like to be that flexible. LOL

YogaGinns



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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The guy himself doesn't appear to be being a creep, but the whole presentation certainly is weird and lacking in clear direction. If I had children, they would not be watching anything like this.



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by DJM8507
Wow, seriously? The video is strange, but besides it being boring to watch I saw nothing alarming about it, and this is even considering it has clearly been edited to try to make it even worse than it most likely was.

I think a lot of you guys have really been taken in by the sensationalism and have become overly sensitized. Just my opinion.


Thanks for the post, I can agree with you that it is probably made up of the worst clips to get just such a reaction. And it definitely did that, but as I mentioned before even shows from my era had creepy innuendos that have left a lasting impressions on me and others.

YogaGinns



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 08:04 PM
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Yeah it's strange but not that strange.

Maybe I'm too innocent lol, but all I see is a man who can do yoga who got told he has to teach kids to do yoga on a tv show and has to make it fun, so that's what he's trying to do.

I would be more cautious about the director more than anything.
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posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by pop_science
Honestly you could have ANY man in this video and people would be calling him a pedo.

The ones who are so easily to point out "predators" are typically just trying to take the attention off themselves and their own dirty thoughts.

I don't understand why anyone who doesn't see children in a sexual way would look at this video in a sexual way unless that's where your frame of mind is and where your own interest lay.

"oh he looks weird! oh he's an old man teaching kids yoga OMFG hez a pedo!" .... grow up.


Your right, and it could be made to look just as bad with a woman doing the instructing. But it does give yoga a touch of tarnish, and it really cheapens whole practice.

I have seen videos geared toward teaching young children that have been produced with taste and are meant to be taken seriously. My point is that this degrades the practice of yoga as a whole. Again here in the west people only look at yoga as an "exercise" when there is an entire philosophy and code of ethics that go far beyond being a human pretzel.

Thank you for your comments,
YogaGinns
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posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
Who is the “EiEi Yoga” Farmer? Meet Max Thomas, aka “Yogi Oki Doki”


Hey all, we received a surprise comment yesterday and felt compelled to share it with everyone in post form.

You wanna know who it was from? We imagine you haven’t forgotten the Hippie Yoga Farmer. Well guess what? It’s a real show with a real yogi named Max Thomas, a dedicated yog who’s been an integral part of the LA Yoga circuit for 30 years, and whose late 90′s kids show (“EiEi Yoga“) has been positively reviewed in Yoga Journal AND The New York Times (read). In our/your face!


A Los Angeles pedophile yoga instructor positively reviewed by the New York Times. Anyone surprised?


Thank you for the link, and I would like to find the Yoga Journal article that is mentioned on this site.

There are many books and videos that offer yoga to our youth, the one that sticks with me the most is a book by Kareen Zebroff (who was a school teacher in BC) and took up the study of yoga back in the the late 60s & early 70s. The book "Yoga for Happier Children" circa 1973. It was one of the ones my mother gave me to introduce me to yoga. Another of her books "ABC of Yoga" are still used in teacher training courses. Mine are actually falling apart from use over the years but I do still come back to them. My point is that children can be taught anything without it being reduced to a circus atmosphere. I still find that video clip disturbing and am not pleased with the way it portrays yoga .

LINK
kareenzebroff.com...

My 2 cents worth,
YogaGinns



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Wow the mainstream media has done a great job of terrorizing parents into thinking everyone is out to rape their kids. Such over-reactive fear based responses have ruined many innocent activities and made people too scared to do anything that might be interpreted the wrong way. This guy was only doing to normal adjustments that any yoga teacher would do to students, and whats wrong with hugging? since when did a hug become sexual, I'd like to know.

Don't let the medias fear porn rule your life, this video isn't "scary", always be alert for potential danger to your kids but don't be psycho about it and go around destroying innocent fun activities in the process.



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 10:23 PM
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Originally posted by YogaGinns
My point is that this degrades the practice of yoga as a whole. Again here in the west people only look at yoga as an "exercise" when there is an entire philosophy and code of ethics that go far beyond being a human pretzel.


Well I'm 100% with you there.

Sometimes I wish they would use a different name for it so as not to cause confusion, its that different to what real yoga is that it really shouldn't even share the same name any more.



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 10:24 PM
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Please!
Somebody investigate this weirdo.
If he or some big f-ing chicken touched my kid like that It'd be hell on earth.



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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The dude's name is Max Thomas and he is one of the most esteemed yogis in California. He has worked with children before, in Los Angeles, and imho if he was a pedo, one of those lawyer-happy rich white LA women would have taken him through the cleaners by now, with much press about it, and he would most likely be in prison.

The video is a bit creepy, but...well, most children's programming is creepy as hell. Most yogis are creepy as hell (no offense to you non-creepy yogis, but a lot of you are just...creepy). I'm creepy as hell. But being creepy does not automatically = being a pedo.



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 10:41 PM
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Wow...overreaction much? I saw nothing that would be cause for alarm. The show may seem strange because it's a chilldren's show. Children won't relate to the show the same way adults do. And so what if he hugged the children? People have become so sex-obsessed that they must read something sexual into absolutely any and every intimate gesture, no matter how mild. I recently watched an old movie from the forties and the father in the movie gave his young daughter a peck kiss on the lips. That would NEVER fly today. It's really sad.



posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 11:02 PM
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Bad production. Lots of overreactions. If you think this is creepy don't ever go see a martial arts class.
I saw a bad show but I did not see any child abuse, or inappropriate touching. Just a poorly produced scene.
The guy is a little pale.



posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 03:55 AM
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Well, people have their own versions of yoga it seems....





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