The University of Ottawa instructor, who’s been doing this for 7 years, said-
“I’m not pretending to be some enlightened yogi master, and the point [of the program] isn’t to educate people on the finer points of the ancient yogi scripture,’ she told the Ottawa Sun.
‘The point is to get people to have higher physical awareness for their own physical health and enjoyment.’
Jennifer Scharf, who works as a yoga teacher at the Ramas Lotus Center, said the concept of cultural appropriation does not apply in this case.
She told the Ottawa Sun that the complaint that caused the program to come to an end came from a ‘social justice warrior’ with ‘fainting heart ideologies’ in search of a controversial issue that would attract public attention.
Scharf claimed people are just searching for a reason to be offended by anything they can find, according to the website.
‘There’s a real divide between reasonable people and those people just looking to jump on a bandwagon,’ she said.
‘And unfortunately, it ends up with good people getting punished for doing good things.’