The Huffington Post reported on Wednesday that a new group of yoga instructors in New York City is facing criticism over their practice of nude yoga.
In February, a complaint was filed against the New York-based Yoga Academy of New York for violating a New York state law banning the practice of nudity in schools and playgrounds.
The complaint alleges that the class, which was taught by a group of women in a park, was held in a public park.
According to the complaint, the class was attended by students and staff, including a female teacher.
However, the complaint claims that the yoga instructor is a lesbian, and not a member of a gay or lesbian community.
“We do not condone the practice by the instructors,” said the yoga teacher, whose name is not being released by the group.
“As a lesbian yoga instructor who has trained with and with the yoga community for years, I have seen firsthand that lesbian and gay yoga are often difficult and uncomfortable and are often times very challenging and dangerous.
But this class is not about being uncomfortable.
We do yoga because it’s a safe and natural way to practice yoga, and this is the way to do it.”
A group of people are calling for the school to be shut down over the issue.
In the complaint filed in the Nassau County District Court, a woman identified only as “Ms. R” claims that she was taught the class by a teacher named “C,” who she believes is a member and friend of the Lesbian Yoga Academy.
R said that the instructor is “not a member” of the lesbian yoga community, and claimed that the teacher was “not aware of the LGBT community” in her class.
The yoga teacher’s teacher is a woman named “Ms J,” who R claims is also not a lesbian and that the group did not include any members of the community in the class.
R claims that while she did participate in a group in which members of other communities were also present, that the teachers did not use their positions of power to exclude anyone from the class and that they did not discuss or question the students.
R also claims that, although the yoga instructors did not mention the LGBT experience in their classes, they did talk about the yoga practice, and that “Ms M” referred to “herself” in a class description as a lesbian.
R has requested that the complaint be dismissed.
However the district court judge, David L. Darnovsky, agreed to dismiss the complaint because the allegations are without merit and the school has a “strong history” of upholding the rights of its students.
The teacher in question is a licensed yoga teacher and was trained in the art of yoga, according to her LinkedIn profile.
According the New School’s website, yoga instructors are “trained in the teaching and performance of yoga and yoga-related techniques” by “experienced yoga teachers” and are trained to offer “a comprehensive curriculum that teaches the principles of health and wellbeing, personal and collective well-being, and personal and community empowerment through mindful, mindful yoga practice.”
However, a review of the New New York State Board of Yoga Certification website revealed that the certification program is not required to include yoga instructors who are members of a specific lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) community.
The certification program was launched in 2004, and the organization says it was established in 2004 to “promote, promote, and support the advancement of yoga as a spiritual, yoga practice and community practice.”
In 2016, a yoga teacher in a community outside New York was fired for teaching a class in which she said that lesbians have the ability to be the most beautiful women in the world.
“All lesbians, regardless of their gender identity, have a place in the yoga world,” wrote the teacher in the post.
“It’s important to note that I am an atheist and a humanist, and I am a teacher and advocate for this type of spiritual practice.”
Another yoga instructor in the same community was fired in January after teaching a group that said that gay people “don’t belong” in the community.
A spokesperson for the New Society for Creative Anachronism, which supports yoga and the LGBT arts, told the Huffington Post that the organization is not aware of any yoga instructor whose certification was terminated over a class with a gay teacher.
The spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment from HuffPost.