Gawker Calls Out “Yoga Morons” on NY Subway


By YJ Editor  |  

Over the weekend, Gawker posted this video of yogis demonstrating Acroyoga on a New York Subway. It looks like a good time. But the Gawker writer doesn’t think so.

“We do not respect efforts to turn public transportation areas into bourgie personal gyms–or, for that matter, attempts to be ‘funny’ by making ‘jokes’ about the homeless. Way to reinforce a stereotype, you lithe shoeless wonders,” Gawker wrote. Ouch!

The commentary might be a little harsh, but does the writer have a point? Is turning yoga into a public performance a pointless attempt to get attention? Or does it simply show a fun and lighthearted side of a serious practice?