A letter to CNN #20: DAHN YOGA MEMBER OFFENDED BY CNN’s STORY
Dear Ms. Janelle Rodriguez
Cc: Richard Davis, Shirley Powell, and Jonathan Klein
I am highly offended by CNN’s choice of what it believes as newsworthy. As a college-educated woman, with the power to make intellectual decisions, it was of my own free will to join Dahn Yoga.
Never have I been coerced into any type of torture, abuse, painful exercise or brainwashing. My mind and body belong to noone but myself. I make my own decisions, telling myself when to eat, go to sleep, wake-up, exercise, etc.
Isn’t that what a cult is? Someone trying to control your very being, telling when, where and how to do anything and everything.
At Dahn Yoga, we are taught to find ourselves, heal ourselves, at our own pace, not someone else’s pace. It is about finding your own inner peace not a leader’s idea, what his pace is,… My own pace, not yours, your brother’s or sister’s, or Harry down the street, but my own. Dahn Yoga has given me back my life, not taken it from me. A cult would do just that, take your life from you, make it theirs and never give it back.
I think CNN needs to stop the irresponsible reporting and find something else in this world that is more newsworthy than this to report on.