Dahn Going Down In Arizona
File under: Gurubusting, The Siddhi of PR
It was only a matter of time, after all the other trouble they've been causing, but it looks like Dahn Yoga, a breathing cult from Korea, is starting an inevitable slide toward extinction (or a radical reinvention) in the States:
Dahn Yoga claims it can ease your stress, even heal your ailments. Dahn Yoga operates more than 130 centers across the U.S.It's a cult that gets pretty juicy in the middle:
A new lawsuit filed on behalf of 26 former Dahn members alleges the organization subjects its members to “psychological manipulation”.
Experts say this organization fits the definition of a cult, adding that the accusations made in the 53-page lawsuit are not new.
Steve Hassan is a cult expert with more than 30 years of experience. The ABC15 Investigators spoke with him on camera in 2007.
“It’s a destructive, deceptive, mind control cult,” Hassan said.
He said he’s counseled more than 15 former Dahn followers.
Former members call these rituals “spiritual surgery” in the lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, it happened at Dahn’s Sedona, Arizona Center. Retreats there also included "competitive events where losers were punished by sticking their heads in the toilet, drinking toilet water, licking and kissing the other members' feet on the floor of the men's bathroom”.We misspoke. It's a breathing and ritual sadomasochism cult from Korea.