Priest bans yoga for being a 'different religious practice'9/27/2012
We have been to yoga classes, and while we are aware of its spiritual aspects, like most participants, we just wanted a good workout. For one Catholic priest in England, however, allowing yoga classes in his church was akin to heresy. The inflexible priest is Father John Chandler, who told yoga and pilates instructor Cori Withell that her yoga and pilates classes at St. Edmund's Church in Southampton were being canceled because they were “not compatible” with Catholicism, and that yoga was a “Hindu spiritual exercise” and a “different religious practice.” Withell said the church approved her classes two months ago and accepted payment. Chandler said he “felt misled” after seeing the classes advertised as “spiritual yoga.” [Source]
Do you think the ban was justified?