A few weeks ago, I posted about an amusing email I’d received from a “yoga publicist” inviting me to celebrate National Yoga Month with Sadie Nardini and Rainbeau Mars. It was a benign little post, in which I referenced previous interactions with both teachers and pointed out the irony of how, of all the yoga teachers in the world, this publicist managed to single out the two that have a history with IAYB (there are others, of course, but these two are particularly notorious).
I had a giggle about it, the commentors had a giggle, and then we all carried on with our lives. It was one of those harmless “if-there-is-a-god-she-must-have-a-sense-of-humour” kind of moments.
Well, yesterday Rainbeau Mars got wind of the conversation and she seems to have taken it personally. She felt the need to comment and clarify things.
Her first comment (copied directly from her comments, grammatical and spelling errors intact):
I hope your having the very best day ever and that together we grow to allow all thoughts, deeds and actions to come from our virtues or love, compassion, intelligence, diligence, charity and other godly expressions rather then all the other distractions. Blessings. Rainbeau
Thanks, Rainbeau! And within three minutes, she commented again, in response to my comment about the intention of the post:
I feel the practice is always beautiful… and I was always first and foremost and actress doing my job and responding to what requests were made of me and tuning in to how I could share from an authentic place. What I respond to though and I love most is the millions of testimonial comments we receive of positively supporting and effecting others. We are more then happy to send you a download for your viewing, so you might understand and not be so bitter and angry at me that has done nothing to you.
Thanks for the offer, Rainbeau! I’m not sure what download you’ve offered to send me, but I’m sure that you’re doing a great job as an actress. And don’t worry, nobody’s bitter or angry at you!
Finally, Rainbeau left this comment in response to some lighthearted banter about satirizing the yoga industry:
Thats why I am moving on and just sending all you yogis love. I am doing now what I was to meant to do… Make movies and television. I hope you’ll watch them. “As if… off the shoulders to all them haters…” Did I just make fun of myself… YUP… eat your heart… all you.. MEAN YOGIS…. have you ever hear of if you can’t say something nice… to just not say it… AHIMSA – NON HARM… Isn’t that one of the eight limbs.. I could never be a yoga teacher… as I am left clueless and confused about this yoga world. a yogini for life though.. Dear God… give us some insight into truth and real love.
Thanks for the love, Rainbeau! I’m sorry if you misunderstood the intention of the original post, which wasn’t about you, but rather the crazy world of yoga publicity. I’m sorry if you took it personally. I have to admit that the yoga world also leaves me a bit clueless and confused at times. That’s why I feel the need to point out its absurdities. Best of luck with your movies and television!