A former Virginia resident has joined other disillusioned devotees of a nationwide chain of Yoga facilities who claim the organization robbed them of their free will and took control of their minds and their money.
Andrew Myers is suing various entities affiliated with the Dahn Yoga chain in a 77-page lawsuit in Alexandria federal court, asking for “not less than” $250,000 in compensation and $350,000 in punitive damages.
Myers’ claims parallel those of other former participants who say Dahn Yoga is essentially a cult. As reported by CNN, more than two dozen have filed suit in Arizona. Myers said he was able to escape ties to the group only through an intervention with a cult de-programmer and a two-week rehab program.
Myers is represented by the Northern Virginia office of Holland & Knight.
By Peter Vieth