Controversial wellness chain Dahn Yoga & Health Centers has deemed its Brooklyn Heights studio the May Center of the Month, out of more than 115 locations nationwide and nearly two dozen in the New York metro.
The Heights Dahn center at 130 Clinton Street, between Joralemon and Livingston, was awarded kudos, according to its corporate press release, because it “features a number of creative, high-energy participants,” including Center manager Amy Long, who became a Dahn Yoga master after attending a Young Earth Human Alliance (YEHA) camp. She also worked as a public school teacher and attended Harvard Divinity School.
Dahn Yoga, as reported here in 2009, is considered a cult by many and has been accused of brainwashing.
The Heights location, for the past six years, has offered “ki” energy training classes utilizing meridian strething, Brain Wave Vibration, energy center breathing, meditation and Ki Gong/ Tai Chi. The chain opened its doors in 1996.
Apparently, Long is correct about folks in the community looking for a way to meditate: Yelp lists some 18 retailers that offer Yoga classes.