YogaGlo drops online filming patent

YogaGlo has dropped its patent application for the way it films online yoga classes, according to this post at Yoga International. It cites another post, this one at YogaGlo from a few days ago: In an effort to remove confusion and concern within the yoga community and beyond, we have decided to focus our efforts … Continue reading YogaGlo drops online filming patent

YogaGlo explains its video patent, wants to move forward now

We’ve been watching the story unfold around YogaGlo’s decision to patent the particular (or not so particular) way it films its online yoga classes. It got the patent earlier this month, although it seems that the general consensus is: What? Well, YogaGlo has now responded to all the criticism: As you may have heard, YogaGlo … Continue reading YogaGlo explains its video patent, wants to move forward now

A non-yogi take on the YogaGlo video patent: Sign of ‘dysfunctional’ rules

For those interested in the whole YogaGlo video patent kerfuffle, here’s a take on things that doesn’t involve karma, the yamas or anything else yogic. It’s a Washington Post blog: But the fact that opponents of the patent had to look for prior art is a sign of just how dysfunctional the rules for approving … Continue reading A non-yogi take on the YogaGlo video patent: Sign of ‘dysfunctional’ rules

YogaGlo gets its copyright for video classes, but what next?

So Yogaglo received its patent for the way it films its online yoga classes on Monday. Yes, one of those things that make you go, “Hmmm.” Our earlier coverage of the issue is here. The latest, via Yoga Alliance (which has been opposing the patent) is right here. Key excerpts: On Oct. 7, YogaGlo amended … Continue reading YogaGlo gets its copyright for video classes, but what next?

A few chances to see and hear Eddie Stern and Richard Freeman

A straight-up news post. First, Eddie Stern is featured this week on the Going Off Track podcast. What’s that? Here’s your answer: Each week, your disarmingly charming hosts chat with musicians, celebs, industry insiders, whoever, allowing the conversation to derail wherever it takes them. And here’s how it describes the derailed conversation with Eddie: Eddie … Continue reading A few chances to see and hear Eddie Stern and Richard Freeman

Lululemon’s run of success may finally be coming to an end

Bikram backlash. Yoga patent lawsuits. Now, Lululemon’s losing stock value. The Kali Yuga, for sure, right? After Lululemon’s founder announced this past week he was stepping down as chairman, things haven’t taken a turn for the better for the yoga clothing company. Check out this report from Friday: Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s shares fell for a … Continue reading Lululemon’s run of success may finally be coming to an end

Update on the latest yoga lawsuit: The fight back (Updated)

The inevitable backlash against YogaGlo’s attempt to patent its style and method of filming yoga classes for online use — which we highlighted here — has begun. And the group behind the main effort is none other than Yoga Alliance. It has started a petition to have YogaGlo withdraw the patent application: We call on YogaGlo to … Continue reading Update on the latest yoga lawsuit: The fight back (Updated)

Another yoga lawsuit, this time over online classes

We’re seeing a little bit of hysteria over a story going around today about YogaGlo — arguably the most successful provider of online yoga classes — sending a cease and desist order to a competitor, Yoga International (apparently the former magazine by the same name, now an online-only outfit), because YogaGlo has applied for a … Continue reading Another yoga lawsuit, this time over online classes