A well-known yoga teacher claims Wanderlust Festivals, a group that promotes music and yoga happenings, stole her training methods.
Alanna Kaivalya, who has written two books and runs her own yoga workshops around the world, says in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that the owners of Wanderlust pretended they wanted to hire her to run a yoga training program.
Kaivalya’s lawyer John Golaszewski says in the court papers that Wanderlust executives Jeff Krasno and Sean Hoess courted Kaivalya professionally for months in 2012.
At her insistence, they signed a non-disclosure agreement, where they promised to withhold any confidential information that she shared about her teaching techniques, program development tactics and overall know how, according to the suit.
Kaivalya was worried that after giving them her training manual and insight, they would refuse to hire her and create their own program. However, to encourage them to hire her, court papers say, Kaivalya worked for months with a Wanderlust consultant to create a digitized manual. Continue reading >>