This could have come from The Onion, but these days it’s hard to tell the difference with articles like this one from the Ottawa Sun. The Student Federation at the University of Ottawa, apparently infected with the same brain virus that’s sweeping through British student unions and U.S. colleges like Dartmouth, has suspended a yoga class because it’s a form of “cultural appropriation”. This may have been prompted by a complaint from the Centre for Students with Disabilities:
Staff at the Centre for Students with Disabilities believe that “while yoga is a really great idea and accessible and great for students … there are cultural issues of implication involved in the practice,” according to an email from the centre.
The centre is operated by the university’s Student Federation, which first approached Scharf seven years ago about offering yoga instruction to students both with and without disabilities.
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