Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yogins vs. Yoginis

Today I stumbled upon an interesting article on Forbes.com. In a nutshell, it says that both men and women prefer to be managed by a male in the workplace.

Maybe it's just because most of my bosses over the years have been female, but I just don't get it.

Regardless, it made me start to think about leadership in a yoga setting. It takes many of the same "masculine" leadership characteristics the Forbes article refers to to be a yoga teacher—confidence, assertiveness, decision-making skills. But I have an inkling if we were to conduct a survey, we'd find that people might prefer to be under the leadership of women in the yoga studio.

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Do you prefer male or female yoga teachers? Why? Be sure to give a thorough explanation!