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3rd Degree

Yoga swami faces allegations of sexual abuse

Wednesday 5 Jun 2013 1:32 p.m.

He is a famous guru, revered all round the world.

But when he came to New Zealand to spread his message of peace and enlightenment at a yoga session in Wellington, he was confronted by an angry former disciple, followed closely by 3rd Degree reporter Sarah Hall.

It turns out there are women all round the world with complaints about Swami Maheshwarananda. The spiritual leader claims to be celibate but, if the women are to be believed, he is anything but.  

Watch the video for the full report.

* Yoga in Daily Life issued this statement in response to the story by 3rd Degree.


  • Reporter: Sarah Hall
  • Producer: Natasha Utting
  • Editor: Paul Enticott
  • Camera: George Murahidy

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