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Here's an interesting clip from the TV show The Secret Lives of Women, which featured former Dahn member Amy.

http://www.wetv.com/video/34783830001/cults-cult-rehab

The video looks to be a brief trailer for the longer show. The excellent Korean anti-Dahn site offers a longer transcript.

    Shipley will be featured on tonight's "Secret Lives of Women" episode on We TV. The episode is about cults, and Shipley is a former member of Dahn Yoga, a yoga program that seems totally legitimate at first glance (and some of the practice absolutely is), but which many people have spoken out against as a cult.
    에미미 쉬플리는 오늘밤에  We TV 의 프로그램 "Secret Lives of Women(여자의 비밀스런 삶)" 에서 주인공으로 에피소드를 방송할 예정이다. 이 에피소드는 컬트에 대한것과  쉬플리는 전직 단요가 멤버였다. 요가 프로그램은 처음에 대충보면  모두 합법적인( 그리고 수련들 몇몇은 필수적이다)것처럼 보인다. 그러나 많은 사람들이 컬트에 대해 이야기했다.

    In the episode, Shipley attends a two-week intensive therapy retreat called Wellsprings Retreat in order to deal with the psychological damage she experienced in leaving the group -- she says she was "spiritually raped." And while that's fascinating, it's not why we're covering it here. Rather, we want to point out some of the things that were damaging about the group.
    이 에피소드는  쉬플리가 그녀가 경험한  단 그룹 안에서 받은 심리적인 후유증을  치료하기 위해 웰스프링스 리트릿 이라고 부르는 2주 집중치료에 참석했다.-그녀는 그녀가  단그룹에서 경험한 것은 "정신적인 강간" 이라고 말합니다. 그리고  여기에 참석하여 그동안 흥미로웠다. 우리가 여기에서 그것을 덮을려고 하는게 아니다. 오히려  우리는 단그룹에 대해서 해로운 몇몇을 지적하고 싶다.


    에이미 쉬플리가 단요가 조직에 들어가 겪은 일들이 상세하게 보도된 시카고 CBS2 방송분을 보면 이 여성이 이런 집중치료에 왜 들어갔는지 이해가 될것입니다.  아래 포브지에 포스팅된 내용과  같이 읽어보시면 이해가 잘될것입니다.

    CHICAGO (CBS) ― You sign up for a yoga class and then find yourself trapped in a cult. That's what 24 people say happened to them. They are now suing Dahn Yoga. This nationwide group makes millions and has 12 centers in the Chicago area that often target college students. As CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports ex-members are charging that Dahn Yoga is a cult and a con.
    시카고(CBS 방송)- 당신은 요가 클래스에 가입을 하고 그런 다음 컬트의 함정에 스스로 빠진것을 발견하게 됩니다. 무슨말이냐면 24명의 사람들이 그들에게 무슨 일이 일어났는지 말합니다.. 그들은 지금 단요가를 상대로 소송을 하고 있습니다. 단요가 그룹은 미전역에 걸쳐 백만명을 이루고 시카고 지역에만 12개 센터가 있고 대학생들을 타겟으로 합니다. 그래서 CBS 2 방송의 취재원인 팸 젝맨 기자가 전의 취재기사 "단요가는 컬트인가? 사기인가? 로 반향을 일으킨 기사와 같이 단요가 전멤버들을 취재 했습니다.
    "I think that Dahn Yoga is an extremely deceptive and very dangerous cult," said former Dahn Yoga member Amy Shipley.
    "나는 단요가는 극도로 사람들을 속이고 매우 위험한 컬트라고 생각합니다." 전직 단요가 멤버인 에이미 쉬플리가 말합니다.

    Amy Shipley was first exposed to Dahn Yoga's so-called Body and Brain Club at the University of Illinois, Chicago campus. She enjoyed the blend of yoga, exercise and dancing offered to all Dahn Yoga students.
    에미미 쉬플리는 단요가의 Body and Brain 클럽이라고 부르는 일리노이주 시카고 캠퍼스에서 처음 접했습니다.
    그녀는 단 요가 멤버들에게 제공된 온갖 요가와 운동, 춤들을 즐겼습니다.

    "I felt so good, after that I was hooked," Shipley said.
    "나는 정말 좋은 느낌을 느꼈고 그렇게 걸려 들었습니다." 쉬플리가 말했습니다.

    And hooked on Ilchi Lee, the leader of the Dahn organization and his espoused humanitarian vision of world peace.
    그리고 단 조직의 리더인 이승헌에게 걸려들었고 그의 세계 평화의 인도주의적인 비젼을 신봉하였다.

    "The main thrust of Dahn Yoga's work is healing the world through individual healing," said Dahn Yoga spokesperson Joseph Alexander.
    "단요가 임무의 주안점은 개별적인 치료를 통하여 세계를 치료한다는것이다" 고 단요가 대변인인 요셉 알렉산더가 말했습니다.

    But in a lawsuit, Shipley and 23 other former members charge they were victims of "psychological manipulation" and "thought reform techniques" that included sleep deprivation and excessive exercise.
    그러나 소송에서는 쉬플리와 다른 23명의 전직 단요가 멤버들은 불면증과 과도한 운동을 포함한 '심리적인 조종" 과 "생각의 재구성 테크닉" (세뇌작업) 의 희생자라고 주장했습니다.

    For example, Shipley had to perform 3,000 bows over a period of nine hours and she attended bizarre workshops.
    예를 들어 쉬플리는 9시간 동안 절을 행하고 그녀는 기묘한 워크샵에 참석했다고 한다.

    "Everyone around me was screaming really loudly, people were slamming the floor with their fists, people were bawling, someone that I know even collapsed," Shipley said.
    내 주의의 모든 사람들이 실제로 날카롭게 괴성을 지르고 사람들은 그들의 두 주먹으로 마루를 내리치고 사람들은 고함을 지르고 내기 알고 있는 누군가는 심지어 졸도까지 했다.

    Shipley took Dahn's martial arts training, became a Dahn master and appeared happy.
    쉬플리는 단의 무술훈련으로 단지도자가 되었고 행복했다고 말했습니다.

    "I was a brainwashed, very confused young woman," Shipley said.
    "나는 세뇌되었고 매우 매우 혼란스러운 젊은 여성이었다"고 쉬플리는 말했습니다.

    And it all required "money training" which meant giving the group money.
    그리고 모두에게 단요가 그룹에게 돈을 주는것을 의미하는 "돈 수련" 은 필수였습니다.

    "I took out student loans, I used all of the money I had in the bank, I took out three credit cards," Shipley said. "I spent over $47,000."
    "나는 학생대출은 받았고 나는 은행 잔고로 가진 내돈을 몽땅 썼습니다. 나는 3개의 카드를 만들어 꺼내썼다" 쉬플리는 말했다.
    "나는 47,000달러가 넘는 돈을 지출했다"

    Attorney Ryan Kent filed the lawsuit charging the Dahn organization with fraud.
    변호사 라이언 켄트는 단 조직을 사기로 소송을 제기했습니다.

    "They pay for the privilege of being brainwashed," Kent said. "They're lying to these kids, they're concealing from them the true nature of the organization."
    "그들은 세뇌시키는 짓에 법적권리로 비용을 지불해야 한다" 켄트가 말했습니다. " 그들은 젊은 사람들에게 거짓말을 했습니다. 그들은 조직의 진정한 본질을 숨기고 있습니다."

    In reality, the suit charges that money collected from students at Dahn centers supports Lee's extravagant lifestyle.
    사실은 이번 소송은 이승헌의 사치스런 생활에 제공된 단센터에서 학생들에게 강탈한 돈에 대한 비용을 청구하는 것입니다.

    "He's making $1 million net a month from his U.S. operations," Kent said.
    "이승헌은 미국 사업에서 한달에 백만달러를 벌어들입니다" 켄트는 말했습니다.

    Ex-members say they were pressured to sign up new members and open new centers to help Lee achieve his goal of recruiting 100 million followers.
    전직 단요가 멤버들은 그들이 이승헌의 100만명의 추종자들을 만드는 계획에 새로운 회원가입과 새로운 센터를 오픈하도록 압력을 가한다고 말합니다.

    "I was expected to recruit 20 people every month and make the organization about $20,000 to $30,000 every month," Shipley said.
    "나는 매달 20명의 회원을 모집을 기대했고 조직에 매달 약 20,000달러에서 30,000달러 실적을 만들았다"고 쉬플리는 말했습니다.

    Jessica Harrelson says she was singled out for much more. The lawsuit charges that Lee sexually assaulted her.
    제시카 헤럴슨은 그녀는 더 많은 일들을 겪었다고 말합니다. 이소송은 그녀에게 이승헌의 성폭행 재판도 청구합니다.

    "After I had very vocally stated that this was not OK with me, people were trying to tell me, 'he is enlightened' and then it turned into 'well, this is an honor,'" Harrelson said. "It was so difficult for me to get across that this was a reprehensible act."
    " [성폭행]이 옳지 않다고 내가 목소리를 내고 난 후 , 사람들은 나에게 . " 이승헌은 깨달음을 이루었고 그리고 이것은 정말로 성은이다" 라고 말했습니다" 해럴슨은 말했습니다. "나에게는 이런 비난 행동을 넘기에는 너무 어려운 일이었다."

    "Like all the other claims in the lawsuit, this is a false claim," Dahn spokesperson Alexander said. "This is completely a lie. No one was forced to do anything."
    "다른 모든 청구 소송과 마찬가지로 이것은 잘못된 주장이다" 단요가 대변인 알렉산더가 말했습니다. " 이것은 완전히 거짓말이다. 누구도 어떤것도 강제되지 않았다"

    Alexander describes the lawsuit as a frivolous action by a small group of disgruntled former employees. He also says that millions have benefited from Dahn Yoga as can be seen in testimonials on their website.


Dahn's official response is as follows:

    FACTS VS. FICTION
    THE OFFICIAL TRUTH FROM DAHN YOGA

    As a result of several untrue stories in the press and on blogs, Dahn Yoga has decided to use this blog to help separate facts from fiction.
    RESPONSE TO WEtv STORY - SECRET LIVES OF WOMEN: CULTS

    We find the story on Amy Shipley to be very sad. Amy is a former employee at Dahn Yoga, who ironically is part of a lawsuit against our company. That fact was never mentioned in the story about her on WEtv. We find this omission to be a very important point. To be clear, Amy has a financial incentive to bring a negative story against Dahn Yoga as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against us. We also know Amy struggled financially for years, which is another incentive to join a lawsuit. In addition, Amy had many other problems.

    Amy, in her own words, describes how her life since childhood has been extremely difficult on her psychologically. We agree, but ironically, not because of Dahn Yoga, but based on her own troubled past, including heavy drug use and various major challenges in her family upbringing, which she herself outlines in her story on WEtv. We hope that Amy receives the psychological help she needs and deserves.

    However, the help Amy gets should focus on her own childhood and psychological issues and not Dahn Yoga. Dahn Yoga is not a cult, never was a cult and never will be a cult. We find it highly offensive and a big lie to try to damage Dahn Yoga’s brand. It is highly prejudicial to label Dahn Yoga with this toxic terminology, which, ironically, is not based on any facts. Dahn Yoga considers such words defamation. Dahn Yoga is a highly successful fitness and wellness chain with over 1,000 locations that has offered excellent fitness and wellness results to millions of people around the world for over 30 years.

    Ironically, Dahn Yoga gave Amy many tools to use in her battle, including many tools in fitness and wellness which help reduce stress and anxiety. We hope she remembers and continues to use these helpful techniques and lessons to help achieve a more balanced health and wellness plan for life.
    Sincerely,
    Dahn Yoga Corporate Communications