Ilchi Lee’s Brain Education is Considered Pseudoscience

Ilchi Lee’s brain education is considered pseudoscience, according to Ben Goldacre of The Guardian.


Body & Brain (also known as Dahn Hak or Dahnhak), formerly called Dahn Yoga, is a business founded in 1985 by Ilchi Lee that teaches a Korean physical exercise system called Dahn Yoga.

There have been numerous allegations that the organization operates a manipulative “cult” that uses coercive persuasion and thought reform methods, `aka brainwashing, to create deeply devoted “Dahn masters” (teachers) who then persuade others to commit all their time, energy, and money to the Body & Brain programs, events, and ceremonies, and to, in turn, become loyal Dahn masters themselves. Thereby, perpetuating the recruitment and money cycles.

A former Body & Brain employee filed a civil lawsuit n 2002 California, for Unfair Business Practices and Undue Influence against Lee Seung-Heun (Korean: 이승헌; Hanja: 李承憲; born December 23, 1950), better known as Ilchi Lee, and others. The case was reportedly settled out of court with no admission of guilt, the details are apparently not publicly available.


Body & Brain Yoga and Wallet!

Forbes magazine Kai Falkenberg gives an account of Amy Shipley’s experience with Dahn Yoga & Health Centers, a Mesa, Ariz, which has been renamed Body & Brain Yoga and Health Centers, presumably in an attempt to distance the organization from some of the bad media attention it has received over the years.

According to Falkenberg, Shipley, was “one of 27 former Dahn practitioners who filed suit in Arizona in May claiming the group subjected them to psychological manipulation and fraudulently induced them to spend thousands of dollars on Dahn yoga classes and retreats in Sedona, Ariz. and other places.”

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