Michael Lee
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
Housatonic, Massachusetts

Debra DeSalvo replies: I thank Lee for writing, as my intention was to encourage debate by asking, "Is yoga therapy safe for traumatized people?" not to answer the question. Another publication originally hired me to explore Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, and I thought I would love it. My experience led me to the above question, however, and to sources with thought-provoking responses. The publication killed the piece, possibly because Phoenix Rising was an important advertiser. Were my article the last word on Phoenix Rising, yes, it would be unbalanced. But perhaps it balances what has been written thus far. Finally, my editor at the Voice cut the following sentence to save space: "To be certified, practitioners must complete a $2850, six-month, home-study course that includes hands-on practice supervised by a mentor."


The photograph that accompanied Robert Sietsema's July 13 Counter Culture column was not of the restaurant reviewed. The restaurant discussed in the column is Haejo, located at 46-25 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, Queens.


Two statements in Ginger Adams Otis's article, "Blame Game" (July 13), about a New York­area competition created by Microsoft employees and known as "the Game," inadvertently gave the impression that Microsoft had organized the event. As was explicitly stated elsewhere in the article, the company was not involved.

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