You are your own guru for me that is true to the philosophy of yoga. - from Dutch Yoga Magazine.
The guru is within. People that pose as gurus are phonies. No person is a guru and all people are gurus. So no one can be a guru over another.
Phony gurus are dying and yoga is coming back to people. If you choose to give your power to a guru you are playing into the blind submission that brings you further away from the experience of yoga and closer toward the experience of something strange and out of alignment with the self.
When the emperor has no clothes it’s wise to point that out.