Woman sues founder of Bikram yoga

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The founder of the popular yoga practice known as Bikram, is being sued by a former student.

Bikram Choudhury, 67 started out by teaching yoga for free several decades ago. He is now a millionaire with hundreds of franchises on six continents.

A female student claims he sexually harassed her when she was training with him in 2005, when she was 20 years old.

The student says he would inappropriately touch her and hint at having a relationship. She claims he also told her they had a past life together, and reportedly asked her what they should do about it.

Bikram developed a particular type of yoga that’s performed in a room heated to 105 degrees, involving a series of non-stop poses.

A Chicago Bikram studio owner dismisses the claim of harassment, saying in this country anyone can sue anyone and Bikram is very rich.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s