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.