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UPDATE: On Monday Bikram Choudhury was ordered to pay $924,500 in compensatory damages for sexually harassing and retaliating by firing his former legal advisor, Minakshi Jafa-Bodden. Tuesday, the jury ordered an additional $6.47 million be paid in punitive damages. "I want to thank my trial team for standing by me during this fight against a [...]

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Strike one. Bikram Choudhury has been served his first plate of steaming hot bad news in relation to the series of sexual harassment lawsuits brought against him. In an LA court Monday, the jury found Choudhury at fault in sexual harassment and retaliation against his former legal advisor and was ordered to pay the plaintiff $924,500 in [...]

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Bikram Choudhury's wife took the witness stand and her testimony may surprise you. Or maybe not. Rajashree Choudhury, who, you may remember, just filed for divorce from her husband and business partner of 31 years, defended the notoriously outspoken and unapologetic Bikram Yoga founder Wednesday telling the court that his habit of berating students, trainees, and employees is [...]

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A suit recently filed with the Manhattan Supreme Court claims that Wanderlust Festival knowingly stole NYC-based yoga teacher Alanna Kaivalya's training methods for their own purposes after stringing her along for months. In the court documents, Kaivalya alleges that Wanderlust founders Jeff Krasno and Sean Hoess pretended they were planning to hire her to run a new [...]

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A woman in Portland was injured by a mirror crashing down on her in yoga class and now she's suing the yoga studio and glass company who installed it.

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Suing has become commonplace in a time when there are more yoga products, props and whosiwhatsits than we can shake a sticky mat at. Which is why this latest yoga towel lawsuit doesn't have us all that shocked. Yogitoes, which one might argue is the foremost provider of yoga mat towels and naked yogi ads * [...]

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The latest dispatch from Encinitas: While most of the yoga-in-school drama has died down after a judge ruled that yoga's not religious and therefore okay for students to practice it as part of the school district's curriculum, we've been biding our time waiting for the promised appeal from the opposing parents. Well, the wait is [...]

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A Miami man is claiming Bikram yoga teachers encouraged him to keep taking class until he finally snapped, literally. Eric Oriol, 58, injured his back in the Navy years ago but he says it was the persistence of the teachers at Bikram Yoga North Miami to keep practicing that finally broke his L5, fifth lumbar vertebra. (The storied [...]

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Wow, you guys, this is some serious and disturbing stuff. And it just keeps coming. Have we reached the tipping point? As we already know, Mr. Choudhury's legal troubles are so far from over. In fact, there seems to be no end in sight. We've been alerted to a lawsuit filed by Bikram's own former [...]

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