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Another former employee sues Bikram Choudhury. This is becoming a broken record and one that needs changing. The latest lawsuit against Choudhury and Bikram Yoga alleges a former teacher-training recruiter was fired for being pregnant, and perhaps more glaringly, for not playing along with what was an allegedly super shady way of doing business. Sharon [...]

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Breaking news...Bikram Yoga Soho is the first in Manhattan to drop the Bikram name. In operation for a few years, Bikram Yoga Soho opened amidst the beginning of the rape lawsuits filed against Bikram Choudhury -- which would total six to date and which are still ongoing. Based upon customer feedback and their own issues [...]

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Bikram's non-copyrightable 26 pose sequence | image via http://www.bikramyogafleet.co.uk/

Remember when Bikram tried to copyright his yoga sequence of 26 poses? It didn't work. It didn't end there and it's not that simple. But there is good news. The latest update to the saga is that today, October 8th, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California sided with the previous ruling that Bikram [...]

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It's been a while since we heard anything about the Bikram rape cases. If you're just tuning in, six women have filed lawsuits against Bikram Choudhury, and by extension Bikram’s Yoga College of India, claiming a range of sexual assault and gender violence offenses, among others. Here are a few links to catch up: Bikram [...]

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We could have seen this one coming. That is, if we'd known there were such a thing as the "Dickipedia." Yes, the Huffington Post went there and their weekly The HuffPost Show has bestowed upon one Bikram Choudhury the distinction of being the newest entry in their "wiki of dicks" - AKA assh*les, jerks, scourges [...]

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Still Hot Yoga formerly Decatur Bikram Yoga. | image via facebook

Ever since allegations of sexual assault and rape were brought against Bikram Choudhury (the man), Bikram (the yoga) has suffered. Spanning across the country, and world, the Bikram Yoga empire, an enormous network of studios and practitioners who have dedicated hours and years to this brand, is now left to decide where, and with whom, they [...]

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Bikram Choudhury is finally speaking out in response to the six sexual assault and rape claims made against him. In a CNN exclusive interview that aired today, Choudhury denies assaulting any of the women. "I never assaulted," he said, adding, "I feel sorry for them." He says that the lawyers are the ones egging on [...]

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March 6, 2015. It’s YD LOTW! Our semi-regular weekly post sharing all the linkies we might have missed or didn’t post about but are worth a mention. Check in every Friday for your weekly catch up. Sign up here for our weekly newsletter bringing you all the yogadorkiness straight to your inbox. Human man actor Chris Hemsworth [...]

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A letter from a Bikram Yoga teacher addresses the greater Bikram community, calling on them to drop their fears, to speak up and sign the petition asking that Bikram Choudhury step down, shedding light on the shift that is happening within the Bikram yogasphere. Shared Tuesday on the newly created The Request for Bikram to Step Down [...]

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