In light of multiple lawsuits against Bikram Choudhury alleging sexual assault and rape - there are six, presently - the Bikram Yoga community is now left to figure out what next. This post is intended to open a discussion forum, to create a dialogue and to bring to light any questions, concerns and thoughts held [...]
An update on the rape allegations. Bikram Choudhury will face almost all of the rape and sexual violence claims brought against him by a former teacher trainee, a Los Angeles judge ruled earlier this month. The lawsuit, one of five Bikram is currently facing from five different women, was brought against Choudhury in 2013 by [...]
We've seen some depressing things happen in yoga in recent years regarding abuse of power, abuse of students - mentally, emotionally, physically and sexually - and even rape charges brought against some very prominent teachers including Kausthaub Desikachar and Bikram Choudhury. But this horrifying story out of Australia about a yoga movement led by Swami [...]
When I first heard that he was coming to my yoga studio to offer a workshop I rushed out to my car thinking to myself 'please don't let it be who I think it is.
By now we've all experienced our own range of reactions to Bikram Choudhury being accused of rape and sexual assault by several women. While some members of the yoga community have been moved to speak out, many more have resorted to staying silent (even though we've learned, for a grave a situation as this is, [...]
We’ve heard a lot about “yoga scandals” in the past several years: John Friend, Kausthub Desikachar, and most recently, Bikram Choudhury. Given that five separate lawsuits accusing Bikram of “rape, harassment, assault, discrimination and false imprisonment” have been filed, however, simply labeling it a “scandal” seems insultingly misleading. After all, we’re not talking about a prudish moral panic here: these are serious criminal charges.
his report on Bikram's rape accusations, that aired on last night's ABC's Nightline News, is everything from incredibly disturbing to deeply enraging to sadly depressing. Over the past year, we've read and discussed plenty about these accusations,
Trigger warning: mention of rape, sexual harassment, and links to graphic descriptions. This Vanity Fair article on Bikram's rape accusations hit the interwebs last week with, well, not much fanfare. Maybe it's because it's holiday time and no one wants to hear about it, maybe it's because you have to subscribe to get the whole [...]
This just in...Two women filed separate lawsuits earlier this week claiming they were raped by Bikram Choudhury and that Bikram's inside circle actively recruits women for him. We know, there are so many Bikram-related lawsuits it's hard to keep track. This is where it gets real. "Jane Doe No. 2 sued Choudhury and Bikram Yoga [...]