On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury ordered Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury to pay an additional $6.4 million in punitive damages to his former legal advisor, Minakshi Jafa-Bodden. Jafa-Bodden had initially sued (and won over $900,000) for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination.
Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury has been ordered to pay $924,500 to a lawyer who sued him for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination.
On Thursday, a court ruled that the sequence of 26 poses and breathing exercises that makes up Bikram Yoga is ineligible for copyright for the same reason a life-saving surgery is: it’s designed to make people healthier, and only a monster would want a monopoly on saving lives.
I was folded forehead-down, sweating like a pig in a truly incompetent child’s pose, when onetime boy-band idols Nick and Drew Lachey rolled into a Manhattan yoga class.
Bikram yoga might not make you lose as much weight as you thought. In fact, a new study shows it burns as much calories as a brisk walk. Someone in stretch pants has been lying to us.
Bikram Choudhury, the man who founded the now-ubiquitous and wildly trendy Bikram Yoga practice, is now facing allegations of rape, sexual harassment, racism, and homophobia from a former employee. This is the third accusation against the yoga guru: in May, IBT reported that he was accused of rape by two of his…