Bikram Choudhury

Bikram Choudhury Yoga, studio which popularised yoga in sauna heat, files for bankruptcy amid sexual misconduct allegations

Bikram Choudhury Yoga, studio which popularised yoga in sauna heat, files for bankruptcy amid sexual misconduct allegations

Bikram Choudhury Yoga Inc, the studio that popularized doing yoga in sauna heat, has filed for US Chapter 11 bankruptcy, dogged by $16.7 million in legal judgments and numerous lawsuits and allegations of sexual misconduct.

Nov 11, 2017, 09:54 AM IST

Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury turns 71: Major controversies that have rocked his life

Born in Calcutta, Bikram Choudhury began learning Hatha Yoga poses at the age of three.

Feb 10, 2016, 14:21 PM IST
'Hot yoga' founder Bikram Choudhury in hot soup, asked to pay $6.5 mn in sexual harassment lawsuit

'Hot yoga' founder Bikram Choudhury in hot soup, asked to pay $6.5 mn in sexual harassment lawsuit

The USD 6.5 million in punitive damages are in addition to the $924,000 in compensatory damages Choudhury must pay his former legal aide.

Jan 27, 2016, 10:07 AM IST
Indian-American Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury asked to pay nearly $1 million in sexual abuse case

Indian-American Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury asked to pay nearly $1 million in sexual abuse case

Prominent Indian-American Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury has been asked to pay USD 924,500 as compensatory damages to his former lawyer by a US court over allegations that he sexually harassed her and fired her for probing claims of abuse made by other women against him. 

Jan 26, 2016, 16:41 PM IST
Yoga guru accused of sexual assault denies allegations

Yoga guru accused of sexual assault denies allegations

An Indian-American yoga guru, who has been accused of rape and sexual assault by six former students, has strongly denied allegations, saying he would not force himself on anyone because women love him.

Apr 07, 2015, 11:50 AM IST

Canadian woman accuses Bikram yoga founder of sexual assault

A Vancouver yoga instructor has become the sixth woman to accuse yoga guru Bikram Choudhury of sexual assault, alleging in a civil suit that the 69-year-old celebrity yogi forced sex on her multiple times over the course of three years.

Feb 27, 2015, 10:17 AM IST

Indian yoga guru Bikram Choudhury facing 6 sexual assault charges in US

Bikram Choudhury, renowned Indian yoga guru who has celebrity devotees like Madonna, David Beckham, Jennifer Aniston and George Clooney, is facing sexual assault lawsuits in US.

Feb 25, 2015, 10:02 AM IST

Hot yoga’s Bikram Choudhury slapped with a sexual harassment law suit

The founder of Hot Yoga – Bikram Choudhury – has landed himself in a serious soup, courtesy: his uncontrolled sexual advances towards one of his female students.

Mar 22, 2013, 20:45 PM IST