Bikram Choudhury

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Court Says Bikram Founder Doesn't Own Yoga Poses

He was trying to copyright a sequence of ancient ones

(Newser) - It turns out, you can't legally stop people from performing ancient yoga poses in a particular order. On Thursday, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled against Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, who was attempting to copyright his sequence of 26 yoga poses, NBC News... More »

6 People Have Now Accused Yoga Guru of Rape, Assault

Bikram Choudhury facing 6 civil lawsuits

(Newser) - Bikram Choudhury, founder of the Bikram style of yoga practiced in sweltering heat, has been a controversial figure for years —but there are now six civil lawsuits that accuse him of rape or assault, the most recent one filed earlier this month, and his yoga empire is divided as... More »

Yoga's Millionaire 'Bad Boy' Sued by His Student

Not the kind of 'hot yoga' Sarah Baughn signed up for

(Newser) - The yoga world is facing a far bigger scandal than see-through pants : The founder of Bikram yoga is being sued for sexual harassment and discrimination. A former student says Bikram Choudhury—the 67-year-old millionaire behind the eponymous "hot yoga" empire whose fans include Jennifer Aniston and Madonna—made sexual... More »

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