NYT — A former student has sued Bikram Choudhury, the millionaire founder of a wildly popular yoga franchise, accusing him of sexual harassment, discrimination and defamation. According to legal documents filed this month in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Sarah Baughn, 28, a Bikram student, teacher and international competitor who lives in San Francisco, said she considered Mr. Choudhury her hero until he made advances toward her during a 2005 teacher training course in Los Angeles. Ms. Baughn, who was 20 at the time, said she was uncomfortable when she first noticed how other female students would brush his hair, wash his feet and give him massages, but she chalked it up to cultural differences. Then, she says, he offered her his diamond Rolex watch, which she did not accept, and told her he had known her in a past life.
Mr. Choudhury, 67, charges $25 per class, oversees hundreds of studios on six continents, owns several Rolls-Royces and is called “Yoga’s Bad Boy” by Yoga Journal. His copyrighted yoga sequence is practiced in a 105-degree room often nicknamed the torture chamber. Considered a guru to celebrities like Madonna, George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston, Mr. Choudhury wears a Speedo while presiding over teacher trainings that cost $11,000. Over 300 would-be teachers practice three hours of yoga per day in a sweltering hotel conference room. They also study anatomy, Hindu philosophy and Bikram’s views on life, love and ethics.
If you haven’t figure out that yoga is a scam yet, then you straight up don’t understand how the world works. I’ll admit that it was probably invented by some guy who was just trying to suck his own dick. Like 100% chance that’s the origin of yoga. We’ve all been there. The logistics seem to make sense. All the important components are within 3 feet of each other. But unless you’re a double jointed freak or you’ve got a massive hog, it’s just not gonna happen. Once you figure out smoking your own pipe is a no-go, you do what any reasonable guy would do. Convince chick’s that light stretching is real exercise and that you’re an expert in it. BOOM, it’s fancy feast time on all the gullible pussies in the world.
Stick ‘em in see-thru yoga pants. Do some hot yoga to get ‘em sweaty. Have them give the guru massages and wash his feet. That raging erection in his speedo? It’s due to great blood flow. Just one of many yoga’s health benefits. He’s a 67 year old man with super flexible female disciples who worship him. OF COURSE he’s trying to bang them. All of them. That’s the whole game sweetheart. Go start a power walking cult or a church of hopskotch if you want to do a non-sport and not get hit on by the “genius” who invented it.
PS. This guy seems totally legit