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Stopping Bikram Classes because of Choudhury Bikram

on March 3, 2015

I’ve been following the reaction to the lawsuit against Choudhry Bikram with interest. Both from a yoga point of view and from a reputational risk to businesses point of view. In my last post about this, I said that I wouldn’t stop going to classes because of something that a founder did and hoped that small businesses weren’t affected by this.

Less than a week later and from this article by Ernesto Londono it seems that some people are considering it shameful to go to classes at all. I understand that the bikram community may support him and especially those who have been trained by him directly may feel that this is something that he would never do. I suppose that we need to wait and see the outcome of the court case.

Still it leads me to think, why would you stop going to a class that you enjoy, that you get benefit from, taught by a teacher who isn’t accused or convicted of anything, because of something that the founder of something has done? It doesn’t make sense to me.

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One response to “Stopping Bikram Classes because of Choudhury Bikram

  1. […] posted two blogs about the Bikram Yoga lawsuit, which can be found here and here. Today I found this article about the CNN interview with Bikram Choudhry’s response to […]

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