Bikram in Hot Water

Successful franchise yoga master, Bikram Choudhury, founder of the Bikram Yoga College of India, was slapped with 10 criminal safety violations at his La Cienga studio last week.

If you’re not familiar with the Bikram flavor of yoga, you might find this post I wrote on another site enlightening.

Bikram Yoga is a horse of a different color. It’s not relaxing. It doesn’t respect individual limitations. Every class is always the same. And no matter how hot it is outside, it’s hotter inside the studio. First time Bikram attendees are often overwhelmed by the heat and mentally struggle through the 90 minute class while the drill sergeant instructor barks out orders to flex and move your body in ways you think impossible.

I’ve driven by his studio on La Cienga many times and never once had the desire to stop by. Bikram responded to the violations by saying he’s moving his studio to Hawaii. I say Au-Revoir!