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Bikram yoga guru seeks bankruptcy in wake of harassment claims

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By Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bikram Choudhury Yoga Inc, the studio that popularized doing yoga in sauna heat, has filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy, dogged by $16.7 million in legal judgments and numerous lawsuits and allegations of sexual misconduct.Founder Bikram Choudhury, who built a worldwide following with classes of 26 yoga postures in rooms heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.6°C), has been accused of sexual assault by his yoga practitioners, students, instructors and teacher trainees.The Simi Valley, California-based company said in a bankruptcy court filing on Thursday ...

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 08:43 IST