(calming music) (Indian meditation music) – When he’s teaching class, everybody else is sweltering at up to 120 degrees, but he actually has a
personal air conditioner blowing cold air to the back of his head. (Indian meditation music) – [Liz] We had people
passing out during class. We had dehydration. – You have to really dig and
find something inside yourself to actually stay and be able to bear it. (intense music) – [Bikram] They want to amputate
his leg, as a President! For this, I give him seven
hydropathic treatment. Bikram Yoga in the bathtub. (intense music) – [Mark] We actually
contacted the Nixon Library, gave them the time frame
when this allegedly happened. The name, “Bikram Choudhury”
did not come up once. No evidence of that at all. (intense Indian music) – Everything he taught was
the lesson of his master. (intense Indian music) He told that 26+2 Yoga is Bikram Yoga, that is wrong. That is basically based
on my master’s booklet. (intense music) – Teacher Training is a feeder system into the Bikram franchise. That’s basically like the
cash cow for Bikram Yoga. The only way you can open a
licensed, chained Bikram studio is by going through training. And Bikram would hold these trainings in various hotels around the world. I’ve seen rooms with up
to 500 people in them. (intense music) – [Trisha] And his business strategy has made Bikram Choudhury a rich man. Living the life of a star,
complete with a whole fleet of classic cars he’s restored himself. It doesn’t seem very yogi-like. – [Bikram] Different which kind of yogi. I’m American yogi!
(laughing) – [Trisha] Beverly
Hills yogi, to be exact. (piano music) – You were not allowed to wear any green. The color green was banned. – When you think about, these people are starving, and they’re sleep deprived, and then this yoga just wipes you out. You’re ripe for whatever
wants to be entered in next. – The way that they
shaped that world for us, we grew to understand that the only way that you could be a good
teacher, was through him. (piano music) He just kept saying, “I’m
gonna have you this time.” (piano music) I thought, “He’s going to rape me.” – He grabbed the back of my
head and started to kiss me. I immediately pulled away, and he said, “it’s okay, it’s okay”,
and then he grabbed my head and pulled me back in and
stuck his tongue in my mouth. (piano music) – He had people around him who, their financial livelihood depended upon keeping the silence. – [Jakob] I know for a
fact, he abused a lot more than six women, because I’ve talked to many other women who he’s abused. (piano music) (ominous music) – [Male News Anchor] He’s
accused of firing his lawyer for investigating claims
of sexual harassment. (ominous music) – From the time we decided
to bring the lawsuit, it took three years to
get the case to trial. (ominous music) I got brutally and mercilessly
hauled into his room and told unless I resigned, there and then, bad things were going to happen to me. – They found in Micki’s
favor on every single claim. Unanimously, which is extraordinary. – [Female News Anchor]
Bikram Choudhury never paid the judgment against him. Authorities believe the
69 year old Choudhury has hidden assets and
he has left the country. (ominous music) – And anybody who knows about his actions and still goes to his Teacher Trainings or carries his name, or does
anything under his banner, I hope people wise up. (ominous music) – Do you think anything’s changed? He’s back down in Mexico right now, openin’ up a Teacher Training, and studios are still
sending girls to him. (ominous music)