In the early '70s, Richard Nixon and Shirley MacLaine purportedly helped a young man from India named Bikram Choudhury come to the US, bringing his twenty six postures and a space heater to start a yoga revolution.
Over several decades Bikram’s empire grew from one studio to a vast network of teachers spiritually and financially devoted to their guru. But the tiny Indian man, with his trademark ponytail and black speedo, increasingly began to display a dark side. In 2013, six former devotees came forward, accusing Bikram of sexual assault and rape. As more and more women shared their own stories, Bikram’s empire began to crumble.