After reading your piece it brought to mind another powerful yogi who is known as the founder of Bikram yoga.

He too used his position of power to abuse several students. He flew the U.S., after women came forward, but he continues to teach in other parts of the world, charging thousands of dollars.

And in response to the comment another reader made in here, I feel that some people don’t understand how abuse works. Many of the women who sought help from Bikram were vulnerable and looked up to him. He convinced them he was someone they could trust, and he abused their trust.

The feelings of shame are often incredibly deep and it takes victims of abuse time to realize they are indeed victims and not responsible for the actions of the abuser.

There’s a reason why they are called predators.

Thanks for writing this story!

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