Yoga to the People vs. Bikram

Yoga to the People settles with Bikram yoga
What’s Hot by Allison Richard

After more than a year of fighting, a lawsuit between Greg Gumucio of the bi-costal yoga studio franchise Yoga to the People and Bikram Choudhury has come to a settlement. Bikram sued Gumucio for teaching the classic 26-pose sequence in heated rooms. Gumucio felt compelled to initially pursue the lawsuit as he was against “the copyrighting of yoga sequences”. Even though the US Copyright Office now agrees that yoga cannot be copyrighted, Bikram was previously given a copyright to the sequence he created and Gumucio has agreed to stop teaching the sequence. 

About the Author

Allison Richard

Present: alignyo Contributor; corporate yoga instructor; kids yoga teacher; anatomy junkie; foodie

Past: Michigan Wolverine; nanny; corporate concierge; reading and writing tutor; yoga advisor, YogaWorks

Inspiration: my family and my boyfriend; NYC and LA- in incredibly different ways; nature and the way it constantly changes; reading; all of my clients who teach me just as much as I teach them


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