When most people think of a Yogi, they think of someone who is tolerant, kind, compassionate and loving. If these allegations are true, Bikram certainly does not fit the description of what we would hope for in a leader in any area.
With other individuals such as Bill Cosby and Jian Ghomeshy up on similar charges recently, this topic is a highly relevant and important one. Discussion about rape culture in our society has become more prevalent. Historically, there has been a lot of blame placed on women when their bodies are violated. I hope this is beginning to change.
As a parent of one girl and one boy I am always conscious of the messages I send to both my children and about respecting yourself and others.
As I enter into my project on learning about Yoga, I will be closely watching this court case.