Bikram

In the early 1970s, a young Indian yogi named Bikram Choudhury used his Hollywood connections to launch a hot yoga empire. America’s fitness obsession brought the Speedo-clad and Rolex-wearing guru wealth and fame. But the healing powers of his yoga revolution allowed him to hide increasingly dark behavior, culminating in accusations of sexual assault by several followers in 2013. In this five-part series, reporter Julia Lowrie Henderson delves deep into the complicated world of Bikram Yoga to find out how a community responds when its guru falls from grace. The full season is available on Tuesday, May 22.