ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcasts’ third season is reported and narrated by producer Julia Lowrie Henderson and delves deep into the complicated world of Bikram yoga.
It was of the most popular forms of yoga in America and a fitness craze that at one point had hundreds of thousands of devotees — Henderson among them. Today, however, the community finds itself grappling with its own identity and survival in the wake of sexual assault allegations and lawsuits against its charismatic guru and founder Bikram Choudhury.
Henderson, having practiced and worked in the Bikram Yoga community for years, uses her experience to peel back the layers on this complex story over five episodes. But her reporting also took her on a personal journey. In this exclusive Front Row video, she reflects on her feelings after wrapping up the almost two-year reporting process.
Jennifer Cingari Christie produced the video.
IT'S HERE! this one took all i've got & then some. i am deeply proud of it, & owe a debt of gratitude to many — especially to the members of this community who shared their stories with me & helped make this as big & complicated & important as it is: https://t.co/lHUksKwj8H
— julia henderson (@julialhenderson) May 22, 2018