Millionaire yoga entrepreneur Bikram Choudhury, innovator of the popular hot yoga practice, is suing an upstart studio called Yoga To The People for copyright infringement. Choudhury has a history of litigious protection of his signature practice, a policy that animated YTTP founder Greg Gumucio to break with his mentor and establish his own studio. Choudhury offers teacher trainings contingent upon his students securing his permission to open their own studios. At the heart of the dispute is Choudhury’s claim that YTTP has duplicated his protected sequence of twenty-six poses and accompanying instructions. Gumucio argues that his own sequence of poses is distinct from Bikram’s. Yoga practitioners also observe that many of the poses have existed within yoga for hundreds of years.