British Columbia

B.C. woman suing hot yoga studio for hip injury

A B.C. woman is suing the Bikram Yoga studio in Richmond, B.C., claiming she was injured while stretching in a class.

A B.C. woman is suing a hot yoga studio, claiming she was injured while stretching in a class.

In documents filed in B.C. Supreme Court, Amanda Jones alleges she was hurt while doing yoga at the Bikram Yoga studio in Richmond, B.C.

Jones, a lifeguard and fitness instructor, states she sustained a hip injury two years ago while she was taking part in a morning hot yoga class.

She claims that while in a pose the instructor came over and moved her leg. Court documents say that caused injury to her right hip and leg, and that the injury continues to cause pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Jones has launched a lawsuit against both the unnamed instructor and the yoga studio, arguing it didn't hire qualified instructors and didn't properly supervise the instructor.

The owners of the Bikram studio said they handed the matter over to their insurance company and could not comment on the lawsuit itself.

None of the claims have been proven in court.

With files from the CBC's Stephanie Mercier