Yoga is supposed to be about alleviating stress. But for two New Yorkers a class over the weekend had quite the opposite effect.
Instructor Hilaria Thomas, wife of actor Alec Baldwin, is being sued after a participant at her Manhattan yoga session claimed he was left emotionally and physically injured following an accident in her class.
The victim, Spencer Wolfe, a 32-year-old Yale PhD candidate and a Huffington Post blogger, claimed to have severely cut his foot after Ms Thomas allegedly instructed him to do a handstand against a wall and his foot went through a window.
The lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court stated the injury at the Yoga Vida centre was the result of Ms Thomas directing him “to perform a dangerous activity at a wall”.
Ms Thomas, 28, who has taught at Yoga Vida since 2005, has just announced she is pregnant. She is Mr Baldwin’s second wife. He was previously married to actress Kim Bassinger.