Woman assaulted during yoga class in Nashville; Man charged

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Dondrick Perkins is charged with sexual battery after he allegedly assaulted a woman during a yoga class in Nashville.

According to police, the incident happened on Oct. 2 at Hot Yoga Plus on Elliston Place inside a studio.

The instructor reportedly had students change positions to lie on their backs when Perkins is accused of getting off his mat and straddling the victim with his legs.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Perkins is further accused of lifting up the woman’s shirt and bra and trying to touch her breasts.

The instructor reportedly saw what happened ordered him to leave the class. He has since been arrested and remains in the Metro jail on $10,000.

Instructors at Hot Yoga Plus didn’t want to go on camera but told News 2 this is an isolated situation.

Students who take class there told News 2 the incident is bizarre, but they’ve always felt the studio offers a safe environment.