Russell Brand Contemplating Yoga Studio Startup

The famed comedian Russell brand is back in the news again. This time he’s announced he’s considering whether to open his own yoga studio in Los Angeles. One focus of the new studio is to make yoga available for free to people suffering from alcohol and drug addictions. Russell Brand credits his personal yoga instructor and his practice of yoga since 2002 with rescuing him from his own addictions. Here, Samantha Chang writing for the Examiner.Com describes the famed comedian’s involvement in his own yoga instructor training and future plans.

Russell Brand Contemplating Yoga Studio Startup

British comedian Russell Brand, a longtime vegetarian and yoga devotee, is considering opening a yoga studio in Los Angeles with the help of his instructor Tej Kaur.

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Russell Brand plans to open a yoga studio in Los Angeles. Photo by Mike Powell c/o Photos.Com.

“His teacher at Goldenbridge Yoga is in charge of teacher training at the center and has encouraged Russ to take the course,” a source told the Mirror. ”He ­decided to give it a go.

“Russell relies on Tej to bring ­calmness into his often crazy life. Once he’s finished his course next spring, he’ll set up his own studio in Los Angeles.”

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While many famous celebrities can and have opened a yoga studio to capitalize on their fame, Russell Brand clearly seems to have loftier intentions. Mr. Brand apparently wants to pass the benefits he has received through yoga on to others similarly afflicted by drugs and alcohol dependency. Let’s hope he is successful in his venture should he decide to go ahead with it.

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