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All Hail the Yoga King

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The New York Times Style Section names Yoga Works teacher Vinnie Marino "the unlikely Yoga King of Los Angeles"—unlikely because he's a former drug addict whose yogic inspiration was, of all people, Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick. Explains Marino: “Grace told me to do what I love and the money will come, but she’s not New Agey. She’s a hard-core rock ’n’ roller. I believed her because she was so successful. Also, she said something like, ‘I’d rather take yoga from you than some weird dude in a robe.’" [NYT]