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Vince Vaughn: Teaching Yoga and Dry Humping, Practically the Same Thing

in YD News, Yoga On Film, Yoga Pop

couples_retreatYou may have a heard about a little movie called Couples Retreat coming out in the US this weekend…perhaps, for you yogadorks, it was a coworker’s gentle ribbing at the water cooler over the freaky (yet studmuffinly) yoga guy in the film’s trailer, or maybe the studio is overdoing its job and you’ve seen the ad 5 billion times, OR maybe you heard that Vince Vaughn is telling the press his theory that men only become yoga teachers so they can “dry hump” girls!

Hold it! Before we continue…played by Carlos Ponce, THIS is the ‘creepy yoga guy’, Salvadore… or salivatory… ahem. Maybe it’s only in fantasy movieland where yoga teachers look like Fabio and dress themselves in coconut oil? yowsers!

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The inspiration? Vaughn (the film’s co-writer with Jon Favreau) told Parade.com:

“That actually came from my own experience. I had a girlfriend in L.A. who took me to a yoga class. While it was going on I was saying to myself, ‘Is this really happening?’ It was like the instructor was making all these moves and he was basically dry humping the girls. Nobody batted an eye. I felt like I was in The Twilight Zone. So we had our class in the movie with a creepy yoga guy.”

Vaughn continues to CBS Chicago:

“I thought the guy was taking some liberties with his position as an instructor. So I think everyone has seen that overeager yoga guy.”

So… you’re saying you tried yoga! We’ve certainly had our encounters with questionable adjustments, and even a touchy debate on YD, so we kinda see where he’s coming from here. However, do all male yoga teachers sign up just to fondle the ladies? Maybe in LA! just kidding! After reading that quote our little gossip minds were churning…OMG was he taking a stab at Jen Aniston?? But then he says it was a gal 10 years ago, which would count her out, but we wonder if he’s just playing nice with his Ex-lady-yoga friend. hmmm…

Anyway, if you haven’t figured it out by now Vaughn writes in a part for yoga as the comic relief, and uh… sexual tension. Check out the shots below from the trailer…

a little bit of this…

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a little bit of that…couples-retreat-yoga-jon-favreau

A leeeetle bit of skimpy yoga shorts! We know which way our shiny yogi Sal would swing in our twitpoll.

OK, obviously this is a ridiculous exaggeration of a silly stereotype for laughs – they don’t even have yoga mats! just some poofy faux shearling looking things – so whaddya say, annoying perpetuation of an overplayed stereotype? or funny over-the-top yoga gag for giggles? We’re gonna try and be less crotchety yogadorks and side with the giggle factor on this one.

Watch the “Yoga” clip

and here’s the full trailer

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15 comments… add one

  • how come my yoga teachers never look like that? ;)

  • He could totally do the “chicken hatching an egg” Yoganidrasana assist on me…

  • sangos

    LMAO!

  • Well, there’s the guy in the creepy video Linda posted on her blog… so I’m guessing there really are sleezy yoga teachers out there like that (he can’t be the only one).

    That said, yoga teachers in Speedos just doesn’t work for me!

  • Is it just me, or are ALL characters in this movie utterly pathetic?

    WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?

    Yoga Spy
    http://www.yogaspy.wordpress.com

  • You are welcome YogaDork. Jack Lalanne is 95 today!

  • Oh man, between this guy and that guy from the Amazing Race, yoga teacher dudes are not being portrayed very well in pop culture these days…

  • The characters in this movie are kind of pathetic, but it sort of adds to the charm of the film. I am also wondering why my yoga instructors never looked like that guy.

  • I’m deeply offended that you just assume I don’t look like the Yoga instructor. How about my feelings?

    Bob

  • my sarcastic first comment aside….

    funny how male yoga teachers are portrayed either one of two ways: either these young, dreamy, soft-soken SNAGS (Spiritual New Age Guys) “I’m-One-With-the World” guys who can only speak in New Age drivel (met any at retreats, anyone?) who frankly turn me off a lot more than the guy above….or….

    guys like Ogden, this guy, or the teacher in the video I posted on my blog…http://lindasyoga.blogspot.com/2009/09/we-all-have-secrets.html….or….

    Mr. Astanga with the perfect body who can bend over and stick his head between his legs and hop back and forth — and yes, I have seen that — who is totally into posing and doing 500 jumpbacks in a class and thinks meditation is for wooses.

    just sayin’

  • p.s. one of THREE ways I meant!

  • I think that if I was in happy baby pose and a male teacher looking like that came up to me and starting moving like that dude is moving, #1, I’d burst out laughing, and then #2, probably utilize kickasana in his muladhara chakra….

    just sayin’

  • Well I had a totally foxy teacher start massaging my hand once in savasana. I didn’t mind. I’d already seen him in his undies… Ahhh that was great. I WAS wondering what the other students were thinking…

  • Linda–”kickasana”. I love that.

    Bob

  • sangos

    Why is it that only the males have to bear the ‘huge sinful’ burden of human sexuality! when most of the ladies are out there doing their thing!! It takes two coins to make a noise, especially going through a Annamaya kosa shodhana in a Yogasana class!!!

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