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Russell Simmons Vying for Most Charitable, Mogul-rific Celebriyogi Reality TV Star Ever

in YD News, Yoga Pop

russellsimmons-leg-behind-headWould you pay $5,000 for a private yoga class? How bout if it’s for charity, and hiphopyogi Russell Simmons were the teacher? If you’ve ever dreamed of such a scenario, today’s your lucky day! Mr. Simmons himself has ponied up his yoga skillz to support Farm Sanctuary’s “Peace for the Animals” Holiday Auction, and will be teaching a private session at NY’s Jivamukti (also a donation contributor). Estimated value is set at $5,000! Current bid is at $750, and there are only 5 days, 19 hrs left to bid, so get on it people!

From CharityBuzz.org:


Dare if you will to join Russell Simmons at a yoga class you won’t soon forget. A highly experienced yogi, Russell can put his foot behind his head and will gladly demonstrate for you! 60 minute class can take place in New York, to be determined based on schedule availability for all parties.

Donated by: Russell Simmons and Jivamukti Yoga School

Terms: One hour yoga lesson with Russell Simmons at Jivamukti Yoga School.

Farm Sanctuary (http://farmsanctuary.org/index.html) is the country’s foremost farm animal protection organization, working to end cruelty on farms, and the “food animal” industry through research, reform and public awareness campaigns.

In other Russell Simmons news, the mogul has just signed a deal with Oxygen for his very own “behind-the-scenes” reality TV show! Mysteriously titled “The Russell Simmons Project”, the show will focus on “the women who assist Simmons in running his successful business empire as well as his everyday life” and is currently in development.

If you’re a follower of @UncleRUSH you already know how very passionate he is about his work, and his YOGA. Will he get Jay-Z, Kanye or 50Cent to cameo?? Is this Ashley Dupree’s next big break? This may be the best reality TV yoga-ing since our power duo got bounced from Amazing Race! And it’s probably the closest we’ll come to this celebriyogi since, sadly, we are about $4,975 short. Stay tuned yogadorks…

[NY Daily News]

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4 comments… add one
  • We all know the eBay game. Wait till the final hours and minutes. Don’t start a bidding war too early. And keep your max bid a secret. I’m sure one of us will snag it and invite the others along.

    Now, here’s my real comment: YDork, what’s with “hophopyogi”? Is your proofer away on winter holiday?

    Happy bidding!

  • admin

    yogaspy.. you are such a … spy! and a dork. love it. dragged the copy editor back from the bars to fix the error!

    wonder what kind of yogi will offer up the $5k…let us know how it goes 😉

  • that actually gives me an idea to raise money for the domestic violence shelter where I teach yoga and meditation

  • Tim

    I can’t put my foot behind my head, but it would be worth trying for a good cause.

    Also, it may surprise some to learn that there is actually a way to plug into a charity and as you promote it, support yourself and those in need at the same time. I’ve never seen anything like this until a friend of mine showed it to me and now I’m hooked- and growing. http://businessintobenevolence.com

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