Interview by Jill V. Mangino
Yogi Cameron Alborzian left the world of high fashion as a supermodel to pursue the study of Ayurveda and Yoga. You will probably recognize him from Madonna’s “Express Yourself” Video, or as Guess /Versace model. He has been featured in ELLE magazine, The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Wall Street Journal, and The London Times, and has recently appeared Dr. Oz Show, Ellen, The Today Show, Extra, E! Entertainment, and Martha, amongst others. His first book, The Guru in You, his was published by HarperCollins in 2011 and his follow-up book The One Plan was published in 2013. He has starred in two seasons of his own television program “A Model Guru” on Veria Living TV and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post , thedailylove.com and Vividlife.me. Yogi Cameron has brought Yoga and meditation to Afghanistan as part of the reintegration program to prepare the country for troop withdrawal and has worked with young girls rescued from sex trafficking practices in Cambodia in coordination with the Somaly Mam Foundation. He is devoted to teaching and living the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. You can connect with Yogi Cameron at www.yogicameron.com
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Interview with Yogi Cameron
Jill V. Mangino: How did you make the leap from Supermodel to Mystic?
Yogi Cameron: I had a mentor who taught me all about organic health and spiritual living while I was in the fashion business. I was guided by him for 15 years as I worked as a model, left the fashion business, and pursued other endeavors as well. When he passed away I realized that mine was to be an inner journey from that point on. So once I decided that I needed to go on this other type of journey, it just came naturally.