Pro bono yoga
A new phenomenon has hit recession-era Hollywood: pro bono yoga. Instructor Marc Holzman charges his private clients in the entertainment industry up to $200 for at-home lessons. This fall, however, he began teaching at the Wilshire YMCA, offering free classes for anyone with a Y membership (monthly cost: $45). Holzman’s Anusara yoga sessions are brimming with bargain-hunting beginners—though celebrity yogi Gurmukh, cofounder of the prestigious Golden Bridge studio, is also a regular. “She’s in the front row every week,” says Holzman.
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