This summer marked an exciting moment as Aveda teamed up with music mogul and yoga enthusiast Russell Simmons to create the Aveda Styling Bar at Tantris, his new yoga studio on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
With a vast career in music—Russell is the co-founder of Def Jam records— and in the fashion industry, Russell is a devout yogi and vegan. He has been practicing yoga daily for more than 20 years, and has developed Tantris, a clothing line and now studio dedicated to his love of yoga.
“My belief is that those who practice Asana are likely to be more selfless and compassionate than their counterparts who don’t — and with some additional teaching, they are prime to be the spiritual and conscious leaders in this world, which is the ethos of Tantris,” Russell notes in his company’s mission.
At the opening celebrations of Tantris, we had a chance to learn from the yogi master himself, and tour his new space. Here, we share those nuggets of wisdom with you: