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The docu-series “Running  Russell Simmons,” offers an exclusive peek at the life of Russell Simmons — entrepreneur, entertainment and fashion icon, philanthropist, and yogi –and the powerful team that helps to keep the machine running. Simmons’ assistants not only know the ins and outs of his business deals, but also have a hand in managing his family life and party planning: a 24/7 commitment.

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Simone and Christina serve as Simmons’ closest confidantes, fierce gatekeepers, philanthropic czars, business liaisons, and more. The series will also feature Adair, Trish, and Piper, who keep operations running seamlessly. Ali and Sagen are Simone and Christina’s new interns who struggle to maintain the hectic pace that running Russell Simmons demands.

Simmons’ associates are entrenched in every aspect of his life — both personal and at his Fashion Avenue office in New York City. Their glam jobs bring them face-to-face with everyone from former Presidents and international royalty to Hollywood’s elite. And, with many new upcoming projects to juggle in the worlds of fashion, film and television, they have their work cut out for them.

“Running Russell Simmons” was developed and executive-produced by Simmons Lathan Media Group and Picture This Television. Simmons, Stan Lathan, Bryan Scott, Lisa M. Tucker, Danny Salles and Amy Kohn serve as executive producers, and Lesley Goldman is co-executive producer for Picture This Television. “Running Russell Simmons” airs on Oxygen

I started my Yoga practice in 1996, at the time it was not as popular as it is now. Prior to my Yoga certification, I worked for 15 years in the News and Entertainment business. I got stressed out and discovered Yoga, also discovering Yoga at that time was my long time friend, Russell Simmons. I was delighted to share what I had learned about Yoga with Russell, who become one of my first celebrity clients when I was starting my Yoga practice with Flava.

The following interview took place in 2000, Russell talks about his success in life with Yoga. (Seated next to him is one of his Yoga instructors Kelly Morris).

Here’s a taste of this week’s Yoga Flava TV Snack, “Russell Simmons Talks About His Success In Life With Yoga”, and check in weekly for new episodes on Elev8:

Check out additional clips of Russell continuing passion for Yoga.

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Sending positive vibes – – – Robin

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