The Persian Superguru

There’s an intriguing profile of yogi Cameron Alborzian in this month’s “Elle.” One of the major male models of the ’90s (he even appeared as Madonna’s muscled worker drone in the “Express Yourself” video – see below), he now travels the world teaching yoga and Ayurveda.

Cameron is truly an international man. Born in Tehran (Iran), schooled in Ayurvedic medicine in Kerala (India), and currently maintaining residences in Madrid, London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris — he will be in San Francisco this month for an appearance at the Green Gulch Zen Center.

The Elle story is very cute. It details Holly Millea’s experience in hiring Cameron to move into her New York apartment for a week to put her on the path the wellness. Yep, he actually moves in to his client’s homes and guides them through the day, telling them what they should be eating, etc.. She wrote the article with humor, but at the end it looks like his interventions really worked, and that she felt better.

If you’re interested in seeing Cameron during his Bay Area visit, the 3-day/3-night “Spiritual Harmony” Labor Day Retreat is at the Green Gulch Zen Center at Muir Beach (the cost is between $995 and $1,995 for the weekend.)