Q: Why did you leave a great career in modeling and start practicing Ayurveda?
A: I enjoyed tremendous success in the fashion industry. I had been in numerous international campaigns, had been in several music videos, and had met more people in ten years than many meet throughout a lifetime. In the late 90′s, I was invited to join the likes of Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and Christy Turlington to meet Nelson Mandela shortly after he was released from prison. At this point, I realized that there was only one way for me to go in the fashion biz: down.

Shortly after I started modeling in 1986, I met a man who would become my best friend and mentor. He lived with HIV, and in response to this illness he sought out a natural way of life through alternative medicine and spiritual growth. He introduced me to the value of a spiritual path, and under his influence I took sporadic workshops related to Yoga and wellbeing throughout the 90′s. I was already out of the world of fashion by the time his health really began to fail, and had yet to discover a greater vision for my life. He passed away from AIDS in 2000, and yet because of his pursuit of a spiritually purposeful life, he left his body not in pain but in peace. In response, I sought out a path of Yoga and Ayurveda and developed the ability to share this lifestyle with others.

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Yogi Cameron is a former super model turned Ayurvedic healer and yoga master who uses ancient healing treatments to help people recover from their health issues in Z Living's TV show Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru. He left the world of high fashion in 1998 to seek the higher path available to all of us. He began his ongoing studies in Ayurveda at Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam Trust in India under the guidance of his guru Sri Vasudevan after training at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and Yogaville of Sri Satchidananda. Since then, Yogi Cameron has worked with individuals throughout the world to provide them with these ancient methods to live healthier, greener, more spiritually-minded lives in accordance with the Ayurvedic and yogic path. Using a combination of treatments, meditation, herbal remedies and diet guidance, Yogi Cameron helps treat specific conditions and set his clients on a path to greater mental, physical, and spiritual health. A primary goal of this path is helping each person find their purpose and practice. Yogi Cameron has also brought Yoga and meditation to Afghanistan as part of the reintegration program to prepare the country for troop withdrawal in the coming years, and works with young girls rescued from sex trafficking practices in Cambodia in coordination with the Somaly Mam Foundation. Yogi Cameron has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, Extra and Martha, amongst others. He has also been featured in The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Wall Street Journal, The London Times and ELLE magazine, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Sharecare, a health portal which is part of Dr. Oz’s outreach program for health and lifestyle experts. The Guru In You, his first book, was published by HarperCollins in January 2011. His latest book, The ONE Plan (HarperOne January 2013) provides a realistic approach to the Patanjali teachings designed to penetrate one’s entire being to result in a positive transformation of one’s life. Through The ONE Plan, Yogi Cameron translates these complex, intricate teachings into practical daily tasks, routines and systems that can easily be incorporated into everyday life for an improvement in one’s overall physical, mental, and spiritual health.