I meet Yogi J Miles outside the Starbucks at Libbie and Grove. He’s just finished teaching a morning vinyasa class at Om On Yoga just down the street. It’s one of his last before he departs for several weeks of advanced teacher training at Sri Swami Satchidananda’s Yogaville ashram in Buckingham, Va.
“I think I’m like the Ol' Dirty Bastard of yoga,” he says. “ODB in Wu-Tang, there was no father to his style, which is why he was an ol' dirty bastard. I think I’m kind of the same way — maybe I have multiple fathers to my style.”
This story originally appeared on Hometown Junket, a collection of stories by and about Richmonders.