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L.A.’s Top Yogis

Bryan Kest’s classes in Santa Monica can draw nearly 200 people. His schedule is booked through 2011, but he says he’s bemused by the hero-worship of yogis that has come with yoga’s popularity. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Duncan Wong kicks it up a notch for Yogi Times’ Jasper Johal. Wong fuses yoga and martial arts and will soon launch a high-end clothing line. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / LAT)
Shiva Rea’s life is a whirlwind of workshops, surfing and travel. She is donating the proceeds from one workshop to Trees for the Future charity.

Celebrity yogis: A caption accompanying a Monday Health article about celebrity yogis misspelled the name of Shiva Rea as Shiva Rae. The caption also said that she was donating proceeds from one of her workshops to charity. In fact, she is donating money from multiple workshops. —

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Rea, right, leads one of her many classes. “You learn to actually be happy in the middle of the chaos,” she says. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / LAT)
Rea has several of the bestselling yoga DVDs on the market and visits up to 35 countries a year. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / LAT)
Duncan Wong talks with bravado. “I’m into name, game, claim and fame. . . . The key is service.” (Karen Tapia-Andersen / LAT)