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Meet your next teacher Baron Baptiste

CONSIDERING BARON BAPTISTE’S CHILDHOOD, it’s no surprise that he grew into the talented and respected yoga teacher he is today. His parents, Magaña and Walt Baptiste, opened one of the first yoga schools in San Francisco in 1952, and kept great company: Baptiste recalls dinner parties with B.K.S. Iyengar, and Indra Devi was his godmother.

Of course, growing up yogi long before the practice was mainstream wasn’t all and namaste. “I always felt

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