“Yoga makes for very good sex,” explains Adam Quang. “It gets you in touch with your inner self, cutting down the tension in your body. Every surface of your skin becomes sensitive.” In his previous career as a fashion designer, Quang lived a life that many gay boys would sell their souls and bodies for: designing award-winning costumes, taking trips to New York and sitting in VIP seats at fashion shows. “I was very well paid at a very young age,” says Quang, who hobnobbed with the likes of Edward Norton, William Hurt and Jude Law. He took up yoga to relieve stress and eventually started to teach; his clients soon included celebrities and Saudi royalty. “A lot of gay guys go through their midlife crisis in their 30s or 40s,” he says. “Yoga helps you slow down and stay in the moment.” The ultimate slowdown is Quang’s two-week Vietnamese yoga retreat to Ha Long Bay and Hanoi. The first week is spent in five-star accommodation on a dragon boat with yoga classes on deck. Kayaking, swimming, excursions and Vietnamese cooking classes round out the schedule. The second week is spent in Hanoi. “It’s not a yoga boot camp,” Quang says. “It’s a yoga retreat; you don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to.
Adam Quang’s Two-Week Yoga Retreat runs Sat, March 3–Sat, March 17. worldkarmaproject.com/retreat