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Walter Holmes
Walter Holmes

Walter Holmes

Chicago, IL USA

"Don't limit yourself. Don't allow anybody, and don't allow your mind, to limit you."

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Walter's work combines: Education, Sports, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Yoga Instructor

I gave up success in fashion to help people find balance and harmony in their lives through yoga and teaching.

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    He was in the British Army from ages 18-21; after his service, all he knew was that he wanted to move back to London.

  • 2.

    After moving back to the city, he started doing tailoring work-it was something he just "fell into."

  • 3.

    He started doing sketches for his friends, one of whom became a very successful actress.

  • 4.

    All of a sudden, he was doing sketches for her friends, Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn, and people were calling him a "designer."

  • 5.

    At the height of his popularity, his yoga teacher asked him if he'd like to accompany her on a trip to India.

  • 6.

    He went from living in a mansion and sleeping on furs, to sleeping on a concrete floor in an ashram in Bangalore.

  • 7.

    The strangest thing, for him, was that this simple lifestyle didn't bother him as much as he'd thought it would.

  • 8.

    From there, he went on a mission of self-enlightenment; gave up designing clothes to "design souls," by studying religion and teaching yoga.