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Robin Downes
Works at Yoga Flava
Attended Adelphi University
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"SWV Reunited" WeTV Series Premiere Event Highlights | NYC | Januray 15, 2014
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Downes reports from the red carpet for the premiere event for WE tv's
new series "SWV REUNITED." The show, premiering Thursday, January 16 at
10PM ET/PT, follows Grammy® nominated Sisters With Voices (SWV) during
their make-it-or-break-it comeback...
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Check out my sneak peek interview with Fantasia on Broadway in 'After Midnight.'
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Tyler Perry's 'For Better Or Worse' "God Bless Him" [VIDEO EXCLUSIVE CAST INTERVIEW]
According to my exclusive interview with the cast members, Tasha Smith (Angela Williams) and Michael Jai White (Marcus Williams),  the su...
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Watch The New Web Series on The Robin Downes Network "Renovation Inquiries."  Let me know what you think and if you have any answers to my inquiries.
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Yoga: Top 10 Benefits [VIDEO]
The popularity of Yoga has created an industry that is being valued at 27 billion dollars.  Yoga studios are popping up all over, yoga gear, books, TV and Radio Shows, DVDs and CDs are just a few of the products fueling the i...
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Magic Johnson's Spirited Super 70's Soul Party Highlights [VIDEO]
On Friday, January 31, 2014, Time Warner Cable and ASPiRE presented a pre-super bowl bash with the Ultimate Super 70s Soul Party
hosted by Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Guests will be transported back to the
days of disco with Soul Train dancers, gl...
On Friday, January 31, 2014, Time Warner Cable and ASPiRE presented a pre-super bowl bash with the Ultimate Super 70s Soul Party hosted by Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Guests will be transported back to the days of disco with Soul...
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Tyler Lepley: Humble and Hot on "The Haves and The Have Nots" [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
In New York City, on Monday, January 6, 2014, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Tyler Perry Studios kicked off the year with a lively screening of Season 2 of their hit shows “ The Haves and the Have Nots ” and “ Love Thy Neighbor. ” I was included with over a...
In New York City, on Monday, January 6, 2014, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Tyler Perry Studios kicked off the year with a lively screening of Season 2 of their hit shows “The Haves and the Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor...
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Fantasia: AFTER MIDNIGHT On Broadway. "Nothing Can Get To Me" [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]
Grammy ® Award winner  Fantasia  ( The Color
Purple ) makes her highly anticipated return to the stage
alongside Emmy ® Award nominee  Dulé
Hill  (“The West Wing”) in  AFTER MIDNIGHT ,  the Broadway production of
Encores’ critically acclaimed  Cotton Club P...
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Not just "Yoga", also the "Flava" of life!
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Ms. Downes is a 30 year veteran of the entertainment / multimedia business. She has an Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in News and Documentary” with ABC NEWS “20/20” since 1981. She is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor and Wellness Coach since 1996. Created Yoga Flava in 1998. Syndicated Original Content Provider and Media Personality  to sites such as FeelRich.com and Elev8.com to name a few.


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Career highlights in the media industry include; Paramount Pictures as a Development Associate for the producers of A CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER and The GENERAL’S DAUGHTER (Neufeld/Ramey), Agent Associate in the Motion Picture Division of The William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills, CA., TV Music Coordinator for THE COSBY SHOW, Production Coordinator for Spike Lee's Film DO THE RIGHT THING, Unit Publicist for the film classic NEW JACK CITY, Producer/Director for the PBS SPECIAL “Black Conservatism”. Independently she wrote, produced, and directed the short film GO FOR IT. Currently, Ms. Downes’ media wellness brand, Yoga Flava ™, is in partnership with Quincy Jones III (son of legendary producer / musician) on his celebrity health and fitness multi-media platform, FEEL RICH (http://www.feelrichinc.com) Her roots include East Indian, West Indian and Eurasian by way of the Boogie Down Bronx, New York. Because of her diverse background, Robin is sensitive to our multicultural society. Growing up in the Boogie Down allowed her to be an active participant in the Hip-Hop Generation. Robin’s professional journey from the media arts to the healing arts makes her the perfect guide into today’s rapidly expanding Yoga community. In February 2009, Ms. Downes began producing and hosting “Yoga Flava TV” for African Caribbean Television (ACT) Satellite Network. She is also producing and hosting “A.C.T. in ACTion” - bringing you good news, special events and celebrations. Robin has earned the distinction of being the first African-American female yoga instructor to have a internationally distributed Yoga DVD through Walmart, “Robin Downes’ Yoga Flava™ Volume 1: For Relaxation.” The release of the DVD in 2004 earned her the prestigious Yoga Trailblazer Award from the International Association of Black Yoga Teachers (IABYT) . Travel to India has provided Robin with additional education and authentic organic insight into the art of yoga. In addition, she is trained in the Kundalini Yoga discipline. She has also studied with prominent Yoga instructors such as Rodney Yee, Judith Lasiter, David Life and Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti Y oga), Patricia Walden, Eric Shiffman and the great East Indian scholar T.K.V. Desikachar. From 2004 - 2008, Robin was heard everyday on Sirius Satellite Radio’s R&B Heart and Soul programming at 7:20am and 10:20am EST for Yoga Flava® 60-second fitness tips of the day. Robin received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Adelphi University and was a music major at the prestigious High School of Music and Art in her hometown of New York City. “Having the ability to relax, gives you the ease to be dynamic.” -Robin Downes
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  • Adelphi University
    Communications, 1978 - 1981
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