These days, Sonia Jones, at 44, is a walking advertisement for the physical benefits of Ashtanga. She’s slim, but in a toned way rather than an annoyingly skinny one. Blonde and tan, she is warm and ebullient, more earthy Australian than uptight Greenwich grande dame. Every morning, she does her practice in a sunny studio—decorated with pictures of Jois and his family—in her Greenwich house, overlooking Long Island Sound. She’s so committed to Ashtanga that, if you’re in her life, you have to do it, too…All of Sonia’s children practice—from Chrissy, who is a student at Stanford, to Caroline, who is a singer-songwriter attending New York University, to Dorothy, who’s in high school, to Jack. (Sonia admits that she has to bargain with 15-year-old Jack by telling him that if he does his practice he doesn’t have to read.) Paul does Ashtanga, too, although he gets to take the summers off. [Vanity Fair/Bethany McLean]

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  1. Posted by inlovewithpmco | March 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM


  2. Posted by dumb | March 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Good for you Paul…

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  6. Posted by PTJ | March 5, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Too bad all that Ashtanga isn't getting rid of that cellulite and stretch mark buildup on her thighs…

    -Anon. Husband

  7. Posted by guest | March 5, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    44 and 4 kids later, I'd say she's looking alright.

  8. Posted by Guest | March 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM


  9. Posted by Guest | March 5, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    And how many of those kids dream to make it in Bollywood?

  10. Posted by Im_a_Dude | March 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    If I was twisted in that position, I'd be praying too.

  11. Posted by Guest | March 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    tits or gtfo

  12. Posted by guest | March 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    You're an idiot.

  13. Posted by guest | March 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM


  14. Posted by Laxbro | March 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    In 3 years Jack will blame his coke problem and bi-sexuality on forced Ashtanga.

  15. Posted by Guest | March 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    In the article, they called her Sonia Tudor Jones and said she preferred to be called Sonia Jones. Is Tudor Jones a last name? Did she take both his middle and last names?

  16. Posted by Guest | March 5, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Settling is the NKI?

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    All Billionaire's Wives have to pass the "ankles behind your head" test….it is a rule….and you'd know that if you weren't a bunch of starving dumb asses! Bwahahahaha!!!!

  18. Posted by Stealth Posing | March 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    What you can see is that the Ashtanga is keeping it tight…44, 4 kids not too shabby. What only PTJ knows, she runs a similarly rigorous kegel regimen. paint mixer + vise etc. etc.

    – Anon.

  19. Posted by 2_Small_2_Bail | March 5, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    OK that's our last kid. I want a V-shaped recovery.

    -PTJ circa 1997

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    First of all, it's Wilbur, with a 'u,' you worthless ignoramus. Second, this comment, objectively, sucked.

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    Supple Sonia how thou doth bend,
    Which is thy front and which thy end?

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  24. Posted by PermaGuestII | March 5, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Never heard *him* called anything other than "Tudor Jones" so it could be.

    -Guy who understands the problem with generic last names

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    I'm a pig, genius….I play the piano…..but I still can't spell….Duh!!!!

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    Did the travel agent – salima call Sonia "the mother teresa of yoga?"
    Nauseous not namaste!

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