Dear RentMen visitors, Ashtanguy chose to answer 16 interview questions that were last updated on 27 Jun 2023


  • If you and I were on the beach having some wine and great food, what would you tell me about yourself.
    I would tell you that the secret to life is to see an entire world in just one grain of sand on this beech. I would tell you that, as superficial as that might seem, just like the surface of this sea, there rolls underneath every wave so deep the depth of meaning as painful as heartache & as joyful as falling in love. I would tell you that everything you see in me as dreamy & beautiful is nothing but a reflection of all that’s possible within you alone. Just open your heart. ;)
  • Name 5 things that you can’t live without.
    yoga, air, earth, water & fire
  • If you have to pick one thing that everyone else should absolutely know about you, what would it be?
    I’m all about second, third & fourth chances, trying most anything (besides hard drugs & certain illicit activities) two or three times to get a better sense of what it’s all about. Every struggle I view as a spiritual test & believe I’m capable of overcoming any adversity or strife.
  • What are your hobbies? What do you like to do in your spare time?
    I love to make occult objects for ritual ceremonies.
  • How do you go that ‘extra mile' in your life?
    Simple: I backbend.
  • What do you do for fun?
    I love gathering with friends & making synchronicities coincide. I enjoy creating artworks with others & researching everything from lived experience to the latest trends in film & television to social media & high fashion or even the priceless exchanges in the world of high art. I also love the simpler things in life like hiking and stones and animals which I also call art.
  • Tell us what you consider to be your greatest life experience.
    I’ve had too many best experiences to name just one, but from falling in love more than once to living in queer community & working daily with yogis, I’ve already had a wealth of best experiences that this life can give us.
  • What makes you stand out from the crowd?
    I’m full of insight at the same time as I’m both easy on the eyes & easy to get along with.
  • What are your greatest personal traits?
    I’ve done a lot of spiritual & mental health work, & I’m really grateful that I have. I recognize & accept surrender as a big part of life. I avoid hypersensitivity & taking anything too personally. I used to let my emotions control my every action but nowadays can almost always take a step back when reactionary emotions start to dictate how I think & act. I love to laugh & can get a bit lofty in my thoughts & dreams, but I’m also down to earth & can easily laugh at myself. I enjoy listening to others & holding space for others to share & healthily release whatever pains or worries they’ve been holding in their hearts & minds & bodies, whether that be for too long or just for today. More than anything else, though, I’m thankful I’ve unworked how much I let my attachment to certain privilege-comforts close off my openness to others. These days I welcome surprise & otherness into my life readily, & for that, I’m especially grateful.
  • What is your ‘niche’?
    I have too many specialties, but not enough of which am I expert. I think in metaphors & view most of life as a spiritual test in mirror work. I belong to what some might call a “hippie” community but dabble in a good number of industrial crafts with my own artistic flare: Men admire it; the ladies love it. I’m a people-pleaser.
  • How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or you are more of a homebody?
    I love to travel. The only continents I haven’t visited are Antarctica, Africa & South America.
  • What kind of diet and fitness regiment do you follow?
    If I were to put it in the simplest terms, I’d say ayurveda although that may not mean much without a quick google search, & even then the varying results one might get could actually fail to answer the question. So let’s say I rarely buy meat when I’m out but don’t deny meat when others offer me it, love milk, especially the golden variety (milk with turmeric & pepper). I try to err on the side of too spicy before too bland. I have a daily inversion practice of headstands, forearm & throat stands as well as handstands. Other yoga postures I perform daily vary with the exception of the first five Tibetan rites: I perform those every day, both in the morning and in the evening.
  • What’s your lifestyle? What makes you who you are?
    I practice yoga everywhere I go every single day & try to live a principled life with integrity according to the virtues of my community: unconditional love, unconditional forgiveness, unconditional hospitality & unconditional healing.
  • What would you like your followers to know about you that is unique and even a bit personal?
    I can not only get very kinky in bed but also have whole libraries of reads I can engage over long & stimulating intellectual conversations as I used to be a doctoral candidate at a privy-ivy research university.
  • What should others absolutely know about you?
    I take yoga very seriously on both a physical & metaphysical level. The physical performance of postures in a sequence is only one limb of yoga as a lived philosophy informing everything from sex & physical fitness to mental wellness & communal belonging in a world that’s becoming increasingly divisive & alienating.
  • What do you enjoy most about yourself?
    I’m very flexible, both mentally & physically. I love surprises & welcome newness into my life. I’m open-minded & -hearted: I try to avoid clinging to the past as I move forward in life & enjoy the experience of letting go. I invite differences in perspective into my world & always appreciate change, whether that be in my day-to-day routine, mental framework, or physical body.