The latest stop on Jon Gosselin's quest for inner peace was a yoga studio at a Los Angeles hotel Nov. 5.

In an exclusive video (watch above!), the 32-year-old reality star seems to be putting his days of boozing and partying behind him -- trading them in for breathing and meditation exercises ... and a tattoo-revealing tank top!

Yoga may help the embattled star "find balance in his life," Michelle Demus, Programming Director at Manhattan's Pure Yoga, tells

"I'm sure with all that has been going on in Jon's life, things are out of whack," Demus tells Us. "He's got to let go of external distractions and tap into his spirituality."

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Could the celeb father share yoga with his eight young kids?

Sure, Demus says, adding that "it's a great way for kids to learn how to cope with pressure" they are likely facing during the divorce battle between their Jon and Kate Gosselin.

"Yoga helps people learn to breathe and not judge themselves," Demus tells Us. That's a huge gift you can give to people."

Observing snapshots of Gosselin's novice yoga session, Demus says that his body seems "closed off" and "holds a lot of tension."

One pose he got wrong was the Upward Facing Dog.

While the palms and the tops of the ankles should touch the floor, "the knees and thighs should be lifted," says Demus, who observes that the father of eight "holds a lot of tension. Yoga for him would be about opening the body."