Yogawoman (screening)

  • Directed by: Kate McIntyre Clere and Saraswati Clere
  • Produced by: Michael McIntyre

Released: 2013
Running Time: 84min feature-length film
Subtitles: Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese 
Subjects:Woman's Studies, Sociology,Religious Studies

Yoga was brought to the west from India by a lineage of male teachers. Now there’s a generation of women leading the way. They’re strong, they’re inspiring, and they’re radically changing people’s lives. From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya, YOGAWOMAN uncovers a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever. In record numbers women are discovering their own strength, vitality, peace and power through yoga. Claiming this ancient spiritual path from its traditionally male form, the result is a radical transformation of yoga into an international multi-billion dollar industry. Led by a new generation of dynamic female teachers, this “new” yoga replaces the male-centered, more rigid style with a distinctly feminine practice that honors intuition, family, strength, flow, connection, community, activism and the cyclical nature of women’s lives. A multi-award winning documentary narrated by Annette Bening, YOGAWOMAN is a groundbreaking film that captures this fascinating time of awakening female power through rich personal stories.