Yogawoman (educational)

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

Released: 2013  
*Educational Purchase includes 2 DVDS: 1 Educational Cut, 1 Feature-Length Cut

Running Time: includes 55min (educational version) and (84 min feature version)
Subtitles: Spanish, German, French, Italian, and 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. 




  • WINNER Best Feature Documentary- Off Shoot Film Festival, USA 2012
  • WINNER Best International Documentary Director - New York International Film and Video Festival 2012
  • WINNER Audience Choice Award- Awaken International Spiritual Film Festival 2012
  • WINNER Best Feature Documentary- Women’s Independent Film Festival, USA 2012
  • WINNER Best Director- Women’s Independent Film Festival, USA 2012
  • WINNER Best Editing- Women’s Independent Film Festival, USA 2012

Reviews/ Testimonials:

”Critics Choice: Top 5 Other Films“ – Sept 2011, Time Out London

“4/5 Stars- Yogawoman is both an affirmation and an inspiration. Bring on the dog. “
Pier Leach, The West Australian

“Yogawoman takes you on a fascinating journey into the world of yoga, dive into the daily life of millions of people around the world in search of the harmony between mind and body.”
Rhein Main Magazin, Germany

"The very act of viewing Yogawoman is uplifting and inspiring. It is so motivating that I couldn’t wait to get back to my mat. This film is also beautifully done with gorgeous lighting and music. A winner!!"  -Dr. Christiane Northrup, Author

”The filmmakers of Yogawoman have beautifully captured the revolutionary spirit of modern yoga as it is being transmitted by women to women. Provocative and moving, this must-see film offers insight into the present and future.”   Felicia M. Tomasko, RN, LA Yoga Magazine

“Sincere, sacred, and empowering…Yogawoman is a film every woman should see. The women of Yogawoman will inspire you, touch your heart, help you feel your own strength, and make you want to get on the mat. Go see this brilliant film!” Tabby Biddle, M.S. Ed. Author

YOGAWOMAN "highlights the power of the practice to transform lives, both in the US and around the globe... College and University library collections focusing on women's studies, gender studies, or sociology will find it an interesting optional purchase... A beautiful film to watch." - Educational Media Reviews Online