Yoga Documentaries Cary NC

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Visart Video
(919) 493-7740
1821 Martin Luther King Pkwy
Durham, NC

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VisArt Video
(919) 382-0650
3405 Hillsborough Rd Ste A
Durham, NC

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(704) 979-6700
Concord Mills 8481 Concord Mills Boulevard
Concord, NC
(336) 294-1884
Four Seasons Town Centre 308 Four Seasons Town Centre
Greensboro, NC
Box Office Video
(910) 436-0748
Mini Mall
Fort Bragg, NC

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The Video Boothe
(919) 942-4900
11312 Us Highway 15 501 N
Chapel Hill, NC

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Xsightment Video
(919) 286-2355
2334 Guess Rd
Durham, NC

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(336) 768-3411
Hanes Mall 3320 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston Salem, NC
(704) 782-6612
Carolina Mall 1480 Concord Parkway North
Concord, NC
Mr E Videos & Entertainment
(828) 898-2432
3595 Tynecastle Hwy
Banner Elk, NC

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Yoga Documentary Examines the Business of Om

Yoga, Inc., a documentary by John PhilpEven if you’re not into yoga, you might want to grab an OM-centric friend and check out Yoga, Inc. , a documentary about the underbelly of the yoga industry, which is screening in San Francisco, New York and New Jersey this summer. The film, which was written, produced and directed by John Philp, takes an in-depth look at the Americanization of the ancient spiritual practice and interviews some of its major players.

Philp provided with a review copy, which I eagerly watched with a Pilates instructor friend. We were both struck by the parallels between what’s happening in the Pilates and yoga industries. The explosion in popularity of the two practices in the West has opened the door for capitalism to rear its head in ways that aren’t always consistent with the ideals of either one.

The similarities are many. In their early days, both disciplines got boosts from the celebrity set. Once it became clear there was money to be made, the intellectual property issues bubbled up—the Pilates industry dealt with its trademark demons a few years back; yoga’s version revolved around Bikram Choudhury’s copyright claim on his hot form of the practice. And each is dealing with whether to impose standards and ethical codes on its teachers, as well as the new phenomenon of chain studios. But yoga also has its unique issues—ever heard of “ competitive yoga ”? And what about the guy in New York who has a store selling...

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