Yoga Documentaries Charleston WV

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Galaxy Video
(304) 949-3000
2700 E Dupont Ave
Belle, WV

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Movie Biz
(304) 759-1007
124 Main St
Poca, WV

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(304) 842-7323
Meadowbrook Mall 2320 Meadowbrook Mall
Bridgeport, WV
Curts Video
(304) 753-4549
27 Market St
Peterstown, WV

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Movie Starz Video
(304) 872-9222
209 Merchants Walk
Summersville, WV

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Movie Store
(304) 727-8485
1825 Maccorkle Ave
Saint Albans, WV

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(304) 422-1960
Grand Central Mall 247A Grand Central Mall
Parkersburg, WV
(304) 983-6775
Morgantown Mall 9609 Mall Road
Morgantown, WV
Sissy's Video & Tanning
(304) 253-2303
1907 Robert C Byrd Dr
Mac Arthur, WV

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Peggy's Video
(304) 255-5112
1401 Robert C Byrd Dr
Crab Orchard, WV

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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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