Yoga Documentaries Chesterfield VA

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Video Mart Corp
(804) 743-1099
3817 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Richmond, VA

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Video Square Inc
(804) 598-3951
2656 Anderson Hwy Ste B
Powhatan, VA

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(703) 691-1166
Fair Oaks Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax, VA
(540) 989-1652
4037 Electric Road SW
Roanoke, VA
(434) 239-3649
River Ridge 3405 Candlers Mountain Road
Lynchburg, VA
Chamberlayne Video
(804) 321-7637
2614 Chamberlayne Ave
Richmond, VA

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(540) 366-2580
Valley View Mall 4802 Valley View Boulevard Northwest
Roanoke, VA
(540) 442-7804
FYE Valley Mall 1925 E Market St
Harrisonburg, VA
(703) 528-6940
Ballston Common Mall 4238 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA
Movie Starz Video
(540) 387-2730
1336 W Main St
Salem, VA

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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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