Yoga Documentaries Chicago IL

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Manny's Video
(312) 455-9426
1546 W 21st St
Chicago, IL

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Mass Video
(312) 226-0515
2014 W Division St
Chicago, IL

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North Coast Video
(773) 227-0664
2014 W Division St
Chicago, IL

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Hi-Fi Video
(773) 486-1228
3129 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL

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Nationwide Video Incorporated
(773) 348-8311
2827 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL

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Bridgeport Video
(312) 326-1467
742 W 31st St
Chicago, IL

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88 Video & Gift Shop
(312) 326-9888
2337 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL

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Richard's Video
(773) 277-7750
3402 W 26th St
Chicago, IL

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Odd Obsession Movie Rental
(773) 276-0894
1822 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

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Mayas Video
(773) 247-7701
4628 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL

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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 Pilates-Pro.com 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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