Yoga Documentaries Joliet IL

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Family Video
(815) 439-1490
2410 Essington Rd
Joliet, IL

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Good Times Video
(815) 485-9377
352 W Maple St Ste D
New Lenox, IL

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Mokena Video
(708) 479-6616
11225 Front St
Mokena, IL

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Orland Video
(708) 460-5010
9600 W 143rd St
Orland Park, IL

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Lion Video
(630) 355-5533
790 Royal St. George Dr.
Naperville, IL

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Family Video
(815) 254-4970
1560 S State Route 59
Joliet, IL

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Manhattan Video
(815) 478-5543
112 S State St
Manhattan, IL

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Sona Video
(630) 759-3689
107 W Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook, IL

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Allusion Video West
(708) 342-6872
17105 88th Ave
Tinley Park, IL

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Hillcrest Video
(708) 430-0088
7217 W 103rd St
Palos Hills, 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 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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