Yoga Documentaries Kalamazoo MI

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Video Hits Plus
(269) 342-6766
3424 E Main St
Kalamazoo, MI

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Movie Stars
(269) 329-0300
8818 Portage Rd
Portage, MI

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Movie Magic
(269) 628-4788
302 S State St
Gobles, MI

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(231) 798-1083
The Lakes Mall 5600 Harvey Street
Muskegon, MI
Sam Goody
(231) 348-5666
Bay Mall 910 Spring St
Petoskey, MI
Family Video
(269) 381-5908
3744 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI

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Movie Gallery
(269) 668-6935
52530 N Main St
Mattawan, MI

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Family Video
(269) 963-6292
890 Columbia Ave W
Battle Creek, MI

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(231) 929-4554
Grand Traverse Mall 3200 Sout Airport Road West
Traverse City, MI
Family Video
(734) 847-5650
8167 Lewis Ave
Temperance, MI

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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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