Yoga Documentaries Medford OR

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Music Video & Game Exch
(541) 245-4263
1560 Biddle Rd Ste A
Medford, OR

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(541) 772-9200
915 W McAndrews Rd
Medford, OR

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(503) 288-8797
Lloyd Center 1236 Lloyd Ctr
Portland, OR
Video World Inc
(541) 471-8888
942 SW 6th St Ste A
Grants Pass, OR

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Wallace Video
(503) 982-4138
1505 N Pacific Hwy
Woodburn, OR

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Planet Video
(541) 779-8662
2055 Roberts Rd
Medford, OR

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(503) 588-8480
1420 Lancaster Dr N
Salem, OR
(503) 645-0270
225 NW Town Center Dr
Beaverton, OR
Dvd World
(541) 753-3837
1705 NW 9th St Ste A
Corvallis, OR

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Sid's Video & Home Appliance
(503) 588-9235
1907 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR

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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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