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House Of Video
(757) 867-8266
2900 Hampton Hwy
Yorktown, VA

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29 W Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA

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Naro Expanded Video
(757) 622-3738
1511 Colley Ave
Norfolk, VA

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Ballston Common Mall 4238 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA
(540) 442-7804
FYE Valley Mall 1925 E Market St
Harrisonburg, VA
(757) 249-0822
12300 Jefferson Ave Ste 777
Newport News, VA

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Movie Scene
(804) 684-2142
2384 George Washington Mem Hwy
Hayes, VA

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Video Zone
(757) 397-3999
3114 High St
Portsmouth, VA

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Valley View Mall 4802 Valley View Boulevard Northwest
Roanoke, VA
(540) 989-1652
4037 Electric Road SW
Roanoke, 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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