Yoga Documentaries South Portland ME

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FYE
(207) 773-6721
The Maine Mall 364 Maine Mall
South Portland, ME
 
Nicely's Video & Tanning
(207) 929-4928
195 Narragansett Trl
Buxton, ME

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Star Struck Video
(207) 934-1098
155 Saco Ave Ste A1
Old Orchard Bch, ME

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Small Town Video
(207) 285-3435
303 Main St
Corinth, ME

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Hollywood Knights Video
(207) 324-5383
520 Main St
Sanford, ME

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Star Struck Video
(207) 934-1098
155 Saco Ave Ste A1
Old Orchard Bch, ME

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FYE
(207) 773-6721
The Maine Mall 364 Maine Mall
South Portland, ME
 
Movie Kingdom Of Millinocket
(207) 723-5000
252 Aroostook Ave Ste 252
Millinocket, ME

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Video Game Exchange
(207) 622-8857
180 Water St
Augusta, ME

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Movie Gallery
(207) 725-6060
100 Lewiston Rd
Topsham, ME

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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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