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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One could, however, wish that this endless encomium played less like a PowerPoint sales pitch, illustrated with clip-art imagery, scored with generic music and narrated in mellifluous tones by Annette Bening."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Doing yoga proves more appealing than watching a film promote it."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"For what it is, the film is entirely feel-good, lauds women who are making positive changes in the world, and, if nothing else, provides a reminder to at least stretch once in a while."
‑ Gabrielle Lipton, Paste Magazine
"It's less a film than an unimaginatively assembled series of talking heads."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"Kate Clere McIntyre and Saraswati Clere's less than revelatory documentary that incessantly makes the point that yoga is really, really good for you."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Yogawoman clearly is a fan of yoga and of women. And as it gently reminds us, these two special interests have not always been compatible."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Village Voice
"A pleasant and pretty polemic narrated by a serene Annette Bening, Yogawoman presents the ancient practice of yoga as a cure-all for the physical and spiritual ills of today's women."
‑ Marsha McCreadie, Film Journal International
"It's unapologetically one-sided and aimed entirely at the converted; if you don't know your half-tortoise from your full-locust then Yogawoman is probably not for you."
‑ Simon Foster,
"The ancient Eastern tradition is demonstrably beneficial for both mind and body, but its execution can be so boring and its teachers so painfully earnest."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"With a stronger narrative spine and a little more sense of gender-gap curiosity, Yogawoman could bridge the gap between faithful yoga adherents and a general audience. As is, it does not."
‑ Brent Simon,
"An explanation of the global phenomenon of yoga in the lives of women."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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