Yogawoman (2012)

Yoga was brought to the west from India by a lineage of male teachers. Now there's a generation of women who are leading the way and they're radically changing people's lives. From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 19, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 17, 2014
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Ronnie Scheib

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.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Doing yoga proves more appealing than watching a film promote it.

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Gabrielle Lipton
Paste Magazine

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.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Kate Clere McIntyre and Saraswati Clere's less than revelatory documentary that incessantly makes the point that yoga is really, really good for you.

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Jonathan Kiefer
Village Voice

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.

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Marsha McCreadie
Film Journal International

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.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

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.

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Brent Simon

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.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An explanation of the global phenomenon of yoga in the lives of women.

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