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Yogawoman Movie Review

26 October 2012 5:14 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Yogawoman Directors: Kate McIntyre Clere, Saraswati Clere Narrated by Annette Bening, “Yogawoman” is a rangy but lethargically paced documentary about the gender-specific practice of yoga, and a serviceable and well-meaning project that could have benefited from a stronger editorial vision. Yoga is presently practiced by an estimated 20 million people in the United States, 85 percent of whom are women. But the ancient practice, born of India thousands of years ago, was actually designed specifically for men, and initially brought west by a lineage of male teachers. Directors Kate McIntyre Clere and Saraswati Clere shine a light on some of the world’s leading experts and teachers who have helped blaze a dynamic new  [ Read More ]

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Yogawoman: Film Review

19 October 2012 7:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Anyone who’s wandered into a yoga class in the last couple of decades will surely have noticed that it’s populated mainly by women. More than 80 percent, according to Yogawoman, Kate Clere McIntyre and Saraswati Clere’s less than revelatory documentary that incessantly makes the point that yoga is really, really good for you. The film’s main thesis is that yoga, created thousands of years ago in India and practiced exclusively by men for millennia, is now a female-centric practice. Originally brought to the west by male teachers, it is now taught by a new generation of females, many of

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