MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 20,494 this week

Yoga Hakwon (2009)

5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 368 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 10 critic

After the co-host of a shopping channel TV show loses her job to a younger rival, she enrolls in an intensive yoga course. The very strict trainer informs her students that there will be ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 115 titles
created 06 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 07 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 1360 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 47 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Yoga Hakwon" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Yoga Hakwon (2009)

Yoga Hakwon (2009) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Yoga Hakwon.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Cat (2011)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

So-yeun gets stuck with a Persian cat when its owner dies. From then on, she is haunted by a girl with green cat-like eyes.

Director: Seung-wook Byeon
Stars: Min-Young Park, Dong-wook Kim, Ye-ron Kim
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While investigating the school files, the frightened teacher Mrs. Park startles and calls the young teacher Eun-young Hur, telling her that the deceased Jin-ju Jang is back. The line dies ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-hyeong Park
Stars: Kang-hee Choi, Gyu-ri Kim, Min-jung Kim
Horror | Music | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Girl group "Pink Dolls" is always pushed into the background by other popular idols. When the girls release their new song "White" - a remake from unknown origins they become instant ... See full summary »

Directors: Gok Kim, Sun Kim
Stars: Eun-jeong Ham, Woo-seul-hye Hwang, Maydoni
Memento Mori (1999)
Horror | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In this second installment of the Whispering Corridors series, a young girl finds a strange diary, capable of arousing hallucinations, kept by two of her senior fellow-students who seem to have an unusually close bond.

Directors: Tae-yong Kim, Kyu-dong Min
Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Yeh-jin Park, Yeong-jin Lee
Sick Nurses (2007)
Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A group of sexy nurses who harvest organs are haunted by the vengeful spirit of one of their dead patients.

Directors: Piraphan Laoyont, Thodsapol Siriwiwat
Stars: Chon Wachananon, Wichan Jarujinda, Chidjan Rujiphun
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

5 young people, a quiet doll maker in a wheelchair and her dedicated helper, a chained old man in the basement and a mysterious young girl in red... all together in a lonely doll museum in ... See full summary »

Director: Yong-ki Jeong
Stars: Yu-mi Kim, Eun-kyeong Lim, Hyeong-tak Shin
Infection (2004)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai
Stars: Michiko Hada, Mari Hoshino, Tae Kimura
The Heirloom (2005)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.

Director: Leste Chen
Stars: Terri Kwan, Jason Chang, Yu-chen Chang
Death Bell (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Advanced students who take a special class are being tortured by their class rank.

Director: Chang
Stars: In-sook Choi, Da-Geon, Sung Jin
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four friends make an oath sworn in blood to commit suicide one night, but the next morning only one is found lying dead on the school grounds. Rampant speculation about the nature of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jong-yong Lee
Stars: Eun-seo Son, Kyeong-ah Jang, Min-jeong Song
4bia (2008)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

4BIA is a Horror Anthology. The first segment, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with a stranger over hand phone text messaging and soon discovered something strange about... See full summary »

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Paween Purikitpanya, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Maneerat Kham-uan, Witawat Singlampong, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk
The House (2007)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

This is inspired by a true story of three horrible murders that happened to three women in years past. Chalinee, a young reporter, is curious as to the truth behind the three mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Monthon Arayangkoon
Stars: Inthira Charoenpura, Chutcha Rujinanon, Chamanun Wanwinwatsara
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yoo-jin Kim ...
Hyo-jeong (as Yoo Jin 'Eugene' Kim)
Su-yeon Cha ...
Na-ni
...
Dong-hoon
Eun-ji Jo ...
In-soon
Yeong-jin Lee ...
Seon-hwa (as Young-jin Lee)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ha-na Hwang ...
Oh Eun-sil
Seung-eon Hwang ...
Bo-ra
In-gi Jeong ...
Kang Hee - joong
Hye-na Kim ...
Yoo-kyeong
Hye-sang Lee ...
Kan Mi - hee
Han-byeol Park ...
Yeon-joo
Edit

Storyline

After the co-host of a shopping channel TV show loses her job to a younger rival, she enrolls in an intensive yoga course. The very strict trainer informs her students that there will be serious consequences if they do not follow her rules. Written by Irishlass240 (smmorr240@aol.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Mind, body, and tortured souls.


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Release Date:

20 August 2009 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Yoga Academy  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Horror Movie About Yoga . . . That Works!
9 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw an advertisement for this movie on the internet I thought it looked kinda – well – dumb. How exactly do you take something like yoga and make it exciting? I suspected that the concept would be fairly shallow and that there would be too much dead weight and/or uninteresting filler material to make it an entertaining film. In addition, I had reservations about what kind of horror sequences could possibly be implemented. Needless to say, I skipped out on a blind buy for a while but eventually took the plunge when curiosity got the best of me. Most fortunately, "Yoga Institute" (2009) turned out to be an enjoyable horror film.

The way it does this is to implement a very interesting main theme: vanity and the striving for perfect beauty. In some ways "Yoga" is similar to films like "Dumplings" (2004) and "Time" (2006) because of their shared amalgamation of vanity and horror, as well as their common focus on communicating the lengths to which some will go to obtain beauty. Of course, the protagonists in "Yoga" are not quite as crazy as the characters in the aforementioned films, but they do have their moments of instability within the confines of the privately owned institute that they visit to perform their week-long series of intense yoga training. While none of these characters are especially complex, they are sufficiently developed to earn the viewer's interest.

Another important scriptwriting decision that makes "Yoga" more interesting than it should be is the introduction of a form of witchcraft. This witchcraft element is shown in more of a subtle manner than one might expect because it's not explicitly referenced at any point, yet is clearly the cause behind the beautification process as well as the nasty ramifications that befall those characters who do not follow the strict guidelines and rules laid forth by the institute's madam. This, of course, leads to some cool horror sequences that completely avoid most genre clichés like ghost girls, human-inflicted torture, and loud jump scares. There's ample use of creepy sound effects (like snake noises) and chanting to give a sinister vibe. The witchcraft angle just seems like a great decision by the filmmakers because it allows the film to breath life into the whole yoga premise.

With regards to the production quality, "Yoga" is what we've come to expect from the South Korean film industry. The yoga institute itself is a private mansion with very elegant architecture and spooky interior designs that add a lot to the visuals and atmosphere. The acting is solid for the most part and the camera-work is first-class (especially those close shots of hot girls twisting their bodies in all kinds of dubious positions).

The ending is a bit of a mind-boggler, but those looking for something different and fun might want to check "Yoga" out.


9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Yoga Institute MiaIcy
Discuss Yoga Hakwon (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?