Director: Kate Clere McIntyre
Running Time: 83 minutes
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. They're strong, they're inspiring and they're radically changing people's lives. From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya, from the golden beaches of Australia to the serene piazzas of Italy, Yogawoman (narrated by Annette Bening) uncovers a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever.
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. They're strong, they're inspiring, and they're radically changing people's lives. From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya, from the golden beaches of Australia to the serene piazzas of Italy, Yogawoman (narrated by Annette Bening) uncovers a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever.
A quiet revolution brews in yoga studios, hospitals and living rooms around the globe. In record numbers women are discovering their own strength, vitality, peace and power through yoga. Reclaiming this ancient spiritual path from its traditionally male form, the result is a radical transformation of modern yoga as we know it.
Led by a new generation of dynamic female teachers, this "new" yoga replaces the male-centered, more rigid style with a distinctly feminine practice that honors intuition, family, flow, connection, community, activism and the cyclical nature of women's lives.
Award winning documentary Yogawoman is a groundbreaking film that captures this fascinating time of awakening female power.
Through rich personal stories, Yogawoman reveals how yoga has utterly transformed the lives of millions of over-stimulated, overscheduled multitasking modern women. With vivid detail and poignancy, Yogawoman shows how women have embraced yoga for easing health conditions like breast cancer, infertility, heart disease, anxiety and depression, and given a lifeline to women in prison, abuse survivors and those struggling with body image or eating disorders.
Yogawoman bears witness to millions of women who have integrated yoga into their daily lives so they are happier, healthier and more fulfilled - allowing them to give back to others with full hearts and creative minds.
In intimate interviews with the world's leading experts, many who have become worldwide icons with rock-star status, Yogawoman captures how these teachers have blazed a new trail for women. World-renowned teachers appearing in Yogawoman include Patricia Walden, Sharon Gannon, Shiva Rea, Angela Farmer, Cyndi Lee, Seane Corn, Donna Farhi and forward-thinking medical professionals such as integrative physician Dr. Sara Gottfried and world-renowned research scientist Dr. Shirley Telles. Yogawoman is the first film of its kind to bring together these luminaries, distilling their wisdom and spreading their message of peace and empowerment for the benefit of women everywhere.
Winner: Best Feature Documentary, Off Shoot Film Festival, USA
Winner: Best International Documentary Director, New York International Film and Video Festival
LA Femme Film Festival- USA
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival- USA
World Film Festival "Three Elements"- Poland
Spirit Film Festival - Israel
Maui Film Festival- Hawaii
Cosmic Cine Film Festival - Germany