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Weekend Watching: Enlighten Up

Is the healing power of yoga universal? Does the daily practice of asana lead to physical and metaphysical transformations? The newly released documentary Enlighten Up seeks to answer these questions and many more in less than 90 minutes. Filmmaker Kate Churchill follows her yoga skeptic subject, former journalist Nick Rosen, as he seeks the true understanding of yoga. We watch as Rosen experiences the full spectrum of yoga. He takes class with Diamond Dallas Page, the creator of Yoga for Regular Guys, a former professional wrestler whose tag line is "Some T and A, with your namaste." Rosen has an audience with yoga elder B.K.S. Iyengar and Ashtanga guru Pattabhi Jois.

When Churchill follows her subject to India, as their expectations begin to crumble emotions begin to run high creating a new meaning for "hot yoga." Both the yogi and the asana novice will find this movie interesting and entertaining; I sure did. Enlighten Up will be playing in theaters across the country this Spring and here is a list of cities and dates.

Check out the trailer for the film when you

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Skorpio Skorpio 6 years
This was a great movie!!! You can watch it on Netflix instant watch currently (nov 22,2010) I love how there was an expected outcome, that doesnt come. I love that there was frustration, and a zillion questions leading to more questions. The real message in this film spoke to me from my heart. Yoga is whatever you want to allow it to be for yourself.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
I WANNA SEE IT!
anaisethenry anaisethenry 8 years
I saw it last Wednesday... it is worth watching!
staticnoise staticnoise 8 years
I hope this will come to Europe as well!
zeppelinrules zeppelinrules 8 years
I mean, I'll be at the movie... :)
zeppelinrules zeppelinrules 8 years
Sweet, it's playing in Minneapolis...I'm there.
theresar theresar 8 years
This looks really interesting. To bad I have to travel out of town to see it. :(
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Oh wait, I lied. It is playing near me! Not till June, but still, that's where I'll be on the 5th.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I really want to see this, but it's not showing anywhere near me. I'm hoping they widen the release, or that it comes out on video soon.
kia kia 8 years
This looks pretty cool. It isn't listed for Colorado yet but I'll keep an eye out for it.
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