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Narrated by
academy award
nominee
annette
bening

Cast

I find with yoga, kids come and they can just be themselves, they don’t have to be anything other than what they are....

Abby Wills

Shanti Generation, Los Angeles

What are the benefits of yoga practice, personally? I feel more comfortable just
being myself. I see what an amazing miracle life is.

Angela Farmer

The Feminine Unfolding, Greece

Women find that they bring strength and the empowerment from their yoga studies or practice, into their daily family and community lives.

Anne Obrien

Yoga teacher & Author

If I allowed myself to start my day in a grounded practice that allowed me to touch in with that
quiet, still place inside myself....

Anne Ornish

Meditation and Yoga Teacher

I think that's a balance we look for, all through our lives, what is the right action? How do you find the right action? It comes from skillful means. It comes from our practice....

Beryl Bender Birch

The Hard + The Soft Yoga Institute , New York

Yoga as we know, is transformational, it’s life changing. But what I think I really love about yoga is it does that in very, very subtle ways...

Caroline Shola Arewa

Founder - Energy 4 Life & Author - London

Yoga is like coming home. So that searching that you’re doing, to make yourself happy, to find a thing that will make you happy, is already within you....

Claire Missingham

Vinyasa Flow Yoga, London

My main inspiration for myself and for women is to be kind and to not have to push and deplete but to use the yoga practice as restoration....

Colleen Saidman Yee

Yoga Shanti – New York

I can pretty much guarantee that anybody that comes to a good yoga class and sticks with it, it’s going to bring confidence and joy to your life....

Cyndi Lee

Om Yoga – New York

When you get into a practice like yoga, it helps you to find what’s the healthy body weight, and condition for your body type.....

Deborah Saliby

Yoga teacher + Hynobirthing instructor, Oakland, California

It’s sneaky this yoga, it’s so sneaky, it goes in and it transforms every part of your life, it changes your desires, it changes the friends you want to hang out with...

Desirée Rumbaugh

Anusara Yoga - Arizona

When you practice, you don’t practice for an effect. You don’t practice for the onlooker. You don’t practice to get some wonderful enlightenment or whatever...

Dona Holleman

Equi Yoga – Italy

I think to live in harmony and balance in nature you have to find the harmony and balance within your own nature.

Donna Farhi

Yoga teacher + Author, New Zealand

The yogic teachings about diet are so beautiful and they’re so in keeping with what our modern science is telling us...

Dr Cathy Stallworth

Nashville Integrated Medical Centre

Yoga teaches a person to live in harmony, where there is a balance within themselves, and in their emotions and their intellect....

Dr Shirley Telles

Director of Medical Research - Patanjali Yoga Peeth .India

Increasingly I have been turning to yoga as a way to help women make connection between what we know about empowerment...

Dr. Beth Berila

Director, Women's Studies Program, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota

Yoga is a method to follow to help your body and your breath and your mind move into, that peaceful state...

Dr. Constantina Rhodes

Prof. Religion, Hunter College . New York

I just think that yoga gets you into a place of hormonal balance, emotional fulfillment, it prevents depression, and it prevents anxiety...

Dr. Sara Gottfried

Gottfried Integrative Medical Center - Oakland

We have proven that the yoga pilot program has led to wonderful satisfaction in women who feel in control of their labor and delivery experience....

Dr. Tina Navarez

Chief of Obstetrics – Kaiser Hospital – Los Angeles

I think that acceptance of myself has to come not only with practicing yoga but with physical strength that I can now perceive and experience in my own body....

Elena Brower

ViraYoga, New York City

In order to give to other people you have to give to yourself. You have to be able to support your own strengths to be able to give....

Ellen Saltonstall

Anusara Yoga – New York

So yoga can help us to relax into this beauty of being a woman. It can give us trust back into our femininity, a sense of intuition....

Gabriela Bozic

Jivamukti Yoga, Germany

Yoga is not all about bending, stretching and becoming supple. What yoga is more about is becoming more intelligent...

Gabriella Guibilaro

Iyengar Yoga, Italy

There are several benefits of yoga. One of them of course is the health. The physical health. To maintain our health....

Indra Mohan

Svastha Yoga, India

In this practice what we get to do is we get to move our bodies, connect with our breath and somewhere in that journey find a still point...

Janet Stone

Vinyasa Teacher – San Francisco

The whole point of yoga really is what you do on your mat or in your field of practice and how does that affect your daily life...

Jenny Sauer Klein

If you want to change your life or heal your life, you need to bring yoga into your daily life....

Jnani Chapman

Yoga Therapist, San Francisco

Our yoga practice and I’m using that in the widest sense, can evoke from ourselves a certain compassion for the process of life itself...

Judith Lasater

Yoga teacher + Author. San Francisco

I think one of the most impressive things with women senior teachers in the States is just what incredible role models they are...

Kaitlin Quistgaard

Editor-in-Chief Yoga Journal

As a teacher I love providing the space for a woman to come in and take all this incredible energy that she is lavishing on everything, and put it all on herself....

Katchie Ananda

Anusara Yoga, Berkeley

One of the wonderful things about yoga is it is designed to meet you where you are....

Kate Holcombe

Healing Yoga Foundation – San Francisco

Yoga gives woman space. Mentally, emotionally and physically. Women have many hats, that of a career person....

Katy Appleton

AppleYoga & Author , London

You need to know what’s there, you know, you need to know how to move it. You need to know how to stretch it and strengthen it...

Leslie Howard

Yoga Therapist,Oakland

Yoga isn’t about trying to be 22 years old again, it really is something much more fun....

Lilias Folan

Yoga Teacher + Author, Ohio

Yoga helps women become friends with ourselves. We learn through yoga that we are perfect just the way we are....

Linda Sparrowe

Editor-in-chief of Natural Solutions magazine

Japanese women are very much interested in yoga. Because today's modern woman is not merely interested in physical beauty....

Mae Yoshikawa

Astanga Yoga teacher + author , Tokyo

I think the yoga practice helps us to accept the beauty of our cycles and our changes and that there is beauty in ageing....

Marla Apt

Iyengar Yoga, Los Angeles

The Art of Yoga Project, yoga is really an alignment with your best self. Analignment with the best person that you can be...

Mary Lynn Fitton

Art of Yoga Project, San Francisco

Yoga changed my life. I couldn’t teach anybody. Now I can teach, I can stand in front of a million people and teach them yoga....

Mary Wanjiru

Africa Yoga Project – Kenya

Menaka Desikachar

Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, India

Pregnant women come to yoga and try it out and they get a sense of peace and calm. They get a little taste of their true self...

Nadine Richardson

Prenatal Yoga. Sydney

My physical yoga practice has always given me the ability to settle.....

Nikki Costello

Iyengar yoga, New York City.

Because of my yoga practice, I recognize that I don’t have to react. There’s a conscious awareness that kicks in.

Nikki Myers

Viniyoga Teacher, Indianapolis, IN

The expansiveness of yoga grows when we allow the heart and the head to work together. If we go into our own heart and feel the intuitive process...

Nischala Joy Devi

Author, Secret Power of Yoga – San Francisco

It’s fascinating because yoga in the west was brought by this lineage of male teachers and
these women have kind of taken it to their own....

Nora Isaac

Author. ‘Women in Overdrive’ – San Francisco

So we’re raising the money to be able to empower the teacher to become a leader in their community and make change happen...

Paige Elenson

Africa Yoga Project, Nairobi

I think many women feel fragmented in their lives because they are so busy and they’re pulled in so many different directions....

Patricia Walden

Iyengar Yoga - Boston

To be a woman yogi in the olden days was to take your, put yourself completely outside the bounds of normal society...

Sally Kempton

Author, ‘The Heart of Meditation’ - California

Within the yoga practices, the postures, the breathing, the living practices - it contains everything that we need....

Sally Pugh

Yoga teacher Berkeley, California

I think one of the main benefits is being more at home in our own skin. This body is our particular garden to take care of....

Sarah Powers

Insight Yoga Institute – San Francisco

Yoga meets you where you're at. But stay open to the understanding that the more you do Yoga, doors open, and the invitation is to simply explore...

Seane Corn

Yoga teacher + Co-Founder ‘Off The Mat, Into the World’ Los Angeles

I want them to understand that it’s the flexibility of their minds that’s so much more important than the flexibility of their bodies....

Shana Meyerson

Mini Yogis – Los Angeles

According to the Hatha yoga text or the ancient scriptures, listening is very, very important. Through listening, we can begin to hear....

Sharon Gannon

Jivamukti Yoga + Author, New York

I think when you go through a storm, you experience really what is your compass, your inner compass. What do you really rely on?

Shiva Rae

Prana Flow Yoga – Los Angeles

Inside a pose. Within a minute. Within one practice your entire state can transform itself. From fear to love...

Sianna Sherman

Anusara Yoga – San Francisco

What yoga has done for me is to slow down the aging process and maybe it’s one of the secrets of yoga that it is really the fountain of youth....

Tari Prinster

Yoga for Cancer - New York

My emphasis has always been on the energetics, the awakening, the release, the ecstasy and the joy that can be got through yoga...

Vicki Noble

Author. ‘Motherpeace’ – Santa Cruz, California
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We are delighted to introduce the Cast of YOGAWOMAN. Each of these yoga experts added wisdom and vision to the making of this film.Although some of the experts we filmed are not included in the final cut, their journeys continue to inspire Yogawoman.
Abby Wills

Abby Wills, a Yoga Education instructor, teaches kids and teens at public, private and yoga schools in Los Angeles, California. Abby has 16 years experience teaching children, Abby is devoted to sharing the light of yoga with youth of all ages. Abby facilitates teacher trainings internationally. She is continuing her studies in the Human Development department at Pacific Oaks College, where she seeks to learn new ways to effect social change through critical pedagogy and yoga. With over se..

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Angela Farmer

Angela Farmer is a world-renowned Yoga teacher who inspires students to reflect inward and reconnect with deep springs of wisdom, energy and creativity that lie within. Angela and her husband Victor van Kooten began teaching together more than 25 years ago and have been traveling around the world to share with students their understanding of the physical and energetic interplay in yoga. Angela has held many retreats for women and has developed a unique way for students to access ‘lost&rsqu..

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Anne O'Brien

Anne O'Brien, a senior teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area, teaches modern hatha yoga, an inspired, life-affirming fusion of yoga practices drawn primarily from the Krishnamacharya lineage. Her classes offer precise technique, physical challenge, and creative innovation, laced with yoga philosophy. She encourages students to find their unique path to santosha. Anne has taught for nearly 20 years, trains teachers throughout California and Mexico, is the yoga consultant to The North Face, an..

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Anne Ornish

Anne Ornish is Vice President of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute where she directs outreach, program development, and community. She is a certified Integrative Health & Spirituality practitioner through the California Pacific Medical Center and also received professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Stress Reduction Clinic. She has 16 years of advanced training in yoga and..

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Beryl Bender Birch

Beryl is a spiritual teacher, yoga therapist and author of several books, 'Power Yoga' being one. Beryl has a degree in philosophy and comparative religion. Beryl had been a student and teacher of classical yoga since l971. Yoga Journal named her as one of only seven American women in their ‘Meet the Innovators’ shaping yoga today...

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Caroline Shola Arewa

Caroline Shola Arewa has an extensive training in humanistic psychology, yoga, complementary medicine and spirituality. She is the founder of Energy 4 Life, an integral approach to health and conscious living and has been invited to present her work on every continent and appeared on radio and TV worldwide...

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Claire Missingham

Claire is a London based teacher who seeks to create space for her students to engage in playful and joyful exploration of the physical and spiritual using the rigorous, expressive and dynamic practice of Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Claire teaches both in London and worldwide...

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Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee has taught yoga since graduating from Jivamukti’s Teacher Training program in 1998. Colleen has featured in Vanity Fair, New York Times, USA Today, and Yoga Journal. She is featured in the PBS special- The Practical Power of Yoga and has been a guest on the Good Morning America Show. Together with husband Rodney Yee, Colleen created and now co-direct Urban Zen’s Integrative Yoga Therapist Program, a worldwide initiative of Donna Karan. Colleen and Rodney lead teac..

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Cyndi Lee

Cyndi Lee is the founder of OM Yoga. A practitioner of both hatha yoga and Tibetan Buddhism, Cyndi is known as a nurturing and compassionate teacher with an offbeat and playful style. Cyndi is the author of several books and DVD series, including the recently released OM Yoga & Meditation Workshop DVD (with her husband, David Nichtern). Cyndi’s frequent appearances in the media include The Early Show, Good Morning America, the New York Times, Newsweek, and Vogue...

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Deborah Saliby

Deborah Saliby has been practicing yoga since 1975. She started to reduce her stress in her college years and she has never looked back. She is certified as Hypnotherapist and HypnoBirthing instructor. She works regularly with pregnant women in yoga and hypnosis preparing them for an eaiser and more natural birthing experience...

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