Recent documentary films about yoga, gurus & etc.

“Ashtanga NY” (2003) – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois on his visit to New York during 9/11.

“Awake” – On the life of Hindu swami Yogananda.

“Ayurveda: The Art of Being” (2001) – About Yoga’s sister science.

“Breath of the Gods” – A journey to the origins of modern yoga, featuring BKS Iyengar, PK Jois, TK Sribhashyam and T Krishnamacharya. (105 mins)

“Devotion” – A video short filmed (by me) at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in GrassValley, CA.

“Enlighten Up!” (2008) – A skeptic looks at the world of yoga. (on Netflix)

“Fierce Grace” – About Ram Dass, author of “Be Here Now.”

“Gurus” (2003) – BBC produced by Jerry Hall – On Transcendental Meditation.

“Living Yoga – The Life and Teachings of Swami Satchidananda” – A film about the founder of Integral Yoga, and student of Swami Sivananda.

“Naked Yoga” (1973) – Academy Award nominated short film of women doing yoga naked in Cyprus interspersed with psychedelic imagery.

“One Track Heart” – On the kirtan master Sri Krishna Das, “the chantmaster of American Yoga.”

“Shortcut to Nirvana” – About the Kumbh Mela festival.

“Sita Sings the Blues” – Retelling the Ramayana epic. Animation.

“Titans of Yoga” – Portraits of 25 contemporary yoga giants.

“The Fire of Yoga” (2003) – Documents several people across the US doing Yoga to overcome personal hardships.

“The Soul of India” – A general film about India as the originary point for Yoga.

“Yoga: The Divinity of Grace” – 32 min. long film by art historian Binoy K. Behl.

“Yoga and Football” – A film by the NFL featuring NFL players who do Yoga.

“Yoga Gurus” – Conversations with gurus in the East and West.

“Yoga Is” – One woman’s yoga journey after her mother passes away.

“Yogawoman” (2012) – How women yoga teachers are changing people’s lives.

“Yoga Inc.” – Ponders “whether yoga can survive Big Business with its karma intact.”

“Yoga Unveiled” – History and philosophy of Yoga.

“Y Yoga” – About the California yoga scene after 9/11.

“Why We Breathe – A Yoga Documentary” (2013) – Interviews with yoga practitioners across the United States.


Faith Connections: About devotion at the Kumbh Mela gathering.

Hippie Masala – Hippies who moved to India in the 1970’s.

Breath of the Gods – A journey to the origins of modern yoga.

Decoding Deepak – By Deepak Chopra’s son Gotham, about the man himself.

Spiritual Revolution – Tracing the transfer of Eastern spirituality to the West.

When the Iron Bird Flies – About Tibetan Buddhism’s move to the West.


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