Ashtanga, NY - A Yoga Documentary DVD
Featuring: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Rangaswamy, Willem Dafoe and Gwyneth Paltrow
Produced by: Caroline Laskow & Mary Wigmore
Region: All regions
Number of Discs: 1
DVD Release Date: 2004
Run Time: 60 minutes
Ashtanga, NY was originally intended as a concert film celebrating the Ashtanga style of yoga, now wildly popular in the United States and around the world. It follows the aging yoga guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois as he gives his final North American workshop in New York City in September 2001. Devotees were arriving from all over the world to join this rare opportunity to practice with the 86 year-old Jois.
The 9/11 terrorist attacks took place in the midst of this celebration, and dramatically changed the meaning and purpose of the yoga gathering. In the difficult weeks that followed, Jois used the Ashtanga practice to help heal and fortify his diverse followers.
This is no instructional video, and these are not your garden-variety contortionists. Ashtanga, NY is a real look into the intersection of ancient practice and modern life, New York-style.
DVD Bonus Features
- A Hindu Ritual
- A Visit with the Filmmakers