The Life of Yogananda
Biography on Paramahansa yogananda, who introduced meditation and yoga to the West during the 1920s through his book Autobiography of a Yogi.
This documentary is about a man pretending to be an Indian Guru. He builds a following in Arizona and shows how easily people can be fooled into following his lead. He learns more about his own personality in the process.
Breath of Gods – A Journey To the Origins of Modern Yoga
This video shows the origins and evolution of modern yoga, with footage from Pattabhi Jois, B. K. S. Iyengar and T. Krishnamacharya.
This film tells the story about yoga’s origins, explains its many branches and the lives of some early teachers, and demonstrates the benefits of the practice.
In Pursuit of Silence
This documentary is a beautiful one about silence, its lack, and how it can help us thrive. It also helps us listen.
Naked in Ashes
This film was shot in India and follows the Yogis of India through the Himalayas. Their ancient rituals. Jennilee Toner loves this.
Enlighten up – A journey of a skeptic into the world yoga
This documentary is lighthearted and tells the story of a journalist who attempts yoga for the first-time. He then travels around the globe to study with the “big names” in yoga.
The Power of the Heart
This documentary features interviews with Paulo Ceolho and Maya Angelou as well as Deepak Chopra and Isabel Allende. It examines the intelligence and power of the heart.
Interviews with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr Herbert Benson about the relationship between mind, body and health.
What the Bleep Do You Know and What the Bleep down the Rabbit Hole
Science and spirituality meet. Explore physics, consciousness and reality. David Dodd recommends it.
Women of Bhakti
This documentary gives insight into the lives of modern and historical devotees to bhakti yoga. It was shot in India and America and gives an insight into the bhakti (devotional tradition) and its relationship to modern yoga practice.
How to make your life easier
Beautiful documentary about Zen and cooking. Edward Espe Brown, a Zen master chef and chef, talks about his life and food.
After recovering from a serious bicycle accident, Hollywood’s comedy director Tom Shadyac made the film. The film addresses two main questions: What’s wrong in the world and how can we make it better?
Interviews with several internationally renowned yoga teachers, including Angela Farmer, Sharon Gannon, Shiva Rea and Shiva Rea. Learn how women have helped to create another way of practicing yoga.