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Yoga, Inc. For Free (online)

via Yoga, Inc. – Watch the Documentary Film for Free – SnagFilms.

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From the snagfilms website:

(2007) 58 min

The documentary that asks whether yoga can survive Big Business with its good karma intact

Yoga has transformed from an ancient spiritual practice into a competitive, commercialized, multi-million dollar industry. And for a practice rooted in renunciation, yoga sure is making some people very rich. Can yoga survive this war between the sacred and the profane with its good karma intact?

Esak Garcia is a star on the burgeoning competitive yoga circuit, racking up cash prizes and edging ever closer to snagging an endorsement deal. But Esak’s ultimate goal is the Olympics, a dream instilled in him by his guru, Bikram Choudhury. Bikram’s supporters applaud his crusade to have yoga recognized as an Olympic sport. His detractors are horrified. It’s typical of the controversies that surround the ‘Bad Boy of Yoga’. Bikram has also copyrighted his popular yoga style. Those who teach ‘Bikram yoga’ without playing by his rules are hit with crippling copyright infringement fees. So a group of yoga studio owners take Bikram to court to pose an important legal question; can anyone ‘own’ yoga?

In today’s yoga world only the marketplace has real meaning, where everything is up for grabs, from yoga shoes to chakra panties. The new mantras are Standardize and Supersize. In the race to cash in yoga chains (‘McYoga’?) are popping up everywhere, putting the smaller studios out of business. No wonder purists are scratching their heads. Is nothing sacred?

Greed, lust, ego and the search for enlightenment all come together in this original, irreverent portrait of spiritualism and capitalism colliding head on.

Ashtanga Yoga Classes in NYC (Led primary series)

[updated 6/6/12 Usha Veda added, Ashtanga Yoga Brooklyn reduced, Sangha Yoga Shala reduced, Ashtanga Yoga New York expanded, Ashtanga Yoga UWS added, Good Yoga removed, Land Yoga expanded, Om Factory added, Peridance removed, Pure Yoga West modified ]

Because not all classes or teachers are listed on kpjayi.com or ashtanga.com or even ashtangayoga.com, here is a list of current led primary series in the city.  If you know of something that isn’t listed or have a review, please share!

How to get listed:  send us a note on the contact page or comment below.
How to get unlisted:  word gets out that it ain’t a proper led class.  We don’t list classes that are “inspired” by Ashtanga, intro classes, or anything like that.

(All classes are assumed to be full primary unless otherwise noted.)
(We can’t account for teachers who aren’t following the KPJAYI method.  Your best bet is to go to an Authorized or Certified teacher listed at KPJAYI.)

MONDAY
12:30 Half Primary Om Factory (Union Square)
1 Half Primary Om Factory (Garment)
7:45pm Land Yoga (Harlem)

TUESDAY
7:00
Half Primary Yoga Works (SoHo)
10:30 Greenhouse Holistic (Williamsburg)
12 Land Yoga (Harlem)
12:30 Beginner Ashtanga Yoga New York (Soho)
12:30 Half Primary Om Factory (Union Square)
6:30 Ashtanga Yoga New York (Soho)
7:15 Sangha Yoga Shala (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
7:45pm Land Yoga (Harlem)

WEDNESDAY
12:30 Half Primary Om Factory (Union Square)
12:30 Half Primary Om Factory (Garment)
7:45pm Land Yoga (Harlem)

THURSDAY
7:00 Half Primary Yoga Works (SoHo)
8:30 Half Primary Usha Veda (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
10:30 Greenhouse Holistic (Williamsburg)
12 Land Yoga (Harlem)
12:30 Beginner Ashtanga Yoga New York (Soho)
12:30 Half Primary Om Factory (Union Square)
6:30 Ashtanga Yoga New York (Soho)
7:45pm Land Yoga (Harlem)

FRIDAY
6:30 Pure Yoga (Westside)
6:30 Ashtanga Yoga New York (Soho)
8 Pure Yoga (Westside) (1st and 3rd Friday)
8:15 Beginners Ashtanga Yoga New York (Soho)
9:30 Pure Yoga (Westside)
9:30 Pure Yoga (Upper East)
12 Land Yoga (Harlem)
12:30 Half Primary Om Factory (Union Square)
5 Pure Yoga (Westside)

SATURDAY
9 Yoga Works (Westside)
9 Ashtanga Yoga Upper West Side (Upper West Side)
9 Land Yoga (Harlem)
9:30 Pure Yoga (Upper West)
10 Ashtanga Yoga New York (SOHO)
12
The Shala (Union Square)
12 The Shala (Fort Greene, Brooklyn)
12:30 Beginners Land Yoga (Harlem)

SUNDAY
8 Ashtanga Yoga Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
10:30 Greenhouse Holistic (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
10:30 Sangha Yoga Shala (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
12 The Shala (Union Square)
12:30 Usha Veda Half Primary (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
4 Yoga Works (Westside)


Ashtanga Yoga Mysore classes in New York City

NYC Valentine’s Heads-up: Gooey yoga stuff for couples

posted by ebean

Share wine, chocolate, & yoga at Om Factory

aka where to take your date and pre-book now!

[Updated 2/8]

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13th

  • Exhale (Central Park South)
    Cupid Yoga: Partner Yoga, Thai Massage and Reflexology with Anna Carbonell & Kirtan
    Time: 7:30pm – 9pm
    Price: $35/person or $60/couple.  Early Bird price $30/person or $50/couple (if registered by Feb. 9th).
  • Yoga Works (Eastside)
    The Spiritual Path to Partnership with Charles and Lisa Matkin
    Time:  7:30 – 9:30pm
    Price:  $45 per couple in advance, $55 per couple at the door

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14th

  • Om Factory NYC
    Valentines Day Couples Workshop: Thai Massage & Partner Yoga with Kathryn Ulrich & Deven Sisler
    Time: 7 – 10pm
    Price: $75/couple, Wine and Chocolate included.
  • Laughing Lotus
    Couples Massage Workshop with Nancy
    Time: 8 – 10pm
    Price: $65 per duo.
  • Greenhouse Holistic
    Partner Yoga with Ariel Karass and Amanda Zapanta
    Time:  6pm – 7:30pm
    Price:  $45 pre-registered/couple (members), $50 (non members).
  • Om Yoga
    Restorative Yoga for Couples with Brian Liem & Adam Gwosdof
    Time:  3 – 5pm
    Price:  $50 per couple
  • Levitate Yoga
    An Evening of Thai Yoga Massage with Paula Tursi
    Time:  7 – 9pm
    Price:  $30/person (pre-reg. by 2/7), $40/person after
  • Jivamukti Yoga
    Celebrations of the Sacred Self:  A Night in Divine Love with Luis Davila, Jeanine T. Abraham, Ayinde Howell, Jofia Ross, and AleXandra Phipps
    Time: 7pm
    Price:  $45 early registration, $50 at the door, students w/ valid ID $25
  • The Shala
    Pure Jai
    Valentine’s Benefit Performance
    Time:  6:30pm
    Price:  By donation
  • Ishta Yoga
    Valentine’s Heart Opening Workshop with Melissa Brasier
    Time: 2:30pm – 4pm
    Price:  $40 in advance; $50 at the door
  • Integral Yoga Institute
    Couples Massage with Iris Savernik, M.D.
    Time:  3:30pm – 5:30pm
    Price:  $60 per couple

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15th

  • Prenatal Yoga Center
    1+1+ 3: Partner Yoga and Massage Workshop with Gayla Marie Stiles and Aaron Stiles, LMT
    Time: 5:30 – 7:45pm
    Price:  $100 per couple

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