Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey

Directed by Jake Clennell

Year: 2019
Running Time: 106
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: India, U.S.
Language: English and Kannada with English subtitles
Genres: Documentary
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Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey

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Directed by Jake Clennell


Iyengar Yoga is universally respected, practiced worldwide and credited by multitudes as life-transforming, but because its founder B. K. S. Iyengar is famously reclusive, little is known about the man who invented this powerful practice... until now! Thanks to exclusive, intimate access to this legendary yogi, Jake Clennell's documentary Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, The Student’s Journey is able to showcase the profound spirituality embedded in his practice, which has led religions around the world including Catholicism and Islam to incorporate Iyengar Yoga into their ritual observances. Best of all is the extraordinary time spent with Iyengar, himself, including in the studio where he rules alternately with an iron fist and a velvet touch while demonstrating feats of flexibility and discipline that would be extraordinary if carried out by an Olympic gymnast, let alone a man in his 90s. This documentary is required viewing for anyone with an interest in yoga, wellness, spirituality, or the connection of mind and body.

Reviews

"Essential viewing for practitioners."

“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”



Awards

  • Official Selection – Vancouver International Film Festival

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Acme Screening Room Lambertville 15660144008/17, 8/25
Laemmle Claremont 5 Claremont 1564372800July 29 - July 30, 2019
Laemmle Town Center 5 Encino 1564372800July 29 - July 30, 2019
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1564372800July 29 - July 30, 2019
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena 1564372800July 29 - July 30, 2019
Cinema Arts Centre Huntington 15637680007/22, 8/6
The Music Hall Portsmouth 15632496007/16-18, 7/20, 7/24
Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland 1563076800July 14, 2019
Hopewell Theater Hopewell 1561435200June 25, 2019
Cinecenta – University of Victoria Victoria 1561262400June 23 - June 24, 2019
Roxy Theater Missoula Missoula 1561262400June 23, 2019
The Loft Cinema Tucson 1561089600June 21 - June 27, 2019
Liberty Theatre Camas 1560484800June 14 - June 20, 2019
Playhouse Cinema Hamilton 1560139200June 10 - June 12, 2019
Honolulu Museum of Art Honolulu 1559880000June 7 - June 9, 2019
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1559620800June 4-6 + 16-20, 2019
Jane Pickens Theater Newport 1559534400Coming Soon
Cinema Moderne Montreal 1559448000June 2 + 8, 2019
Fox Theatre Toronto 1559102400May 29 - May 30, 2019
Grand Cinema Tacoma Tacoma 1559102400May 29, 2019
Vancouver International Film Centre Vancouver 1558756800May 25 - May 30, 2019
Summerfield Cinemas Santa Rosa 1558065600May 17 - May 23, 2019
Real Art Ways Hartford 1558065600May 17 - May 23, 2019
Osio Cinema Monterey 1557460800May 10 - May 23, 2019
Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale 1557460800May 10 - May 16, 2019
Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood Hollywood 1557460800May 10 - May 16, 2019
Roxie Theater San Francisco 15569424005/4, 5/14
Martha's Vineyard Film Society Vineyard Haven 15569424005/4, 5/8, 5/12
Boedecker Theater @ Dairy Arts Center Boulder 1556078400April 24 - April 27, 2019
Smith Rafael Film Center San Rafael 1555646400April 19 - May 12, 2019
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema virtual cinema Toronto 15550416004/12-15, 4/18, 4/21
Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville 1550552400February 19, 2019


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