Enlighten Up!

Liberated Self’s blog mentions a new documentary film opening this summer in select cities in the US, Enlighten Up!

“Filmmaker Kate Churchill is determined to prove that yoga can transform anyone.  Nick Rosen is skeptical but agrees to be her guinea pig. Kate immerses Nick in yoga, and follows him around the world as he examines the good, the bad and the ugly of yoga. The two encounter celebrity yogis, true believers, kooks and world-renowned gurus. Tensions run high as Nick’s transformational progress lags and Kate’s plan crumbles. What unfolds and what they discover is not what they expected.”

Featuring: B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Norman Allen, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Gurmukh, Dharma Mitra, Cyndi Lee, Alan Finger, Rodney Yee, Beryl Bender Birch, Shyamdas, Diamond Dallas Page and many more!

First impressions are that the film is focused on Hatha Yoga, the practice of physical postures as a path to union. Hard to say what the “not expected” is…

The Trailer:


The web site, with theatre listings.

Rotten Tomatoes has given it a 61%, decent for anything spiritual. Lightweight, humorous, and peaceful are the jist of it.

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3 Responses to Enlighten Up!

  1. haha, who knows, maybe he becomes a Buddha. That would be something entirely different. =P

    I can’t wait to get my hands on it though, would be interesting to see what transformation he went through, from what it looked like to me, he broke free from others ideas of what he should be doing and was led by the no-mind. 🙂

  2. Davidya says:

    The new “reality” show (laughs)
    Thanks for the tip.

  3. Davidya says:

    The flick is opening at a local theatre today. Should be able to see it next week.

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