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Ashtanga NY

A Film by Caroline Laskow & Mary Wigmore

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Featuring Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Rangaswamy, Willem Dafoe and Gwyneth Paltrow

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 partake in a 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 this 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.

WINNER! - Indiefest Chicago 2003
OFFICIAL SELECTION- Tribeca Film Festival 2003
OFFICIAL SELECTIONn - San Francisco World Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Rocky mountain Women's Film Festival 2003

What the Critics are Saying

"Laskow and Wigmore skillfully balance Ashtanga yoga's spiritual significance with its effect on the busy lives of New Yorkers." - Tribeca Film Festival

Features and Specifications

Bonus materials:

  • A Hindu Ritual
  • Outtakes
  • A Visit with the Filmmakers
  • Trailers

Format: DVD
Release Year: 2003
Running Time: 60 minutes
Color: Color
Language: English

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