Following rave reviews and sell out screenings in New York, London, Munich and Melbourne, NZ film maker Kate Clere returns home for exclusive presentations of Yogawoman in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin from April 12-19.
Yup, this awesome film is premiering on the big screen, and there are Q & A sessions afterward with the filmmakers.
I sure as hell am! Plus we’ve got five double-passes to give away (see below), and a video interview with Kate down below to get you pumped.
Narrated by Annette Bening and directed by Kate Clere McIntyre and Saraswati Clere, Yogawoman was filmed in nine countries and featuring fifty of the world’s leading yoga experts. It’s is the first film to capture the phenomenon of women’s roles in the explosion of yoga throughout the world.
Women’s participation in yoga is a global shift that has changed the face of yoga forever and transformed the lives of millions of over-stimulated, over-scheduled multitasking modern women.
In personal interviews, women around the world reveal how yoga has helped them face conditions like breast cancer, infertility, anxiety and depression, given them strength to recover from abuse and eating disorders, and helped them through pregnancy, motherhood, and menopause.
Although an estimated 17 million women in North America practice yoga today, and have made it a multibillion-dollar industry, it was originally a rigid discipline taught and practiced primarily by men. Led by a new generation of dynamic female teachers, modern yoga has been adapted for a woman’s body and needs, and has evolved into a practice that supports activism on behalf of people and the planet.
Yogawoman also features Christchurch Yoga teacher Donna Farhi who has been practicing for 35 years and teaching since 1982. She is one of the most sought after guest teachers in the world. Farhi says:
“I think Yoga is one of the most politically subversive practices that any person, male or female could do in our time”.
I have to agree with her! Yoga empowers us, as we learn to listen to, and trust, the wisdom available to us in every moment from our own hearts. It teaches us to attends to our needs, to care for ourselves, to value truth, and to stand strong.
The film also introduces mainstream audiences to top teachers, many of whom have become worldwide icons with rock-star status in the yoga community, such as Patricia Walden, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Sharon Gannon, Cyndi Lee, Elena Brower, plus forward-thinking medical professionals such as integrative physician Dr. Sara Gottfried and world-renowned research scientist Dr. Shirley Telles.
Here’s a short video interview with director Kate Clere McIntrye. Enjoy!
WIN! A Double-pass to see Yogawoman, one prize available for each of the five cities – Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin & Queenstown.
Just tell us why you’re excited to see Yogawoman, and in what city you live.
We’ll do a random draw for each of the five cities on Monday March 26th @ 6pm NZ time, either picking the answer we love the best, or if we can’t choose, using a random number generator.
Entries below as a comment!
YOGAWOMAN NZ SCREENING TOUR DATES
Exclusive Premiere Screenings. One night only, this is your chance to see this movie on the big screen with the yoga community.
Buy your tickets direct from Yogawoman.tv, all tickets $20. Book early, as tickets sell out fast. A Q&A session with the filmmakers follows each screening
Yogawoman Auckland Premiere Screening
Thursday 12th April at 7PM
44 Lorne Street, Auckland Public Library behind the old St James
Yogawoman Wellington Premiere Screening
April Sunday 15th 7:30PM
5 Park Road, Miramar
Yogawoman Christchurch Premiere Screening
Tuesday 17th April at 6:30PM
Hoyts Riccarton, Westfield Riccarton
Rotherham Street, Riccarton
Yogawoman Dunedin Premiere Screening
Thursday 19th April 6PM
11 Moray Place, Dunedin
Yogawoman Queenstown Premiere Screening
Sunday 22nd April 6PM
Dorothy Brown’s Cinema and Bar
Buckingham St, Arrowtown
Yogawoman is also available now on DVD at www.yogawoman.tv.
And finally… a trailer of the movie itself![youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlYfO1R83A8[/youtube]