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Yoga Is (2012)

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This is the story of a woman who thought she had it all – until she lost her beloved mother to cancer. Trying to process and understand her profound grief, Suzanne embarked on a journey and turned to a deeper practice of yoga. Along the way, she discovers what Yoga Is.

Suzanne’s journey led her to India where she studied various disciplines of yoga and met with respected gurus. During her visit, she came face-to-face with a near death experience and discovered that something had shifted within her; the light had returned.

Inspired by her experience, she returned to the U.S. to explore what yoga means to the West and how it can transform lives. What she found was something wonderful: a path that can enable anyone to transform suffering in order to experience daily peace and happiness.

Russell Simmons, Christy Turlington-Burns, Michael Franti, Sharon Gannon, Krishna Das, Robert Thurman, Michael Franti, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Gurmukh, Cyndi Lee, Alan Finger, David Life, Ana Forrest, Saul David Raye, Shyam Das, Baron Baptiste, Nikki Doane, Eddie Modestini, Dharm Mittra, Erich Schiffmann, Elise Browning-Miller, Dava Premal
Suzanne Bryant
English

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debohara, posted on February 26, 2016

Thank you Suzanne for sharing your journey, I enjoyed your film very much. Many times, my heart was touched, and tears would fall, because as humans on this spiritual journey, we get lost in the stress, and the pain, and forget, if even for a short while what is real. How lovely, your reminder of what is beautiful and possible in this life. Namaste dear Soul.

suzjoy33, posted on February 20, 2016

Amazing video, well done! So right on point and radiating truth and beauty!
Everyone should watch this, Im going to watch this with my kids to inspire!

masseuraaa8, posted on February 19, 2016

While this film unarguably comes from good intentions, I couldn't get through it! Don't we have enough movies and documentaries with "so-called" experts and "leaders" in specific fields of study espousing what we are to unquestionably accept as truth and fact from these people only because they have chosen to make their living in this arena. I was really turned off by this "New York" approach of finding the most famous names to appear in a movie to somehow make the movie more valid...? I think it really failed because it only had these voices from an extremely narrow range of perspectives.....and only because they are well-known names. I stopped watching BECAUSE I couldn't understand why Robert Thurman was commenting on yoga when he is a scholar in Buddhist and Religious Studies, which doesn't really include YOGA. Again, it appeared to me that he was included in the movie only because of his fame and name, it didn't make any sense that he was commenting on what YOGA IS.... The lack of hearing from any of the other yogis she might have practiced with along her journey through India was, I think, I HUGE omission. I tired of hearing what only professionals thought of yoga....It seemed like so many other documentaries which go from clip to clip of various commentators take on things.....I don't think it really fits a topic like yoga, which is more of a personal journey back to Source which we all need to find and travel in our own individual ways. While I respect the teachers and professionals that were interviewed in the movie, it certainly became offensive to me to imply that their opinions and stories are more valid than anyone elses. This movie would be more aptly titled: "My mother died and I decided to interview well-known people in the yoga community..."

suechada.ross, posted on February 19, 2016

Thank you for sharing your experience with the world.

veda, posted on February 18, 2016

This was a very nice film, it is always nice to see a film whereby a person is able to share their experiences and how yoga helped them to see within, acknowledging the dark - not living in it, but living with it, accepting all facets of what makes us who we are and finding gratitude in everything. I found yoga, quietly, in a rural country in the bible belt, where I didn't dare even speak, at that point, of my comfort on the mat and in the mind, as it was forbidden and thought to be a religion, it was shortly after my 5 month old grandson was diagnosed with SMA, the outcome would prove to be terminal and we lost him when he was 18 months, it was devastating, then I was left to see my son ravel into a spiral of self inflicted horrors, then my husband of fourteen years just up and left without a word just weeks later, and within weeks after that, I was laid off from my job, my entire life in dark chaotic ruins, but, I didn't give up, even alone, with no one to share my thoughts or my yoga experience with, I was able to go deeper into my yoga and found peace and gratitude for all I had, not what I did not. Again, thank you for sharing, it is my belief that those that can hear the strength found in one, may come to the understanding it is also within them!

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