Archive for November, 2008

Carytown (Richmond, VA) Screening

Monday, November 24th, 2008
December 5, 2008
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Nitya Griffith will host a screening of  “Living Yoga” at Yoga Source in Carytown in Richmond, Virginia.

DATE: Friday December 5th
Time: 7:00 – 9:00

The program will begin with a kirtan, followed by the film.

Contact Nitya – 804-678-8568 for more information


Yoga Source is located in Carytown, a charming neighborhood with numerous shops, boutiques and restaurants in Richmond, VA.

Our yoga studio at 3122 West Cary is between Auburn and Belmont Streets on the north side of the street. Our studios are upstairs on the second floor, in the northeast corner (Above Schwarzchild’s Jewelers in the far right corner as you face the shopping center).

For a map:

Haverford College (Pennsylvania) Screening a Smashing Success!

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

I am so happy to report that Friday night’s “Living Yoga” event at Haverford College was a smashing success.

There were about 125 people who attended. The auditorium was very comfortable (they recently renovated it) and the picture and sound quality first class. Marianne Sutin started the evening with beautiful flute music. We viewed the film, then Professor Gangadean moderated an audience question/answer discussion with Swami Ramanandaji (president, Integral Yoga Institute of New York who is also featured in the film), Hari Zandler and Rene Ragan who all were wonderful.

Everyone loved the film and it was an awesome networking event for those connected with Haverford, the Philly Yoga and interfaith communities.

Attending were representatives from at least 6 area Yoga centers and from at least 3 interfaith organizations who helped spread the word to their contacts.  Special thanks to the Common Ground Interfaith Fellowship who set up a tea/snack table.

Thank you for your love, support and ideas for this event.

Much love,
Sam (Satyam) Rossitto
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

[Special thanks to Sam Rossitto for organizing this wonderful event! If you'd like to host a screening or suggest one for your local community college, library, Yoga centers, please contact us at: [email protected] ]

Richmond, VA, Screening plus Panel of Health Specialists

Thursday, November 20th, 2008
November 21, 2008
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

LIVING YOGA documentary film

Friday November 21 – 6:30-8:30pm
at the
Center of Integrative Medicine
3536 Grove Ave (parking in the back),
Richmond, VA

Speakers at the event:
Sandra Amrita McLanahan, MD -  family physician with an integrative medicine practice, featured in the film.
Lindley Smith, MD – physician with an integrative medicine practice, medical director of the Center of Integrative Medicine, graduate from Dr. Andrew Weil’s fellowship at the University of Arizona.
Richard Cripe - former heart patient, featured in the film, who had 5 heart attacks and heart surgeries and discovered how to heal with the Dean Ornish method to Reverse Heart Disease, based on the yoga teachings of Swami Satchidananda. Former CEO executive who changed his career to yoga teacher specializing in people with Cancer and heart disease.


Donations at the door.  Please call 355-1008 or e-mail: nora[at] to reserve your space.  Limited seating.

Haverford, PA, Screening, Music and Panel Discussion at Common Ground Film Circle

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
November 21, 2008
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

 Common Ground Film Circle

Invites You to a Special Screening of:

Living Yoga: The Life and Teachings of Swami Satchidananda

Followed by a panel discussion

Friday, November 21, 2008

7:30-10:00 PM

At Stokes Auditorium, HaverfordCollege in Haverford, PA  (See directions below)

The event is co-sponsored by the Integral Yoga Institute, Common Ground Interfaith Fellowship, the Global Dialog Institute, and the Margaret Gest Center of Haverford College.

  • Co-produced by: Joshua M. Greene and Shiva Kumar
  • Directed by: Shiva Kumar
  • Featuring: Swami Satchidananda, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Peter Max, Dr. Sandra McLanahan and Larry King
  • Running Time: 1 hour

Today, an estimated 25 million Americans practice Yoga as a means for managing stress, promoting health and creating a more meaningful life. Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the ancient teachings of Yoga to the West and popularize its philosophy and practices. His role in the birth of the modern movement is chronicled in this hour-long documentary that informs, entertains and provokes self-inquiry. The distinctive teachings he brought with him blend the physical discipline of Yoga, the spiritual philosophy and the interfaith ideas he pioneered.  The role of spirituality in wellness and the link between inner peace and outer peace is explored in the film by featured artists and medical experts.

Official Selection:
Maui Film Festival; Non-Violence International Film Festival; Brilliant Light International Film Festival

Pre-Screening Music and Post-Screening Panel Discussion:
The screening will be preceded by live music and followed by a panel discussion with yoga/interfaith movement experts: Swami Ramananda, Hari Zandler, and our own Rene Ragan, moderated by Ashok Gangadean of the Global Dialog Institute.

Location: Stokes Auditorium, HaverfordCollege

For directions:

Film Ticket Price: $5.00.  Students and full time faculty members are admitted free.

Please note that an RSVP is not required.  Seating is on a “first come first serve” basis, so plan to arrive early for a good seat.

For further information please feel free to e-mail or call Carolyn Pearson: cpearson11[at] or call 610-724-8848.

Want to enjoy a delicious Indian dinner before the film?   The Film Circle will be sharing dinner together at Khajuraho India Restaurant, 12 Greenfield Ave. in Ardmore starting at 5:30 PM. Reservations are required for dinner. Please e-mail or call Susan Simmons before 3PM Friday at simmonssusan[at] or 610-203-3200. For further info on the restaurant and directions go to:

Future 2008 Common Ground Screenings:  Held at the Philadelphia Meditation Center in Havertown, PA on Third Fridays each month: Dec. 19, Jan. 16, Feb. 20

Seattle, WA Premiere Screening of “Living Yoga”

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
December 4, 2008
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday, December 4, 2008   7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: East West Bookshop of Seattle
6500 Roosevelt Way, NE
Seattle, WA  98115

For more info: 206-523-3726

Honolulu Academy of Arts

Friday, June 13th, 2008
November 4, 2008 7:30 pm to November 7, 2008 8:30 pm

The Honolulu Academy of Arts/Doris Duke Theatre, 900 South Beretania Street, will have four screenings of Living Yoga.

Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, November 6 at 1:00 P.M.
Friday, November 7 at 1:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.

Honolulu Theatrical Screening

Monday, June 2nd, 2008
November 4, 2008 8:00 pm to November 6, 2008 8:00 pm

LIVING YOGA will screen at the Honolulu Academy of Arts/Doris Duke Theatre, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu on Tuesday, November 4, Wednesday, November 5, Thursday, November 6.