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Yoga Day USA: Richmond, Virginia Screening

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
January 23, 2009
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Ashtanga Yoga Richmond will host a special screening of Living Yoga in honor of Yoga Day USA on Friday, January 23 at 7:00 pm. The program will include kirtan, meditation and a viewing of Living Yoga with Integral Yoga teachers Nitya Griffith and Nora Pozzi leading an after-film discussion.

Ashtanga Yoga Richmond
2902 West Cary Street
Second Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23221

Ashtanga Yoga Richmond is located next to the Historic Byrd Theatre in Carytown. There is a free parking lot directly behind on Colonial Street.

Ojai, CA Screening — and a Loan Closer

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
August 21, 2008
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

I completed Basic Integral Yoga Teacher Training on May 17th and went back to my hometown in Ojai, California to write my business plan for my studio/shop/counseling center.  When I submitted my plan to the bank I gave the banker a copy of “Living Yoga” and said “watch this before you read the plan”.  She watched it and absolutely loved it.  It also helped her understand the importance of what I am trying to bring into our community and she granted the loan!

I have just completed my qualifying class for Intermediate Teacher Training.  I will fly back home and my studio will open on August 22nd.  I plan to advertise a free showing of “Living Yoga” for the grand opening and I am feeling excited about bringing Swami Satchidananda’s teachings and Integral yoga to our area.

Screening:  Friday at 7:00 p.m., August 22nd
at:  52 Weeks of Peace, 960 E. #52 Ojai Avenue, Ojai CA 93023

Contact:  Prashanthi (Shareen)  805-746-2341      Email:

San Francisco Screening and Kirtan – July 31

Saturday, June 28th, 2008
July 31, 2008
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco will sponsor a screening on Thurs., July 31st at 6:00 pm at the Roxy Cinema (16th St. at Valencia). It will feature an opening kirtan and after-film discussion. For more information, please contact the IYI, 415-821-1117

Beverly Hills, CA Exclusive Screening

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Exclusive Screening in Beverly Hills: May 25th

lululemon, the Yoga inspired athletic apparel company, is hosting a screening of LIVING YOGA at their Beverly Hills store on May 25th at 7:30 pm. They are located at 334 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills (on North Beverly Drive between Dayton and Brighton). For more information, call 310-858-8339 .

Living Yoga in Hollywood

Sunday, April 13th, 2008


On April 5, LIVING YOGA premiered in Hollywood during the Brilliant Light International Film Festival of Los Angeles. Deepa McNulty (who with her husband, Peter Param McNulty, a Hollywood film editor) was a consultant on LIVING YOGA, represented the film at the festival, along with the film’s director Siva Kumar. Deepa sent us this report from the screening:

The Raleigh Studios was really nice. Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin had offices there in the early 20′s. It just reeked “Old Hollywood.. Very professional studio lot. Had everything you might expect: sound stages, offices, etc. even parking with the names of people who appear in certain TV shows that they film there [including “Ugly Betty” which was in production at the time of the festival].

They showed the films in the Chaplin theater, which is made up of smaller screening rooms. Some smaller than others. LIVING YOGA was shown in the largest one they had. There was a cafe set up, outside, as you entered the theater and there was food and beverages offered before the show and afterwards they offered food and drinks. They had free food for us all.

It felt like visiting a real studio, which it was and we were treated like special people, all of us. Before the film started there was a film crew in the cafe part, with food for their members. It was definitely a “real” in action, place. I have been on most of the major studio lots and I know. This was just a scaled down version. The decor was old California hacienda style, soft orangey colors, wood beams, cast iron chairs, wood tables—very clean and nicely done.

The weather was great, not too hot. Many people in the audience were from Swami Turiyasangitananda’s Sai Anantam Ashram. Shiva thanked them at the Q&A. [Swami Turiyasangitanandaji funded a large part of the film prior to her leaving the body in January 2007). There were compliments about the movie and questions, which we answered.

I did mention Nirmala Heriza as a local devotee and important person in the medical field if anyone wanted more info and she could be found at Cedars Sinai Hospital [where is a Yoga therapist working with cardiac patients].

Jennifer Corinna, the director of the festival is an angel sent directly by the higher ups.
Face like an angel and very sincere and kind. Maybe she could be interviewed for Integral Yoga Magazine about this festival. She went out of her way to accommodate
both Shiva and myself and Shiva’s relatives, who also attended the screening.

I sat way in the back and totally cried, luckily, more toward the end of the movie. I felt so blessed, all over again and loved seeing Gurudev, again. Afterwards, many people told me they loved the movie.

Another devotee, Alan Kumar Briese, emailed us after the screening with this message:

“The synergy between an education on the roots of Yoga, the benefits (physical, mental and spiritual) through personal stories, introducing the history and essence of Gurudev and his teachings were blended together like perfect facets of a brilliant diamond. It was a example of perfection in action.”

A big thanks to Jennifer Corinna, Deepa McNulty, Shiva Kumar, Tara Lynda Guber and Diane Ladd for their help with the screening. Special thanks to Shankari and the other devotees of Swami Turiyasangitanandaji and all who attended the screening.

LIVING YOGA–at the Brilliant Light International Film Festival

Friday, March 7th, 2008
April 5, 2008
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Brilliant Light International Film Festival of Los Angeles is committed to exhibiting projects which expand consciousness, develop awareness, shift paradigms, challenge the mind, inspire the imagination, awaken the spirit,
and illuminate the soul. The festival gives voice to independent filmmakers whose projects embody such intentions regardless of gender, race, geographic location, religion or sexual identity.

Living Yoga Film Showing Saturday April 05, 2008 at 4:00 PM at Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: (818) 602-5462

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Davis, CA screening in library

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
May 10, 2008
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Integral Yoga teacher Saroja Subrahmanyam will host the screening at the Blanchard Community Room at the Davis library (branch of Yolo County library) on Saturday, May 10th from 3:30-4:30 pm.

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Davis, CA screening

Monday, January 28th, 2008

IY teacher Saroja Subrahmanyam will be hosting a screening at a library there in early May. Please contact her for further details or check back on our events calendar.
Contact info: [email protected]