A new film, EnlightenUp, takes a look at the world of yoga through the eyes of novice practitioner and skeptic, New York City journalist Nick Rosen. The film follows Rosen through mainland United States, Hawaii, and India as Boston-based filmmaker and yoga enthusiast Kate Churchill documents his increasing immersion in the world of yoga. Her goal is to prove that yoga can transform anyone, even Rosen.
The film was inspired by and has a substantial section filmed with Norman Allen, a renowned yoga guru on Hawaii’s Big Island. Other teachers that make an appearance in the film include Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Dharma Mitra, Rodney Yee, Cyndi Lee, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Alan Finger, Baron Baptiste, and Beryl Bender Birch.
EnlightenUp premiers at the Maui International Film Festival’s Castle Theater June 12, and the trailer is available at www.enlightenupthefilm.com. Let me know what you think.