Yoga, Inc., “the documentary that asks whether yoga can survive big business with its good karma intact,” is available for free viewing online. It reviews the entrance of yoga to the West, its secularization and marketing, yoga ethics, guru reverence, and the business of running a studio. It spends a long time on Bikram’s copyright action, and the yoga competitions.
The film features interviews with teachers Baron Baptiste, John Friend, Amrit Desai, Rodney Yee, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Alan Finger, and Cyndi Lee, as well as the owners of YogaWorks and Fuck Yoga.
It’s an interesting watch, there are a quite a few thought-provoking moments. Enjoy.