Through rich personal stories, YOGAWOMAN reveals how yoga has utterly transformed the lives of thousands of over-stimulated, overscheduled, and multi tasking modern women. From the buzzing streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya, from the golden beaches of Australia to the serene piazzas of Italy, the film follows the heart-rending stories of women who have found a lifeline through this magical and mystical practice.
“The message of the new documentary Yogawoman is clear; Yoga isn’t about getting toned, centered and flexible. It’s about changing lives – and the world.” Regan McMahon, San Francisco Chronicle
“The filmmakers of Yogawoman have beautifully captured the revolutionary spirit of modern yoga as it is being transmitted by women. Provocative and moving, this must-see film offers insight into the present and future.” Felicia M. Tomasko, RN, LA Yoga Magazine
“Sincere, sacred, and empowering…Yogawoman is a film every woman should see. The women of Yogawoman will inspire you, touch your heart, help you feel your own strength, and make you want to get on the mat. Go see this brilliant film!” Tabby Biddle, M.S. Ed. Author
About the Director
Following a successful career as an actor and theatre director, Kate Clere McIntyre cofounded Second Nature Films to produce her first international documentary What to do about Whales? which has been broadcast in 13 countries and officially selected in festivals around the world. Kate wrote and directed A Hard Place, a short film that has screened in 12 international film festivals, and wrote and directed Gaining Ground, an investigation into the dwindling populations of wildlife across the world. Kate recently co-directed The Heart of Transformation, Anusara Yoga about the development and principles of Anusara Yoga, narrated by Minnie Driver. Throughout her adult life, Kate has practiced and taught yoga, bringing balance and strength into her roles as filmmaker, wife and mother.
San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker Saraswati Clere – founder of Yogakula Productions owns two yoga studios in San Francisco and Berkeley, that attract thousands of students each year. In 2009 Saraswati, produced the documentary The Heart of Transformation, Anusara Yoga. Saraswati has also produced a line of educational CDs and DVDs in collaboration with some of the world’s most prominent yoga teachers and scholars.
Michael McIntyre was given a Super 8 camera when he was 12 years old, and has made films ever since. He worked as an assistant director on feature films and television series, and has filmed documentaries in Canada, Ireland, Japan, Iceland Australia and the U.S. including the television documentary What to do about Whales?, for which he was co-director and director of photography. He is a co-founder and Director of Second Nature Films.