Oprah + Yoga + Kino + TV?

Via on Jun 8, 2010

Have you ever wondered why there isn’t a TV show about Yoga?

Bravo has a contest for everything from cooking to hair salons to house wives. Every channel has its own reality show, from the Food Network to the HGTV to Fox.

It’s time that yoga gets a chance to inspire a whole new generation of yogis right in the comfort of their living rooms. Millions of American teenagers dream of being the next American Idol, or the next winner of So You Think You Can Dance.

Imagine if millions of American teenagers dreamed of being the next great yoga teacher. They would spend their hours cultivating inner peace, focused asana practice and kindness. When the message of yoga as a path of inner peace reaches as many people Grey’s Anatomy (which I love), then we might just reach a critical mass that believes in the power of human potential to do and be anything we want.

Guess who is having a contest to choose the winner and create a new show on her network, OWN! You got it—Oprah.

I created an online audition that shares my idea for a yoga TV show. I think both yogis and non-yogis would love to watch. Please check out my audition below and, if you like it, please vote for me, pass it on and help get the message of yoga on TV!

Kino’s Audition: Yoga for a Peaceful You – OWN TV

http://myown.oprah.com/audition/index.html?request=video_details&response_id=7841&promo_id=1

About Kino MacGregor

Kino MacGregor is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. The youngest woman to hold this title, she has completed the challenging Third Series and is now learning the Fourth Series. After seven years of consistent trips to Mysore, at the age of 29, she received from Guruji the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga and has since worked to pass on the inspiration to practice to countless others. In 2006, she and her husband Tim Feldmann founded Miami Life Center, where they now teach daily classes, workshops and intensives together in addition to maintaining an international traveling and teaching schedule. She has produced three Ashtanga yoga DVDs (Kino MacGregor – A Journey, A Workshop; Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series; Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series), an Ashtanga yoga practice card and a podcast on yoga. Her next book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga, is set to come out in the spring of 2013 from Shambhala Publications. As a life coach and Ph.D. student in holistic health with a Master’s Degree from New York University, Kino integrates her commitment to consciousness and empowerment with her yoga teaching. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Mind Body Spirit, Yoga Joyful Living, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Ocean Drive Magazine, Boca Raton Magazine, Florida Travel & Life Magazine, Six Degrees Magazine as well as appearing on Miami Beach’s Plum TV and the CBS Today Show. Find her at: kinoyoga.com.

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4 Responses to “Oprah + Yoga + Kino + TV?”

  1. Sydney says:

    on the positive side, i do understand what you are saying, about trying to inspire people with yoga… however, isn't that kind of like taking a religious ceremony to the level of tv evangelism? i mean, rarely does entertainment get it "right" when studying these sorts of things so close to the heart…. the goal of reality television is the drama, and to morph the contestants' low points and magnify them to outrageously low points. don't be upset when they portray ashtanga as really superficial and any teachers and real jerks…. best of luck and i hope it stays positive, but unfortunately i think it sounds like a dreadful idea. (this comes from someone whose best friend is a reality tv producer…)

  2. Elle says:

    I think a show on TV about yoga is long overdue. I would love to see it happen. After viewing Kino's video, if anyone could pull it off, keep it genuine and create a following, she could! You definitely get my vote. The world needs Peace and the only way to achieve it is through the individual!

  3. marla says:

    I think Asthanga yoga is limited to Asthanga yoga.. if someone to was to do a show on yoga I think it should be someone very rounded in all style, therefor availale to all bodies and ages. Ashtanga in rooted in it's very on ideas.

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