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October 23, 2008

“Enlighten Up!” Yoga does cynical cigarette-smokin’ New Yorker Nick Rosen.

Update: “Hi Waylon, I hope you are well and your latest issues hit the stands! Next week I am heading to the west coast to present “Enlighten Up!” at the San Francisco International Documentary Festival. We are only there for two showings: Saturday, October 25, 5:00pm; Tuesday, October 28, 7:15pm…”

 

Yogaing to a theater near you!

Nick Rosen’s a longtime pal who we’d be honored to count among our best elephriends—only he’s always jetsetting around the world working on climbing films, so we only ever very rarely see his scruffy wiseguy self. A new movie—in which he’s the star—is all about yoga in today’s world, and the effect it can have even on a smokin’ drinkin’ cussin’ cy-nick.

I caught this film—along with 800 other yoginis (heaven, yes) at The Boulder Theater, where I joined 10 buddies and devoured organic tamari popcorn and Sunshine Wheat with lemon…and was blown away by the movie, which is equally rug-pulling for those who think yoga is new agey materialistic yuppie bullshit and those who say Namaste with a straight face.

Watch the movie trailer:


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