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Sophia Ernst received her yoga certification directly after high school. After graduating from University in Chicago, and some travel abroad, she returned to live and work in Denver. Sophia has in interest in all things cultural and Denver is full of places to discover the arts. Sophia enjoys exploring the world by car, bike and on foot with her friends and family, her sister and her adorable and fearless dog.

Review Of YOGAWOMAN And The Women+Film Festival At Denver’s Sie Film Center

(Photo Credit: James Dimagiba)

(Photo Credit: James Dimagiba)

YOGAWOMAN explores the relationship that has developed between women and their yoga practices.  The film, directed by Kate McIntyre and Sarawati Clere, was screened on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Sie Film center as part of the Women + Film festival.  Women+Film is a year-round event that showcases films by, for, and about women.  The festival screened films at Sie March 3 through March 10.  The mission of the festival is to bring a feminine voice and viewpoint to the public.  To get involved you can become a patron and in doing so support women and film.  There are many wonderful, interesting, poignant films that are brought to Denver through Women+Film.  This is a very powerful way for women’s voices and viewpoints to be more accessible to the public.

YOGAWOMAN  was preceded by a yoga class lead by Ginny of Kindness Yoga.  The class was full of women who were there to practice. The class was full of energy, and Ginny did a wonderful job of creating a comfortable space with her voice and cues which allowed us, the participants, to feel welcome.

(Photo Credit: James Dimagiba)

(Photo Credit: James Dimagiba)

The documentary YOGAWOMAN depicts how women have become connected to yoga in a way that was not intended originally.  In the past, yoga was for men only and yet many women felt a deep connection to yoga which inspired them to pioneer the development of this practice in the west.  The documentary follows the teachings of a few highly influential woman yoga teachers and their students, explaining how yoga has benefited them and many others.  The documentary also focuses on how yoga has helped so many through its multiple health benefits.  YOGAWOMAN shows us that the practice of Yoga is something that can be adapted to the needs of our modern world and enjoyed universally.

 

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