Yoga documentaries are popping up at the rate of yoga studios in gentrified urban neighbourhoods. I actually can’t even keep up with them. Why We Breathe, quietly released upon the world today, is another addition to the ever-growing roster.
The slick production quizzes a homogeneous selection of popular American teachers, including Kathryn Budig, Briohny Smyth, Dice Iida-Klein and Tiffany Cruikshank about their practices. The film asks probing questions like, Why do you do yoga? Why keep doing it? Why do you love it?
Forget that there are teachers on this continent who have been practicing and teaching longer, or who have studied with modern legends, or who are doing socially engaged work with diverse populations. What matters is what the beautiful teachers are saying and doing.
See the trailer below and watch the full 50-minute documentary here.