Tuesday, November 10, 2009

An enlightening night of yoga and camaraderie

So, for my gig as the West Palm Beach Health and Happiness Examiner, I got hold of a screener copy of a new documentary called Enlighten Up! A Skeptic's Journey into the World of Yoga, which comes out today (Nov. 10) on DVD. I planned to, and did, review the film for the Examiner site.

A week or so ago, I mentioned the screener during a yoga class, inquiring whether anyone might want to join me when I viewed it. And before I knew it, my suggestion had morphed into a special night of yoga at my fitness studio, Get Fit! in Boynton Beach.

Last night (Nov. 9), we started with a one-hour yoga class taught by renowned yoga teacher Ken Schwartz, then enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner, followed by the screening. About 16 people showed up for one or more of these activities; I think Get Fit! owner Christine King was thrilled by the turnout -- and by the enthusiastic response to the film, which most of us gave about 4 (out of 5) stars to.

Not only is Enlighten Up! entertaining, amusing and insightful, but it also provides the perfect opportunity to organize a similar get-together for yourself! You can read my review here.


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