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Friday, August 13, 2010

titans of yoga: 25 modern masters

*** UPDATE: as a reader of the accidental yogist, you can now get $3 off the price of a general admission ticket to the movie premiere in santa monica! so that's just $8 instead of the regular $11 price!! click on this link to purchase your discounted tickets online: $8 Movie ticket for TITANS OF YOGA world movie premiere ***

we're almost halfway through august, which means that september, yoga month, will soon be here!

In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services designated September as National Yoga Month, a national observance and awareness campaign to educate the population about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire both youths and adults to take responsibility for their well-being by focusing on prevention and healthy lifestyle choices.

in conjunction with the FREE DAY OF YOGA that will be offered by yoga studios located in cities around the country -- to date: austin, dallas, houston, los angeles, and philadelphia -- a new DVD, titans of yoga, will be released on september 1st; the proceeds of its sale will benefit yoga recess in schools.

TITANS OF YOGA tells a magical journey of self-discovery and transformation featuring 25 Modern Masters of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. The movie features Dr. Dean Ornish, Lilias Folan, Kim Eng, Bryan Kest, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Dharma Mittra, John Friend, Rajashree Choudhury, Gurmukh Khalsa, Swami Kriyananda, Beth Shaw, Shiva Rea, Gary Kraftsow, Ana Forrest, David Swenson, Seane Corn, Larry Payne, Deva Premal & Miten, Vinnie Marino, Lisa Walford, Krishna Kaur, Saul David Raye, Sara Ivanhoe.

here in LA, there will be a world premiere screening of the movie in santa monica, followed by a Q&A with the director and some of the featured yoga masters:

World Movie Premiere
Titans of Yoga: 25 Modern Masters of Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness
Wednesday, September 1st 2010
Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

tickets to the screening are $11; VIP tickets are $20 and include a pre-movie reception at 6pm, product sampling, movie screening, and the post-movie Q&A. you can purchase tickets online by clicking here.

i recently received this email from johannes fisslinger, founder of yogamonth, who's spent the past year traveling from yoga class to yoga conference to yoga festival, tracking down all the yoga masters he wanted to include in this movie:


Click here to view the trailer.

After 7 months of researching, filming 25 amazing teachers and visionaries with 25+ hours of empowering footage and 3 months of post-production the movie is finally ready to be released.

We can't thank everyone involved enough. Making a movie is truly a team effort ... so

And please make sure you join us Sept. 1 for the MOVIE WORLD PREMIERE of TITANS OF YOGA at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. If you can't make it... and even if you can... please invite all your friends to the premiere.

Shiva Rea, Vinnie Marino, Sara Ivanhoe and other "TITANS" will be there for the VIP reception, movie screening and after-movie Q & A.

Looking forward seeing you Wednesday in 2 weeks.


want to win a pair of VIP tickets to the screening? email your name and contact information to tickets@yogamonth.org

if you're outside of LA and/or can't make the screening, you can purchase you own copy of the DVD for $24.95 - click here to pre-order the DVD

those who purchase the DVD will be eligible for additional content plus a chance to win prizes such as a yoga retreat for two at the samasati beach resort in costa rica, lucy yoga clothing, gaiam online yoga club memberships, and even a personal meeting with one of the titans featured in the movie! the drawing will be held on november 1st 2010; buy your copy now so you can be entered before the deadline!