New to yoga or not, "Enlighten Up! "delights walking a delicious line between satire and respectful revelation. Filmmaker Kate Churchill's documentary about Nick Rosen's journey to discover whether yoga is a means to reach "the higher self is made even more fascinating by the behind-the scenes conflicts between director and star.
Interviews with B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Norman Allen, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Gurmukh, Dharma Mitra, Cyndi Lee, Alan Finger, Rodney Yee, Beryl Bender Birch, and Shyamdas, among others give the faithful reinforcement regarding yoga's multitudious benefits and poke fun at West's mad merchandising of the practice.
At the end, the messages, "don't take yourself so seriously" and "life, a.k.a. yoga is what happens when you make other plans" are indelibly etched on the mind.
It's fun, quirky and worth seeing!