AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda released in India on June 17, 2016


We are excited to share with you the news of release of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, a powerful documentary about our Gurudeva, Paramahansa Yogananda who has profoundly impacted the lives of millions with his comprehensive teachings on the Kriya Yoga meditation and widely recognized as the Father of Yoga in the West. The movie was played at several theaters accross major cities in India. 

Filmed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Paola di Florio, over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization.

 "Using a seamless mix of re-creations and fascinating true footage, this very even-tempered documentary takes its audience all the way through a saint's life, from his first sensations in the womb to that moment in 1952 when, having recited a poem to a large crowd at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, he exited his body just like that....In between those events he changed the Western world." – From the Maui Film Festival website

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"Compelling… enough to make a modern soul look inwards." 
- The New York Times

"Gripping, inspiring… epic… the filmmakers hook you emotionally from the get-go." - Yoga Journal

"Engrossing and informative from start to finish" - The Village VOICE

"AWAKE is an absolute treasure and should not only be watched, but experienced." - The Movie Network