“Welcome to the underbelly of the yoga world.”
In a world…where yoga teachers are valued based on the number of their Instagram followers…praised for their savvy marketing skills…one freedom fighter exposes the false reality of it all, revealing the yoga lifestyle is not all its cracked up to be.
Some people may wonder why we do what we do here at YD. It’s because we care, but we’ll let this video trailer of “Namaste, Bitches” help to explain.* (Yes, that title phrase has been used lots, but it’s actually pretty suitable here.)
“You have the most certifications but you’re not the most popular.”
There’s lying, drugs, superficiality, complete and utter disregard for yoga’s core teachings and students’ wellbeing…OK, it’s a little nutty, but it’s not so far off from the real life world of yoga teaching. It’s just an exaggerated and hilarious satirical version of it and we have to say we love it. It’s the best thing we’ve seen since “Om City” – which we also highly recommend. Today’s yoga is its own animal, but that doesn’t mean we can’t skewer and laugh at it.
The full online release will be Sunday, October 18th (10pm eastern, 7pm pacific). Stay tuned. For now you can watch the official trailer and the debauch-y teaser below.
*Note: we’ve only seen the two videos below so far.
- Watch: ‘Om City’ Takes A Deeper Look Into The Precarious Adventures Of Yoga Teaching
- Woman’s Risky Yoga Photo Shoot On Train Tracks Draws Internet Backlash
- Jackie Chan Announces New ‘Kungfu Yoga’ Action Movie
- Watch the Pilot Episode of ‘Down Dog’, Amazon’s Satirical Yoga Comedy Series