About this project
All backers who need their copies of Dr. Bali's routine for the holiday season (December 2011) will have them. The documentary film will be in production, but you can surely share the gift of Dr. Bali's routine with friends and family before we hit the big screen.
My goal is to direct a feature length documentary film about my yoga instructor, Dr. Madan Bali. This is an authorized biography, for which I have already acquired 60 hours of raw footage on 35mm, 16mm, and digital format. It is incredible stuff, and with a bit of help, I can gather another 100 hours of footage and cut a rather provocative feature length movie.
Dr. Bali is in remarkable physical and mental condition, and as he approaches his 87th birthday he continues to be a source of strength and inspiration for his local and international community. In particular, his classes for breast cancer survivors have had a huge impact promoting a sense of healing and wholeness. Beyond this, his charisma and the subtleties of his personality have drawn me to him as a subject. He is the quintessential teacher, a yogi.
So what does he have to tell us that we haven't already heard? Like every film, the story is in the unfolding. I think that this movie will share something that we all need: the motivation to 'tap into our untapped potential,' to go beyond the world of form and phenomena, to find our source, and to realize that our source is creative, it is eternal and it is bliss.
All those who pledge over $10 will receive Dr. Bali's 90 minute yoga routine - a new video made by Hessa Pereidis. This instruction will provide you with Dr. Bali's proven method for improving your health. (Abstract presented by Dominique Lanctôt at the IPOS 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, May 2010 - please e-mail me a request for a pdf copy.)
I am grateful to Dr. Bali for sharing his wisdom with me and I thank you all for helping us keep his great energy flowing onward.
This movie is created in service to humanity. All humanity. My hope is that the success of this film will create a future foundation for Dr. Bali's work. Please trust the film work to me and be assured that your pledges are not only going toward a great artistic endeavor, but also toward a growing awareness of yoga.
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