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Awake: The Life of Yogananda


AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.


  • The New York Times
    “Compelling… enough to make a modern soul look inwards.“
  • The Washington Post
    “dreamy, entrancing…and while such material can be hard to pull off, directors Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman are masters of atmospherics.“
  • The Movie Network
    “Awake is an absolute treasure and should not only be watched, but experienced."
  • NYC Movie Guru
    "Enlightening! Fascinating! Profound! It will nourish your heart, mind and soul!"
  • “A beautifully crafted film and a powerful story about a spiritual genius.“
  • “…a mesmerizing film about a very special being.“
  • "Yogananda was truly one of the great spiritual masters. He shone a light that continues to bless millions of us living on earth today."

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