After seven years as a yoga practitioner, filmmaker Churchill is convinced that yoga can change anyone's life. To prove her theory, she recruits extreme novice and skeptic Nick Rosen to practice yoga intensively for six months. Her hope is that Nick's life will be transformed as was her own life. He starts in New York City with a class a day in a variety of traditions and disciplines, interviewing students and teachers along the way. Then he and Churchill travel to Mysore, India, where he immerses himself in the teaching of various gurus, including Pattabhi Jois, the father of ashtanga yoga, and a group that uses laughter as a yoga practice. The beauty of the film is that neither Churchill nor Rosen ultimately find what they are seeking. This well-paced documentary will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in yoga, skeptic or not. More at enlightenupthefilm.com. Highly recommended. [Pattabhi Jois died in 2009.—Ed.]—Manya Shorr, Omaha P.L.