The Movie

Planet yoga


Yoga is the strongest growing spiritual practice in the world. Yoga terms like karma, chakra, reincarnation, and meditation—even the famous "Om" sound—are now part of our vocabulary. Planet Yoga takes us across three continents to discover exciting peoples with unusual and profound quests, all associated with yoga and its vibrant culture. Their experiences help us understand the popularity of this eastern asceticism, one that western culture has adapted and integrated, revealing a thirst for meaning prevalent in this new millenium.

With a keen yet joyful eye, the movie takes us at the heart of an internal and external journey, full of contrasts and colours, somewhere between the East and the West.


Planet yoga

A film by Carlos Ferrand
Produced by Nathalie Barton and Ian Quenneville

Québec, Canada, 2011, HD video, colour, Dolby Stereo 5.1, 87 min.

Directed by Carlos Ferrand
Original idea Stéphane Boisjoly
Research Stéphane Boisjoly, Carlos Ferrand
Written by Carlos Ferrand
With collaboration from Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol
Assistant director Ian Oliveri
Cinematography Katerine Giguère
Additional cinematography Carlos Ferrand
Sound recording Catherine Van Der Donckt, Olivier Léger
Editing Dominique Sicotte
Animation John Tate, Carlos Ferrand
Original music Robert Marcel Lepage
Sound design and editing Catherine Van Der Donckt, Benoît Dame
Mix Jean-Pierre Bissonnette
On-line editing Christophe Flambard
Production Nathalie Barton, Ian Quenneville

Produced by

With the financial participation of

(Film and Television Tax Credit – Gestion SODEC)

Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds
under the Theatrical Documentary Program

Canada Media Fund (CMF)

Société de développement des entreprises culturelles - Québec

(Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit)

Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund

With the collaboration of


Profiles of the people featured in the movie

Production stills