I am Maris: Portrait of a Young Yogi


Roxie Theatre Fri, Feb 8 5:00 PM
Roxie Theatre Sun, Feb 10 5:01 PM
Film Info
Director:Laura Vanzee Taylor
Film Category:Documentary
Running Time:74 min
Year of Release:2018


Finding herself instantly drawn to the healing power of yoga, teenage Maris finds ways to combat the once-crippling mental health issues that defined her adolescence as she begins her studies to become a yoga instructor at only 16 years old. After a childhood of mounting anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, Maris' parents check her into a hospital to help her confront her illness. Still struggling to cope after being released, Maris begins exploring various methods of therapy, beginning with art and poetry before discovering the life-changing effects that yoga has on both her body and mind. Through her teaching and her blog, Maris strives to inspire others by speaking openly about her struggles and promoting self-acceptance. -CM

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