14702292_599743866880207_2998054280044388690_n.jpgComing Spring 2017

“Maris Degener is an old-souled hero born from the strength of a young, fighting spirit. She’s a yogi. She’s a teacher. She’s an inspiration to her students, to the young girls she mentors, and to the thousands who follow her on-line. And she’s only 17.

Unlike other films that focus on the horrors of eating disorders and tend to conclude with relapse or death, this film has a hopeful and helpful point-of-view. Maris’s victory and wise-beyond-her years self-awareness becomes our inspiration to embrace our full and faulted selves and live with fearless authenticity. Like Maris, we are all works in progress.”

A film about mental illness, the healing powers of yoga, and ultimately about self-acceptance.
Directed by Laura VanZee Taylor

Starring Maris Degener

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Blogposts About the Movie

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