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.
Director Laura VanZee Taylor (US 2018) 55 min
Dr. Ariel Trost, Clinical Psychologist
Stacey Capobianco, Wellness + Yoga Educator
Laura VanZee Taylor, Director, I Am Maris
Alayna Woodruff, Redwood High School student
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 • 7:00
$13.25 General | $9.75 Senior • Youth • Matinée | $7.75 CFI Members
A portion of the proceeds for this program goes to support Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Wellness Centers.
CAFILM Education is building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through its creative film programs for Bay Area students, serving more than 15,000 young people per year as well as hundreds of educators, adults, and families. Featuring a rich program of screenings, events, seminars, and hands-on workshops, CAFILM Education introduces students to the power of film, promotes global awareness, fosters media literacy, develops critical thinking skills and lays the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of cinema.
TUHSD Wellness Centers offer specialized support for teens at their high schools including health, mental health, substance use/abuse and sexual health services and education. TUHSD Wellness offers both direct services (1:1 + group services) as well as school wide prevention and educational programs for students. TUHSD Wellness partners with a wide array of local community organizations to provide expertise and support to our teens. Learn more at the TUHSD Wellness website
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