Produced by L. Farrah Furtado, directed by Scott Weatherall and featuring original binaural music by Jeremy Clubb.
ATHA GAMMA is a transformational journey that will awaken and inspire the viewer.
ATHA GAMMA is up for 10 awards, and has already been awarded PLATINUM WINNER at the International Independent Film Awards in California. It was also named Semi-Finalist at the AltFF Alternative Film Festival in Toronto and was nominated for Best Cinematography at the AOF MEGA Fest Video Awards in Las Vegas.
The word “atha” is Sanskrit, one of the world’s oldest languages, and it conveys that any auspicious undertaking first starts with the word atha, which can be translated to “now begins”. Gamma brain waves are considered to be the brain’s optimal frequency for functioning and associated with greater feelings of joy, compassion and relaxation. Science states that Gamma waves are activated by activities such as mindfulness meditation, brainwave entrainment through sound technology and yoga.
In a world focused on wasteful activities and materialism, more and more people are looking for a a more meaningful path to take and one that can benefit them physically, emotionally and spiritually. For many, yoga and mindfulness meditation has been the answer, with more than 300 million practicing yoga worldwide, and even more growing mindful through regular meditation.
With deep roots in Indian culture, the crew traveled to the source, filming in Mysore, India to document yoga masters and meditation gurus to learn more about the mystery of life, the breath. Armed with a skeleton crew, in a location they had never visited before, they quickly built a film network, conducting interviews, acquiring equipment and assembling a varied cast of characters – in less than 20 days.
The film carries an important message that will resonate with many, and one that is backed by science: you can be in bliss and at peace by practicing daily mindful breathing and meditation.
ATHA GAMMA will explore just how, through first-hand experiences, conversations with neuroscience experts and the students participating in the advance 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Bend it like Buddha yoga school.
ATHA GAMMA is a feel good documentary aimed to inspire the viewer through surreal imagery, philosophical insights and the unique original musical score using binaural/ isochronic tones and brainwave entrainment technology which is scientifically proven to increase Gamma brain waves in the brain.