'Psycho Yoga Instructor' Review: Lifetime thriller fails in vain attempt at keeping you invested with mystery
Even if you would want to watch the movie for the little suspense that it promises to offer, prolonged dialogues between the characters will make you relapse into boredom time and again
Justine Grace (Ashely Wood) is a middle-aged teacher who is desperately trying to adopt a baby with her constantly working husband Tom (Brady Smith). Their relationship of 16 years which seems perfect from the outside is embroiled in one too many issues owing to Tom and Justine's individual differences. When Tom's new job demands him to invest extra hours besides moving into a new city, Justine begins to feel that her husband is growing distant and is further bothered by his strange behavior, which makes her believe that he's involved with another woman.
On learning about Justine's personal life, one of her friends convinces her to enroll in yoga classes, conducted by a young and attractive teacher Domenic (Panos Vlahos) who is known for casting spell on his female students with his philosophical views about life and love. Justine, who agrees to take up yoga unwillingly, is seen telling her husband Tom that she wants to become a fulltime yoga teacher only after a single class as she just couldn't stop thinking about Domenic.
As the story progresses, you begin to wonder if Justine was right all along about her estranged husband’s infidelity as Domenic becomes her knight in shining armor, making her forget all her worries and re-consider the relationship with her husband. However, Justine is struck with realization when she discovers Tom's true intentions, which doesn't serve Domenic well, as it threatens his inappropriate relationship with Justine. You realize there's more to the sexy yoga instructor than meets the eye as he holds a big secret, which comes to light when one of his former students exposes him.
Will Justine be able to save her marriage to Tom or will Domenic’s manipulative ways get to her before she realizes his true intentions? Perhaps, you need to watch 'Psycho Yoga Instructor' to find the answer. The Lifetime thriller desperately tries to hold on to the mystery factor until the end. However, a predictable plot gives away too much, helping us draw a conclusion without having to wait until the climax.
Even if you would want to watch the movie for the little suspense that it promises to offer, prolonged dialogues between the characters will make you relapse into boredom time and again. Domenic's introduction as a womanizer alone is enough for one to predict that he holds within him a certain kind of obsession, especially towards married women, for they are his only students.
Although the actors have done justice to their characters, they do not have anything extraordinary to offer, except for a few scenes by Woods which show her have bouts of nightmares. Holding true to its title, 'Psycho Yoga Instructor', the movie presents to its viewers a sociopathic yoga teacher, but barely anything else to remember it for.