Rodney Yee began his Yoga inquiry in 1980. In the same period he was a ballet dancer for the Oakland ballet and a physical therapy and philosophy major at UC Berkley. His yearning for a life that would utilize mind, body and spirit was satiated by the practicing and teaching of Yoga, which over the years Rodney has been instrumental in introducing to the United States. His appearance on Oprah in 1999 helped catapult Yoga into the mainstream. Other highlights in his long career as a premiere Yoga teacher include the co-owning of Piedmont Yoga Studio, his vast output of videos with Gaiam, and his eloquent workshops around the world.
Rodney's illustrious teaching career has flourished worldwide, but has for years been centered at both his wife Colleen's studio, Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, and at Yoga Shanti New York City, where he is a founding partner. Since 2001 he has partnered with his wife and with Donna Karan on Urban Zen Integrative Therapy, which encompasses the five main modalities to bring us into the present. Looking back at his long and influential career, and seeing his grown children, makes Rodney wonder a bit wistfully, ...how long did I blink?
Yoga Practice and Therapeutics at Yoga on High, Columbus, Ohio.
For the 23rd year in a row, Rodney Yee continues his teaching at Yoga on High. Each year’s course is a new chapter that stands alone, but it also builds on past years and becomes a continuing conversation over time for those returning year after year. Rodney’s lifelong exploration of breath, pranayama, asana, meditation and drishti will fuel the classes—for our personal practice and to inform and enrich our teaching. This workshop is appropriate for yoga teachers and experienced students.
OPEN CLASS WITH RODNEY & COLLEEN
Once again Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee are offering a public class in Columbus. They are famous worldwide for their energizing, inspiring and centering classes that are both physically and spiritually uplifting. This mixed-level class is appropriate for yoga students at most levels, but no new beginners, please. Although this will be a large class, everyone will receive individual adjustments from Rodney and Colleen and their experienced assistants.
The Sanctuary Yoga Room
This advanced training with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee will focus on pranayama, sequencing, manual adjustments, and practice teaching. All sessions will be led by Rodney and Colleen and all classes will be held at TSYR in Fort Worth, TX. Class size is limited. Students must have completed a 200-hour training and are expected to have a daily home practice.
A note from Rebecca…
“I first started studying with Rodney and Colleen because I fell in love with Colleens’ book, Yoga For Life. Little did I know that their approach to sequencing, the practicing, to pranayama, to meditation, the applying the gifts of yoga to our everyday lives… Little did I know that it would turn me inside out….”
Owner, The Sanctuary Yoga Room
Annual Women’s Weekend Retreat in the Catskills at Menla Mountain Retreat Center, Phoencia, New York
Join Colleen and Rodney at the beautiful and refreshing Menla Mountain Retreat Center in the Catskills this Spring. Over the 4 days, Colleen and Rodney will teach six yoga classes moving through asana, pranayama, and meditation. There will be plenty of time to enjoy Menla’s beautiful and amazing new spa for body work, steam, and sauna. In addition, a traditional sweat lodge will be offered on Friday and Saturday nights.
1440 Multiversity The Full Scope of Yoga, an exciting, new, and unique learning center in the redwoods of Santa Cruz County, California—1440 Multiversity.
A Journey into Asana, Meditation, and Pranayama.
Our course will include an exploration of yoga asana, meditation, and pranayama. The yoga sutras tell us that for millennia yoga has been used as a practice to observe the fluctuations of the mind and cultivate the experience of equilibrium, whatever the present moment brings. As we move from posture to posture, our goal is to find steadiness and sweetness, strengthening our ability to flow with inner and outer change.We will begin by slowly opening up the body and then turning up the heat with asana. After a creative, invigorating, and uplifting practice, we will cool down with restorative poses, pranayama, and meditation, leaving the body stretched, happy, and relaxed. You go home with a greater capacity for flowing with the ever-changing demands and opportunities that life presents. Friday to Sunday (2 nights). Tuition: $395 (not including accommodation) 10.5 Hours. CE credits available.
The Full Scope of Yoga: A Journey Into Asana, Meditation & Pranayama
Yoga has long been recognized as a spiritual and physical journey to experience life directly and be at peace. To further your journey, spend this weekend exploring asana, meditation, and pranayama with two of the nation’s most respected yoga teachers: Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee.
We start with practices designed to slowly open the body, and then turn up the heat with asana. Finally, we cool down with restorative poses, pranayama, and meditation, leaving the body as stretched, happy, and relaxed.
Through our practice, we also enhance the natural physical rhythms while learning how to listen to the body. We explore practices to release tension and restlessness so we can be present in our life with vigor and a sense of calm.
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
YOGA RETREAT AT ANANDA, a luxury destination spa located in the foothills of the Himalayas in India, the birthplace of the ancient arts of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation.
Join us from November 1st - November 7th, 2017 for 5 days of yoga practice, 2 days of relaxation, plus wonderful amenities, and 3 organic meals daily. Learn to determine your dosha and prepare your food as per Ananda’s Ayurvedic cuisine concepts. The focus is on fresh, natural foods low in fat and calories with an emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy products, and the avoidance of added or artificial salts, colors, flavors, or preservatives. Airport transfers, wifi, complimentary lectures conducted twice daily by senior disciples of Swami Parthasarathy, are also included.
A-la-carte spa treatments are available as extra's and can be booked ahead of your visit. The 24,000 square foot Ananda Spa has 24 treatment rooms and is a cocoon for the union of physical balance and mental harmony. Indulge in the luxury of traditional Ayurveda and international wellness therapies with over 80 select body and beauty treatment programs to choose from. (A note of advice, book your spa treatments ahead of time, visit anandaspa.com to see the complete range of treatments.)
Ananda is surrounded by a range of activities such as white water rafting in the Ganges River, Himalayan foothill hiking and trekking, Chilla National Park, elephant safari, shopping (of course), and much more.
Prepare to discover new products and collaborations for Spring 2017.
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