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?
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The following are places and events where you can meet and learn from Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee as they teach their innovative interpretations of Yoga.
NEW YORk, NY
GAIAM HEALTH & WELLNESS SERIES
Join us on April 6th and April 7th for Integrative Therapy with Rodney & Colleen Yee, owners of Yoga Shanti l Introduction to Urban Zen Integrative Therapy and it's various benefits. RSVP required. Introduction to Urban Zen Integrative Therapy and it's various benefits
The Yoga Conference and Show,Toronto,Canada One Place To Explore All Things Yoga
Join us for 4 workshops throughout the weekend at Canada’s largest yoga conference and show. We are offering a variety of classes designed to open up your body, mind, and spirit to new experiences that will help you grow as a yogi, teacher and a person. Continue your education and journey of yoga mastery by registering for classes at this year’s conference. We promise there’s still plenty of new things for you to learn.
Yoga Journal LIVE New York. Join us this spring for New York City's premier yoga event!
Twist, Twists, and Untwists
Join Rodney and Colleen for a 2 hour class that involve twisting the body are vital to the practice and to the health and wellness of ourselves. Learn how to twist from your toes to the crown of your head and learn how to maximize your twists through superior sequencing and subtle instruction. Then understand how to return to greater symmetry by using the right symmetrical poses to cool down and prepare for a significant savasana. For intermediate and advanced students.
Yoga Journal LIVE New York. Join us this spring for New York City's premier yoga event!
Asana and Pranayama
What is the relationship between the architecture of asana and the absorption of Prana? Can they be learned together? How do we learn the language of the breath and how does that inform us in Asana and Pranayama practice? These are some of the question we will explore in the all day workshop! Come join us in this provocative and necessary lesson in these two essential branches of Yoga. All are welcome.
Naada Yoga, Montreal,Canada
Asana 103 Advanced Training and Therapeutics
Enjoy the art of yoga with the Naada Yoga community. This course assumes a good understanding of yoga asana and/or completion of NYTT’s Asana 102 Module. It is intended to take individuals deeper into an exploration of the inner and outer form of the poses. How to instruct clearly, including a knowledge of variations and adjustments in poses, will also be covered more in-depth. We will begin exploring the principles of sequencing poses, as well as how to move through a vinyasa-type practice in a safe manner. Naada Yoga’s specific sequence will also be explored, as well as how this can be integrated with sound to create a clear and stable focus of breath, body, sensation and movement.
New York City
50-Hour Advanced Teacher Training with Colleen and Rodney at Yoga Shanti, New York City.
This advanced training will focus on pranayama, sequencing, manual adjustments, and practice teaching. All sessions will be led by Colleen and Rodney and all classes will be held at Yoga Shanti NYC, in the historic Grand Masonic Building on 24th Street. Class size is limited. Students must have completed a 200-hour training and are expected to have a daily home practice.
North Hampton, MA
Rodney Yee Yoga Immersion at Karuna Center for Yoga & Healing Arts, North Hampton, MA.
A Week-Long Yoga Immersion beginning Monday May 8th through Thursday May 11th. This course is open to yoga teachers and students with a dedicated practice. Apply early, as space is limited and spots go fast. (Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own props: 1 yoga mat, 2 blocks, 2 blankets, 1 strap)
All-Around Asana with Colleen Saidman Yee & Rodney Yee — Downtown Invoke Yoga & Pilates
Invoke is thrilled to host Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee for a very special workshop Monday, May 15 at the Cook Theater in the Indiana Landmarks Building! Colleen is a Hoosier and this will be her first time teaching in her home state!"
Colleen and Rodney will lead a well-balanced Vinyasa class with healthy sequencing through all categories of poses with emphasis on breath and gaze, to lead to the doorstep of pranayama and meditation. This practice will naturally turn students inward, towards the center of the center, leaving us empty of our habits and our expectations. Deepen your understanding of sequencing and how the nature of the practice leads us to peace. The asana practice will take place from 6:00PM to 7:30PM, followed by a 30 minute book signing of Colleen Saidman Yee’s book: "Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom".
Location: 1201 Central Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (up the street from Invoke Studio downtown)
FOUNDATIONS OF UZIT, THE ULTIMATE RESTORATIVE TRAINING with Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, and Ed Dailey
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT), created by Donna Karan, Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee is a holistic care method that relies on the synergistic effects of mindful movements, restorative yoga poses, breath-awareness exercises, meditation, essential oils, Reiki (energy balancing), nutrition, and contemplative care. UZIT-trained therapists work in a wide range of settings, from hospitals to rehab centers to senior-care and hospice facilities across the United States, helping patients and health care workers. The practice is also useful for anyone interested in taking care of family and friends. UZIT has been shown to ease insomnia, pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, and constipation (referred to as PANIC)—things that are amplified during illness or a hospital stay but that we experience in daily life too.
In this three-day workshop you will learn basic UZIT strategies for relieving and reducing burnout. The skills you learn in New York will prepare you for the full UZIT training, which includes an additional 12 in-person training days, over the course of four months.
Each training day at New York begins with a yoga class that includes active and restorative poses, breath work, and meditation. This practice is followed by lectures, discussions, and practices related to UZIT modalities, including:
RESTORATIVE YOGA POSTURE: In-chair and reclined mindful movements, restorative yoga, breath awareness, and guided body awareness meditation
ESSENTIAL OIL THERAPY: Protocol for using three therapeutic-grade essential oils—lavender, lemon, and peppermint—and information on using other single oils and blends
NUTRITION: Nutritional information as a form of self-care for UZITs.
CONTEMPLATIVE CARE: Training and practice in the ability to stay present, calm, and effective in the midst of suffering
You’ll learn how to layer these modalities to address the symptoms of PANIC™ in yourself so that you can be more grounded, relaxed, and restored, and be present as your serve others. As Roshi Joan Halifax, a Buddhist teacher and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care, says, “Healthcare without self-care is sick care.”
Sag Harbor, New York
Ramanand Patel at Yoga Shanti, Sag Harbor
This is an amazing opportunity to study at with the great yoga master, Ramanand Patel at Yoga Shanti, Sag Harbor. We are leaving the subject matter open and general as Ramanand always gives what’s necessary at the time . Know that all the classes will stand on their own, yet also have great continuity.
Public ClassesWednesday, May 31st - 9:15am-11:15am
Thursday, June 1st - 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday, June 2nd - 9:30am - 11:00am
Friday, June 2nd - 2:00pm-4:00pm
Advanced workshopsSaturday, June 3rd - 2:00pm-7:00pm
Sunday, June 4th - 2:00pm-7:00pm
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Summer Intensive in Sag Harbor, NY
Yoga Shanti's teacher training is based on the decades that Rodney and Colleen have spent studying, practicing, teaching and leading teacher trainings. The 200-hour program is a profound entry point into the deeper and more subtle practices of yoga. We are thrilled to be offering our 200 Hour Teacher Training in Sag Harbor NY during the summer months. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with lead teachers and mentors throughout the course. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) level. Successful completion will also quality you for more advanced trainings with Rodney and Colleen.
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Aug 9, 10, 11
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.
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.
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