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?
Join Gaiam and Rodney Yee as we gather, explore, share, ask questions, be curious and care for one another in the new Gaiam Wellness Studio, at Lord and Taylor. The Gaiam Wellness Studio is an educational, training and gathering center for us all to better our health and deepen our knowledge of mind, body and spirit.
Rodney Yee, a Yoga pioneer, has been in the Wellness world for more than 40 years. At the Gaiam Wellness Studio, Rodney will lead yoga classes, trainings, meditations sessions and wellness experiences.
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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.
January 1st – May 28th, 2018.
Location: Sag Harbor, NY
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Colleen and Rodney are excited to offer a 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training Program this upcoming Winter-Spring in their hometown of Sag Harbor, NY. Additional Lead Faculty Includes Tracey Toomey McQuade, Sarah Halweil, and Liz Ilgenfritz
A 300-hour advanced training builds upon and deepens the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of the practice and teaching of yoga that are taught at the 200-hour level. A 300-hour advanced training prepares you to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, more detailed, and subtler. It also enables you to teach with greater skill than could be reasonably cultivated from just a 200-hour teacher training. Learn more.
This teacher training is designed for students who have already completed a 200-hour program, and are looking to dive deeper into their study of yoga and further their teaching skill set. Together, we will work on enriching and strengthening your personal home practice. We’ll examine the principles of Shanti-style sequencing in a range of categories; explore an advanced syllabus of yoga asana; and look more deeply at seeing and understanding bodies to practice a wider range of hands-on adjustments.
Tuition for this program is $4,500 If you apply by November 4th. The price thereafter is $4,250. To apply for this program, please review the full rpogram details and submit an online application. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
May 5th – June 4th, 2018
Location: Heathen Hill Retreat Center, Franklin, NY
This retreat is open to all genders, and is limited to 15 participants.
It’s a sad fact that for many people the experience of early sexual trauma makes for difficulty in dealing with life. Since trauma resides in the body as a visceral memory, one can’t just “get over it.” According to yogic precepts, human beings experience life via the five senses and the thinking process. Traumatic experiences create memories that affect the way even new experiences are processed by the mind. In this residential retreat, Ramanand Patel will show us how yoga can help to deal with some of the experiences that interfere with daily living. This is done by re-establishing a safe relationship with inanimate objects, and then natural phenomena, plant life, animals, people, and finally the self. Once the strength of the ego is established by empowering the individual self, we will look at how the REAL SELF is free of time and hence free of trauma. Ramanand will work with the help of psychologist Velleda Ceccoli to create a safe atmosphere. Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman will assist with the necessary support.
June 7th - June 10th, 2018
Location: Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Colleen and Rodney will be part of this year’s 11th Annual Evolution Asia Yoga Conference at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Asia’s largest yoga conference. There is a special discount for all of their students: save 10%. Use promocode: ROD10AYC - Register now, early-bird price and discount code expires 30th April!
Thursday, June 7th (5:30pm - 7:30pm) Arm balances, Hip Openers and Inversions
Friday, June 8th (10:30am - 5:00pm) The Yoga One Day Retreat
Saturday, June 9th (12:45pm - 2:15pm) Yoga Remedies for Natural Healing
Sunday, June 10th (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Twist, Twists, and Untwist
June 15th - June 17th, 2018
Location: Tri-Yoga in London
The thread of the yoga practice. Using Pranayama as the thread that ties the entire yoga practice together, we will explore how to sequence for freedom of breath and how this freedom leads to quieting the fluctuations of the mind. The quieting of the chatter of the monkey mind leads to further alignment and more subtle observation, which in turn lets Prana be absorbed more completely. When the mind is fully saturated with Prana there is direct observation and the observer no longer exists.
We will practice all categories of asana to feel their different effect on the liberation of the breath, from back bends to restorative, from twist to forward bends, from standing poses to inversions. Each class will be contained as a separate episode and yet will link together as a whole workshop. Each class will have asana, pranayama and meditation.
- Hip balancing + forward bends
- Standing poses + back bends
- Inversions, restorative poses + pranayama
- Balanced flow
- Pranayama + meditation
Location: TriYoga Soho. Open to all.
Cost: £200 - with option to book individually.
June 19th - June 20th, 2018
Location: YogaOne in Barcelona, Spain
YogaOne advises practitioners not miss the opportunity to learn from two of the world-renowned yoga masters Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee. Two classes on June 19th, and a full day workshop from 9 a.m. to 18 p.m (lunch time) on June 20th. Price: 2 hours workshop: €35, 1-day workshop: €110. Limited places.
October 5th - October 7th, 2018
Location: 1440 Multiversity Campus in the California Redwoods, CA
Join Rodney and Colleen in the breathtaking California Redwoods for their workshop titled, "The Full Scope of Yoga". Through physically engaging yoga sessions, you will learn: Practices to release tension and restlessness, allowing you to be fully present to life with vitality and ease, how to physically respond to the messages of the body while moving in rhythmic flows, and how to create a home practice that includes energy-boosting movement as well as cooling practices for balance and joy. Moving from posture to posture, the goal is to find steadiness and sweetness, strengthening the ability to flow with inner and outer change. The course will begin by slowly opening up the body and then turning up the heat with asana. After a creative, invigorating, and uplifting practice, students will cool down with restorative poses, pranayama, and meditation, leaving the body stretched, happy, and relaxed.
Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, the 75-acre 1440 Multiversity campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. 1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life’s most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.
You’ll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you’ve pretty much captured what you’ll experience here.
October 19th - October 21st, 2018
Location: Sun Valley, ID
More information coming soon...
November 11th - November 17th, 2018
Location: Douro Valley, Portugal
We have found the perfect paradise for our fall yoga retreat this year in Portugal. When the sun is low and before the holidays grab your attention, we can commune and find peace in the beautiful wine country of Portugal. The retreat will feature four hours of yoga each day, and when we aren’t on the mat we will be tasting wine, rolling down the river, shopping in Porto—the fashion capital of Europe, only 50 minutes away—or carousing the gorgeous hills and the enchanting nearby villages. It is the perfect retreat to wind down your year in luxury and relaxation. Six Senses, our retreat location, also hosts one of the the best spa treatment centers in the world, comprising 10 treatment rooms, a heated pool and a gym, and offers a range of locally-inspired therapies. This promises to be one of our most highlighted yoga retreats ever!
In the Douro there is no shortage of breathtaking landscapes that constantly change their colors over the seasons. In the autumn, the hills and valleys are covered in a carpet of copper and browns. In the Douro region, nature lives in harmony with the farmers who are able to work the land while preserving the scenery and maintaining its beauty intact. It is a region intrinsically linked to its wines. As such, the landscape is moulded and sculpted to the production of wine. The slopes, the vast rows of wines and the Douro river are all part of this unique landscape. The area surrounding the Douro river is home to a beautiful landscape that hosts nature reserves that are rich in flora and fauna, such as the International Douro Nature Reserve (Parque Natural do Douro Internacional) and the Serra do Alvão Nature Reserve.
Six Senses Douro Valley presents a superbly renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooking the vine covered rolling hills of the Douro Valley, Portugal. A spa, selection of rooms, restaurants, wine library, swimming pools, and organic garden are but a few of the many features offered. Featuring a contemporary decor of natural style with a nod to a past eras, the rooms are spacious and tranquil. Included in all rooms are; air conditioning, hair dryer, pillow menu, personal safe, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, 48-inch flat-panel television with satellite channels, and WiFi. Rates include daily buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner (excluding drinks). Single Occupancy: $7,500 / Double Occupancy: $6,000 per person. Arrival and Departure: Plan to check in to the retreat at 3:00pm on November 11th and to check out at 12:00pm on November 17th. Note that there will be no yoga class on arrival /departure days.
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