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.
Join me every other Friday for a free yoga class on Facebook Live.
July 13th – August 17th, 2018
Location: Yoga Shanti, Sag Harbor, NY
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
Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee are known the world over for their intense passion for, and commitment to, the healing power of Yoga. Between them they have 72 years experience studying, practicing, exploring and experimenting with all aspects of this rich tradition. Workshops with this dynamic teaching duo include Asana, philosophy, pranayama and meditation and often lead to profound personal insights and lasting transformation.
Join Rodney and Colleen for three days of transformative yoga. $225-$275 investment. Lodging is available with a discounted rate at the Limelight Hotel Ketchum.
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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