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 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.



March 15th - 21st, 2020

Six Senses Resort, Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

With Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee

Join Colleen and Rodney on their first immersion yoga retreat to Vietnam in 2020! Six Senses Ninh Van Bay resort in Vietnam sits on a dramatic bay that gives the feeling of an island, with impressive rock formations overlooking the East Vietnam Sea. White sand beach and towering mountains add to the sense of being intimately at one with nature. The resort presents the reality of the destination, with an architectural style incorporating traditions of Vietnam. The resort boasts beachfront and over-water villas, as well as villas nestled into the island’s rock formations—a stunning feature for this multi-award winning resort.



December 1st - 5th, 2019

Naia Resort, Placencia, Belize

With Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee

Join Colleen and Rodney in Belize at the beautiful boutique resort, Naia Resort and Spa, for an intimate yoga and meditation retreat. Naia Resort and Spa encompasses 19 acres of secluded beachfront and lush landscapes within the private 200-acre Cocoplum Community on Belize’s Placencia Peninsula. The property extends along nearly a mile of palm-studded beach, where 35 beautifully-appointed Beach Houses envelop guests in casual, residential-style luxury.



October 27th - November 1st, 2019

Healthy New Albany, New Albany, Ohio

With Colleen Saidman Yee, Rodney Yee, and Lori Bower

Lectures and practice sessions include training in the four Urban Zen modalities and how to layer them to alleviate pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, constipation and exhaustion, yoga therapy, including in-chair and in-bed movement, restorative yoga, breathing practices, and guided meditation, reiki, including level-1 Reiki training for self-practice and for use in clinical setting, essential oil therapy with 10 therapeutic-grade essential oils, including lavender, lemon, peppermint, frankincense and other special blends. Participants will learn benefits and contraindications for each essential oil, contemplative care training in the ability to stay present, calm, and effective in the face of suffering.


The Full Scope of Yoga

October 25th - October 27th, 2019

Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, USA

With Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee

Yoga has long been recognized as a spiritual and physical journey to experience life directly and be at peace. Spend a weekend exploring asana, meditation, and pranayama. 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 stretched, happy, and relaxed. Through our practice, we also enhance our natural physical rhythms while learning how to listen to our body. We explore practices to release tension and restlessness so we can be present in our life with vigor and a sense of calm.


Colleen and Rodney Return to Ketchum, Idaho

Cathie Caccia’s studio in Ketchum, Idaho, USA

October 18th to October 20th, 2019

With Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee

“Rodney and Colleen 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.”

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Colleen and Rodney Teach “the art of yoga” in nyc

Five Pillars Yoga in NYC

October 18th, 2019

With Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee


This Master class will skillfully guide you through a dynamic asana practice, followed by pranayama and meditation.


• Move through a dynamic asana flow, created with highly intentional, directional & progressive sequencing

• Experience poetic and inspiring language, that will impart not just empowering information on physical anatomy, but will help you drift into deeper realms of subtle body experience.

• Leave this master class inspired to #GoDeeper

Yoga Path to Freedom, Peace, and Balance

October 4th - October 6th, 2019

1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, CA, USA

With Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee

Our internal conflicts, doubts, and fears eat up so much of our energy. How can we practice yoga to resolve confusion or resistance and promote equanimity and compassion every single day? Join Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee in the Redwoods of California at 1440 Multiversity to learn and practice sequences for creating tranquility in your mind, body, and heart. With more spaciousness, we have the energy to effect healing change in our world. This is the service of spirit which, as the Dalai Lama says, is the root of eternal happiness.

Through delightful insights, direct instruction, postural alignment, pranayama, and awareness meditation discover the dissolution of illusory separateness as you experience a reunification of your physical and spiritual consciousness. Over the course of this life-changing weekend, rooted in the ancient power and wisdom of asana, learn poses to free your body of old, unnecessary patterns, and break through to true personal growth and freedom.


October 11th, 2019 - February 16th, 2020

Yoga Shanti TriBeCa, New York, NY

With Colleen Saidman Yee, Rodney Yee, and Senior Faculty

The Yoga Shanti 200-Hour Teacher Training is designed to immerse you into the study of yoga, enriching and strengthening your personal practice, and preparing you to teach a set of safe Shanti-style sequences in a range of categories. The group will be intimate, allowing for plenty of individual attention and mentorship, and we will guide you on establishing a strong foundation for a lifelong study of yoga. Curriculum will include cultivating a daily home practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation; teaching skills including sequencing, seeing and understanding bodies, manual adjusting, and assisting; anatomy, philosophy, and chanting.



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