Advance Your Practice
register now for
The Art of Yoga
An Inspiring Master Class
Led by Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee
Wednesday October 16th
6:30 – 8:00pm
Space is Limited. Reservations Strongly Recommended.
“To perform every action artfully is yoga.”
~ Swami Kripalu
We are thrilled to welcome Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee
to Five Pillars Yoga this Autumn.
This Master class will skillfully guide you through a dynamic asana practice, followed by pranayama and meditation. Although this will be a large class, everyone will receive individual adjustments from Colleen and Rodney. Register early for this rare opportunity!
* This mixed-level class is appropriate for yoga students at most levels, but no new beginners.
Expand Your Practice
• 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
SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED.
Wednesday October 16th
6:30 – 8:00pm
or call us at 212 426 6111
About Colleen & Rodney
COLLEEN SAIDMAN YEE
Colleen Saidman Yee’s introduction to yoga was at the urging of a roommate who convinced her to attend a class at a loft space in New York City. It was not long after that first class that her worn out running shoes, her basketball and her boxing gloves became relics of the past. In 1994, after enduring back surgery, Saidman Yee’s commitment to her yoga practice deepened. A graduate of Jivamukti’s Teacher Training program in 1998, she has been teaching ever since. Saidman has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Times, USA today, New York Magazine, Oprah, Marie Claire, Allure, and has been on the cover of Yoga Journal, Fit Yoga and Natural Health. Saidman is featured in the PBS special called The Practical Power of Yoga. She has also been a guest on the Good Morning America Show. A consummate student, Saidman’s thirst for yoga knowledge is insatiable. Saidman has taught several teacher trainings, both 500- and 200-hour programs. She holds a certification in Shiatsu and lived in Calcutta, India, working with Mother Theresa at the Home for the Destitute and Dying. Saidman owes tremendous gratitude for her studies of Bhakti and Vinyasa to David Life and Sharon Gannon. She studies with Richard Rosen and Richard Freeman as frequently as possible. She also offers thanks to the many other teachers with whom she has studied, as well as to her husband, Rodney Yee, who remains her principal teacher. Together with Rodney, she presents the Gaia Yoga Studio and several popular yoga DVDs. In recent years, they helped to create and now co-direct the Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Program, a worldwide initiative of Donna Karan. Saidman lives in Sag Harbor, New York, where she is the director of the famous yoga Shanti yoga studio. She and Rodney are raising four wonderful teenagers and are teaching yoga teacher trainings and retreats worldwide.
Taking his first yoga class in 1980, Rodney Yee is now one of the most recognized yoga teachers in the world and is considered a pioneer of yoga in the United States. Rodney practices and teaches yoga to bring philosophy into action and to unveil the natural beauty of our spirits. He loves the ability of yoga to cleanse the mind and body which allows for presence of being. With his wife Colleen Saidman, Yee developed the Gaia Yoga Studio, designed to make a yoga home practice accessible to a wide audience. Relying strongly on his own practice and intuition to influence his teaching, Rodney Yee has been curious about the mind and body for as long as he can remember. He was a gymnast, a ballet dancer with the Oakland Ballet Company and the Matsuyama Ballet Company of Tokyo, and a philosophy and physical therapy major at the University of California Davis and Berkeley. Having created and appearing in over 30 video titles and numerous audio recordings produced by Gaia, Rodney Yee has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN and PBS, and his instructional programs are often among the top 10 fitness programs in the US. Yee leads workshops and teacher trainings around the world and serves as a co-chair of the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Initiative, a foundation dedicated to bringing yoga, massage and holistic therapies to hospitals around the nation.