A Message from Rodney Yee…

By Rodney Yee, April, 2014

New York City, here we are!

Just when you had Yoga Shanti neatly tucked away in your Sag Harbor reality… KaBoom! Yoga Shanti NYC! Nestled in the Flat Iron District of New York City, the second incarnation of the gold ceiling has been raised—a yoga palace in the historic Grand Lodge building of the Masonic Temple.

The yoga community that has grown around Yoga Shanti Sag Harbor over the 15 years since Colleen opened the doors has been a true source of joy for both Colleen and myself. The community is so rich with life, depth, and friendship. Under Colleen’s magical leadership, there have been 11 teacher training programs, which have cultivated some of the finest teachers in the nation. It was becoming more and more apparent that we need a home in the Big Apple for Yoga Shanti clientele and for this expanding group of talented and well-trained teachers.

Out of respect and friendship, Joyce, Ariel, Jenny, Colleen, and myself formed a yoga partnership to undertake this new endeavor. After a year-long gestation, Yoga Shanti New York has been birthed and is ready to serve. We are so proud of the space and the incredible group of teachers, and we are already seeing the special community that is blossoming. We are staying true to the original spirit of Yoga Shanti, even as we dialog and tweak the New York studio to be tailored to your specific needs “In The City.” We always welcome your feedback, for ideally this yoga vessel is for you.

Colleen and I will be teaching at Yoga Shanti New York approximately every other week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (and please be assured, we are not cutting back at all from Yoga Shanti Sag Harbor!). We are also excited that at Yoga Shanti NYC we will be able to host our yoga colleagues from around the world, Yoga luminaries who will spark a great fire within!

The seed has been planted, the tree is pushing up to the sky… Spring is here. Come taste the abundant fruit that is now within your city reach.

~ Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee

Rodney is a world-renowned yoga teacher who started practicing yoga in 1980. He has been in over thirty yoga videos, and is the author of two books, including Moving Toward Balance. Along with his wife, Colleen Saidman Yee, he is the co-director of Heath and Wellness Initiative of the Urban Zen Foundation, Donna Karan’s project to change the healthcare paradigm to include complementary healthcare practices. He has been teaching at Colleen's studio, Yoga Shanti Sag Harbor, for several years, and is one of the founding members of Yoga Shanti New York.

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