Solstice in Times Square, NYC

Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee will be teaching the evening class (7:30pm-8:30pm) at the 20th Annual Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga, which will return on Tuesday, June 21st and registration is now open!  Find your zen in the heart of Times Square’s bustling energy. Click here to register for FREE!

Winter Solstice Candlelight Kirtan: Finding Light on the Darkest Day of the Year

Join Tracey and friends for a candlelight kirtan to celebrate this year’s Winter solstice and find the light on the darkest day of the year. This event takes place both online via ZOOM and in person at the studio. Please bring cozy socks, a sweater and a blanket as we will be keeping the doors open for ventilation. Advanced registration and proof of vaccination is required to attend in person. Donation-based.

YOGA SHANTI GOLD: Monthly on a Sunday

About Yoga Shanti Gold: Usually (though not always*) on the third Sunday of the month YOU help select the topics for our Yoga Shanti Gold sessions; one philosophical pondering and a specific asana! Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee weave these into a 30-minute asana practice* followed by a 30-minute talk with Q & A session. Yoga Shanti Gold sessions take place over Zoom so that we can foster community with an up-close and personal vibe. The discourse will be generated by deeply harvested questions. Anyone can attend—there are no prerequisites besides a Beginner’s Mind and a desire to explore yoga and its core principles! Participants are not required to participate in the asana portion or discussions; sitting, observing, and listening are equally welcome.

*Occasionally Yoga Shanti Gold happens on a different Sunday of the month due to scheduling conflicts.

Tickets: $30
Subscribers to any of our monthly subscription passes get FREE access to our Gold session each month (if your subscription is not unlimited we will send you a replenishment credit within 24 hours when you sign up for Gold)Important for everyone: You must be registered for this event even if you know you cannot attend in order to receive an email with a link to the Replay recording that will be sent out after the event.


New Year’s Day Practice

When you rise on January 1, 2023, grab your mat and make your way to Yoga Shanti – either in person or virtually. Let’s start our year with clarity, health and community. 2022 will be cleansed from your bones as Colleen and Rodney rock and pop a yoga sequence that will bring about innocence and joy.  2023 will bring us new beginnings and new challenges. As a community, we will take them on with presence and skill. Together again, we will find innovative ways to communicate, share and rise up. We will meet you where you are and with the tools of postures, breath and mindfulness, we will welcome the New Year with courage and unity!

Advanced Practice Workshops

Weekly on Mondays @ 5:30pm EST this Summer: After learning to tie your shoelaces, one might have to ask why you are putting the shoes on in the first place. Let’s dive deeper than just doing poses and sequences and, instead, ask “Why?”. Why do a specific sequence, why align the bones, why ask “why”? As we ask “why,” we might uncover the essence of our yoga pursuit which can streamline our energies around our real dharma. Come ready to practice advanced asana leaving room for pranayama, philosophy and meditation. Please e-mail your sincere questions to by Mondays at 12:00pm EST and Rodney will do his best to address them during the practice.


Yoga for Kids Ages 3 and Up on Tuesdays!

Peggy will resume teaching Yoga for Kids on Tuesdays from 3:45 to 4:30pm EST, starting October 4th, 2022. Classes are “drop off”, and will be tailored to suit all of the kids in the class. She will teach breath work, meditation and yoga postures all while playing, singing, and laughing a lot. Please pre-register for this class and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Contact Peggy directly via email with any questions. Cost: $25 drop-in or $100 for 5 classes.

Peggy Leder is a registered clinical art therapist and art teacher, holding her Master’s degree from CW Post, LI University and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont.  She is also a yoga instructor here at Yoga Shanti.  She’s had her private practice and has been teaching art to children for over 20 years and is available for children’s birthday parties.  Peggy is the “child whisperer”.  Her nurturing and fun-loving demeanor allows the child to feel open and comfortable.  She is all about setting the student up for success and leaving feeling proud.

FREE INFO SESSION: Spring 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training

This free online information session is for anyone interested in the upcoming entry-level  200-Hour Yoga Shanti Teacher Training which starts on February 3rd, 2023 and runs through Nay 21st, 2023. This program can be attended in-person or entirely online—or a combination of both! Bring your questions as this is your chance to ask Colleen and Rodney directly during this free ZOOM session. Learn more about the training here.

Aroma TRE® Nervous System Reboot Workshop

Join us for easy to follow practices to make transformative changes in your body, mind and spirit. You will learn the simple self-help tool that is scientifically proven to relieve anxiety, stress and trauma.

Utilizing the olfactory system, our sense of smell with specific essential oils and TRE, which stands for Trauma Release Exercises, we can erase built up stress and tension while gently clearing challenging emotions and memories.  You will learn a self-empowering series of exercises and a memory release technique which will restore an inner sense of peace and relaxation.

The exercises safely activate a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. TRE has helped many thousands of people globally.

Workshop Cost: $20

About The Instructor

Tracy Griffiths, LMT, Board Certified Polarity Therapist, and Global TRE® practitioner, mentors people all over the world to have healthier and more dynamically fulfilling lives utilizing craniosacral unwinding, Polarity Therapy, yoga, essential oils, and TRE.

Tracy is the co-owner and co-director of the massage and bodywork school IPSB at Life Energy Institute in Southern California and is also the principal essential oil therapy instructor for the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program™ and organization that brings yoga, Reiki, and Young Living Essential Oils to hospital patients and their caregivers that was founded by Donna Karan, Rodney Yee, and Colleen Saidman Yee. Tracy’s mission is to transform the healthcare industry with essential oils, while helping others become empowered for having true wellness naturally.

Essential Oils

We will be using the essential oil blends; Memory Release which is a blend of Stress Away, Frankincense and Lavender, Citrus Fresh, Peace+Calming and Valor. If you need these oils sent to you, you can either order a sample size mini kit for an additional $20.00 (includes shipping). Contact Tracy directly here via email if you would like to pre-order these oils.

You can also purchase your own Young Living Premium Starter kit that includes these essential oils plus many more! Visit or contact Tracy for assistance.