Yoga is nothing if not a journey to show you how to experience life directly and be at peace. To further your journey, you are invited to steep yourself in this profound practice with two of the nation’s most respected yoga teachers, Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee.
You spend the weekend exploring asana, pranayama, and meditation, and the relationship between the three. As you align to your center through asana, you hone the attention of your mind, which can observe the subtle messages of your breath. Then you weave your mind and body together with the thread of your breath in pranayama. This yoking brings you to meditation and present-moment awareness.
You are guided through a series of standing and seated poses, twists and backbends, poses to open the hips, and forward bends. Then you experience a vinyasa practice through all the postures, with an emphasis on breath to leave you at the doorstep of pranayama and meditation. This turns you inward toward your center where you observe more deeply your beautiful life freely unfolding.
Colleen Saidman graduated from the Jivamukti Yoga® teacher training in 1998 and has been teaching ever since. She is owner of Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, New York. yogashanti.com
Rodney Yee cofounded Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, and has created dozens of DVDs through Gaiam. He is author of Yoga: The Poetry of the Body and Moving Toward Balance (both with Nina Zolotow). yeeyoga.com