Colleen Saidman, a graduate of the Jivamukti Yoga® teacher training program with David Life and Sharon Gannon, has been teaching since 1998. Owner of Yoga Shanti, an East End yoga studio in Sag Harbor, New York, she has been featured in both the New York Times and New York magazine, and has appeared on the cover of Yoga Journal. She also conducts yoga workshops, often with Rodney Yee, who remains her principal teacher.
A consummate student, Colleen Saidman has traveled throughout Europe and Asia studying alternative medicine and spiritual healing. She holds certification in shiatsu and has lived in Calcutta, India, working with Mother Theresa at the Home of the Destitute and Dying. In recent years, she and Rodney Yee helped to create, and now codirect, Urban Zen’s Integrative Yoga Therapist Program, a worldwide initiative founded by Donna Karan.
With Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman presents the Gaiam Yoga Club and is featured in several popular yoga DVDs. Together, they conduct teacher trainings, retreats, and yoga workshops worldwide.