Colleen Saidman Yee, Yoga teacher
Colleen Saidman Yee, an American yoga instructor and a graduate of Jivamukti teacher training program, was crowned the First Lady of Yoga by the New York Times and has appeared in Yoga Journal, Vanity Fair, New York magazine, Allure, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
A yoga practitioner for more than 25 years and a teacher for more than 15 years, Colleen is director and owner of the popular Yoga Shanti studio in Sag Harbor, New York, which has expanded to Yoga Shanti Tribeca in Manhattan. Together with husband Rodney Yee, Colleen created and directs the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program, Donna Karan's worldwide initiative to bring the calm in the chaos daily and during critical times. She and Rodney also cofounded the Gaiam Yoga Club.
Before establishing herself on the yoga circuit, Colleen traveled throughout Europe and Asia and had a varied career, including working as a model and living in Calcutta, India, helping Mother Teresa.
Author of Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom, Colleen leads teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally and is featured in hundreds of online videos on many different platforms such as Gaia, Yoga Journal, Peloton, YouTube, and her own social media.
Though she has had many teachers, she credits Rodney and her four children as her greatest.