Colleen Saidman Yee, Yoga teacher
Colleen Saidman, an American yoga instructor and a graduate of Jivamukti teacher training program, was crowned the First Lady of Yoga by the New York Times in 2013 and has appeared in Yoga Journal, Vanity Fair, New York magazine, Allure, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
A yoga practitioner for more than 20 years and a teacher for more than 15, Colleen is director and owner of the popular Yoga Shanti studio in Sag Harbor, New York, codirector of the Urban Zen integrative therapy program, and cofounder with her husband Rodney Yee of 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 Theresa at the Home for the Dying and Destitute.
Colleen leads teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally and is featured in numerous popular Gaiam yoga videos, including her latest, Yoga for Weight Loss.