Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee

50-Hr Yoga Shanti Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

September 22-25

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About this program

This advanced training with Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee will focus on pranayama, sequencing, manual adjustments, and practice teaching. All sessions will be led by Colleen and Rodney and all classes will be held at TSYR in Fort Worth, TX. Class size is limited. Students must have completed a 200-hour training and are expected to have a daily home practice.

Why this Program? A note from Rebecca…

I first started studying with Rodney and Colleen because I fell in love with Colleens’ book, Yoga For Life. Little did I know that their approach to sequencing, the practicing, to pranayama, to meditation, the applying the gifts of yoga to our everyday lives… Little did I know that it would turn me inside out. Before studying with them, I had an affinity for referring to myself as an “intensity junkie”. I needed everything to be faster, harder, higher, and more aggressive. And yet, somehow… I was being pulled towards ease. Maybe it was turning 40, who knows. What I discovered under their tutelage is that it’s ok to be enamored with the minutia of the alignment and that there are so many more mysteries to discover in this practice — mysteries that relate to the body, mind, spirit connection, to the teaching’s of the traditional texts, to chanting, and always, to breath. They have studied with so many varied masters and they have created so much in their careers, the gifts they offer their students know no bounds. And so, it is with extreme honor and delight that I bring them here for this training, to DFW. Sign up soon! More details below.. 

Rebecca Butler

Owner, The Sanctuary Yoga Room

Training Schedule

Class meets every day from 9am-6pm with a 1.5 hour break for lunch.

Yoga Continuing Education

This 50-hour Module is one in a series of modules that as a whole fulfill the Yoga Alliance requirements for 300-hour Advanced Training. For those who have taken a 200-hr yoga teacher training, completing this comprehensive series of modules will qualify you for a 300-hr Advanced Training Certificate, allowing you to register at the 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance. Participation in training modules also meets Yoga Alliance’s Continuing Education contract hour requirements.

Tuition and Registration

Tuition for this program is $1750. 

To apply for this program, please complete this online application.

A deposit of $200 is required with your application. The deposit is non-refundable if you are accepted into the program, but will be applied to your tuition. Please email hello@thesanctuaryyogaroom.com with any questions.

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Teacher Bios

Rodney Yee has been curious about the mind and body for as long as he can remember. He was a gymnast, a ballet dancer, and a philosophy and physical therapy major. Following the thread of curiosity about mind and body, he took his first yoga class in 1980. He went to yoga in search of flexibility and found a practice that would turn into his life-long passion and career. In 1981, Rodney began to study yoga full time at the San Francisco Iyengar Yoga Institute and at The Yoga Room in Berkeley. In 1987, after becoming a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, he opened the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, CA, with Richard Rosen and Claire Finn. Rodney has been featured in over 30 video titles and numerous audio recordings with Gaiam. He has written two books, Yoga: the Poetry of the Body and Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee, both in collaboration with Nina Zolotow.

Colleen Saidman’s introduction to yoga was at the urging of a roommate who convinced her to attend a class at a loft space in New York City. It was not long after that first class that her worn out running shoes, her basketball, and her boxing gloves became relics of the past. And in 1994, after enduring back surgery, Colleen’s commitment to her yoga practice deepened. Colleen graduated from Jivamukti’s Teacher Training program in 1998 and has been teaching ever since. She has been featured in The New York Times and New York Magazine and has also been on the cover of Yoga Journal. A consummate student, Colleen has travelled throughout Europe and Asia studying alternative medicine and spiritual healing. Colleen holds a certification in Shiatsu and lived in Calcutta, India, working with Mother Theresa at the Home of the Destitute and Dying. Colleen owes tremendous gratitude for her studies of bhakti and vinyasa to David Life and Sharon Gannon. She also offers thanks to the many other teachers with whom she has studied, including Rodney Yee. She runs Yoga Shanti Yoga Studio in Sag Harbor, New York.