Rodney Yee

Taking his first yoga class in 1980, Rodney Yee is now one of the most recognized yoga teachers in the world and is considered a pioneer of yoga in the United States.

Rodney practices and teaches yoga to bring philosophy into action and to unveil the natural beauty of our spirits. He loves the ability of yoga to cleanse the mind and body which allows for presence of being. With his wife Colleen Saidman, Yee developed the Gaia Yoga Studio, designed to make a yoga home practice accessible to a wide audience.

Relying strongly on his own practice and intuition to influence his teaching, Rodney Yee has been curious about the mind and body for as long as he can remember. He was a gymnast, a ballet dancer with the Oakland Ballet Company and the Matsuyama Ballet Company of Tokyo, and a philosophy and physical therapy major at the University of California Davis and Berkeley.

Having created and appearing in over 30 video titles and numerous audio recordings produced by Gaia, Rodney Yee has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN and PBS, and his instructional programs are often among the top 10 fitness programs in the US. Yee leads workshops and teacher trainings around the world and serves as a co-chair of the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Initiative, a foundation dedicated to bringing yoga, massage and holistic therapies to hospitals around the nation.


    AM Yoga For Beginners  Video
    Episode 1
    AM Yoga For Beginners AM & PM Yoga for Beginners
    Episode 1
    , 22 minutes
    Rodney Yee guides you through a flowing morning yoga practice designed to increase circulation, improve mobility and center your mind.
    Available worldwide
    Power Yoga for Total Body Video
    Power Yoga for Total Body (2003)
    65 minutes
    Develop graceful and supple strength by integrating your breath, movement, intention, and relaxation in this total body power yoga practice led by internationally renowned teacher Rodney Yee.
    Available worldwide
    Yoga Basics Video
    Episode 1
    Yoga Basics (January 2015)Rodney Yee's Complete Yoga for Beginners
    Episode 1
    , 27 minutes
    In the first video of Rodney Yee's Complete Yoga for Beginners series, he walks you through the basic yoga poses in a slower-paced routine. This practice includes mountain, plank and cobra, and guides you through simple bends ...
    Available worldwide
    Power Yoga for Flexibility Video
    Power Yoga for Flexibility (2000)
    30 minutes
    A specialized power yoga video designed to increase flexibility over time, with Rodney Yee.
    Available worldwide
    Yoga for Flexibility Video
    Episode 2
    Yoga for Flexibility (January 2015)Rodney Yee's Complete Yoga for Beginners
    Episode 2
    , 24 minutes
    In this video with Rodney Yee, he focuses on building flexibility in the body. Stretch the body slowly and deeply with this relaxing practice that focuses on increasing your range of motion.
    Available worldwide
    AM Meditation Video
    Episode 1
    AM Meditation (2002)Daily Meditation
    Episode 1
    , 27 minutes
    Begin your day with this inspiring and centering yoga warm-up, breath work and meditation practice.
    Available worldwide
    Embrace the Beginning Video
    Episode 2
    Embrace the Beginning (October 2015)Yoga Foundations
    Episode 2
    , 28 minutes
    Welcome to your first practice! Rodney and Colleen designed this practice as a way to experience the complete arc of a yoga class. It includes a little bit of everything: standing poses, balancing poses, forward bends, ...
    Available worldwide
    A.M. Energize with Rodney Yee Video
    Episode 1
    A.M. Energize with Rodney Yee (2012)Rodney Yee‘s A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
    Episode 1
    , 26 minutes
    Experience a soothing, smooth transition into your day.
    Available worldwide
    Yoga Burn Video
    Yoga Burn (2005)
    57 minutes
    Created and led by Rodney Yee, the innovative Slow Burn Yoga delivers dramatic, immediate results through slow yoga. Obtain a sculpted physique and greater mental focus.
    Available worldwide
    Hip Openers Video
    Episode 5
    Hip Openers (2008)AM Yoga for Your Week
    Episode 5
    , 26 minutes
    Release physical and emotional tension with a slow-flowing series of hip openers.
    Available worldwide
    Forward Bends Video
    Episode 4
    Forward Bends (2008)AM Yoga for Your Week
    Episode 4
    , 24 minutes
    Release your lower back with this soothing sequence of forward bends.
    Available worldwide
    Strengthening Sun Salutations Video
    Episode 2
    Strengthening Sun Salutations (2010)Rodney Yee‘s Ultimate Power Yoga
    Episode 2
    , 20 minutes
    Join yoga master Rodney Yee as he leads you through the ancient flowing sun salutations. The sun salutations help build strength and flexibility while increasing your mental focus and concentration. Sun salutations also ...
    Available worldwide

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    Normajinteriors, posted on November 7, 2014

    I have been doing Rodney Yees yoga for ABS program for some time and now I can't seem to get it. Could you please help me with this

    kffaner, posted on August 28, 2014

    There really should be a better way of organizing this, there are so many videos and they are all scattered, it is very difficult and cumbersome to navigate :)

    francesca1982, posted on September 3, 2014

    I think it would be helpful to have smaller boxes for each video and als ohave the possiblity to visualize more results in one page, so that I can see in a glance all the practices from a single instructor for example, rather than navigating through several pages.
    I also find unconfortable to physically pass on each box to see the details of the practice (lenght, description)
    The previous myyoga organization was way better...can Gaiam find a solution? please!!! thanks!!!

    Gaiam_TV, posted on August 28, 2014

    We are sorry you are having difficulties finding videos. The filters on the All Yoga page - - might be helpful. You can use the filters to select a teacher and then a style or a focus.
    Thank you,
    The My Yoga Team

    alfano93, posted on May 20, 2016

    I agree with the comments about filtering. I would never recommend Gaia to anyone because of this. I love the yoga and ease of use once I find a video but there is no way to construct and retain my own yoga program except for the playlist. I would like to have the ability to have several playlists depending on my own needs and parameters.

    The people I know have little tolerance for antiquated filtering systems.

    KristenL@Gaia, posted on May 20, 2016

    Hi ALFANO93,

    Thank you for taking the time to comment! We sincerely appreciate your feedback and will take your playlist suggestion into consideration.
    You might enjoy practicing one of our Yoga Guides here:
    Or browsing by our Yoga Collections here:

    Thank you for being a member of the Gaia community!


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