NEW YORK, December 4, 2012 - Gaiam, Inc., the leading distributor of lifestyle media, announced today the release of Colleen Saidman's "Yoga for Weight Loss" DVD. In her first solo DVD with Gaiam, Saidman, the wife of the acclaimed yoga teacher Rodney Yee, and the owner and director of Yoga Shanti studio in Sag Harbor, New York, provides practitioners with a program that will help them reach their weight-loss goals and foster a healthy mind-body connection.
By combining muscle-toning poses, aerobic movements, breathing exercises, restorative poses, and meditation, Saidman
has created a unique program that slims the body and focuses the mind for optimum health and wellness.
Saidman, who is also the co-director of the Donna Karan's Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) Program and a model with Ford Models for 30 years, developed "Yoga for Weight Loss" to provide an intelligent, holistic approach that also teaches viewers how to apply aspects of the practice to other areas of their lives.
"This DVD is designed to approach weight loss by bettering one's health rather than depriving oneself," Saidman
"Yoga for Weight Loss" has an approximate runtime of 60 minutes and a suggested retail price of $14.98.
The DVD will be available beginning December 4, 2012 in stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com
About Colleen Saidman
began practicing yoga in 1987, while using yoga as a compliment to her
extreme athletic endeavors such as running, boxing, step aerobic classes, and basketball.
In 1994, she
suffered a back injury that led to surgery, and from that point on, yoga has been her
entire regimen to which she
is fully devoted, and believes it continues to heal her
on so many levels.
She graduated from Jivamukti's Teaching Training program in 1998 and has been teaching ever since.
Today, Saidman owns and directs the Yoga Shanti yoga studio in the Hamptons and conducts teacher trainings and retreats worldwide.
In addition, Colleen
has been featured in Vanity Fair
, The New York Times
, USA today
, New York magazine, Oprah, Marie Claire, and Allure
, and has been on the cover of Yoga Journal
, Fit Yoga and Natural Health.
is featured in the PBS special called The Practical Power of Yoga
and has been a guest on "Good Morning America."