by Colleen Saidman Yee
For both skilled teachers and absolutely new beginners, her writing offers insight into the ways in which yoga amplifies your capacity to tell the truth, soften your fears, verify your expectations, and magnify your confidence. Her raw honesty will remind you of your highest love, and your deepest listening. Each of the personal chapters includes an efficient and potent sequence for cultivating healing. Moved to tears many times, I found myself and my own struggle in much of what she’s written, and I know you will too. This book invites us to listen, to welcome ourselves, to release ourselves, to love ourselves.
“You remember people not by what they do, but how they make you feel.” -Maya Angelou, as quoted by Colleen in her “Confidence” chapter in Yoga For Life. This is exactly how I feel about Colleen; from the start, she’s made me feel felt and seen. Her writing brings about that experience for her readers. Thank you dear friend and teacher. May we do for our students what Colleen did for me those many years ago.