I’ve been wondering for years when the time would be right for this collaboration to take place. In times of crises, yoga has a great deal to offer, so this PBS program, The Practical Power of Yoga with Colleen Saidman and myself, is timely. It’s airing right now across the country on many PBS stations.
The title says it all. Colleen and I show you simple yoga tools that anyone can use, anytime. We demystify and simplify yoga so that no one is intimidated by its tradition or its practice. We explain its real benefits for the body — as in this segment on the benefits and how-to of cobbler’s pose — and for the mind and spirit.
So many people are benefiting from yoga in the 21st century …. We want to further break down any barriers that keep others from yoga, an essential tool for health and well-being in our modern world. With the power of TV tied together with the power of yoga, we believe we can make a compassionate difference in the world. Colleen and I thank PBS and Gaiam in furthering the reach of the heart of yoga.
In service and peace,
Rod and Colleen
Cofounders of the Gaiam Yoga Club
Order The Practical Power of Yoga DVD and audiobook CD at Gaiam.com. Or get yours when you make a pledge to support PBS. Check the program guide on your local PBS station. When you call the number on your screen with a contribution, the station will thank you with the Practical Power of Yoga home media you can enjoy and learn from again and again at home:
- $60 pledge: The Practical Power of Yoga audiobook CD, including the information in the PBS program plus bonus material.
- $100 pledge: CD plus DVD including a bonus segment featuring additional yoga poses and information about how to choose the yoga teacher who’s right for you.
- $250 pledge: CD, DVD and 6-month membership in the Gaiam Yoga Club — Rodney and Colleen’s online studio and community that makes it easy to create your own personalized yoga program with online how-to videos, downloadable audio classes, printable pose guides, exclusive blogs from Rodney and Colleen, and a community of people who share your interest in yoga and want to support you so you get more out of your practice. You’ll also receive a special bonus: The PBS-exclusive Smart Start Yoga DVD, a complete 60 minute workshop that offers you a rejuvenating set of yoga poses you can do when you’re on the go, wherever you are.