Gaiam Releases Colleen Saidman's Yoga For Weight Loss To Promote A Healthy Body, Mind, And Spirit

  Gaiam Releases Colleen Saidman's Yoga For Weight Loss To Promote A Healthy
                            Body, Mind, And Spirit

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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

"Yoga for Weight Loss" focuses on changing the practitioner's mindset so that
they will truly understand their bodies and make smart food and lifestyle
choices. 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

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 says. "Weight loss does
not simply occur from eating less and burning more calories; it involves other
factors such as, surprisingly, proper relaxation. When you tune into your body
in a relaxed and mindful way, you stop making unhealthy choices. As a result,
you'll not only lose the extra pounds, but also feel more calm, relaxed, and

"Yoga for Weight Loss" features three 20-minute practices that burn calories
and increase strength, flexibility, balance, and focus to maintain a healthy
mind and body. They include:

  oTotal Body Flow (20 minutes) – Burns calories, tones muscles, and uses the
    breath to create a mind-body connection which promotes focus and clarity.

  oWhittle Your Middle (20 minutes) – Incorporates postures that focus on
    toning the core muscles, which consist of the abdominals, the laterals,
    and the back muscles of the waist area to burn excess fat and gain control
    and confidence.

  oDe-stress, revitalize – features a slow flow, focusing on forward-bend
    poses, that promotes a deep state of relaxation. This section will improve
    the quality of sleep, which has been proven to be essential to sustainable
    weight loss.

"We are thrilled to present consumers with Colleen's new DVD," says Bill
Sondheim, president of Gaiam. "Losing or maintaining a healthy weight remains
an important issue for many people, and we are excited to offer Colleen's
fresh perspective on how to achieve results both inside and out."

Colleen Saidman's "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

About Colleen Saidman
Colleen Saidmanbegan 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. With her husband, Rodney Yee, they have
developed a variety of yoga DVDs. In addition, they helped create and now
co-direct Urban Zen's Integrative Yoga Therapist Program, a world-wide
initiative of Donna Karan. Today, Saidman owns anddirects the Yoga Shanti
yoga studio in the Hamptons and conducts teacher trainings and retreats
worldwide. In addition, Colleen has been featured inVanity Fair,TheNew York
Times,USA today,New York magazine, Oprah,Marie Claire,andAllure, and has
been on the cover ofYoga Journal,Fit Yoga andNatural Health. She is
featured in the PBS special called The Practical Power of Yoga and has been a
guest on "Good Morning America."

Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA) is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle
media and fitness accessories. With a wide distribution network that consists
of over 60,000 retail doors, close to 15,000 store within stores, 5,600 media
category management locations, a digital distribution platform and more than
10 million direct customers, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for
healthy and eco-conscious living. The company dominates the health and
wellness category and releases non-theatrical programming focused on family
entertainment and conscious media. For more information about Gaiam, please
visit or call 1.800.869.3603.

Media Contact:
Lauren Aboulessan
Krupp Kommunications
(212) 886-6710

SOURCE Gaiam Inc.

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