Colleen Saidman Yee Dishes On Her Favorite Spots To Grab A Healthy Bite In NYC

Phebe Wahl | April 10, 2019 |

The Yoga Shanti ( founder is often called the “First Lady of Yoga” and is deeply rooted in the wellness community with her husband, Rodney, and initiatives like the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program (


My go-to superfood is love, connection, movement, breath and meditation.

For me, nuts and eggs are the new kale.

When I get off my wellness routine, all I need to do is get some sleep, and all else becomes obvious. When I am exhausted, all other wellness routines go down the chute, and I will go right back to my big addiction, which is sugar.

My secret to staying healthy while traveling is electrolytes in my water.

The wellness/health guru I really admire and follow is Chris Carr.

Every day I practice self-care by starting my day with breath work, meditation, asana and coffee with ghee and MCT oil.

My favorite spots in town to grab a healthy bite are Blossom, Tiny’s and Paradise Diner.

I can’t stop scrolling the Instagram feed of Emma González, @emmawise18.

My top three things for maintaining a healthy life are service, sex and sleep (and yoga, of course).


Photography by: Zev Starr-Tambor