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NEW Masthead Solstice

Registration will open May 4th at Noon –
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9:00am - 10:00am:
Tim Tompkins

11:00am - 12:00pm:
Lauren Imparato

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Bikram Yoga

4:00pm - 5:00pm:
Douglass Stewart

6:00pm - 7:00pm:
Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee


Tim Headshot9:00am - 10:00am
Instructed by: Tim Tompkins


Tim Tompkins is the President of the Times Square Alliance and the co-founder, with Douglass Stewart, of Solstice in Times Square. He became a certified yoga instructor through Laughing Lotus’ teacher training, led by Alison Cramer and Keith Borden. He is grateful to them and also to Douglass for his wisdom and patience and for inspiring him to become a teacher in the first place. When not hanging out in the most urban and unnatural place on the planet, Tim also enjoys being on his sailboat Prana, enjoying the beauty of New York harbor.
Lauren Imparato Web11:00am - 12:00pm
Instructed by: Lauren Imparato

Lauren Imparato resigned her job as a VP on the Wall Street Trading floors in 2009 to launch I.AM.YOU, a wellness lifestyle company based on Yoga, Nourishment, Mindset and Music. In NYC and across the globe she is known for her athletic yoga classes and straight up, real approach to wellness, nourishment, yoga and life. Lauren pulls from various traditions to package wellness specifically for the chaotic modern lives we lead. She has been featured  Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, NY Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, The Financial Times, Bloomberg News, CNN and countless others, and has led classes for thousands in Madrid, Panama, NYC, Ibiza, Cannes, Barcelona and more. Her blog has over 120,000 readers. She graduated from Princeton University and IIN, and is working on her first book, RETOX, due out with Penguin in late 2015.


Rajashree Choudhury1:30pm - 3:00pm: Bikram
Instructed by: Rajashree Choudhury, Donna Rubin and Jennifer Lobo


Rajashree Choudhury was born in Kolkata (Calcutta) India Rajashree Choudhury began her yoga journey at the age of four at the urging of her parents and was a five-time winner of the National Indian Yoga Championship from 1979 to 1983. She is certified in Hatha Yoga Therapy for Chronic diseases and disorders. She conducts seminars on yoga and personal development worldwide. Rajashree’s first book Rajashree’s Pregnancy Yoga will be available in May 2015.

Donna_web_2013Donna Rubin, after a career in dance and musical theatre, Donna Rubin became certified in the Bikram yoga method in 1998. Donna went on to co-found New York City's first Bikram Yoga studio with partner Jennifer Lobo. Knowing the therapeutic benefits of Bikram Yoga, Donna has been thrilled to be sharing these benefits with thousands of students over the last 15 years. Donna has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Today show, and many others. 2015 will represent Donna's 7th consecutive year teaching at the Solstice in Times Squre event.

Jennifer LoboJennifer Lobo, a native New Yorker, partnered up with Donna Rubin in 1999 to establish NYC's first Bikram Yoga studio. Now, 15 years and 4 locations later, Jen continues to practice and teach with the same love of yoga as she had in the studios' inception. Jen practices yoga to help maintain flexibility and stamina in her other passions, which include skiing, soccer, tennis, golf, running and playing hard with her three young sons! Nowadays, she finds the mental benefits of yoga equally as important (as the physical) in maintaining a calmer approach to parenting!


Douglass-Stewart 20154:00pm - 5:00pm
Instructed by: Douglass Stewart


Douglass Stewart has been teaching yoga since 2000. He was recently initiated as a Yogiraj in the ISHTA Lineage by Alan Finger. Douglass teaches at Yogaworks and at the ISHTA Center. He has volunteered yoga classes at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center for nearly 15 years. He is the cofounder of Yoga in Times Square/Mind Over Madness.


Colleen and Rodney 20156:00pm - 7:00pm
Instructed by: Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee

Rodney co-founded Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, in 1987, and is the creator of dozens of yoga DVDs through Gaiam. He is the author of "Yoga: The Poetry of the Body" and "Moving Toward Balance."  Colleen graduated from Jivamukti's Yoga Teacher Training program in 1998 and is the owner of Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, New York. Her memoir/yoga book “Yoga for Life” will be released on June 2nd. Together, Rodney and Colleen created and are featured in Gaiam's online yoga club (gaiamyogastudio.com). Rodney and Colleen are Co-Executive Directors of Donna Karan's Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program.   They teach workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings worldwide.