Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program collaborated with Yoga Journal to produce an “Urban Zen Day” at each of their conference locations. Topics included caring for the care-giver with guest speakers Dr. Christiane Northrup and Dr. Robert Thurman in NYC, aromatherapy with Young Living Essential Oils in San Francisco and caring for the knee with Dr. Larry Padgett in Estes Park. Read more about the Yoga Journal conferences in: BOSTON, SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK, and COLORADO.


Feb. 9 and 10, 2009 – The Special Olympics was a heartfelt experience for international athletes, trainers, coaches and family members as well as UZIT therapists. Sharing Reiki, restorative yoga poses and essential oil therapy provided by Young Living Essential Oils with more than 400 guests over a two-day period illustrated how effectively these therapies address the needs of athletes before and after competition. READ MORE


May 9, 2009 – Urban Zen was thrilled to be the home for Kris Carr’s workshops. The first workshop was an incredible success. From the deepest detox details to the benefits of colonic therapy, the event was full of passion and education and the Posse was glowing in the end. READ MORE


June 14, 2009 – It is a rare and remarkable soul who becomes legendary during the coeventsurse of his life by virtue of great service to others, writes Eddie Stern, Ashtanga teacher, in the forward to a booklet handed out at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois memorial hosted by Urban Zen. The event drew 500 people to the Urban Zen Center at Stephan Weiss Studio to honor the life and work of the incomparable Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The memory of his warm and embracing spirit was celebrated in the presence of representatives from diverse yoga traditions, and included the screening of a short film celebrating his life and legacy. READ MORE


August 1, 2009 – Urban Zen was proud to be a part of Super Saturday, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s annual fundraising event. Hosted once again by Donna Karan, Ariel Foxman, InStyle, Kelly Ripa and Blake Lively, Super Saturday 12 presented its famous one-of-a-kind designer garage sale, kids’ carnival, gourmet food and exciting activities galore. READ MORE


August 9, 2009 – Donna Karan, Rodney Yee, and Colleen Saidman Yee hosted a Wellness Day at the Urban Zen Sag Harbor store and Yoga Shanti. It was an afternoon of yoga therapy, massage and aromatherapy led by Unrban Zen Integrative Therapy students, and organic juices by Jill Pettitjohn. READ MORE


Oct. 24, 2009 – Urban Zen hosted a holistic nursing forum and self-care retreat designed for nuses to learn to care for themselves. The presenters for this weekend were all pioneers in the fields of holistic nursing and integrative health care including, Barbara Dossey, Susan Luck, Bonney Schaub, and Aurora Ocampo, with special guest, Donna Karan, founder of the Urban Zen Foundation. READ MORE


August 22, 2009 – Real Medicine Foundation’s innovative approach to delivering international aid is reinventing medicine as we know it. Aligned with Urban Zen’s mission, Real Medicine Foundation uses an Integrative Health Care Model comprised of acupuncture, plant-based nutrition, therapeutic bodywork, homeopathy, yoga and today’s best practice medicine to achieve real results. Urban Zen organized a presentation at the Urban Zen retail store in Sag Harbor to share more about this emerging leader in international healthcare. READ MORE