• Reflections: Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Cycle 3 at UCLA

    BY GILLIAN CILIBRASI “Imagine a healthcare system where the patient is treated, not just the disease. Imagine a system where eastern healing techniques, yoga therapy, essential oil therapy, nutrition and contemplative care are used in combination with western medicine in a holistic approach to patient care.” In 2009 I was drawn to the UZIT Program… Read more »

  • Zen at Kerckhoff Hall

    Currently in session is the 3rd cycle of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy at UCLA‘s Kerckhoff Hall. This training is an introduction to the 5 modalities, guiding each trainee toward creating an embodied experience of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapies. Comprised of 50 trainees, cycle 3 includes the in-house staff training of doctors, nurses and allied health… Read more »

  • The Power to Heal Yourself

    “You have the power to heal yourself,” said Dr. Martin Erlich, clinical director of Continuum Center for Health and Healing, to a sell-out crowd of moviegoers and healthcare advocates last Monday night. The movie screened was award-winning documentary “ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” which, according to the film’s director and producer, Matthew… Read more »


    Find the calm in the chaos at the wellness series, an experiential lecture series dedicated to different topics on holistic health and living, every Saturday through Sept. 1. Hosted outdoors by Urban Zen retail in Sag Harbor.   TOPIC 6: INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 TIME: 11AM–1PM LOCATION: URBAN ZEN SAG HARBOR 4 BAY… Read more »

  • Our Founder Donna Karan Speaks About Loss on The Conversation

    Here at Urban Zen, one of our core values is our belief in the power of effective, honest communication; it changes things. This is one of the reasons why we love The Conversation, the inspiring and timely new interview series hosted by Amanda de Cadenet. We were honored that Amanda chose to speak with our… Read more »

  • Celebrating the Mothers of our UZIT Program

    In celebration of Mother’s Day we wanted to give a love-filled shout-out to the mother’s of our Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program. In the three years since the launch of the UZIT Program, several of our students have had the incredible experience of learning the benefits of the eastern healing techniques not only for patient… Read more »

  • UZIT Program 2011 – Closing Weekend

    This weekend, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) Program closed with a palpable sense of thanksgiving and the knowing that “it might have been otherwise.” Students gathered together for a final opportunity to glean wisdom from the now-familiar faces of the UZIT program. Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, Robert Chodo Campbell and Koshin Paley… Read more »

  • Yoga with Elena Brower: Creating the Conditions For Clarity

    DATE: Monday, March 19, 2012 TIME: 6:00PM-8:00PM LOCATION: Urban Zen Center 711 Greenwich Street, New York City REGISTER Elena guides an internal journey of healing through asana, pranayama and meditation; this class will be inspired particularly by two of her favorite teachers, Rodney Yee and Erich Schiffman. The practice will offer the perfect blend of… Read more »

  • Richard Freeman Public Class

    DATE: Thursday, January 19, 2012 TIME: 6:00PM-8:00PM LOCATION: Urban Zen Center 711 Greenwich Street, New York City REGISTER FREEDOM ON THE EDGE OF SENSATION Through a focus on breathing, bandhas, mudra and driste, we will explore the internal forms of the Ashtanga vinyasa system of yoga. Using postures from the primary and intermediate series we… Read more »