• Benedict Lekanapal: Radiant Child

    We are happy to welcome back The Thorn Tree Project, a 501(c)3 whose mission is to help educate the children of traditional nomadic families in Northern Samburu. This Thursday June 6th, The Thorn Tree Project will be hosting their annual African Bazaar and Auction at the Urban Zen Center in the Stephan Weiss Studio. The proceeds… Read more »

  • Miami Discovers Haiti at the Little Haiti Cultural Center

    Opening on May 16th at the Little Haiti Cultural Alliance Center in Miami is Discover Haiti, our ongoing collaboration with Russell James and Nomad Two Worlds. Urban Zen and Nomad Two Worlds continue to support the artisans of Haiti through the Discover Haiti exhibition, which was first launched at the Urban ZenCenter in New York City. The… Read more »

  • Celebrating our Community: Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais

    Anything is possible when people come together with a shared vision. We’ve seen this philosophy in action countless times and it fuels our on-going belief in the power of community. We are very proud to share the Dr. Paul Farmer – a key member of our community in Haiti – has completed the construction of… Read more »


    We’re thrilled that our friends at TOMS are as inspired by Haiti’s limitless creativity as we are. We invite you to watch this video to learn more about their collaborative efforts with Haiti’s Artisans. We are sending our love and appreciation to TOMS and our friends in Haiti. We remain only excited for our upcoming… Read more »

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    Eating Consciously, Eating Clean

    I was very excited last year to partner with Urban Zen on “Conscious Palate,” an exclusive, live dinner series featuring fine, farm-to-table meals prepared by high-profile chefs. Urban Zen and Clean Plates are both passionate about the importance of eating clean. We share a mission to make healthier dining easier and more enjoyable even when… Read more »

  • Donna Karan on the TODAY Show

    From the heart of the West Village, at Stephan Weiss studio, the Today show filmed Donna Karan speaking about life, love, Urban Zen and the Connecting the Dots exhibition. “Donna Karan honors late husband with art exhibit” aired this morning, Tuesday, Nov. 6, on NBC. NBC correspondent Kristen Dahlgren described the story of Donna and Stephan Weiss… Read more »

  • Maison D’Haiti at the 2012 Olympics

    The 2012 Summer Olympics are, in part, a celebration of countries coming together and striving for excellence. For Urban Zen, it’s been no different. London and the Olympics has been the setting for the latest journey of the “Discover Haiti” exhibition at Maison d’Haiti in the William Road Gallery. Curated by Urban Zen and Nomad… Read more »

  • Rodney Yee on Life as a Father

    My life started over again the moment each child was born. With every birth, I was propelled into a new universe where love, commitment, responsibility and fear took on radically larger proportions. For me, I could never have imagined what an impact children would have on both my internal and external life. Yoga was essential… Read more »

  • May Ambassador – Christy Turlington Burns

    In celebration of all mothers everywhere and the advancement of maternal health, we are delighted to honor Christy Turlington Burns as our May Ambassador. With nearly thirty years at the forefront of the fashion industry, having graced every magazine cover from Vogue to Time, Christy has established a diverse career as a model, writer, entrepreneur,… Read more »