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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Urban Zen Integrative Therapy at the Yoga Journal Conference

    This past Sunday, April 7th, the co-directors of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman, led a restorative Urban Zen Integrative Therapy class for more than 175 yogis at the Yoga Journal Conference in New York City. With the intention of providing an embodied UZIT experience, the participants were led through… Read more »

  • What’s Possible: An Interview With Our July Ambassador, Elizabeth Lesser

    We invite you to read this interview by our March Ambassador,‘s Marianne Schnall. Here, Marianne shares an inspired conversation with our July Ambassador, Elizabeth Lesser, co-founder of the Omega Institute. Please note that this interview originally appeared on Marianne: What inspired the formation of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center? Elizabeth: Since we began… Read more »

  • GLBL YOGA on the Great Lawn

    The Urban Zen Foundation is honored to be a part of GLBL YOGA‘s remarkable yoga event happening on August 16, 2012. On that day, GLBL YOGA will turn Central Park’s Great Lawn into the world’s largest yoga studio. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers will be united by the practice of yoga, led by world-renowned… Read more »

  • July Ambassador – Elizabeth Lesser

    We are delighted to introduce you to our July Ambassador, Elizabeth Lesser. Elizabeth is the co-founder of Omega Institute, the United States’ largest life-ling learning center focusing on health, wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. The Omega Institute will also be home to our UZIT program this fall, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about… 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 »