Content Tagged: Colleen Saidman Yee

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Bringing “CARE” back to Healthcare at Kent State University

One of the missions of our founder, Donna Karan, is to make care an integral part of the healthcare paradigm. It is a deeply personal mission and something that is a pillar of the Urban Zen well-being initiative. As a part of our collective efforts to raise awareness and inspire change, Donna, along with our… Read more »

The Voice of A UZIT Student: Reflections on the Program

by Kara Dake, student of the 2011 Urban Zen Intergrative Therapy Program This past weekend at Urban Zen was about the deepening and integration of our skills. We were lucky to have our teachers in all of the modalities – yoga, aromatherapy, meditation, and Reiki – with us to close out the year and prepare… Read more »

The Journey of the UZIT Program

We could not be more excited about the continuing evolution of our Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program. Bringing our program to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has been a synergistic collaboration and represents a huge step forward on our journey toward shifting the healthcare paradigm. We invite you to watch this video and learn… Read more »

UZIT Program: Yoga Therapy with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee

“This weekend is for you to fill up. Nothing is a problem. Don’t be afraid of looking foolish. We welcome your questions. You are significant.” These were the words of wisdom and encouragement offered by Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee as they led our Urban Zen Integrative Therapy students through a grounding yoga practice… Read more »

Bringing Health, Healing and Haiti to the Hamptons

This weekend was all about bringing health, healing and Haiti to the Hamptons. It began at Tutto il Giorno in Southampton, where I had the pleasure of hosting a luncheon with my daughter Gabby, Cristina Cuomo and Peggy Siegal. The event brought together a community of women to break bread, connect and discuss the possibilities… Read more »


Sixty-five yoga students gathered at Colleen Saidman’s Yoga Shanti to experience the calming and restorative benefits of integrative therapy.  Colleen and husband, Rodney Yee, Co-Directors of the UZIT Program were assisted by Donna Karan and a group of graduate UZIT students as they shared restorative yoga, Reiki and Young Living Essential Oils. Film By: Zev Starr-Tambor