Content Tagged: Donna Karan

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 »

Women, Creation and Production: A Haitian Celebration

This week, our Founder Donna Karan is off to Haiti. Among many exciting events and happenings, Donna will be participating in the Annual Women, Creation and Production Trade show, which is organized by “Voix Essencielle” -Femmes en Democratie, a Haitian nonprofit organization. This international trade show promotes Haiti’s creativity by offering a platform for Haitian… 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 »

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 »

Donna Karan Visits the Farber Center

Last month, Donna Karan visited The Farber Center for Radiation Oncology, meeting the Farber team and patients, to see the integrative practice at work. Characteristically, Donna expressed interest in every aspect of the center including how patients find themselves at The Farber Center, the range of insurance that is accepted, how the doctors and staff… Read more »

Urban Zen Founder Donna Karan honored at Parsons 2012 Fashion Benefit

We are always excited to share the events filling our calendars and the happenings that keep us energized. Last night was a particularly notable evening for the Urban Zen family as our founder, Donna Karan, was honored at the Parsons The New School for Design Fashion Benefit. Donna was honored with entrepreneur, philanthropist and Urban… Read more »

THIS WEEK’S COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS: Discover Haiti

If you’ve been following our Tweets, you know that we are enormously excited about the Discover Haiti Exhibition that is currently on display at the Urban Zen. It is a curation of inspiration from Haiti, a window into the visionary mind of our founder, and an opportunity to see a bourgeoning culture through the same… 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: Witnessing Transformation

It’s interesting to think about a cocoon and the unique role this little homespun home plays for its inhabitants. A cocoon is described as something that “envelops or surrounds in a protective or comforting way.” It is, quite literally, a space where profound transformation can occur. Last night, the Urban Zen Center became a cocoon… 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 »