Content Tagged: Healing

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 »

Jennifer Owens on Experiencing the UZIT Program

My Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) experience as a practitioner and patient, simultaneously, has led to deeper understanding of my body and its capabilities and the need for loving-kindness from within. Though short lived, my time as a UZIT student have left me with invaluable knowledge and, because of this, I will be eternally grateful… Read more »

The UZIT Experience of Bringing Hope to Haiti

By Keely Garfield I am returning to Haiti, this time in the role of group leader for Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT), Clinical Rotation #5. As it turns out, we are an international cast of intrepids, hailing from Curacao, Argentina, Quebec, and London all by way of New York naturellement! This will prove crucial as… Read more »

Richard Freeman: Freedom on the Edge of Sensation

Nearly 75 yogis gathered at the Urban Zen Center last Thursday for class with longtime Ashtanga yoga teacher Richard Freeman. Freeman and his wife, Mary Taylor, return to Urban Zen this weekend to lead the yoga philosophy portion of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Program. “Tonight we will explore the internal practice of Ashtanga yoga,”… Read more »

A Gift to the Community

by Luana DeAngelis-Halpern, Founder/President of You Can Thrive! You Can Thrive! provides a weekly forum for community members to volunteer to help their neighbors with breast cancer receive access to integrative care, “when they need it most and can afford it least”. The Grand Re-opening event on December 4th, 2011 saw a partnering with the… Read more »

Urban Zen on the West Coast: UZITs at UCLA

The video above captures our Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program’s collaboration with the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center, a partnership that is so important to me. At the moment, I am back in L.A. and I’ve just had a truly remarkable day spending time with our UZITs and the UCLA team. My favorite part of… Read more »

Richard Rosen Original Yoga: The Forgotten Practices of Hatha Yoga

Last night the Urban Zen Center was transformed into an inclusive place of healing and expansion during our yoga class with Richard Rosen. Open to the public, this class brought together a conscious community of holistic explorers and served as a beautiful way to kick-off another weekend of UZIT training. Ali Schechter, a member of… Read more »

This Week’s Community Highlights: Celebrating Beauty

Appreciating beauty is weaved into the fabric of the Urban Zen philosophy; we see it in the diversity of cultures, the wonder of travel, the insight of children, the path of healing and in the design our of products. This week, we were delighted to touch on the topic of beauty with our online community.

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 »

A Sacred Place to Commemorate 9/11

With the healing sounds of rhythmic gonging reverberating through the studio, the Urban Zen Center was transformed into a sacred place on Sunday morning, in memoriam of the September 11th attacks that devastated the country one decade ago. Donna Karan opened her doors to the community, encouraging anyone who felt the need to come together… Read more »