Content Tagged: Reiki

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 »

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 »

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 »


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

A UZIT Graduate Shares Her Personal Journey

As many of you know, our 2011 Urban Zen Intergrative Therpist (UZIT) Program is underway. Seeing the development of our UZITs is a profoundly heart-warming experience for the entire Urban Zen team and we absolutely love to hear their stories. Just recently Nadina Lambert, a graduate of our 2009 UZIT class wrote a beautiful piece… Read more »

Caring for Ourselves: A Celebration of National Nurses Week

To commemorate National Nurses Week the Urban Zen Center hosted a beautiful, embracing day of nurturing for nurses. Our Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program (UZIT), in collaboration with the Johnson & Johnson Campaign For Nursing’s Future, transformed the loft space at the Stephan Weiss Studio into a soothing sanctuary-like space for nurses to participate in… Read more »

UZIT 2011: The Paradigm Shift Begins

This morning marked an important moment for the Urban Zen Foundation as we launched the first day of our 2011 Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program (UZIT). The doors of the Urban Zen Center opened early to welcome our new students into the Stephan Weiss Studio, a space that will soon become a beautiful, hands-on classroom… Read more »

2011 UZIT Program Rolling Admission

Starting Jan. 3, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program (UZIT) is accepting applications for the 2011 training program. This groundbreaking program includes training in yoga therapy, essential oil therapy, Reiki, contemplative care and nutrition. The curriculum provides in-depth knowledge to practitioners, preparing them to use these integrative therapies in a variety of healthcare settings, including… Read more »