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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 »

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 »

UZIT Nutrition Weekend: We Are Expressions of What We Eat

Though there is no straight formula to getting and staying healthy, there is one principle that all speakers at this weekend’s Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program supported in their own way: food is medicine, and what we put into our bodies directly determines our health. There is no way around it: we are expressions of… Read more »

CNN’s Alina Cho Interviews Donna Karan

Recently, we had the privilege of hosting CNN‘s Alino Cho at the Urban Zen Center for an interview with our founder, Donna Karan. Together, Alina and Donna had a captivating conversation that spanned Donna’s life, touching on the pivotal moments that have inspired Donna to become the woman she is today. Not only did they… 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 »

Acumen Fund at Urban Zen: Celebrating 10 Years of Changing the World

Innovation and inspiration were the words that reigned supreme at the Acumen Fund 10-year celebration that took place on Thursday, November 10th at The Urban Zen Center. It was a powerful day that enveloped all in the belief that you, in fact, are a part of something so much bigger than yourself. The program for… 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 »

Celebrating Dr. Paul Farmer at Urban Zen

On Tuesday, September 20th – in the midst of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and the UN General Assembly – Donna Karan opened the doors of the Urban Zen Center to celebrate Dr. Paul Farmer and his book, “Haiti: After the Earthqauke.” Guests of honor included Haiti’s President Martelly and Rwanda’s President Kagame. It… Read more »

Using Food to Navigate Cancer

This morning the Urban Zen Center was home to a wealth of healing wisdom and hands-on, experiential tools all designed to help patients and loved ones navigate cancer in a way that celebrates life and allows patients to “live beyond their diagnosis.” Designed by Stefanie Sacks, M.S., CNS, the last Food Solutions of 2011 proved… Read more »