Content Tagged: Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program

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 »

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 »

Amazing Grace: A UZIT Experience in Haiti

by Mae Sakharov My personal journey with the Urban Zen Integrative Therapist (UZIT) training began in 2008 when I read an article about the program in the New York Times. I was immediately drawn to the cross-disciplinary approach, focusing on self-care and integrating ancient healing techniques to complement the best in modern medicine. Donna Karan,… 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 »

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 »

Discussing Care and Community at Dr. Mark Hyman’s Book Launch Event

In celebration of Dr. Mark Hyman’s latest book, “The Blood Sugar Solution,” our founder, Donna Karan, opened her home to a community of like-minded people ready to reignite the conversation of putting CARE back into healthcare (a mission of the Urban Zen Foundation and a desperately needed solution in the healthcare field). Joining Dr. Hyman… 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 »

UZIT Reflections on Haiti

Keely Garfield recently returned from Haiti where she was working on behalf of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) program along with fellow UZIT Leadership Team members Stephen Kolbert, Peggy Peloquin, and Mae Sakharov. Here, we invite you to read about Keely’s experience bringing healing to Haiti: Landing at the Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport at… Read more »

Hope Lodge Connects with UZITs During Clinical Training

This weekend, our Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) students are in session tackling the clinical component of their training, an essential, hands-on part of the UZIT curriculum. It’s an opportune time for students to try out their newly acquired integrative healthcare skills through simulated scenarios that they will encounter once they take their training out… Read more »

Show Your Favorite Nurse You Care

Over the last few months we have been sharing details of our collaboration with the Johnson & Johnson Campaign For Nursing’s Future with you. We continue to be inspired and motivated by the campaign’s commitment to nurses and we are delighted to tell you about a new opportunity for you to celebrate the nurses in… Read more »