Content Tagged: Urban Zen

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 »

A Prayer for Boston

When tragedy strikes, we are often left completely dumbstruck by the senselessness of it all. Our well-being practice has helped us create and sustain a space from which we can maintain our calm despite the chaos transpiring in the world around us. It’s from that calm that we can hold space for others while they… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

This Week’s Community Highlights: Celebrating Children & Education

One of the great passions of the Urban Zen Foundation is exploring the ways in which innovative education can create real avenues toward children’s empowerment. It’s a part of Donna Karan’s heart and it is integral to the mission of the foundation. This week, our conversations with our online community skewed toward this important topic… 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 »

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 »