Content Tagged: Well-Being

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 »

What’s Possible: An Interview With Our July Ambassador, Elizabeth Lesser

We invite you to read this interview by our March Ambassador,‘s Marianne Schnall. Here, Marianne shares an inspired conversation with our July Ambassador, Elizabeth Lesser, co-founder of the Omega Institute. Please note that this interview originally appeared on Marianne: What inspired the formation of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center? Elizabeth: Since we began… Read more »

GLBL YOGA on the Great Lawn

The Urban Zen Foundation is honored to be a part of GLBL YOGA‘s remarkable yoga event happening on August 16, 2012. On that day, GLBL YOGA will turn Central Park’s Great Lawn into the world’s largest yoga studio. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers will be united by the practice of yoga, led by world-renowned… Read more »

Our Founder Donna Karan Speaks About Loss on The Conversation

Here at Urban Zen, one of our core values is our belief in the power of effective, honest communication; it changes things. This is one of the reasons why we love The Conversation, the inspiring and timely new interview series hosted by Amanda de Cadenet. We were honored that Amanda chose to speak with our… Read more »

July Ambassador – Elizabeth Lesser

We are delighted to introduce you to our July Ambassador, Elizabeth Lesser. Elizabeth is the co-founder of Omega Institute, the United States’ largest life-ling learning center focusing on health, wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. The Omega Institute will also be home to our UZIT program this fall, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about… Read more »

Celebrating the Mothers of our UZIT Program

In celebration of Mother’s Day we wanted to give a love-filled shout-out to the mother’s of our Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program. In the three years since the launch of the UZIT Program, several of our students have had the incredible experience of learning the benefits of the eastern healing techniques not only for patient… Read more »

Brainwave: A refreshing take on the mind, body, spirit connection

Recently we had the opportunity to collaborate with the Rubin Museum for their innovative well-being series Brainwave, which brought people from diverse walks of life together to engage with neuroscientists in one-on-one conversations in order to better understand the workings of our minds. It was an honor for the Urban Zen team to participate in… Read more »

Supporting our May Ambassador: No Mother’s Day Campaign

This month we are proud to partner with our Ambassador, Christy Turlington Burns, to help raise awareness and inspire change for all mothers everywhere. This Mother’s Day, we invite you to align with Christy and her foundation, Every Mother Counts, as they launch a social issue campaign designed to raise awareness about the hundreds of… Read more »

Supporting Father Rick at NPH Saint Damien’s Hospital, Haiti

by Janera Soerel Father Rick. He is American—from Connecticut, in his 50s, tall, fit, and very handsome, with neatly trimmed hair. Wearing khaki pants, sneakers, a snugly fitting t-shirt with a leather string tied around his neck, from which a wooden cross dangled, he was polite when we were introduced, but his eyes darted away… Read more »

BrainWave Twitter Party with Marilu Henner

DATE: Thursday, April 26, 2012 TIME: 5PM-6PM EST LOCATION: Twitter What is your most potent memory? Join us for a live Twitter conversation with Marilu Henner, keynote speaker in the Rubin Museum’s BrainWave Series. We will be live tweeting about the magic of memory, a concept that Marilu is exceedingly familiar with as she is… Read more »