Content Tagged: yoga

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 »

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 »

A Conversation with Phil Swain, CEO of YogaWorks

Last month, the UZIT Program launched a new partnership with YogaWorks that will allow us to reach communities throughout the country to make the UZIT training accessible. Yoga Works mission to honor and embrace each student’s search for personal growth, wellbeing and fulfillment is shared by the UZIT Program. In a departure from our tradition… 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 »

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 »

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 »

UZIT Weekend: Yoga Philosophy with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

The tenth weekend of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapist program convened this weekend for yoga philosophy with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor. Both longtime practitioners of the Ashtanga Yoga system taught by the late Pattabhi Jois, these teachers offered a wealth of knowledge and presence. Each day began with a two-hour physical practice, a vigorous… 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 »

Richard Rosen Original Yoga: The Forgotten Practices of Hatha Yoga

Last night the Urban Zen Center was transformed into an inclusive place of healing and expansion during our yoga class with Richard Rosen. Open to the public, this class brought together a conscious community of holistic explorers and served as a beautiful way to kick-off another weekend of UZIT training. Ali Schechter, a member of… Read more »

RICHARD ROSEN ORIGINAL YOGA: The Forgotten Practices of Hatha Yoga

DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2011 TIME: 6:00PM-8:00PM LOCATION: Urban Zen Center 711 Greenwich Street, New York City REGISTER Experience, with Richard Rosen, the heart of traditional Hatha yoga in this two hour journey through pranayama and the body of supporting exercises known as seals (mudras) and bonds (bandha) that evolved alongside of the practice of… Read more »