August 5-10, 2019

Level 1: Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) Intensive Training

With Colleen Saidman Yee, Rodney Yee, Sarah Halweil, Barbara Hennessy, Stacy Haessler, and Stephanie Livaccari

In Sag Harbor, NY

Studio: Yoga Shanti Sag Harbor in Sag Harbor, NY

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About This Program

Imagine a healthcare system where the patient is treated, not just the disease—a system where Eastern healing techniques support Western medicine in a holistic approach to patient care. In 2009, the Urban Zen Foundation launched the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program (UZIT) with a mind toward realizing this vision. Starting with self-care, the UZIT program includes training in yoga therapy, essential oil therapy, Reiki, and contemplative care.

Inspired by Donna Karan and designed by Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, UZIT begins, in its level-1 training, by giving anyone interested in self-care a complete set of tools to modulate or alleviate their own stress, pain, anxiety, sadness, and digestive issues. In level-2 training, students learn how to provide Urban Zen’s cluster of therapeutic support services to others: family members and friends facing illness, injury, or stress; those in and out of hospital settings, including senior-care facilities, hospice, and nursing homes; students in schools and yoga studios; and men and women working in corporate environments. Urban Zen’s curriculum is uniquely designed to address the classic symptoms associated with illness: pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, constipation and exhaustion.

Level 1 Training

Lectures and practice sessions include training in the four Urban Zen modalities and how to layer them to alleviate pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, constipation and exhaustion

  • Yoga therapy, including in-chair and in-bed movement, restorative yoga, breathing practices, and guided meditation
  • Reiki, including level-1 Reiki training for self-practice and for use in clinical setting
  • Essential oil therapy with 10 therapeutic-grade essential oils, including lavender, lemon, peppermint, frankincense and other special blends. Participants will learn benefits and contraindications for each essential oil.
  • Contemplative care training in the ability to stay present, calm, and effective in the face of suffering

6-Day Module Dates
August 5th-10th, 9:00am-5:00pm

Location of Program
Sag Harbor


Tuition for this UZIT Level 1 training is $1800.

How to Apply

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