Inspirational quotes by UZIT Directors: Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee

Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 March 2014 06:19 Written by Barbara Tuesday, 4 March 2014 06:19

7 Inspirational quotes by UZIT Directors: Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee

This month, join us in celebrating two of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy directors, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee. With the support of a few partners, they’re opening Yoga Shanti NYC this month. Here’s a collection of our favorite quotes from these two yogis. Enjoy!


“The places where you have the most resistance are actually the places that are going to be the areas of the greatest liberation.” – Rodney Yee


“There’s so much fear running our lives that we forget to be human when it really counts.”- Rodney Yee


“Yoga is the study of the human body. It is the surge for the human soul.” – Rodney Yee


“Let’s hold hands and brave this beautiful, crazy life together with a sweet smile and a calm breath.” – Colleen Saidman Yee


“My main inspiration for myself and for women is to be kind and to not have to push and deplete but to use the yoga practice as restoration. So that we do have energy then to serve the world, we’re not exhausted, we can be with our kids in a real way, we can be with our spouse and I think that is a beautiful thing to offer the world, energy.” – Colleen Saidman Yee


“Any doorway that leads you to a deeper understanding of who you are is worthwhile.” – Rodney Yee


“Listen deeply. Meditate on that which is arising. Even if it’s boredom or difficulty or maybe a feeling of being stuck, that in itself can be the work for your practice.” – Rodney Yee


“Yoga is the methodology with which to unveil the miracle that exists right in front of our faces.” – Rodney Yee


” As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.” – Rodney Yee

“ I do what I do because there’s nothing else I can do. I love it because I believe in it.” – Colleen Saidman Yee

“Yoga is really trying to liberate us from … shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing — I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body.” – Rodney Yee


“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee

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UZIT Lori Guth Moffett at TEDx

Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 March 2014 06:17 Written by jonas Tuesday, 4 March 2014 04:54


We were thrilled to see one of our Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program graduates, now one of our Urban Zen instructors, Lori Guth Moffett, giving a presentation at TEDxColumbus.

Lori has been a registered yoga teacher and reiki master for ten years, and completed our inaugural UZIT program in 2009 . She currently teaches classes and workshops at Yoga on High. In 2013, Lori was able to help secure a grant from Alice and Robert Estrich Fund of the Columbus Foundation to launch a program at Wexner Heritage Village and Zussman Hospice to support patients, staff and family members reducing stress using Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.

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UZIT NEWS: Wexner Heritage Village Chair’s Award

Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 March 2014 04:36 Written by Urban Zen Friday, 31 January 2014 04:27

post img2 UZIT NEWS: Wexner Heritage Village Chairs Award

We are honored to share that Wexner Heritage Village, one of our partners in the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program, has received a $25,000 grant from the Alice and Robert Estrich Fund of The Columbus Foundation to support the expansion of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy at Zusman Hospice. See below, a statement by the Wexner Heritage Village Board Chair Eric Wasserstrom on Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.



The Wexner Heritage Village Chair’s Award is an opportunity to recognize and thank a group or corporation that has made a meaningful and lasting impact on our organization, associates, patients and their families.

This year, I have the distinct honor of presenting the Chair’s Award to the innovators behind WHV’s Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program. In a very short time, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy has become so interwoven into the very fabric of and culture of Wexner Heritage Village that it is now hard to imagine life without it.

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