VOICE OF THE UZIT: Above All, Bearing Witness

Written by: Urban Zen (view bio) Friday, 14 February 2014

bearingwitness VOICE OF THE UZIT: Above All, Bearing Witness

BY VIRGINIA MACALI, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program Trainee

There was an edge of anticipation for the second 5-day Urban Zen training that was palpable as we walked into the room. It was a mix of excitement for being together again, mixed with the anxiety of being assessed and tested on our learning over the past four months. The teachers and mentors guided us through more practices and language distinctions to help us to be even more precise with our language and more grounded and present with ourselves and others.


UZIT NEWS: Wexner Heritage Village Chair’s Award

Written by: Urban Zen (view bio) Friday, 31 January 2014

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.


VOICE OF THE UZIT: Stories of Calm and Ease

Written by: Urban Zen (view bio) Tuesday, 5 November 2013

calmnease VOICE OF THE UZIT: Stories of Calm and Ease


Successes are being shared and celebrated. With the 5-day Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Training and 14 weeks of study and practice under our belts, we are now practicing Urban Zen protocols with friends and family. Students already working in health care settings are practicing with patients.

The stories are being shared on our Facebook page, on the mentor calls, and in conversations in the studio before and after yoga classes. Here are a few that caught my attention.


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