Twitter Party with Elizabeth Lesser, Co-Founder of the Omega Institute

Last Updated on Friday, 13 July 2012 10:47 Written by Urban Zen Friday, 13 July 2012 10:45

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DATE: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
TIME: 11AM-11:30AM EST

Ask Elizabeth: Live Q & A with the Inspirational Co-Founder of the Omega Institute

For more than 35 years Elizabeth has worked with leading figures in the fields of healing—healing self and healing society. This experience has cultivated within her an immense wealth of wisdom and insight. We are thrilled to be able to collaborate with Elizabeth and the Omega Institute to host a live Twitter Party where you can chat with Elizabeth and ask her your most pressing questions.

To join the live conversation, tweet using hashtag #UZFevent during event hours to chat in real-time with Elizabeth.



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GLBL YOGA on the Great Lawn

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 01:42 Written by Urban Zen Tuesday, 26 June 2012 01:42

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 teachers Elena Brower, Seane Corn, and two yogis very close to our hearts UZIT teachers Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee.

We invite you to watch this video to learn more:

We are humbled and filled with gratitude to GLBL YOGA for including as one of their charity partners for this event. GLBL YOGA will donate $100,000 to these charity partners, distributed equally. In addition, GLBL YOGA will donate 50% of any funds raised over the goal, and 50% of any net proceeds from other sources (e.g., sponsorships, merchandise).

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 May 2012 04:18 Written by Urban Zen Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:13

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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 this year’s series which focused on the role memory has played in the past, and the debatable role it plays in our contemporary cut-and-paste culture.

From remembering the past to learning in the present and the role each plays in our future, the function of memory was elegantly examined at The Rubin Museum on April 28th, starting with actress Marilu Henner and her “Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM).”

Only one of twelve documented HSAM cases, Marilu has the ability to remember each day of her past with perfect recall. As she shares in her new book Total Memory Makeover, each of us has the ability to expand our memories, relive them and take the valuable lessons we might have overlooked or subconsciously ignored. The wisdom of emotional growth allows us to look back at our lives with deeper understanding and compassion that can sometimes transform a painful memory to one that’s empowering.

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