Want to deepen your practice, refine your poses, and discover how to live your life with more wisdom?

Spring into your healthiest, most grounded self at Yoga Journal LIVE New York! It’s four days of innovative yoga classes, workshops, and trainings led by the world’s most renowned teachers.

Plus, join free community classes, shop yoga styles and gear, and sample healthy foods in the FREE Sangha Space and Yoga Market.

Whether you are dropping by for a quick flow, a serious student of yoga, or seeking to fine-tune your teaching skills, you will find a session that speaks to you.


Elena Brower, Coral Brown, Kathryn Budig, Seane Corn, Jason Crandell, Maty Ezraty, Alan Finger, Sarah Finger, Bo Forbes, Richard Freeman, Amy Ippoliti, Giselle Mari, Dharma Mittra, Aadil Palkhivala, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee.

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Friday, April 21 • 1:00pm - Sunday, April 23 • 5:00pm
Foundations of UZIT On-Site Training AVAILABLE

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Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT), created by Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee is a holistic care method that relies on the syner­gistic effects of in-bed movements, restorative yoga poses, breath-awareness exercises, meditation, essential oils, Reiki (energy balancing), nutrition, and contemplative care. UZIT-trained therapists work in a wide range of settings, from hospitals to rehab centers to senior-care and hospice facilities across the United States, helping patients and health care workers. The practice is also useful for any one interested in taking care of family and friends. UZIT has been shown to ease insomnia, pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, and constipation (referred to as PANIC)—things that are amplified during illness or a hospital stay but that we experience in daily life too.

In this three-day workshop you will learn basic UZIT strategies for relieving and reducing burnout. The skills you learn in San Francisco will  prepare you for the full UZIT training, which includes an additional 12 in-person training days, over the course of four months.

Each training day at New York begins with a yoga class that includes active and restorative poses, breath work, and meditation. This practice is followed by lectures, discussions, and practices related to UZIT modalities, including.:

  Yoga therapy: In-chair and in-bed mindful movements, restorative yoga, breath awareness, and guided body awareness meditation  
  • Essential oil therapy: Protocol for using three therapeutic-grade essential oils—lavender, lemon, and peppermint—and information on using other single oils and blends

  • Nutrition: Nutritional information as a form of self-care for UZITs.

  • Contemplative Care: Training and practice in the ability to stay present, calm, and effective in the midst of suffering

 You’ll learn how to layer these modalities to address the symptoms of PANIC in yourself so that you can be more grounded, relaxed, and restored, and be present as your serve others. As Roshi Joan Halifax, a Buddhist teacher and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care, says, “Healthcare without self-care is sick care.”

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Marcia Miller

Marcia Miller, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga for nearly 40 years and has taught all levels and types of students from new beginners to yoga teachers and everyone in between. In 2001 Marcia was one of the founders/owners of Yoga on High. She is one of a few Master Teacher Trainers... Read More →
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Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1971, soon after she came home from France with a grande diplôme from Julia Child’s cooking school, L’Ecole des Trois Gourmandes. She found yoga at first a means of finding equanimity during the stress of University, and it was that thread of... Read More →
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Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee, who has been practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching for 25, got his foundation from Iyengar Yoga. He continues his studies together with his wife, Colleen Saidman Yee. Thirty DVDs and two books later, he has turned his yoga passion toward health care by cochairing the... Read More →
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Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee has been teaching yoga for 16 years and is featured in 13 yoga DVDs. She owns and directs Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, NY, and continues her studies with her husband, Rodney Yee. Her passion for working in health care started in junior high at a geriatric center... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - Sunday April 23, 2017 5:00pm EDT