Foundations of UZIT: 3-Day Self-Care Workshop CHICAGO
Wednesday 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am-5pm & Friday 9am-1pmUrban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT), created by Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee is a holistic care method that relies on the synergistic effects of mindful movements, restorative yoga poses, breath awareness exercises, meditation, essential oils, Reiki, 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 anyone 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(tm)—things that are amplified during illness or a hospital stay but that we experience in daily life too. In this 3-day workshop you will learn basic UZIT strategies for Self-Care. The skills you learn at this 3-day workshop 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 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 mindful movements, restorative yoga, breath awareness, and guided body awareness meditation Essential oils: 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(tm) 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.” A big Thank You to Living Well Cancer Resource Center part of Northwestern Medicinefor sponsoring our event at their location in Geneva, Illinois! INSTRUCTORS FOR UZIT: Rodney Yee took his first yoga class in 1980. At the time he was a dancing with the Oakland Ballet Company and studying philosophy and physical therapy at the University of California Berkeley. He went to yoga to increase flexibility, but found so much more – he found it combined the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of his life; he saw the transformative nature of yoga, and especially the power of the breath. Within a few years he began teaching, and in 1987 Rodney co-founded the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, CA, with Richard Rosen and Clare Finn. Over the last 25 years, Rodney has been featured in several dozen DVDs produced by Gaiam. He has also authored two books, Yoga: The Poetry of the Body and Moving Toward Balance. Along with his wife Colleen Saidman Yee, Rodney created and is featured in the new GaiamTV Yoga Foundations course (gaia.com). Together they are co-owners of Yoga Shanti New York City and Yoga Shanti Westhampton Beach, and are Co-Executive Directors of Donna Karan's Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program. They teach workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings worldwide, and maintain public teaching schedules at Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor and New York City. Colleen Saidman Yee graduated from Jivamukti’s yoga teacher training program in 1998 and has been teaching ever since. In 1999, she founded Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, New York. She has been featured in dozens of Gaiam yoga videos and has appeared in The New York Times, New York magazine, Vanity Fair, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Yoga Journal, among many other online and print publications. Colleen’s book, Yoga for Life: a Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom was published in June 2015. Along with her husband Rodney Yee, Colleen has created and is featured in the new GaiamTV Yoga Foundations course (gaia.com). Together they are co-owners of Yoga Shanti New York City and Yoga Shanti Westhampton Beach, and are Co-Executive Directors of Donna Karan's Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program. They teach workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings worldwide, and maintain public teaching schedules at Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor and New York City. Rodney & Colleen will be teaching May 17th. Ed Dailey, RN, RYT, RNPA, has been a nurse for more than 20 years and worked in several clinical settings, including psychiatry, post-surgical, oncology, HIV medicine, and the operating room. He is a graduate and faculty member of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) Program, offered by the Urban Zen Foundation, and spent 18 months implementing yoga therapy at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Ed implemented two Integrative therapy programs at Uconn Health Center and Sacred Heart hospital in Destin, Florida. Ed has been part of the education team at Young Living since 2011 but took a full-time position as a Senior Global Trainer in April 2015. Ed is passionate about teaching members the self care skills to create better healthcare. He has been instrumental in helping to develop new programs and inspire members at Young Living. Gillian Cilibrasi, LMT, e-RYT 500 is Program Director, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program responsible for all aspects of this national training program in this integrative approach to bringing eastern healing modalities into western clinical settings. She is a senior trainer for and certified practitioner as a UZIT. Pamela Hunter, CCA, e-RYT 500 is a 2014 graduate of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program. She is passionate about facilitating and bringing UZIT to Chicagoland; this integrative approach to self care and health care is important. UZIT incorporates all the modalities she has trained in for the past 17 years of her journey. Pamela is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist offering education for the essential oil portion of this training. Ed, Gillian, & Pamela will be teaching May 17 - 19.