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Fashionista and longtime yogi, Donna Karan, has made it her mission for over a decade to help usher in holistic wellness to the medical world. When she lost her husband in 2001 to lung cancer DK was inspired to build a program that fostered support and care for patients not just with technology, but with something [...]

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Coldplay lover and Cee-lo consort Gwyneth Paltrow was honored Wednesday night at the 3rd Annual Bent on Learning Benefit held at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center in NYC. There she is looking awfully glowy and pretty posing with Ms. DK herself. Bent on Learning is an awesome organization bringing yoga and meditation to under served [...]

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92-year-old Yoga Guru, and recent animal rights activist, B.K.S. Iyengar has sent a letter to fashion icon Donna Karan urging her to stop using fur. The letter has Iyengar asking Karan to quit using “furs, which are violently removed from the living animals, so that those animals which have the right to live, live in [...]

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And so you ask, what’s a Monday without a little Martha Stewart yoga? To which we say, just another day of living! Thanks to all that is good we get a snippet, albeit brief, of the domestic maven, Lady Martha Stewart, and her yoga partner, American design queen, Donna Karan. The clip is from Sunday [...]

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Ahoy! Celebriyogi spotted on the lawn. Can you guess who? It’s DK of NY! We were waiting for the celeb sightings to surface from the ginormous media yoga event that was Yoga at the Great Lawn. While the class may have been a wash out, it sure did draw a record-breaking crowd. Thousands of yogadorks [...]

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File this under “Yay for Yoga!” Sure yoga news seems to be taking over the world, but when just about every single media outlet picks up a story about yoga helping cancer patients, we say bring it on! A study at the University of Rochester has found that a 75 minute yoga practice twice a [...]

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We’ve seen countless reports on what yoga can do for people with so many different conditions and dis-eases. New York’s Beth Israel hospital was so convinced of yoga’s healing power they set up a Zen wing! (courtesy of Donna Karan and Urban Zen). Cancer patients are offered recovery techniques like yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, reiki, and [...]

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There’s all this talk making the usual media rounds of alternative therapies vs. conventional, traditional, board-certified yadda yadda, but the conversation just seems to go round in circles. Today we aim to stop the insanity with one simple word, INTEGRATIVE, meaning complementary, meaning there isn’t a cure-all so quit it! An article in yesterday’s Washington [...]

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You know, we’ve been feeling really inspired lately by all the admirable yoga organizations and teachers who’ve made it their work to help people with chronic illness. It’s like every time we turn around there’s a new class or org. springing up for cancer survivors. And that’s a good thing, Martha. How can we be [...]

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