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Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Offered at UCLA

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Mar 21, 2012

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Demonstrating the growing popularity and acceptance of integrative therapies, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles now offers the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program developed by fashion designer Donna Karan and facilitated by the Urban Zen Foundation. According to Gillian Cilibrasi, Urban Zen’s program director, UCLA medical professionals will be trained in yoga therapy, Reiki, essential oil therapy, nutrition and contemplative care.

The UCLA Health System features the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine and has historically offered holistic health care techniques with traditional medical care. Available services include traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, acupressure and herbal medicine. The UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center provides mindfulness training.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at