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Clarus Center Offers Urban Zen Integrative Therapy

The Clarus Center, in Warrenville, has a beautiful space hosting yoga classes geared to specific needs and for those who do not prefer the “workout” but need the therapeutic properties of the ancient science. On Thursday’s starting January 12 they will be offering an Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Taught by Angelica Wright and Pamela Hunter, this class offers students of all levels the opportunity to benefit from the therapeutic properties of yoga.

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) is appropriate for everyone, including those who are recovering from an illness or injury or students who need to give some tender loving care to their bodies and minds. Inspired by Donna Karan and developed by Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee to serve hospital staff patients and their families, UZIT addresses the symptoms of pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, constipation and exhaustion that can accompany a disease or injury.

The program features modalities that include gentle movements, restorative yoga poses, body scans, breath practices, aromatherapy and Reiki. No yoga experience is necessary and props are provided. Students leave the self-care sanctuary of the Clarus Center feeling calm, relaxed and revitalized.

In addition, the center will offer a 12-step Recovery Yoga Class taught by Kay Elliot. Open to anyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or that of others, this inclusive class features a step-based discussion and yoga practice. “Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease that it is,” explains Elliot.


Location: 28379 Davis Pkwy., Ste. 801. For more information or to register (recommended), call 630-248-6575 or email Pamela.Hunter@me.com.

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