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About UZIT

UZIT's mission is to improve the well-being of individuals

What is UZIT?
  • We teach simple and effective self-care techniques that promote relaxation, creativity and focus
  • We move towards balance, ease and joy through non-pharmaceutical integrative practices
  • We utilize the combination of four unique modalities: Yoga, Essential Oils, Reiki and Presence: Practice & Application
  • We offer potent and portable tools that increase the capacity for growth, compassion and kindness
  • We connect with ourselves and inspire others through community care
  • We reorient the individual and world towards comfort, happiness and peace
  • UZIT was founded by Donna Karan, Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee
  • UZIT is pronounced "use it"

How does UZIT work?
  • UZIT practices promote a sense of centering, calm and joy by integrating four supportive modalities: Yoga, Reiki, Essential Oils and Presence
  • UZIT can be experienced in-person or online through classes, 1-on-1 sessions, self-care workshops and community-care programs
  • UZIT’s self-care workshops were designed by Colleen Saidman Yee, Rodney Yee, Marcia Miller, Tracy Griffiths and Mary Taylor
  • RELIEF is Rest, Ease, Levity, Integrate, Energize and Focus

Who can UZIT?  Are there any enrollment requirements?
  • UZIT is for anyone.  No experience is necessary.  No enrollment requirements
  • UZIT is for everyone and every day
  • UZIT’s self-care practices and community-care programs are intended to restore, reconnect and rebalance at home, work or in any setting
  • UZIT is also for anyone who is exhausted, anxious, in pain or not feeling as vital or creative as one can be
  • Module 1 and 2 can be completed non-sequentially.  i.e., you can complete Module 2 before Module 1

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What are the requirements to become a certified UZIT Practitioner?
    • You must complete 6 modules to become a certified UZIT Practitioner
      • Modules 1 and 2: Self-Care
        • UZIT Practitioner training program - R.E.L.I.E.F.
          • two weekend workshops and eight mentor sessions (breakouts)
        • Homework during program
        • Un-graded oral and written assessments are requirements in order to earn a certificate AND must be completed 6 weeks after the program ends
      • Modules 3 and 4: Caring-For-Others
        • We are currently updating the curriculum to follow R.E.L.I.E.F.
      • Modules 5 and 6: Clinical Rotations
        • specialize and spend time in the community that you will serve, e.g., corporate, medical, schools, veterans organizations, non-profits, government departments (city, state, federal), corrections facilities, etc
      • For each module, after fulfilling the requirements, you will receive a certificate of completion for that module.  After completing the requirements of Modules 1 through 6, you will receive a certificate with your name as a certified UZIT Practitioner 

  • What is the difference between previous UZIT trainings (2007-19) and this new one?
    • Previous UZIT trainees, who completed the training programs and certification requirements from 2007-19, will be grandparented after assessment.  Please inquire at 
    • We introduce R.E.L.I.E.F. with P.A.N.I.C. 
    • We have consolidated and refined the modalities, but the trainings will be very similar
      • The UZIT certification has shifted from a year-long training program into six modules to become a practitioner.  If you are beginning training in 2022, upon completion of Modules 7 and 8, you will be certified to teach UZIT trainees
    • Previous UZIT trainees can participate in the weekend or month-long programs at discounted prices:
      • Please inquire at 
        • please include:
          • LOCATION (host organization and city): ________________
          • TEACHERS: ________________
          • MONTH and YEAR (participated, graduated or certified): ________________
          • if possible, please email a copy of your certificate