The Urban Yogis series, hosted by Eddie Stern, travels to different environments, people and places in order to share one clear message: yoga can be transformative for anyone. Urban Yogis features the lives and stories of cancer survivors, inner-city youth, recovering addicts, artists and beyond for inspiring, heartfelt stories.
Eddie Stern is a yoga teacher, author and lecturer from New York City. He is known for his expertise in Ashtanga Yoga, and his dedication to providing ways for people from all walks of life to access simple and effective yoga and meditation practices.
He has published several books on yoga. His latest publication, One Simple Thing, A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life, is a best-selling book that describes the underlying mechanisms that make yoga such an effective practice.
Eddie continuously travels internationally to teach and give lectures. Please check out his site below to stay up to date on where you can practice with him next!
Visit his website at www.eddiestern.com.
Russell Brand brings raw and blunt perspectives to the table about life’s temptations and his personal transformation through yoga. Brand discusses how yoga helps him deal with his sex and substance addiction, changing the tempo of his life completely.Watch Now
Awaken your spirit for an unconventional approach to yoga as world renowned producer, songwriter and musician, Moby, discusses how yoga has impacted his wellbeing for the short and long-term. Moby sits down with longtime friend, Eddie Stern, to open up about his journey of integrating yoga practice into his busy lifestyle and how his practice has evolved for a happier, healthier sense of self.Watch Now
Russell Simmons launched into the high powered world of business early on in his career as a hip hop mogul. He began to understand the importance of service and community development after yoga entered his life. He refers to himself as a “yogi businessman” and believes that we can all use the power of collective consciousness throughout business and the workplace.Watch Now
Russell Brand discusses his transformation through yoga and meeting the Dalai Lama in Manchester at an event to help the British deal with violence and frustration in their lives and communities.Watch Now
Cancer Recovery and Yoga - Getting an in-depth look at the relationship between her struggle with cancer and her art, Yuko Kodama shares her inspiring story of healing and transformation and the role of yoga in her recovery.Watch Now
Moby shares his battle with anxiety, panic attacks, and the impact yoga has had on his life. For him, doing the same yoga poses over and over again allowed him to overcome and manage everyday stressors.Watch Now
Teens, Domestic Violence & Yoga - With an one hour weekly visit to Eddie Stern's Ashtanga Yoga studio, the teens in NYC's Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) practice yoga, find peace and center themselves to better deal with stressful situations.Watch Now
Addiction Recovery and Yoga - Abdi discovered the healer's path of acupuncture, shamanism and yoga, after a youth that was colored by the struggles of being an immigrant and adjusting to the fast pace of NYC, gravitating to drugs and violence as a way of coping.Watch Now
Russell Simmons discusses LIFE Camp and the importance of seeking personal growth and transformation in order to bring about larger change in communities. Global transformation is achieved one student at a time.Watch Now
Juquille Johnston and Prince Carter share their music while being led in yoga practice at their neighborhood park by renowned yoga teacher Eddie Stern.Watch Now
Yoga in a Juvenile Detention Facility - The Lineage Project yoga instructor Leslie Booker teaches yoga to teenagers in a juvenile detention facility in the Bronx with the hope that the healing, grounding tools gained through meditation will help them improve their situations.Watch Now
Russell Brand justifies the deeper, limitless possibilities in which yoga and meditation can have on an individual, by using Russell Brand’s life story of change. Yoga as an art form has opened a whole new realm in his life and allowed him to have stronger relationships with time and people- especially his audiences.Watch Now