Reversing disease with Yoga: Karnvir Mundrey speaks to Eddie Stern

Eddie Stern is a yoga instructor raised in New York City. He studied Astanga Yoga, chanting, philosophy and ritual under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, from Mysore, from 1991-2009, and is the founder of the Broome Street Ganesha Temple in NYC; co-publishes Namarupa, Categories of Indian Thought, a Hindu art and philosophy magazine; and runs the Urban Yogis project that brings yoga and meditation to young adults and youth in disadvantaged and at-risk-to-violence communities in NYC, with his collaborator, Deepak Chopra. He has published several books on Pattabhi Jois and Astanga Yoga, including a translation of Pattabhi Jois’s 1960 treatise, Yoga Mala. He continues to study with Pattabhi Jois’s grandson and successor, R. Sharath Jois.

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A bit more about Eddie Stern
Having started his yoga journey in the late 1980’s, fast forward to today, aside from being one of the world’s most respected and sought-after yoga teacher (specializing in Ashtangana Yoga & yoga therapy), Eddie and his wife, Jocelyne Stern, are the founders of Ashtanga Yoga New York, the Brooklyn Yoga Club, and the Brooklyn Ganesh Temple.

Dubbed as ‘the downtown New York guru’, he has established a dedicated following of yoga practitioners, which includes celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Chris Martin, and Russell Brand. He is also a writer who has published several books on Ashtanga Yoga. One example is a translation of Astanga Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’ (who he and Jocelyne studied under) treatise,Yoga Mala.

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Eddie is also passionate about raising awareness on the depletion of elephant populations in the wild (due to poaching). He has been and will continue traveling around the world doing Ganesh Pujas to help fundraise for Knot On My Planet campaign which supports the work of The Elephant Crisis Fund.

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Last but not least, as a leading proponent in the fields of health and wellness, he co-created the Urban Yogis program along with Deepak Chopra and Erica Ford. He travels worldwide to share his insights in various events and workshops, including The Inner Peace Conference. 

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