Eddie Stern

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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.

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The Deeper Aspect of Yoga

What does yoga mean, really? Eddie Stern shares his view on enlightenment, modern-day yoga teachers, Pattabhi Jois, and getting to know yourself a little deeper.

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Yoga in modern day life

In a world with a huge rise of stress, what happens to our bodies and minds? And what can yoga do for us in dealing with such challenges?

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How we can integrate yoga into our lives

Eddie stern talks about how we can integrate the yoga practice in our daily lives. Eddie points out the split between spiritual practice and our regular life and gives insights on how you can let these two worlds flow together. He also shares some personal insights on how he got stuck by identification.

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Yoga Therapy & Astanga Yoga

Yoga therapy has become a ‘thing’. For Sri K Pattabhi Jois the primary series was the ‘yoga chikitsa’ meaning therapy, or something which is curative. Eddie Stern explains how all yoga can be therapy, depending on how you use it.

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The teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois today

Eddie Stern speaks about his guru, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, and on how astanga yoga is being taught around the world today. 

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Dealing with bad habits

We might resist giving into our habits by will-power. But the subtle longing that underlies those habits is much harder to deal with. Deep patterns such as longing itself seem to go beyond the rational mind - and beyond our will-power. Eddie Stern explains how meditation can affect that level directly.

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The Brooklyn Yoga Club

Eddie Stern explains the concept of his new school - the Brooklyn Yoga Club - aimed to bridge the often felt gap between our yoga practice and our everyday life.

Eddie Stern's story

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.