Eddie Stern is a yoga instructor raised in New York City. He studied Ashtanga Yoga, chanting, philosophy and ritual under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, of Mysore from 1991-2009. He is the founder of both Ashtanga Yoga New York and the Broome Street Ganesha Temple NS co-publishes Namarupa, Categories of Indian Thought, a Hindu art and philosophy magazine. Eddie serves as a project manager for the Sonima Foundation for Health and Wellness, 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 collaborators, Deepak Chopra and Erica Ford.
He has published several books on Pattabhi Jois and Ashtanga 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.