Urban Yogis take it to the next level

Our last post focused on the really amazing work by Ashtanga Yoga Outreach with disabled adults. AYO also has its Urban Yogis program. An update about it came across the Sonima Foundation blog a few days back, or a couple of posts down (as of our posting): For a year, Eddie and Deepak worked with these … Continue reading Urban Yogis take it to the next level

Urban yogis transforming lives

We mentioned a week back that Eddie Stern has another good Ashtanga cause to support, and now there’s a teaser video about this work, and others, he’s involved with in connection with Deepak Chopra and family. (You might recall they did a live video at the Chopra Youtube site back in July). Here’s what Eddie has to say … Continue reading Urban yogis transforming lives

Yogis in New York doing good, helping victims after Sandy

Forgive the heavy New York emphasis, but with Hurricane / Superstorm Sandy, a lot of attention among U.S. Ashtangis is directed toward that part of the country. (The rest of everyone’s attention? To the elections, right?) Two items to check out. The first is Sandy-related, via a combo of Ashtanga Yoga New York and Bent … Continue reading Yogis in New York doing good, helping victims after Sandy

Eddie Stern, Siouxsie, the Banshees and yogis doing good work

The first full video — which we previewed via Eddie Stern last week — is up documenting the good work of Urban Yogis; the work is backed by Deepak Chopra  and his family, and the first video features Eddie and outreach he’s done via Ashtanga Yoga Outreach. This particular work is with Erica Ford’s Peace Is … Continue reading Eddie Stern, Siouxsie, the Banshees and yogis doing good work

Making yoga accessible to the people who need it

I don’t think there’s a whole lot of argument that there is a lot not to like about how yoga continues to grow in the West. There may be a lot of argument about what, specifically, to dislike, but from conversations I have with yoga practitioners (not to mention not-yogis), everyone seems to have some concern … Continue reading Making yoga accessible to the people who need it

Here’s the schedule for the MLK weekend retreat with Eddie Stern and Robert Moses

If you are within traveling distance of New York City, I’d strongly urge you to check out the full schedule for Eddie Stern and Robert Moses’ weekend retreat at Ashtanga Yoga New York, happening the weekend of Martin Luther King Day. It looks to be fabulous. From the AYNY website: Saturday: Mysore class 6-11am The … Continue reading Here’s the schedule for the MLK weekend retreat with Eddie Stern and Robert Moses

A few chances to see and hear Eddie Stern and Richard Freeman

A straight-up news post. First, Eddie Stern is featured this week on the Going Off Track podcast. What’s that? Here’s your answer: Each week, your disarmingly charming hosts chat with musicians, celebs, industry insiders, whoever, allowing the conversation to derail wherever it takes them. And here’s how it describes the derailed conversation with Eddie: Eddie … Continue reading A few chances to see and hear Eddie Stern and Richard Freeman

Heading to AYNY and a 50 degree drop in temp

We are packed for our weekend workshop at Ashtanga Yoga New York, over on the far side of the U.S. Our main message to Eddie Stern and Robert Moses has been: It has been 85 degrees in LA this week. We’ll see how we handle temps in the 30s. (I know, many of you aren’t … Continue reading Heading to AYNY and a 50 degree drop in temp

Picking up mats, putting down guns

We mentioned earlier that Eddie Stern was going to head with his Urban Yogis compatriots to a TedX talk. It is now up and worth the time to watch: Here’s a little bit of what Eddie had to say on his blog and his new Facebook page: In any case, I am super, amazingly proud … Continue reading Picking up mats, putting down guns