Eddie Stern is an Ashtanga yoga teacher raised in New York City. He studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of South India from 1991 until Jois' death in 2009. He runs a yoga school in Soho called Ashtanga Yoga New York. The Urban Yogi Program was started in collaboration with Erica Ford (Peace Is A Lifestyle) and Deepak Chopra in 2012 in an effort to address violence reduction in South-East, Queens. Eddie serves as the Program Director, teaching yoga, sanskrit, philosophy and serving as an important mentor in the lives of the Urban Yogis.