Yoga Transforming Lives
Discover Urban Yogis, an incredible organization bringing yoga
into the lives of youth in challenged areas of NYC
Urban Yogis in the Hamptons
Start your week with an Ashtanga-inspired asana practice with dedicated guided meditation afterwards. Build strength, stamina & focus as you flow through this classical approach to asana and pranayama.
Urban Yogis was founded by Eddie Stern and brings the empowering and healing practice of yoga into neighborhoods affected by gun violence. And they are offering two special practices you won’t want to miss!
Five Pillars Water Mill
Here at Five Pillars Yoga, we consistently seek opportunities to give back and build community. We’re thrilled to be hosting the Urban Yogis in the Hamptons.
This is a not for profit organization that teaches yoga to at risk youth. Deepak Chopra, Eddie Stern and Erica Ford founded this incredible organization that helps so many. Please join us for two special classes to support their hard work and generosity.
The Urban Yogis is an integrated program of Peace Is A Lifestyle and LIFE Camp, based in South Side Jamaica, Queens. The organizations were formed to address the rising levels of senseless violence occurring within the community and surrounding neighborhoods. Led by Erica Ford (New York City Crisis Management, Queens Division), the yoga program was inaugurated with five young adults from South Side who grew into dedicated yoga and meditation practitioners.
Each of the core team members have been personally affected by tragedies due to gun and other types of violence. To find a remedy to the violence and to try to effect a change, these young men and women have spent the past years engaging in community activism, which has included learning the transformative tools of yoga and meditation. Inspired by their experiences, they have created an initiative to bring these tools to their community. The Urban Yogis are now all teaching yoga in the New York City Public School system, in detention centers, at the Brooklyn Yoga Club, and at St. Philip’s church. Through their work, they are inspiring other young, at risk youth to choose alternative pathways towards positivity and peace. The Urban Yogis Summer Intensive completed its third year with close to 40 students participating.
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