Hosted by Eddie Stern, URBAN YOGIS is a unique documentary series featuring stories on the transformative power of yoga and meditation. Inspiring and heartfelt - the series delves into the lives of cancer survivors, inner-city youth dealing with violence in their communities, recovering addicts, artists, youth in detention facilities, and more.
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Russell BrandOvercoming Addiction Through Yoga - Comedian & Actor Russell Brand discusses how yoga helps him deal with his sex and substance addiction, and how yoga has changed the tempo of his life.
LENGTH: 04:38 MIN.
MobyMusic, Health, and Yoga - Moby discusses his yoga practice and the ways to improve his short-term and long-term health to bring him closer to spiritual awakening. See him in conversation here with his longtime friend and yoga instructor, Eddie Stern!
LENGTH: 07:33 MIN.
Russell SimmonsYoga and Thriving at Business - Launched into the high powered world of business early on in his career, hip hop mogul Russell Simmons began placing much more emphasis on service and community development after he discovered yoga.
LENGTH: 09:13 MIN.
Russell BrandInspiration from the Dalai Lama - Russell Brand discusses his transformation through yoga and meeting the Dalai Lama in Manchester at an event to help the British deal with violence and frustration in their lives.
LENGTH: 05:39 MIN.
Yuko's StoryCancer Recovery and Yoga - Getting an in-depth look at the relationship between her struggle with cancer and her art, Yuko Kodama shares her inspiring story of healing and transformation and the role of yoga in her recovery.
LENGTH: 05:58 MIN.
MobyMoby on Yoga and Lifestyle - Moby shares his battle with anxiety, panic attacks, and by doing specific poses over and over again in his yoga practice, realizing how he overcomes the stresses of every day living.
LENGTH: 06:32 MIN.
The RAPP StoryTeens, Domestic Violence & Yoga - With an one hour weekly visit to Eddie Stern's Ashtanga Yoga studio, the teens in NYC's Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) practice yoga, find peace and center themselves to better deal with stressful situations.
LENGTH: 05:48 MIN.
Abdi's StoryAddiction Recovery and Yoga - Abdi discovered the healer's path of acupuncture, shamanism and yoga, after a youth that was colored by the struggles of being an immigrant and adjusting to the fast pace of NYC, gravitating to drugs and violence as a way of coping.
LENGTH: 05:53 MIN.
Russell SimmonsBuilding Community through Yoga & Meditation - Russell Simmons discusses LIFE Camp and the importance of seeking personal growth and transformation in order to bring about larger change in communities. Global transformation is achieved one student at a time.
LENGTH: 05:41 MIN.
Hip Hop YogaJuquille Johnston and Prince Carter share their music while being led in yoga practice at their neighborhood park by renowned yoga teacher Eddie Stern.
LENGTH: 02:56 MIN.
The Horizon StoryYoga in a Juvenile Detention Facility - The Lineage Project yoga instructor Leslie Booker teaches yoga to teenagers in a juvenile detention facility in the Bronx with the hope that the healing, grounding tools gained through meditation will help them improve their situations.
LENGTH: 06:13 MIN.
Russell BrandTransformation Through Yoga - Eddie Stern interviews comedian and actor Russell Brand about his transformation through yoga and how yoga has changed the tempo of his life.
LENGTH: 07:14 MIN.