Eddie Stern is a New York City native who has been involved with health and wellness in public education starting in 2001, when he became a founding board member of Bent On Learning, a non-profit that provides yoga and meditation to NYC public schools. After working with Bent On Learning for 11 years, Eddie went on to work with the Sonima Foundation (now called Pure Edge), supporting training and writing curriculum for their K-12 program. Eddie co-founded the Urban Yogi program, with Erica Ford and Deepak Chopra, which began as a gun violence reduction program, and has expanded more recently to focus on training inner city youth to become health and wellness mentors and teachers. The Urban Yogis teach in public schools in Brooklyn and Queens, and have worked in Chicago with inner city youth, sponsored by the Chicago Bulls, and in Kansas City, sponsored by the Kansas City Chiefs. Eddie is a founding member of Set/Reset, which aims to integrate a wide array of health and wellness trainings and techniques into public schools who have limited access to such offerings.